John Kowchak founded Original XIII Ciderworks in 2013 to bring craft hard cider, perry, and mead to Philadelphia. Inspired by his grandfather’s tradition of making cider for friends and family, John created the Sir Charles line of hard cider to share his family tradition with cider lovers in Philly, and beyond.
Today, Original XIII Ciderworks has opened a Cidery and Pub in the heart of Olde Kensington. In addition to the original Sir Charles ciders, the Pub will showcases Original XIII heirloom ciders, perfectly paired with selections from our kitchen.
Come in for delicious, new American pub fare, made with ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers. We have amazing vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a wide range of gluten free dishes. Join us at the Cidery and Pub soon!