where it all began

In 2017, we put together a large event centered around farm-driven cider to be held on Halloween night. Given that a cider event of this scale had yet to be held in Philly, there was no knowing what the response would be, especially on a holiday night. With the help of a collective of awesome Philly chefs serving small plates, we were able to pull off a wildly successful event that proved to be just the motivation we needed to embark on a bigger project. In 2018, we felt inspired to call on our peers from other bars and restaurants in the city, who have long exhibited their shared love for this historic fermentation, to help us launch Philly's first week dedicated solely to cider. 

The intent for that first week was to honor specifically historically-inspired cider crafted primarily from heritage, wild, and local apples, pressed on site, and made without the use of adjuncts. For 2019, we will open the floor to showcasing classic Perry as well as modern styles of cider, including rosé and those made with hops and other fruits.

Our mission has always been to expose the Philadelphia region to the growing world of cider that shares an honest connection to the land on which the fruit is grown, to showcase the history of various styles, and to promote the longevity of the apple-growing/cider-making community, both locally and worldwide.

We can't wait to raise a glass with you!

With love,

Philly Cider Week