Last Saturday, the Navy Hard hosted the fifth annual “Pour the Core: Philly” hard apple cider festival. Guests were presented with a “Pour the Core” glass upon entry to sample more than 100 local and international hard apple ciders.
“We like apples, and we like drinking,” said Melanie Sanders, a 2017 history alumna. “It’s funny because we actually started coming after introducing [a friend] to Angry Orchard at Maxi’s on Temple’s campus.”
Sanders has attended the event every year with her friends since its inception in 2012.
The festival also featured yard games like cornhole and giant Jenga and educational seminars about hard cider. The event aims to raise money for the Committee to Benefit the Children, a charity that provides resources for the treatment, care and family support of Philadelphia area children with cancer, leukemia and blood disorders.