John Kowchak founded Original 13 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 13 is almost ready to open a cidery and tasting room in the heart of Olde Kensington. In addition to the original Sir Charles ciders, the tasting room will showcase Original 13 heirloom ciders, perfectly paired with selections from our kitchen. We hope to see you at the Ciderworks soon!