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Hawkes Cidery & Taproom Launch
Tue 6th June
THE CIDER REVOLUTION HITS THE CAPITAL WITH LONDON’S FIRST URBAN CIDERY & TAPROOM
Hawkes is excited to announce the launch of the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom, London’s first ever urban cidery, and the latest step in our mission to change the face of UK cider forever.
Located on the famous ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’ just off Maltby Street Market, our cidery is now officially open and set to be the heart and soul of craft cider production in London. Launching on the back of substantial external investment into our brand, the new premium production facility will enable Hawkes to explore and push the boundaries of modern cider making in a unique urban setting.
The dedicated cider taproom will be offering our ever-evolving menu of craft drinks including our flagship Urban Orchard and Ginger Beer products, alongside a range of guest UK and world craft ciders. As well as that, our new venue will also play host to a range of unique experiences that will bring the world of cider alive, including:
* Exclusive cider making workshops and tours with our Chief Cider Maker, walking through every aspect of our cider production and finishing with a complimentary tasting
* A small batch, research and development range, curated on-site and experimenting with unique blends and flavours, barrel aging cider and pushing product innovation
* Matching cider to food with an exclusive menu of stone baked pizzas specially designed to complement the draught ciders being served on tap
Since 2014 we’ve been on a journey to drive a revolution in a craft cider category which has been needlessly left trailing behind the likes of beer and spirits. Our first innovation saw us fight food waste using unloved and donated London apples in our cider, and now the first ever London cidery is ripping up the rule book to create the ultimate destination for cider lovers in the capital.
Simon Wright, Chief Hawker of Hawkes said:
“Cider has spent too long in the background, and that needs to end now. In building London’s first urban cidery we’ve created a place where people can fully immerse themselves in the true potential of cider, sample our world class liquids and learn how to make, taste and enjoy this wonderful drink.
The world of cider is so wonderful and diverse. That’s why we are calling on other cider makers to work with us to educate the masses on how they use their orchards and distinct fruit varieties to craft their own ciders. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to welcoming the public to the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom to play their part in the cider revolution.”
IMBIBE LIVE - After Show Party!
Monday 3rd July
Did someone say… “AFTER SHOW PARTY”??!! Come and join our friends at Imbibe right here at the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom next Monday 3rd July, for a cracking Imbibe Live after party. Imbibe Live is taking place at London Olympia on the 3rd and 4th July, and is one of the leading drinks trade events of the year. You can get your tickets for the show here, but all are welcome to join us back in SE1 for our Urban Orchard craft cider, stonebaked pizzas and more! See you there…
A Bluffers Guide to Tasting Craft Cider - tasting with Gabe Cook
Weds 9th August
Join us at the home of Hawkes for the ultimate craft cider tasting with the @Ciderologist! Together we’ll take a journey through the emerging world of craft cider, taking in diverse drinks from London, France, Spain and across the UK.
In total we will sample six ciders across a range of different styles, including Perry, Ice, Dry and Keeved cider, all under the artful guide of TV cider expert Gabe Cook. See you there!
Tickets cost £30 and include a free stonebaked pizza!
You can purchase tickets at the Taproom or online here at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-bluffers-guide-to-tasting-craft-cider-tickets-36069952198