How You Like Them Apples?

While pumpkin spice may get all the buzz in the fall, anyone who loves this time of year knows that apple is the true king of September. The Isle may not be near the apple orchards, but the Philly still has plenty of opportunities to indulge in fall’s favorite fruit! Just as you would find at the orchard, Manayunk and beyond is abundant with delicious ciders, both hard and family-friendly. Here are a few places around The Isle where you can get that apple orchard cider experience without leaving the city.

Ciderfest – Spend your first autumn afternoon at six historic houses in Fairmount Park sipping on cider samples from some of the best cideries around Philadelphia. Including over a dozen local cideries, food trucks and participating houses Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Mount Pleasant, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford you can spend the whole afternoon sipping away and soaking in some Philly history. Enjoy demos, souvenirs and loads of other fun at this all day local festival.

Manayunk Brewing Company – MBC is a go-to nightlife spot for the area’s young and hip, and most of us here at The Isle are well-familiar with their craft beer. Churning out beers for about 20 years, Manayunk Brewing Company offers a wide range of craft brews – but have you tried their cider? Dubbed Brotherly Love, this tart-yet-sweet hard cider is the perfect drink for a warm September day. Enjoy a pint of the craft cider at the brewery and restaurant, where you can catch the game on a big screen, party it up on the weekends or take relax on the deck during the warmer September nights.