Tuesday, July 15, 2014
After a sell-out debut in 2013, the Second Annual Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival will be returning to Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Navy Yard (4747 S. Broad St.). Pour the Core will showcase dozens of gluten-free hard ciders, including local favorites from Frecon’s Cidery and Good Intent Cider. Two area cideries will be making their festival debut - Kurant and Original 13. National best sellers like Angry Orchard and Woodchuck - a festival sponsor - will also be sampling. Plus, guests will be able try a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere, including Maeloc, also making its debut. Gluten-free beers from Steadfast and Redbridge and meads from local meadery Haymaker will also be on hand. Attendees receive a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass with a 2 oz. pour line.
In addition to cider sampling, attendees can attend seminars on cider culture, shop at exhibitor tables, and enjoy food from Philly-area food trucks. (The inclusion of several gluten-free-friendly food trucks is in the works.) There will also be live music. This is a rain-or-shine outdoor event that will take place under tents (no refunds).
This 21+ event will help raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families who face cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. Proper photo ID must be presented at door upon entry. With promo code GFPCider, general admission tickets are available online for half price ($20) through August 1; after that date, the cost is $40. Designated driver tickets are available for $10. Children and pets are not permitted. More information about the event, including the growing list of participating cideries, breweries and seminars, is at the Pour The Core website.