Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival- Baltimore, MD- February 2, 2018

Baltimore residents.. looking for some delicious grub & drinks this Friday night? Well you’re in luck… Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival is holding their first event of 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Here’s everything you need to know about the event:


B&O Railroad Museum
February 2, 2018
7:00PM – 10:30PM

Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the birthplace of American railroading for Baltimore’s premier cider tasting event, Pour The Core: Baltimore. The event will be taking place indoors at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore City’s historic Southwest neighborhood.

At Pour The Core: Baltimore, you and your friends will gather at the museum and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders. The event will feature local favorites, top-selling US brands, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.

The event will also help raise funds for the B&O Museum. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization that is a national historic landmark and affilate of the Smithsonian Museum. All attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum, learn about the trains on display and hear from volunteers the history and stories from the time period. Attendees will also be able to go aboard select trains and take photos.

Limited tickets are available so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $50 +fee. Tickets will not be available at the door. Ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting cup with a 2-ounce pour line for sampling. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $12 +fee but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottled water.

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

The event is located at the B & O (Baltimore & Ohio) Railroad Museum located at 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223.


The event runs from 7:00pm – 10:30pm. GA tickets are $50 +fee. DD tickets are $12 +fee.

Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. We have limited the number of attendees to ensure that everyone who purchases a ticket will be able to sample the ciders they want and move around with ease. There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase.



General Admission:
The event runs from 7:00pm – 10:30pm (first pour at 7:00pm). The pay-one-price admission includes a 5 oz. souvenir tasting cup and the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any cider maker. Attendees can also sit in on free festival seminars and have access to the museums various exhibits. Tickets are $50++ each when purchased online in advance of the event. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Designated Driver (DD):
Tickets are available for $12++ each . A DD ticket holder will get a bottle of water. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting cup and are NOT permitted to sample any alcohol. Any designated driver seen drinking alcohol will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Looking for a discount?
Seniors (over 55) and active military/veterans qualify for a discounted general admission ticket that is $30 +fees. This ticket offer must be purchased by phone only. It is not available online or at the door. Please call 631-940-7290 to purchase your ticket.

Group tickets are also available if you are coming to the event with 10 or more people. All tickets must be purchased at the same time. No refunds for exchanges. Group tickets are available for $35 +fees. This ticket offer must be purchased by phone only. It is not available online or at the door. Please call 631-940-7290 to purchase your ticket.

All attendees must show valid photo I.D at the door to be admitted. You must be 21 or older to attend this event. No exceptions! No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. All ticket purchases are final sale, no refunds, exchanges or adjustments.

Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

For customer service help with your on-line ticket purchase, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email customersupport@ticketfly.com.



Comprised of the oldest and most comprehensive collection of railroad history in the Western Hemisphere, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum, Inc. is a unique cultural and educational asset for the city and the region. An unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, original shop buildings, and surviving tracks at the historic Mt. Clare site provide an integrated resource to present virtually every aspect of American railroad development and its impact on our society, culture and economy.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the physical legacy and the experience of American railroading and the interpretation of its history to the widest possible audience. The museum emphasizes the history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Western Maryland Railway, CSX Corporation and other Maryland railroads, and those entities with which they connected or closely interacted. Additionally, the museum works on the development of programs which help to broaden and deepen the public appreciation of the past, present, and future significance of the railroad industry in the development of American life, especially the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, and the surrounding region.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum fills its mission by:

• Collecting, preserving, documenting and presenting representative objects, skills, and communal records from all facets of the railroad industry.
• Collecting, preserving, and interpreting historical railroad documents, data, and research for public access.
• Presenting railroad history to a broad public audience in the context of American history research and interpretation
• Developing educational outreach programs.
• Creating ongoing substantive interactions with the surrounding community, city and region.
• Striving to become a model of professionalism in railroad history and historic preservation, with emphasis on better integration of railroad museum activities with appropriate academic disciplines, railroad enthusiast organizations, and the larger historic preservation and museum communities.

To learn more about the museum, please visit them online at BORail.org.

By attending Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival in Baltimore, you are supporting the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. A portion of net proceeds will benefit the museum and its mission. Thank you for your support!

2018 Seminars:

Taking Cider to Another Level: Understanding Intervention
Presented by: Barny Butterfield of Sandford Orchards, UK

You think you really know about cider? In this seminar, UK cider maker, Barny Butterfield, will demystify and deconstruct some hard wired cider dogma by sharing what he learned from the straw-presses and centuries of heritage cider makers and farmers in the far South West of England, via orchards of Brittany and the distilleries and cideries of Normandy, to a thriving collaboration with American craft-brewing luminary, Heavy Seas Beer. Barny will delve into what we already know and reveal some exciting results from new fermentation trials that he promises great things for in terms of global cider innovation.

About Barny Butterfield:
Fermenting cider since a schoolboy in 1994, Barny started Sandford Orchards in 2002. The company now employs 24 people, making whole-juice cider from vintage cider varieties grown on deep Permian Crediton Breccia in the world-renowned Devonshire Redlands. Barny, his wife, and two young sons make cider and farm around 300 acres – a classic mixed Devon farm with orchards, corn and pasture, rearing native organic Red Devon beef and organic chickens. This area where Barny calls ‘home’ is envied worldwide for the soils and micro-climate known for the quality of it’s produce.

Barny was the 2010 Champion Cider Maker of Great Britain. He also served as the chairman of the South West England Cider Makers Association from 2016 to 2017. Barny is a cider judge for the International Beer and Cider Awards, International Cider Competition, and Royal Bath and West.

Cider Apples: Not What You Find In The Store!
Presented by: Tim Larsen of Snowdrift Cider Co.

Learn about the amazing world of cider apples! For millennia, cidermakers have been growing specific apples for making cider. These apples often look taste and smell very different from the apples we find in the grocery store. Rarely beautiful, they pack a ton of flavor and complexity in a small package. Learn about the critical role these apples play in traditional ciders as well as how important they are for healthier diets and biodiversity in the orchard. Questions are welcomed and encouraged!



About Tim Larsen:
Tim Larsen is the owner and cidermaker for Snowdrift Cider Co. Snowdrift Cider has been operating as a commercial cidery for a decade now and makes traditional ciders from apples grown on their farm. Located in the heart of apple country in sunny Central Washington, Snowdrift has deep ties to the land and has been orcharding for generations.

Timed Releases:

The following ciders will be available at the respective times:

Available while ciders last until the next cider becomes available. Subject to change.


Be sure to check back often for updates and additional listings.

If you would like to become a vendor, please fill out our vendor inquiry form, and a staff member will get back to you.

We’ll have the following local food trucks joining us for the event:

The B&O Railroad’s normal concession area will also be open.

Food is not included with admission. Menu and pricing is determined by the food truck directly. Subject to change.

Festival Rules:

• 21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

• Don’t drink and drive! Designate a driver!

• Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and, as a ticketholder, you grant permission for your likeness to be used.

• Drink responsibly, know your limits!

• This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!

• All attendees must be properly attired.

• We reserve the right to check all bags.

• No pets or children allowed.

• No outside food, beverage, glassware, weapons or unapproved handouts permitted.

• You get one souvenir cup for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea. Designated drivers do not receive a cup.

• We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!

• All exits are final. No open alcohol permitted outside the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.




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