Inaugural Hard Cider Festival Ferments In Brooklyn
Posted by Ray Gruenfelder
Following successful runs in Philadelphia and Long Island, come join award-winning event producer Starfish Junction at Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival as it branches off into Brooklyn. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Tickets and more information are available at www.pourthecore.com/brooklyn
Mark your calendars to explore the ever-expanding world of hard ciders and perries (ciders made from pears) as you join thousands of your fellow fans in tasting over 75 ciders from more than 30 different local and international cider companies. The big apple will be represented through New York City’s own Original Sin, with well known best-sellers Woodchuck Cider and Angry Orchard pouring liquid proof of hard cider’s recently found success in the United States, as well as imported international flavors via England’s Strongbow, Germany’s Possman, and Sweden’s Rekorderlig.
Event Manager Kristyn Dolan is excited to bring the festival to Brooklyn, “As ciders become more and more popular, we’re excited to help foster the excitement and education around them, especially as interests in gluten-free options are growing and hard cider is becoming more wide-spread.” Dolan continues to note that the event is “perfect for those that are already aficionados looking to expand their palate, as well as the average consumer who wants to try something new. The festival is sure to be an event enjoyed by everyone!”
The event will take place indoors but will include an outdoor “cider garden” for attendees to enjoy. Food will be available to purchase via New York City’s favorite food trucks serving some of the finest street foods. The festival will help raise funds for non-profit organization KiDS NEED MoRE. Tickets are on sale at www.pourthecore.com/brooklyn for both the general admission ($40) and VIP ($55) session, and include admission into the festival, a souvenir five-ounce tasting glass sponsored by Woodchuck Hard Cider, two-ounce pour samples from all participating ciders, and access to sweet cider seminars. VIP ticketholders gain access to special ciders only poured during the VIP hour (an additional hour before the general session opens) to VIP ticketholders. Designated Driver tickets are available for $10 and will include admission, seminar access, and a bottle of water. No one under 21 will be admitted, including designated drivers; valid 21+ photo identification is required for festival admittance.
Come see how far the apples fall from the tree at Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Brooklyn Expo Center.