Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pour the Core: Part Deux

This past Saturday was the second installment of the Pour the Core hard cider fest. This Drunk Bitch attended last year's inaugural event, which was less than perfect.This Drunk Dude and I attended this year, and I'm thrilled to say that Starfish Junctions seems to have listened to the people and they put together a much improved event this year.

To start off, the sampling was spread out into 3 main tents in addition to a dedicated tent for Woodchuck products- a monumental improvement to the overcrowded one-tent event last year. Also like last year, it was a hot ass day, so it was nice to see the food trucks lined up in the shade. I myself started the afternoon with a delicious veggie sandwich on an authentic pretzel bun from Fresh Phood. It was definitely the perfect base for all of the Drunk Bitchery that was about to happen.

There were a ton of new ciders this year, way more than last year. I was really into some of the more unique ones, like Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie. It was a delicious French cider that was very crisp and dry, just like I like my cider. The sweet ones in my opinion tasted too much like juice, and they just make me feel like an alcoholic child, which no one likes. I also went back several times for the Elderberry Cider by Original Sin. It was very balanced and unique, and again not too sweet.

I honestly am usually not a hard cider fan, but Pour the Core has really opened my eyes to the diversity of hard ciders. I definitely recommend stepping out of the Angry Orchard box and trying some of these new, local and delicious ciders. I doubt you will be disappointed. 

What's your favorite hard cider? Let me know in the comments. I'm definitely looking for new ones to try.

Stay drunk, bitches!

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