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Local Massachusetts Cideries Featured at Hard Cider Fest
Boston’s Biggest Cider Festival Returns to Cruiseport – 4/7

(BOSTON, MA.  March 27, 2018) – The 4th Annual Pour the Core: Hard Cider Festival returns to the Flynn Cruiseport Boston on Saturday, April 7, 2018 and will offer festival goers over 100 different hard ciders for sampling—including many representing the host state of Massachusetts.  The event will offer two sessions: 1) VIP 1:30pm to 6:00pm and 2) General Admission (GA) 2:30pm-6:00pm, the VIP session offering several advantages, among them:  access to VIP only seating area and the ability to try special limited-release ciders being poured only at the VIP session.  A pay-one-price ticket allows attendees to enjoy refreshing and delicious cider samples from local, national and international cider producers.  Tickets for the event are on sale now at  This is a 21+ event.  Tickets are limited, advance online purchase is required.

Pour the Core returns to Boston for year four, final preparations are underway.  The event’s overwhelming popularity is based on delivering a great attendee experience—offering a great variety of ciders to sample, educational seminars about cider production and enjoyment, plus the always-popular competitive cider donut eating contest, sponsored this year by Hard Cider News and Lookout Farm who will supply the cider donuts.  Advance registration is required for competitors.

The event will showcase many hometown local favorites from Massachusetts, including: Prospect Ciderworks (Boston); Shoal Hope Ciderworks (Provincetown); Stormalong (Sherborn); Carlson Orchards (Harvard); Bantam (Somerville); Artifact Cider Project (Everett); Ragged Hill Cider Company (Brookfield);  Pony Shack (Boxborough), Far From the Tree (Salem) and others.  Other national and international cidermakers will also join in on the event, with representation from New York, Vermont, California, Texas, Ohio, Maine, and as far away as Sweden, Spain, England, and France.

Consumers continue to show their love of hard cider and continue to explore the cider category looking for new and innovative styles and flavors.  “We’ve seen festival attendance numbers increase year-to-year, not just here in Boston, but in Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Long Island where we also host Pour The Core shows,” said Kristyn Dolan, event manager at Starfish Junction, producers of the Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival  franchise.  “This year’s event is shaping up to be our best yet—offering some really amazing ciders for the attendees to try,” added Dolan.  Some of Boston’s best food trucks, including Boston’s Baddest Burger & Sandwich Co.; The Bacon Truck; and Teri-Yummy will be on site selling an assortment of delicious compliments to the cider offerings.

Tickets for Pour the Core: Boston, Saturday, April 7, 2018, are available for purchase online now.  VIP ($60) 1:30pm to 6:00pm and GA ($45) 2:30pm-6:00pm. Tickets include a five-ounce taster cup and the freedom to enjoy two-ounce samples from any cider maker present at the event. VIP ticketholders will enjoy a special VIP seating area, an extra hour of tastings, samples of specialty ciders poured for VIPs only, and a souvenir glass taster.  Designated driver tickets are available for $12 each.  Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no tickets for sale at the door. This is a 21+ event only. Valid photo ID is required for entry. No children or pets permitted.  All ticket sales are final.  The Flynn Cruiseport Boston is located at 1 Black Falcon Avenue—Terminal 1, Boston, MA.  Parking is not available on-site but a garage is located nearby.  Flynn Cruiseport Boston is easily accessible by public transportation. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit Service conveniently stops one block from the cruise terminal.  Tickets and info at Pour the Core: Hard Cider Festival.

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