Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands 8th Annual IPA Block Party To Include 75 Selections Of Beer, Champagne, Rose And Sparkling Wine

Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the 8th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rosé Block Party on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. This all-day, all-ages, free IPA block party expands this year with some sparkling surprises added to the mix, plus more beer than ever and extended party hours. Come out for one of South Philadelphia's largest summer block parties, with over 75 total selections of beer, champagne, sparkling wine, rosé, plus music, family fun, food, live entertainment and much more. The party will stretch from 11th & Fitzwater to 11th & Catharine. Kick-start Independence Day Weekend at South Philly's hoppiest day of the year! Rain date will be Sunday, July 2, 2017. 

Nearly 60 selections of IPAs will include hot new breweries like SingleCut & Hubbard's Cave to venerable standby's like Half Acre & Cigar City to local jams with Dock Street, Neshaminy Creek and 2SP. On the champagne, sparkling wine and rosé side, look for special gems hand-selected for the event with a focus on small batches. 

"Our restaurants are constantly evolving, offering something slightly different every time you visit," said owner Chris Fetfatzes. "With the recent law changes in Pennsylvania, we now offer a wide variety of sparkling, white and red wines, champagnes, and rosés at Hawthornes! You can enjoy “in-house” while munching on some of our homemade menu items, grab a bottle before you head home or to your favorite BYO. Adding these selections to our biggest event of the year only made sense - and rounds out the event!"

From the kitchen, look for street food and block party back-yard favorites - including South Philly Sweet Italian Sausage, St. Louis Ribs, Three Bean Burger, Beef Cheek Chili, Tostones and Lemon Poppy Churros.

The John McNutt Trio brings back the tunes for their third time at Hawthornes block party, and Las Palabras makes their Hawthornes block party debut. DJ Christophonic and DJ Lexx will spin in between the bands to keep the crowds moving and grooving.

For the little ones, enjoy family fun in the Kids' Zone - perfect for young families who want to make it a day in South Philly. Activities will include a giant bubble wand, other bubble fun, chalk obstacle course and chalk fun, bean bag toss, hula hoops, face painting and a giant inflatable slide.

(This is an early list and selections will be confirmed the week of event based on availability.)

  • Southern Tier Nu Skool
  • Bell’s Oberon
  • Austin Eastciders Blood Orange
  • Bell’s Two Hearted
  • Fegley’s Sour IPA
  • Flying Dog Summer Rental Radler
  • Funk Silent Disco
  • Hardywood VIPA
  • Sole Soo High
  • ST 2X Tangier
  • Terrapin RecreationAle
  • Uinta Tangerine Hop Nosh
  • Hydra Haunted IPA
  • Flying Dog Bloodline
  • Jack’s Abby Hoponious Union IPL
  • 10 Barrel Apocalypse
  • Conshohocken Blood Money
  • Conshohocken Life Coach
  • Devil's Backbone Eight Point IPA
  • Evolution Pine'Hopple
  • Golden Road Wolf Pup
  • Goose Island Green Line
  • Kona Hanalei
  • New Belgium Citradelic
  • New Belgium Flower Citrus
  • Starr Hill Reviver
  • Troegs Solid Sender
  • Victory Hop Ranch
  • Wyndridge Mojito Cider
  • Wyndridge Hunt Series DIPA
  • Alpine Windows Up
  • Alpine Hoppy Birthday
  • Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo
  • Lagunita's Born Again Yesterday
  • Peak Organic The Juice Pale
  • Peak Organic Fresh Cut
  • Peak Organic Summer Session
  • Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry
  • Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood
  • Founders All Day
  • Founders Lemon Drop IPA
  • Founders Red's Rye
  • Thomas Creek #NoFilter
  • Thomas Creek Hop Meadow
  • 2 kegs from SingleCut
  • 2 kegs from Vault
  • Half Acre Daisy Cutter
  • Half Acre Vallejo
  • Cigar City Jai Alai
  • Carton Boat Beer
  • Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
  • Half Acre Tuna
  • Half Acre Bekos
  • Half Acre Jonah
  • Ballast Point Mango Even Keel
  • Neshaminy Creek J.A.W.N.
  • Neshaminy Shape of Hops


"We select our beer with an importance on quality and freshness first, followed by the most sought after rarities and newly released beers," said Hawthornes Beer Cafe beer guru Chris Doran.

1. SingleCut Beersmiths out of Queens NY and Sole Artisan Ales from Emmaus PA are at the forefront of the "haze craze”, aka New England-Style IPA’s, w/ their signature unfiltered hoppy ales. They’re sending 2 or 3 of the FRESHEST kegs available at the time, exact beer is still pending. This style requires the beer to be as fresh as possible to be enjoyed as the brewer intends. Please see our Facebook event at Hawthornes Beer Cafe for up-to-the-minute updates.

2. Half Acre Vallejo - 6.7% "Orangey" IPA is Half Acre’s summer seasonal. Packed with a variety of tropical fruit flavors like apricot, passionfruit and mango. This Chicago brewery with Delaware Valley roots brews hoppy-style ales better and more constantly than anyone in the business. Other Half Acre brews expected are Daisy Cutter, Tuna Extra Pale, Bekos (brand new) and Jonah (brand new).

3. Founders Lemondrop IPA - 6.6% - Limited release from a pillar in the craft beer community for over two decades. Bright, punchy, citrus-forward IPA w/ one of the newest hop varietals available.

4. Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin - 7.0% - This block party will be one of the first events to pour Unfiltered Sculpin in all of Philadelphia. BP took the already legendary Sculpin and loaded it with even more hops creating a hazy hop bomb.

5. Pizza Boy Sour Murren River - 7.4% - “Local” (near Harrisburg) legends Pizza Boy Brewing Company absolutely nailed this challenging brew-style with Sour Murren River IPA. Hoppy aromas like pine, lemon, and tangerine marry perfectly with flavors of candied mango, melon, pineapple and sour patch kids all in a velvety mouthfeel. Yes, sour patch kids.

6. Alpine Windows UP - 7% - Alpine has some serious brewing chops and is one of the most respected breweries in at the country, let alone the West Coast. With their recent merger, we can now enjoy dank, resinous, piney, hoppy, enamel-chewing Alpine IPA’s at our block party!

(This is an early list and selections will be confirmed the week of event based on availability.)

  • Conde de Subirats Rosé
  • Marquis de la Tour Champagne
  • Biutiful Brut Nature Cava Champagne
  • Stanford Brut Champagne
  • Masciarelli Montepulciano Rosé
  • Broadbent Vinho Verde Rosé
  • Vina Otano Rose of Garnacha Rosé
  • Cantele Rosato of Negroamaro Rosé
  • Simonet Blanc de Blanc Champagne


  • Center City Soft Pretzels w/ Gooey-Dippy Beer Cheese Sauce
  • So. Philly Sweet Italian Sausage w/ Sautéed Peppers & Onions
  • St. Louis Ribs w/ Smoked Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • 3 Bean Burger w/ Spicy Avocado on Brioche
  • Beef Cheel Chili/ Smoked Corn Crema w/ BBQ Pork Rind
  • Potato Salad w/ Buttermilk Ranch w/ Peppers & Herbs
  • Tostones w/ Lime & Garlic & Green Curry
  • Lemon Poppy CHURROS/ Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce


  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - John McNutt Band
  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm - DJ Christophonic
  • 4:00pm to 6:30pm - Las Palabras
  • 5:00pm to 5:30pm - DJ Lexx guest DJ set
  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm - DJ Christophonic

The 8th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rosé Block Party is open to all ages, 21 and older to drink. Dogs welcome too! Admission is free. All drinks and food are pay-as-you-go. Cash only. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date if Sunday, July 2, 2017. 

Guests will be required to show valid I.D. upon FREE entry at 11th and Fitzwater and receive a wristband. The beer sales are handled exclusively at the entrance (at 11th & Fitz) where the guest will purchase any amount of drink tickets for $5 per ticket, no minimum, no limit. Then the guests are free to redeem each ticket at any beer station to receive the beer of their choice.

For information and updated beer, sparkling wine and rosé lists, visit: