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Cider Producers Gather in Brooklyn to Pour Their Finest Offerings

Brooklyn, NY. March 3, 2016 – After a successful first year, Brooklyn’s premier hard cider festival, Pour The Core, is returning to the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 on Saturday June 11, 2016 for two sessions: 12:00pm-3:30pm and 5:00pm-8:30pm. Tickets and more information are available at PourTheCore.com/Brooklyn.

As reported at the United States Association of Cider Makers annual CiderCon, the cider category grew 12% overall in 2015 to approximately 30 million cases. Similarly, the number of hard ciders available in New York state and, specifically, the New York City area have also become more readily available. Event Manager Kristyn Dolan stated, “As the event producer [Starfish Junction] we are thrilled to introduce even more ciders to consumers through Pour The Core events. Often, consumers are only aware of the ciders that are widely distributed. At Pour The Core, ticketholders will get to enjoy their long-standing favorites as well as new options, like Stowe Cider – joining us for the first time. The consumer then has the opportunity to try a cider before committing to the purchase of a full bottle which helps the consumer make an educated decision and encourages the cider industry’s growth.”

Pour The Core attendees can expect to taste over 75 ciders from more than 40 different local, national and international cider producers. The big apple will be represented through New York City’s own Big Apple Hard Cider and Descendant Cider. Well known best-sellers Woodchuck Cider and Angry Orchard will also be pouring their products, plus imported international flavors will be present via England’s Strongbow, Germany’s Possman, and Sweden’s Rekorderlig, among others.

Throughout each session of the event, seminars will be conducted from well known industry experts and pros covering topics such as cider styles, cider making, and cider cocktails. Among the presenters, Gidon Coll, Owner of Original Sin, will be covering the “History of Apple Culture in the United States” with a tasting of several single varietal ciders.

The event will take place indoors at the Brooklyn Expo Center located at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 on June 11, 2016 but will include an outdoor “cider garden” for attendees to enjoy. Food will be available to purchase via some of 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 PourTheCore.com/Brooklyn for $45 each, and include admission into the festival, a souvenir five-ounce tasting cup sponsored by Woodchuck Hard Cider, two-ounce pour samples from all participating ciders, and access to cider seminars. Tickets are valid only for the session which they are purchased. Designated Driver tickets are available for $12 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. Visit PourTheCore.com/Brooklyn for additional information.

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