I am not a beer girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Blue Moon, but beyond the simplicity of a light beer, my interest stops right about there. My lack of enthusiasm for specialty beers becomes ever present every time I go to Tangier (1801 Lombard Street), Monk’s (264 South 16th Street), or Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Avenue). How oh how can I get through this Philly girl life without having a few crafty go-to’s?
But then, I found my solution. After watching my friend Kenya order “cider” out at the bar time after time, I finally wised up and gave it a taste. Heck yes, I loved this stuff. Cider has become my go-to summer drink, and most specialty beer spots seem to carry a bottle or two. This breakthrough has made my journey through city life not caring much about craft beer much, much simpler.
If I loved cider in the summer, I can only imagine sipping on this yummy apple drink during the fall. So I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about a Hard Cider Festival hitting Philly this month. Pour the Core is a new Philadelphia festival happening on September 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The event will take place at the Navy Yard and will feature over 30 ciders for sampling. Despite the abnormally large amount of carbohydrates I will be taking in that day, I absolutely can’t WAIT.
If you’re interested in going, I recommend picking up some tickets now. Tickets are available for $40 on Pour the Core’s website, but deal site Goldstar has tickets on sale for $25. I will be attending with some lady friends for a full out girls’ day, and I hope to see some of you there!