Hopped Cider Fest

Join us at the taproom on Saturday March 29th from noon to 10 pm for the first-ever Hopped Cider Fest. We have gathered together 16 18 19 ciders with hops — surely the largest collection of hoppy ciders ever assembled. $5 gets you in the door with a commemorative tasting glass and 2 tickets, each ticket good for one taste. Buy more tickets for $2 each.

Food trucks will be parked outside including Bro-Dogs + Burgers and Nourishment.

Every hour on the hour, we will be offering free tastes of the SPECIAL POURS (below), so stick around for these rare gems.

Cidermakers will be on hand to answer questions so come one come all you cider and hop geeks!

ON TAP:

  1. Rev Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot (the classic!)
  2. Rev Nat’s Code Name Hopland #3 (hopped 6 times, with 10 varieties, over 5 lbs per barrel)
  3. Rev Nat’s Pear Simcoe (Bartlett perry with Simcoe hops)
  4. Cider Riot! Everybody Pogo, Portland (English Goldings hops)
  5. Anthem Hops, Salem (the original!)
  6. 2 Towns Hop and Stalk, Corvallis (Rhubarbarian with Citra)
  7. Square Mile Spur and Vine, Portland (Galaxy from Australia)
  8. Doc’s Draft Dry Hopped, New York (Centennial and Chinook)

BOTTLE POURS:

  1. Schilling Original, Auburn WA
  2. Finnriver Dry Hopped Cider, Port Townsend WA (Cascade)
  3. Sea Cider Tillicum Hopped Cider, Saanichton BC
  4. Tieton Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider, Tieton WA
  5. Eaglemount Boot Brawl, Port Townsend WA
  6. Portland Cider Co Hop’rageous, Oregon City OR

SPECIAL POURS, FREE SAMPLES EVERY HOUR:

NOON: Woodchuck Dry Hop, Middlebury VT
1 PM: Citizen Cider Full Nelson, Burlington VT (Nelson Sauvin)
2 PM: Colorado Cider Co Grasshop-ah, Dever CO
3 PM: Grizzly Ciderworks Hopclaw, Woodburn WA
4 PM: Merridale Hoptimized, Cobble Hill BC
5 PM: Sasquatch Brewing, Portland OR

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News from Reverend Nat: Hopped Cider Festival and more

Hopped Cider Festival
We’re excited to invite you to the first-ever hopped cider festival in the country, taking place at our very own taproom on March 29. Featuring over 16 hopped ciders from all over the country, the festival will include our Hallelujah Hopricot, Codename: Hopland #3 and Pear Simcoe as well as other regional favorites, hard-to-find experimental ciders and far-away treats. Show up anytime from noon to midnight but get there early, because some may not last long!Click here for the Facebook event page.

Honors and News
We’re honored to announce that the special-release Lorrie’s Gold was chosen by WIllamette Week as one of their Top 5 Ciders of the Year for 2013. They described it as “intensely dry and tannic…a bit peppery and earthy…” There are still a few bottles left at the taproom for tasting and buying. In the same issue we’re included in the Beer Guide 2014: Directory of Portland Cideries.

Portland Mercury did a great review of our operation last October calling our Hallelujah Hopricot “a truly disruptive, game-changing cider.” Also in October, Portland Monthlymagazine showcased Nat and the taproom for a beautiful full-page story. In September, we achieved national recognition in Saveur, with a nod to our Providence Traditional New England.

In possibly the best accolade yet received, our Hallelujah Hopricot was included in Pete Brown’s magnificent 2013 book, World’s Best Ciders. This book is widely available in local bookstores and online.

New Releases

So many ciders, so little time. If you’ve been down to the taproom lately, you know there have been several newcomers to the taplist. There’s an addition to the Revelation series, Revelation Lady-Api, which is light, delicious and truly sessionable. (We’ve already released Revelation Newtown Pippin and Revelation Gravenstein which are available at the taproom.) In the next few weeks, look forward to John Adams’ Breakfast Tankard, a low-alcohol, unusual and satisfying quaff with coffee and mandarin orange zest. Also look for a return of everyone’s favorite crazy-good pineapple Tepache, a new batch of lactobacillus Sacrilege Sour Cherry, and a new series based on the 7 Deadly Sins.

While we generally think there’s little reason to leave our perfect city, friends and family in other states will be thrilled to hear our ciders are now available outside of Oregon! Tell people to look for us all over Washington and in select stores in the San Francisco Bay area and Southern California. Check the website for specific retailers. We’re also heading into Idaho soon. Even for those not in the West, a few of our ciders are available online at Made in Oregon and can be shipped just about anywhere in the U.S.

In case you’re wondering how we’re fitting in all this cider, here are some numbers. When we first moved into the 2nd Ave. location, we had 3300 square feet of space. We’ve now increased that to 4800, and are looking at adding more room for a total of 6300 sq. ft. soon. Thank you for all your support in the last 18 months, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at an event or the taproom soon!