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Our new winter cider - Elephants On Ice!
11th November 2017
Today we are launching our brand new mulled winter cider - Elephants on Ice!
The winter of 1814 gave us London’s last ever Frost Fair, held on the frozen River Thames, and scene to probably its only elephant crossing. Today, scholars say the gathering would be seen as a cross between a street market and an illegal rave. We say that our Elephants on Ice cider is the perfect Hawkes homage to a long gone but awesome winter party.
Perfect served as a mulled cider, Elephants on Ice tastes just as good cold. Keep the party going by visiting the Taproom today!
Hold the presses! (Don't worry, not the apple ones)
You already knew we were making waves, now the Evening Standard have confirmed it! Hot on the heels of The Times and BBC Saturday Kitchen Live, it's been another busy week in the press, with both ES Magazine and the FT.com visiting our cidery.
You can read the full story in the ES Magazine here:
The FT.com came and met us as part of their new online series "Making It" - exploring up and comers in the food and drink industry. We reckon Simon and Roberto are starting to get their on-screen banter down to a T...check out the video here:
Celebrate your Christmas Party with Us!
The Hawkes Cidery & Taproom is officially open for Christmas Party bookings! We've teamed up with our chef friends at SOKA to lay on a fantastic 3-course Christmas sharing feast for your group, all in the surroundings of London's only cidery. For groups of 25 people and more, we'll even throw in free exclusive hire of the whole Taproom. Nice.
Check out our menu below and package options here: HAWKES-CHRISTMAS-SHARING-FEAST-MENU.pdf
Call us on 0203 903 8387 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd love to see if we can help! All dietary requirements accommodated
Saturday Kitchen Live at the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom
Sat 21st October, 2017
If you were attending our Soul Trader launch, then we'll excuse you for missing this, but on Sat 21st October we had the BBC Saturday Kitchen cameras in for a little snoop around the Taproom. Check out the feature here!
Introducing...Soul Trader...our single variety cider
Saturday 21st October
We are delighted to announce the launch of Soul Trader, the brand new single variety cider, and the newest member of our evolving range of craft ciders.
Taking inspiration from the entrepreneurial spirit that drives London life, Soul Trader is made from just a single variety of 2017 discovery apples and fermented on-site by Roberto Basilico, our Chief Cider Maker.
You can order a bottle of Soul Trader online, right here in our online shop.
NEW TOUR! Urban Cider Making Masterclass
Sat 11th November
11AM - 2.30PM
It's official, our Hawkes Cidery and Taproom tours are up and running! On Sat 11th November, we have limited spaces for an Urban Cider Making Masterclass with Roberto. Learn the secrets of cider production, then make your own in the Cidery!
For tickets and full information, visit our Eventbrite page right...here
Live Apple Pressing at the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom!
Sat 30th September
3pm - 5pm
As part of our Apple Donor Weekend celebrations, we are firing up London's only urban commercial apple press for our live pressing event!
Donate your own apples at the Taproom before 3pm, and they could be pressed before your eyes by Roberto and Theo, our cider makers extraordinaire!
If you can't make it down, there are still loads of way to get involved with the weekend, with Apple Donor Stations springing up all over London - find out your nearest donor spot here:
It's Apple Donor Weekend - Find your nearest #AppleDonor Station!
Sat 30th Sept until Sun 1st Oct
As we approach the end of September, our #AppleDonorWeekend is almost upon us! We are going to be celebrating at the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom with our epic apple pressing event – more details here so join us on Saturday!
But this is where it gets really epic. All over the capital this weekend, we have amazing community centres who have signed up as #AppleDonorStations to be big part of our festival. Taking part couldn’t be easier…
If you donate apples to your local station, then you will not only be helping to fight food waste, but also making a big contribution to your local project. For every apple donated, we will be buying them back from the #DonorStation at 20% above market value. Nice. To sweeten the deal, you will also receive a card from your station entitling you to 10% off at our Taproom – result!
There are some awesome events planned, so find your local station below, click on their name for more information, and we hope to see you there! You can also check out our handy map on the Apple Donors page:
- Spitalfields City Farm
Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR
- Stepney City Farm
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London E1 3DG
- Grow Together Be Together
Bonny Downs Community Association, Melbourne Road, East Ham, E6 2RU
- Cordwainers Community Garden
182 Mare St, London E8 3RE
- Brooks Farm
Skelton Lane Park, Leyton, E10 5BS
- Countryside Live Festival
Walthamstow & Leyton Marshes, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7QL
- Transition Leytonstone
Church Lane Community Garden, Harold Road, E11 4QX
- First Avenue Urban Wilderness
53 First Avenue, Plaistow E13 8AP
- The Boathouse Café & Bar
The Granary, 80 Abbey Road, Barking IG11 7XD
- Chiswick Horticulture and Allotments Society
The Allotments, Staveley Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2SJ
- The Calthorpe Project
258-274 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LH
- Hoxton Community Garden
The Hoxton Trust, 156 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH
- Belmont Children’s Farm
The Ridgeway, London NW7 1QT
- Sunnyside Community Gardens
Hazellville Rd, Islington, London N19 3LX
- Holloway Neighbourhood Group Wild Places
Octopus Community Network, Caxton House, 129 St John's Way, London N19 3RQ
- Vauxhall City Farm
165 Tyers St, London SE11 5HS
- Spitalfields City Farm
HAWKES SCOOPS AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUR #APPLEDONOR CAMPAIGN
We're pretty pumped that our #AppleDonor campaign has been nominated for Best Corporate Social Responsibility at the 2017 Beer and Cider Marketing Awards!
It's great timing, as we are rolling out our bigger than ever #AppleDonor campaign for this year, check out more here.
You can read all about the different categories and nominations HERE
The big night is on the 21st September at The Old Brewery, so plenty of time for us to get our Hawkes t-shirts nicely pressed and ironed. Raise an Urban Orchard to celebrate, or better still bring down your apples and become an #AppleDonor!
COMING SOON: #AppleDonors - IT'S BACK!
August until October 2017
We’re nearly ready to announce our plans for #AppleDonors 2017, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! Visit our #AppleDonors page for more information, and keep and eye out on our social media for updates.
Most apples don’t start to fall until September but if you have apples that are ready NOW, then don’t worry! You can visit us at the Hawkes Cidery & Taproom and we will be able to exchange them for our Urban Orchard cider. Just let us know if you are coming in!
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
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…
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.”