6th Annual Hopped Cider Fest October 5th, 2019

Get ready for the SIXTH Annual Hopped Cider Fest! I am currently gathering the finest hopped ciders from across the country for the greatest showcase of hoppiness ever assembled in the known universe. This year I’ve got hoppiness from New York, Colorado, Virginia and Vermont as well as festival-exclusive offerings from local favorites. Some of my hoppy ciders include:
Fresh Hop Hopricot
Fresh Hop Hildegard of Bingen
Fresh Hop Lazarus Lime w/ Citra
Fresh Hop Spruce Goose
Shoot The Glass
Tassajara Peach Book
CODE-NAME HAZE

FOOD TRUCKS TBD

THE DATE: Saturday, October 5 2019
THE TIME: 12pm-9pm
THE PLACE: My Public Taproom
THE COST: $25 for commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens each worth a 4 oz pour. Additional tokens are $2.
THE RULES: 21+ only, no dogs

2019 OREGON CIDER WEEK at REVEREND NAT’S

These are my 2019 Oregon Cider Week events, itself a 10-day-long celebration of that most fantastic drink, of which the International Epicenter is our very state, Oregon. ALL EVENTS AT MY PUBLIC TAPROOM, 1813 NE 2ND AVE., UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Download the handy almanac for daily deals and coupon codes! There’s a deal for every event. Also available in paper form at my taproom. 2019 pocket alamanac-downloadable

Friday, June 21
-Passion Play, 4-11pm. My sourest-ever cider comes back to life on this special day.The Passion is made with a heavy dose of passionfruit juice, hand-toasted coconut, and vanilla. I’m also re-releasing last year’s 4:2:1 Passion, made with quadruple the sour passionfruit, upping the ante with 8:4:1 Passion (yes, 8x passionfruit), and a passionfruit-y new release, The Prophet: Freya Stark.

Portland Cider Summit, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 3-8pm: Join me at the 9th Annual cider bonanza.

Saturday, June 22
-Midsummer Night Market, 4-10pm: Come on over for a festive evening under twinkling lights with 25+ artisan vendors, food carts, the Portland Party Goats, axe-throwing with Portland Axe Throwing, and lots of cider. I’ll close the street and minors are ok (4-10pm only)! Facebook event link

-Portland Cider Summit Day 2, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 12-5pm: Join me at the 9th Annual cider bonanza.

Sunday, June 23
-Revival Day, 11am-10pm: I love my flagship cider, Revival Hard Apple. I love it on a beach amd I love it on top of a mountain. I love it in my backyard and I love it on the moon. I also love blending Revival with other flavors. Join me for this special day featuring Revival six ways including Beef Supreme Revival, Revival Dry, Irish Breakfast Revival, Shoot the Glass, and Marionvival.

Monday, June 24
-Mega Marvelous Monday, 4-10pm. This day is a celebration of that portable cider-storage container, the growler. All day long, receive half-price growler fills of any size and any flavor, no questions asked. (Tip: check the almanac for an amazing deal!)

Tuesday, June 25
-Cider Trivia Night, 7:30pm. My weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quiz is getting an Oregon Cider Week upgrade with some cider-geek questions for bonus prizes. How many pounds of apples to a gallon of cider? What’s another name for leftover apple pulp? Don’t worry, my Home Team won’t compete in the bonus round. That wouldn’t be fair, right?

Wednesday, June 26
-International Cider Night, 4-10pm. On showcase this evening: funky Spanish sidras made with hard-t0-pronounce names, rich French cidres made through the temperamental art of keeving, robust English ciders made with super-tannic apples. Enjoy a flight curated by me, and designed to explore ciders unlike anything we make in the USA.

Thursday, June 27
-Sour & Soured, 4-10pm. Ciders can be soured from lactobacillus and they can be sour from citrus and other acids. On this special night, I’ll be serving nothing but mouth-puckering ciders of either persuasion including Saint Citron, Bodhisattva of Compassion, The Passion, and Sour Lorrie’s Gold.

Friday, June 28
-Cocktail Party, 4-10pm. I’ve rounded up my local cidermaker friends to bring you a collaborative evening of cider cocktails. Enjoy distinctive libations from Portland Cider Co., Swift Cider, Square Mile & Cider Riot! that include ingredients like fresh fruit, infusions, vermouth, bitters, barrel aging, digestifs and little cocktail umbrellas.

-Barrels, Tanks, & Totes, Oh My! 8-10pm. The last time I offered this opportunity was 2016! Join me for an evening of drinking weird ciders directly from aging barrels fresh tanks, and forgotten totes. We will tour the cidery, nibble on cheese and meat, and drink quite a lot. Ask questions and take home a bottle of rare cider that has never been sold before, included in this special night. $60 includes an hour-plus tour, a rare bottle, and cheese & charcuterie. Advance registration is required. Limited space!

Tickets here.
Facebook link here.

Saturday, June 29
-Rev Nat’s 7th Anniversary Party, 12-11pm: It simultaneously feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago that I pressed by first apple in my basement cidery. Since then, I’ve grown up a little bit (got a lot of coworkers now), moved out of my basement (more room to share cider with friends), and now sell my ciders all the way out in Austria, Greece, & Estonia. Join me for a party, will you? Free sausages and veggie tubes and birthday cake! Cider slushees and a raffle.

Facebook event link here.

Sunday, June 30
-Cider Overstock Garage Sale, 11am-3pm: Sometimes my forecasting is a little off. My friends drink more, my friends drink less. Our poor planning is to your advantage. Steep discounts on case-only purchases: cases start at $10 for 24 cans. Stock up for the summer season! The almanac has a super coupon for this one!

Midsummer Night Market 2019

June 22, 2019

Join me on Saturday, June 22nd, 4-10pm, for my Midsummer Night Market! My annual Midsummer Night Market showcases the many artist and and craftspeople friends I have in our great city, all against a backdrop of delicious cider. Browse pop art from Ace Troy while sipping on a Sacrilege Sour Cherry. Or choose your next nail color from Claws Out while drinking a Deliverance. Or put down your Viva La Pineapple to peruse a tasting journal from Optimistic Soap. Free admission! Minors OK (4-10pm only)! A portion of proceeds benefits our friends and neighbors, the Community Cycling Center! 25 vendors! Jewelry, food & drinks, t-shirts, letterpress, journals, pop art, clothes, ceramics, soaps, paperworks, housewares. Get a selfie or do some goat yoga with Portland Party Goats! Get the Rev Nat’s 2019 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for info on all my Oregon Cider Week 2019 events.

 

Night of 1000 Tepaches 2019

Join me on May 4 2019 from 3 until 11 pm for my fifth annual Night of 1000 Tepaches! (What is tepache? Read below.)

(Facebook user? Event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269453753334228/)

I’ve partnered with 19 craft producers throughout Oregon and Washington to collaborate on Tepache blends to create an incredibly diverse set of flavors. Expect Belgian sours blended with Tepache, crisp pilsners blended with Tepache and dark stouts blended with Tepache.

Check out this excellent list of local breweries!

  • GREAT NOTION
  • RUSE
  • ARCH ROCK
  • LEVEL
  • HOPWORKS
  • OLD TOWN
  • WIDMER BROTHERS
  • EX NOVO
  • ROSENSTADT
  • GRAINS OF WRATH
  • VON EBERT
  • LITTLE BEAST
  • UPRIGHT
  • ENSO WINERY

Now for the first time, I’ve expanded beyond Oregon to include two of my favorite breweries in Washington:

  • MATCHLESS
  • THREE MAGNETS

And while I’m doing firsts, why not collaborate with some non-alcohol beverage producers to create some very low alcohol blends?

  • HAPPY MOUNTAIN KOMBUCHA
  • GROUNDWORKS COFFEE
  • PORTLAND SODA WORKS

But enjoying Tepache blends isn’t the only activity on tap for the evening:

  • I’ve hired in my favorite Korean-Mexican food truck, KOI FUSION, to provide nourishment to everyone.
  • My friend DJ JIMBO will be spinning records from 6 to 9 PM.

BOTTLE SHARE

And back by popular demand is my Beer-and-Tepache Blending Bottle Share starting at 8 PM. Entry to the Bottle Share requires one bottle of beer, cider, wine or what-have-you (no liquor please) that you believe will be a great combination with Tepache. I’ll provide all the Tepache, you bring the mixers! In years past, we’ve had such crazy beers as Westvleteren, 3 Floyds Dark Lord, Russian River sours, Heady Topper and more.


I could not be more excited about another party to celebrate Tepache, the Mexican wild-fermented pineapple drink that I first made in 2014. In the intervening five years, the rest of the world hasn’t quite caught on as much as they should, considering the deliciousness and versatility of this unusual beverage. Please join me!

Tickets are available at the door. $25 gets you a commemorative tasting glass and 10 tokens. Additional tasting tokens are available for purchase.

Doors open at 3 pm and please note that my Taproom will NOT be open prior to 3 pm on this very special day.

 

Oh! and please use hashtag #1000Tepaches on social media for this event!

Oregon Cider Week 2018 at Reverend Nat’s

Oregon Cider Week 2018: June 21-July 1. These are my Oregon Cider Week events, itself a 10-day-long celebration of that most fantastic drink, of which the International Epicenter is our very state, Oregon. ALL EVENTS AT MY PUBLIC TAPROOM, 1813 NE 2ND AVE., UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. All events 21+ except the Midsummer Night Market, open to minors 4-10pm only.

Click here to receive my 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac, which will serve as your Guide & Companion to all my events.

Inside the Almanac is a bevy of valuable coupons to be redeemed at each event. You can also pick up a real-world copy at my Taproom.

Thursday, June 21

-Cider Appreciation Class, 7:00-10pm: Drink 20+ ciders from around the world with me while discussing history, styles and cideries. The ciders we will drink include traditional English Westcountry, French style from Normandy, Spanish Basque and Asturian, and the emerging American style. Nearly everything we drink will be apple-only; there is just that much variety! This is $50 per person and “class” size is limited to 25. Please arrive at 7:00 pm well-fed since we will serve no food. Advance registration required, seating is limited. Ticket link. Facebook event link.

Friday, June 22

-The Best Ciders Made in America that you Can’t Get in Oregon, 4-11pm: I’ve spent the last year traveling our country, finding the greatest ciders made, and smuggling them into Oregon to share with you, my cider-loving friends. Enjoy libations from: Albemarle CiderWorks, B. Nektar, Bantam Cider, Black Diamond Cider, Castle Hill Cider, Colorado Cider Company, Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery, Montana CiderWorks, Prima Cider, Sociable Cider Werks, Tilted Shed Ciderworks, Western Cider, Headwater Cider, and more, none of which you can otherwise buy in Oregon. $15 for a flight of six. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 at the taproom and get $5 off your first flight! Facebook event link

Saturday, June 23

-Rev Nat’s 6th Birthday Party, 12pm-11pm: Celebrate 6 years of making the most unusual ciders that no one else will make. I’m hauling out rare kegs from my basement and renting a barbecue. Join me for free cider-sausages from World Foods Portland and birthday cake! Since 6 years is the CANDY ANNIVERSARY, there’ll be a Sour Patch Kids slushee and an exotic candy-filled PIÑATA. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 at the taproom and get a slushee for $1. Facebook event link

-Fruit Cider Invitational, Cider Riot!, 807 NE Couch St., 2-8pm.

Sunday, June 24

-Fruit Cider Invitational, Cider Riot!, 807 NE Couch St., 2-8pm.

-Tent Show Bottle Club Release and Antique Bottle Sale, 4-7pm: Phantom Carriage Collab AND Gin Barrel-Aged Holy Water(Melon). Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 at the taproom and get a free sample of the Tent Show-exclusive ciders.

Tuesday, June 26

-Cider Trivia Night with Geeks Who Drink, 7:30-9:30pm: My taproom is a regular Tuesday meeting place for Geeks Who Drink – Portland, OR. This Oregon Cider Week, enjoy the regular Geeks quiz PLUS a special cider-centric round. Free to play, get here a bit early to grab a cider and a piece of pizza from Sizzle Pie. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 at the taproom and get 25% off your team’s tab! Facebook event link.

Wednesday, June 27

-SIDRA SIDRA SIDRA, 4-10pm: Spanish-made and Spanish-influenced sidras are sour, frequently wild-fermented, and always bringin’ the funk. Ciders featured include Riestra, Fanjul, Angelon, Avalon, and me! Salty finger food to nosh, and mi amigo el experto de sidra Jim Asbel will be on hand for the Escanciar la sidra. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 at the taproom and get $2 any featured sidra bottle to go.

-OMSI After Dark Ciderfest, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., 7-11pm: Drink up as we toast the history, tradition and science that goes into crafting cider. Advance tickets available here.

Thursday, June 28

-Tap takeover at Ground Kontrol, 115 NW 5th Ave.

-Rev Nat’s Cocktail Party, 4-11pm: I’ve rounded up my local cidermaker friends to bring you a collaborative evening of cider cocktails. Enjoy distinctive libations from Portland Cider Co., Swift, Square Mile, and Cider Riot! that include ingredients like fresh fruit, infusions, vermouth, bitters, barrel aging, digestifs, and little cocktail umbrellas. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for one slushee cocktail at half price.

Friday, June 29

-Revival Night, 4-11pm: I love my flagship cider, Revival Hard Apple. I love it on a beach and I love it on top of a mountain. I love it in my backyard and I love it on the moon. I also love blending Revival with other flavors. Join me for this special evening featuring Revival six ways including Revival vs Brawndo, Revival Dry, and Irish Break-Fast Revival. Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 and get a free hot pretzel with cider mustard at this event.

Portland Cider Summit, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 3-8pm: Join me at the 8th Annual cider bonanza.

Saturday, June 30

-Midsummer Night Market, 4-10pm: My Midsummer Night Market showcases the many artist and and craftspeople friends I have in our great city, all against a backdrop of delicious cider. Browse pop art from Ace Troy while sipping on a Hopricot. Or choose your next nail color from Claws Out while drinking a Deliverance. Or put down your Viva La Pineapple to peruse a tasting journal from 33 Books. Minors OK (4-10pm only)!  25 vendors! Jewelry, food & drinks, t-shirts, letterpress, journals, pop art, statuary, bath products, clothes, ceramics, soaps, paperworks, housewares. Raise money for charity by throwing balls at Nat perched over a dunk tank full of cider. Get a selfie with Rojo the Llama from 4-6pm! Buy the Rev Nat’s 2018 Oregon Cider Week Pocket Almanac for $1 and get 25% off three or more bottles to go. Facebook event link

Portland Cider Summit Day 2, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 12-5pm: Join me at the 8th Annual cider bonanza.

Sunday, July 1

-Drag Queen Bingo, 12-3pm: Drag queens, bingo, and cider mimosas at the taproom.

Reverend Nat’s is a Marketing Company

At CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore, I presented on branding, communications, company vision and marketing, largely based on the book ZAG by Marty Neumeier.

You can download the Keynote presentation here and a PDF export of the presentation here. The Keynote copy has transitions and other media which makes it “better”, so download that one if you’re on a Mac.

The books I referenced during the talk are here: http://a.co/f72l1H7

The handout that was made available at the presentation is here.

Reverend Nat’s Benefaction Tap

I’m excited to announce that Reverend Nat’s has launched a new nonprofit donation partnership program, the Benefaction Tap. I believe in a strong community and supporting organizations doing good work to improve our city and the world for all. When you order a full pour of the cider signified by the special tap handle, one dollar of your purchase goes to the month’s nonprofit partner. Every month a different nonprofit organization will receive a donation of $1 for every 12-oz pour from the special tap handle, all month long. Additionally, I am making the Taproom available to that month’s benefaction partner for a fundraising event. Invite your staff, invite the public, raise more money for your organization! For information on the program, contact sarah@revnats.com.

December 2018: Echo Theater Company and School creates space for collaboration, empowerment and the joyful celebration of community using movement and ensemble theater traditions, imaginative play, and aerial arts. Our goal is to help people of all abilities discover their potential, encourage perseverance and embrace their humanity.

November 2018: Oregon Women’s Campaign School is invested in ensuring access to reproductive healthcare in Oregon, regardless of someone’s income, race, gender or immigration status. They help train the champions that fight for these rights.

October 2018: With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Open Signal makes media production possible for everyone.

September 2018: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art acknowledges and advances new developments in contemporary art while fostering the creative explorations of artists and audiences.

August 2018: Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable, communities.

July 2018: Forest Park Conservancy restores and protects Forest Park, Portland’s 5,200 acre urban forest. Guided by the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative, we maintain trails, restore habitat, and inspire community appreciation for our greatest natural treasure.

June 2018: Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories

May 2018: Northwest Abortion Access Funds‘ mission is to fund abortion and break down barriers to abortion access for people in the Northwest.

April 2018: Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.

March 2018: Know Your City is an amazing local group that engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Check out the website and stay tuned for an event at the taproom on March 28th!

February 2018: The Benefaction Tap nonprofit this month is the Independent Publishing Resource Center! Come get a cider and support this awesome resource. The IPRC is a treasure trove of equipment, reference materials, software, knowledge, community space and committed volunteers. If you’ve never been, check it out. And stay tuned for a fun, interactive, do-it-yourself event later this month at the taproom!

January 2018: the Benefaction Tap beneficiary is 350PDX, an innovative climate justice organization working on multiple regional and state projects including reducing dependence on fossil fuels, transitioning to 100% renewable energy sources, and capping carbon emissions. 

Night of 1000 Tepaches 2017

July 22, 2017 4-11pm at the taproom

My third annual event featuring 1000 different blends of Tepache with beer and other non-beer ingredients. This year I’ve partnered with ELEVEN world-class breweries to blend Tepache with their beer of choice:
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Culmination Brewing Company
Gigantic Brewing Company
Great Notion Brewing
Sasquatch Brewing Company
Coalition Brewing
Base Camp Brewing Company
Burnside Brewing Co
Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Fat Head’s Portland
and as always, AleSmith Brewing Company, from whom the inspiration for this evening is comes.

Stay tuned for more information on the collaboration Tepache-beers!

$25 at the door gets you a commemorative glass and SEVEN tasting tokens, but you’ll need 23 tokens to taste it all! No presales, just show up.

21+ only, per usual in the taproom.