Midsummer Night Market June 17, 2017

My Oregon Cider Week premier event! Our Holiday Night Market was such a success, I wanted to try a summer version complete with closing the street, more vendors, therapy llamas, and the best yo-yo artist you’ve never seen.

Join me for a festive evening under twinkling lights with Portland’s best artisan vendors, sushi and hamburgers, cotton candy and churros, llamas, yo-yos, cornhole, & other family-friendly entertainment. I’ll close the street and minors are ok (from 4-10pm only)! Regular taproom hours 10-4pm.

Enjoy awesome local shopping while sipping cider! Bask in the long summer evening outside and grab bottles to go for your summer activities. Sparkling apple juice on tap for the under-21 set.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Network for Reproductive Options(NRO), a nonprofit directly serving women and girls!

Check out ALL my Oregon Cider Week events here:REVNATS.COM/OCW17

Vendor list:

Portland Soda Works: http://portlandsyrups.com/

Jess Kristen Art: https://jesskristen.com/

Kung Fu Toast: http://www.kungfutoast.com/

Misplaced Screen Printing: https://www.misplacedscreenprinting.com/

Elysium Jewelry: http://www.elysiumjewelrypdx.com/

SaltyandSweet Design: https://www.saltyandsweetdesign.com/

Rockriver Hair Supply: https://www.rockriverhairsupply.com/

Renee Staeck Art Party: http://www.reneestaeck.com/

Letterpress PDX: http://letterpresspdx.com/

Whimsical Obsession: http://www.whimsicalobsession.com/

Alison Kastner Art Prints.

ARTjaden: http://artjaden.com/

Humble Design: http://humbledesignco.storenvy.com/

Kirsten Elise PDX Jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KirstenElisePDX

Morgaine Faye Art: http://morgainefaye.com/jewelry/

Covet and Ginger: http://www.covetandginger.com/

Portland Growler Co.: https://portlandgrowlercompany.com/

Food & Entertainment:

Wasabi Sushi PDX at Happy Valley Station
BYH Burgers
Olive & Dingo Productions
Ruby Jewel ice cream
Churros Locos
Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas
Evan the yo-yo master

NRO is a non-profit organization offering reproductive health support and resources to women and girls. NRO’s Hotline, staffed by trained volunteers, provides information and financial assistance to help women get the abortions they need. Our Women in Need (WIN) Fund helps hundreds of Oregon and Idaho women every year thanks to our supporters.

The services and resources we offer are based on a belief in reproductive justice. Our education programs provide a grassroots teaching approach concerning women’s bodies, reproductive health and sexuality.http://www.nroptions.org/

Oregon Cider Week 2017 at Reverend Nat’s

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.

Wednesday, June 14
-Cider Appreciation Class, 7:30-10pm: 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 event is held in the taproom during regular open hours, is $45 per person and “class” size is limited to 20. Please arrive at 7:30 pm well-fed since we will serve no food. Advance registration required, seating is limited. Email carolyn@revnats.com or call 503-567-2221 to reserve your space. Facebook event link

-Live Podcast of Geek in the City, 6:30-?pm: Listen in on me and my friends @geekinthecity while we talk about the coming week, cider, and other geekery.

Thursday, June 15
-Portland Beer Week West Coast Real Ale Cask Night, 4-11pm: English-style beer imported from Real Ale Brewing in Vancouver BC, Machine House in Seattle WA, Brewer’s Union Local 180 in Oakridge OR & MacLeod in Van Nuys CA, along with cask-conditioned ciders from me and Cider Riot! Facebook event link

-Cider tasting, World Foods Cafe, Beer And Wine Bar, 830 NW Everett St., 12-2pm: Taste Bodisattva of Compassion on draft, Revival Hard Apple, ¡Viva La Pineapple! and Deliverance Ginger Tonic in bottles.

Friday, June 16
-Ciders of Montana Flight Night, 4-11pm: My taps are taken over by Montana Ciderworks and Western Cider Co., two cideries otherwise not available in Oregon. Facebook event link

Portland Cider Summit, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 3-8pm: Join me at the 7th Annual cider bonanza. Drink fest-exclusive Barrel-aged Bodhisattva of Compassion with Pink Guava straight from the barrel.

-Cider tasting, New Seasons Slabtown, 4-7pm.

Saturday, June 17
Midsummer Night Market, 4-10pm: Join me for a festive evening under twinkling lights with 22+ artisan vendors, food carts, llamas, yo-yos & other entertainment. 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 7th Annual cider bonanza. Drink fest-exclusive Barrel-aged Bodhisattva of Compassion with Pink Guava straight from the barrel.

Sunday, June 18
-Tent Show Bottle Club Release, 4-7pm: Seven Japanese variety apples, sake yeast, aged in wine barrels, finished with 20% fresh sake makes “Barrel Aged Magnificent 7.”

-New West Cider tap takeover, New West Cider House, 12-8pm: Barbecue and Forest Park hike. Facebook event link

Monday, June 19
-Cider Dinner, Culmination Brewing, 6-9pm: Chef CJ from Culmination is creating a 4-course menu. The menu will be farm to table like all of CJ’s wonderful creations. Facebook event link. Tickets here.

Tuesday, June 20
-Swift Cider Tap Takeover, 4-10pm: My dear friends at Swift Cider don’t have a taproom themselves, so I’m loaning them mine for the night. Six Swifts in a Flight! Facebook event link

-OMSI Science Pub, Empirical Theater, 1945 SE Water Ave., 7-9pm: At my favorite science museum I’ll talk about cider in “Apples to Hellfire: A Whirlwind Tour of Hard Cider from the Basics to Secret Recipes.” Dinner available at the OMSI restaurant, Theory. Doors open at 5pm, $5 suggested donation. More info here.

Wednesday, June 21
-Revival Night, 4-10pm: My flagship, my life’s work, the cider I most love to love, shows its versatility via six unique versions including hops, fruit and who-knows-what.

-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.

-Cider tasting, Fred Meyer Hollywood, 4-7pm.

Thursday, June 22
-True Portland Book Launch Party, 6-10pm: “The Unofficial Guide for Creative People” – join author Teruo Kurosaki and my local friends making Japanese food, drink & wares. D.J. Jimbo will be spinning all sorts of good tunes, and, of course, the Hawthorne Books folks will be there with a Mt. Fuji-sized mountain of books for sale.

-As part of the True Portland Book Launch party, enjoy a special tapping of my Beers Made By Walking keg in partnership with Forest Park Conservancy and my rarity, Magnificent 7.

-Cider tasting, Whole Foods Scholls Ferry, 4-7pm.

-Hop Cider Night at Hoplandia, 8600 N Ivanhoe St., 5-8pm.

Friday, June 23
-Classic Movie Night: The Last Man on Earth (1964), 9pm: Vincent Price stars in the original vampire movie, inspiring Will Smith’s I Am Legend. Free popcorn!

-Side Street Tent Show Party, Side Street Tavern, 828 SE 34th Ave. (just off Belmont St.), 4-8pm.

-Brewvana Cider Week tour, starting at The Growler Guys, 816 SE 8th Ave., 5-9pm. More info and tickets here.

Positively Portland Walking Tour starting and ending at the taproom, 6pm. Facebook event link

Saturday, June 24
-Rev Nat’s 5th Anniversary Party, 10am-11pm: Celebrate 5 years of making the most unusual ciders that no one else will make. I’m hauling out rare kegs from my basement & featuring ciders made just for me by my friends: Finnriver, Square Mile, Tilted Shed, EZ Orchards, Cider Riot!, Apple Outlaw and more. Free sausages and birthday cake, live DJ.

-Fruit Cider Invitational, Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St., 12-8pm.

-Snakebite Showdown, Portland Cider Company, 8925 SE Jannsen Road, Bldg. F, Clackamas, 1-7pm.

Sunday, June 25
-Cider Overstock Garage Sale, 8-12am: Our poor planning is to your advantage. Steep discounts on case-only purchases from me, Finnriver and Schilling.


Sidra is the Spanish word for cider. And I love sidra! It’s tart, sour, funky, deeply complex, and unlike any other ciders. Some call it “graduate-level” cider, and I don’t disagree! I love it so much that I decided to make a cider inspired by my favorite Spanish ones, and I call it SIDRA BRAVO.

On May 27th, I’ll be releasing this cider to the world, and in celebration, I’ve collected five US-made Spanish-inspired ciders and five Spanish-made (specifically Asturias) sidras for you to enjoy. American ciders are from me (Portland), Blackduck Cidery (Finger Lakes NY), Tilted Shed Ciderworks (Sebastopal CA), Finnriver (Olympic Peninsula WA), MillStone Cellars (Maryland). Compare these with five straight-from-Asturias Spanish ciders offered by Jim from Ciders of Spain for a tasty, educational event.

I’ve also partnered with World Foods to offer Spanish-inspired small bites (pintxos) to pair with all the ciders.

The Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017
The Time: 4-10pm
The Place: My Public Taproom
The Cost: $25 for commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens each worth a 2 oz pour. Additional tokens are $2. No advance purchase, just show up! But don’t be late because I might run out of cider!
The Rules: 21+ only, no dogs

Cinco De Mayo Tepache Y Tamales Bottleshare

Celebrate the return of ¡Tepache! season and Cinco de Mayo at my ¡Tepache y Tamales! bottleshare!

The idea is a beer bottleshare to try lots of different beers mixed with Tepache.

To participate you MUST bring a beer to share!
A beer and $15 gets you:
A pineapple hand stamp
5oz commemorative glass
All the Tepache you can mix/drink
One tamale, additional tamales $5
All the chips and salsa you can eat

21+ only

Fourth Annual Hopped Cider Fest!

Get ready for the Fourth 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. Keep your eyes glued to this webpage for more details as they are unveiled.

The Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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

Attention Hoppy Cidermakers from around our great nation! If you would like your cider featured at my festival, even if you don’t have a license to distribute in Oregon, please email me: nat@revnats.com.

New Moon Mandarin Release Party

And Chinese New Year Celebration!

January 28, 2017

Join me at the taproom to welcome in the new year and celebrate the return of a glorious seasonal cider, New Moon Mandarin. There will be drinking, merriment, snacks and a special cocktail. 21+ only. More info coming soon!

Holiday Night Market

December 22, 2016. It’s Thursday night. Christmas is three days away. All you really want is to drink cider and hang out with friends. What better thing to do than visit my Holiday Night Market? Beautiful handmade goods and art from local vendors will be available at the taproom while you enjoy a special warm cider cocktail, or a cold glass of Winter Abbey Spice. Buy those last-minute gifts and grab some bottles for the big day, all while relaxing at your favorite taproom.


Apple Market 2016


Second Annual Apple Market! Family-friendly daytime event. Kids welcome until 4 pm. Meet Rev Nat and his team of cidermakers, and ask all your cider questions!

Learn how to graft fruit trees from OMSI educators!

Free hot mulled cider, and doughnuts for sale by Little T Bakery!

PRICING FOR APPLES: $10 for 25 pounds (40 cents per pound), which is approximately one rectangular milk crate, full. If you want to buy fewer apples, you’ve come to the wrong place. If you want an apple to eat while you’re at the event, just grab one and chow down. I will have a few varieties of apples for sale so you can pick through them.

You must bring your own containers to haul away apples: clothes hampers, bags & backpacks, cardboard boxes, blousey garments, etc.

PRICING FOR JUICE: $2.50 per gallon for a blend of Washington-grown dessert fruit (which I use to make Hallelujah Hopricot and Revival Hard Apple) and $4.50 per gallon for a single variety Newtown Pippin (which I use to makeRevelation Newtown Pippin). Both juices have been pasteurized to kill many of the bugs and lightly sulfited, just how I prepare juice for cidermaking. Both juices are fantastic to drink fresh and sold in 1 gallon increments. I only have about 260 gallons of each type of juice so if you want a large amount, come early in the day.

You must bring your own containers to haul away juice: jars, carboys, kegs, buckets, kiddie pools, I don’t care what so long as it’s water-tight.

Third Anniversary Party

Saturday, June 25th, 2016. I cannot quite relate to you how three years in business have come to pass. We must celebrate three years of bringing cider to the good people of Portland and beyond with a day-long open-air extravaganza that includes music, food and kiddie pools. We’ll have your favorite ciders and several new ones to try, surprise food collaborations and a special musical guest. Please check back for more details as they are posted.

21 and over only

Food: Custom sausages from World Foods (likely a Chicken Tepache & a Pork Passion!) and veggie burgers. Free until they run out! Sizzle Pie will be selling slices of The Reverend all day long.

Music: DJs from Freeform radio!


Rev Nat Kegs:

Revival Hard Apple

Hallelujah Hopricot

The Passion


Deliverance Ginger Tonic

Coalition/Rev Nat’s Hopland in Space

Sacrilege Sour Cherry

Revival Dry

Revelation Newtown Pippin

Spicy Hot Tepache!

Random Order Where Pies Go To Die


8 Guest Kegs:

2 Towns – Return of the Mac – Foudre-aged MacIntosh ice cider 

Rack and Cloth – Good Fences 

Liberty – Golden Russet 

Alpenfire Shrub 

Anthem – Cosmo Cider 

Schilling – Cabernet barrel aged Chaider 

Cider Riot – Blue Hawaiian – smells like pineapple, tastes like blueberries 

Finnriver – PearWood – bittersweet apple wine with oak and pear juice 


Oregon Cider Week 2016


Oregon Cider Week 2016, Thursday June 17 to Sunday June 26
Find us online: #ORCW2016

Thursday June 16

Cider Appreciation Class 7-10 PM

Over the course of three hours, “students” will taste 20+ ciders alongside me, all the while discussing the history of cider, regional differences in cidermaking techniques, and the developing cider culture in the US. 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 event is held in the taproom, is $45 per person and “class” size is limited to 32. Please arrive at 7 pm well-fed since we will serve no food. Advance registration required, seating is limited. Email carolyn@revnats.com or call 503-567-2221 to reserve your space.

Friday June 17

Cider Summit Portland, 3-8 PM

I will be out in full force for this 6th anniversary event. Over 150 ciders from dozens of producers across the Northwest and around the world will be showcased. I will be pouring my new Sacrilege Sour Cherry with ghost chile, The Passion aged on hand toasted coconut, the crowd-pleaser pineapple ¡Tepache! served with beer, and a Summit exclusive Whiskey Barrel Aged Golden Russet with Black Currant which is my entry in the Fruit Cider Challenge as well as being a collaboration with Wandering Aengus. 21+ only, early bird tickets are $30 and available online: https://cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com and more details here: http://www.cidersummitnw.com/portlandeventinfo.html

Geek in the City watches Tombstone Movie drinking “I’m your Huckleberry” cider, Starting 9:03 PM

After drinking cider all evening at the summit, cruise over the Broadway bridge to the Taproom to watch a movie as my favorite Portland pop culture podcast Geek in the City records a live show, performing MST3K-style off the cuff commentary of the 1993 classic western Tombstone, starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott & Bill Paxton. Keep your festival wristband on for $1 off all 12 oz. cider pours, including a one-night-only exclusive cider “I’m your Huckleberry”. Movie starts at sundown, 9:03 PM, free.

Saturday June 18

Cider Summit Portland, 12-5 PM

Day two of the premier cider festival in Oregon. Check out my new Sacrilege Sour Cherry with ghost chile, The Passion aged on hand toasted coconut, the crowd-pleaser pineapple ¡Tepache! served with beer, and a Summit exclusive Whiskey Barrel Aged Golden Russet with Black Currant. 21+ only, early bird tickets are $30 and available online: https://cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com and more details here: http://www.cidersummitnw.com/portlandeventinfo.html

Cider Summit Afterparty, 5-11 PM

Done with the Summit and want more cider? Come on over to the taproom for $1 off all 12 oz. cider pours with your Summit wristband including many ciders I didn’t bring to the Summit. My buddy DJ Jimbo will be spinning all night long!

La Ruta del Toro at Plaza del Toro, 7 PM

Join me for a Basque style dinner with the Toro Bravo team in their new Plaza del Toro private event space and gastronomic society. I have been making a Basque influenced cider called Sidra Bravo for the new Pollo Bravo restaurant in downtown Portland’s Pine Street Market which focuses on Spanish-style rotisserie chicken and tapas. This dinner will highlight my Sidra Bravo and features tapas and more. $75 per person. This event will certainly sell out so call (503) 764-9678 or email inquiries@plazadeltoropdx.com to reserve your space.

Cider Cocktails with Darlene Hayes at Bushwhacker Woodlawn, 6-9 pm

Bushwhacker Woodlawn hosts Darlene Hayes, author of Cider Cocktails, for a fun night of cider cocktails. Using mostly Reverend’s Nat Hard Cider for the base, with fun additions surely to please and inspire. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723676057889123/

Sunday June 19

Portland International Cider Cup Judging, 10-4 PM

Join me in the taproom for the final Cup round of the 4th Annual Portland International Cider Cup, the northwest’s premier cider competition, organized by the Northwest Cider Association. Watch celebrity judges award the Cup, schmooze with industry players and taste the winners starting around 4 PM (time is tenative depending on judging progess in this all-day competition).

Chocoholics Anonymous Cider Pairing

At The Beermongers, final event for Portland Beer Week event, enjoy Sacrilege Sour Cherry paired with spicy chocolate from TBD.

Tuesday June 21

Lorrie’s Gold and Revival Dry 2015 Release Party, 4-10 PM

Two ciders with English bittersweet apples will be released on one day in my Public Taproom. Lorrie’s Gold is a memorial cider for our friend the late great Lorrie Skurdahl, a pioneer of true cider in the Pacific Northwest. I made my first batch of this cider in 2012, and now three harvest years later, I’m very excited to release a new version of this award winner, made using only fruit grown by her family orchard in Sherwood. I’m also bringing back Revival Dry, which hasn’t had a release since 2012. This bone-dry cider is a blend of English and French bittersweet and bittersharp apples combined with American variety heirloom apples. Despite sharing the base name with my flagship Revival Hard Apple, it doesn’t taste much like it. Come clear up any confusion at this event by drinking both side by side. I’ll have the new 2015 Lorrie’s Gold available for glass pours and bottles to-go and Revival Dry on draft and bottles.

Wednesday June 22

OMSI After Dark, 7-11 PM

Grow your cider know-how at OMSI After Dark. Drink up at their 3rd annual Ciderfest. We will be sampling Sacrilege Sour Cherry and The Passion alongside over 20 other cideries from across the Pacific Northwest. And be sure to join me for my presentation “Reverend Nat’s Cider Secrets Revealed” where I’ll tell you all the rules I break in making cider. 21+ only. Advance purchase recommended.

Randall Night, 4-10 PM

Bar-sensei Jim “lost” a rare keg last year in his stash, and will be bringing it out for this night only. Not content to just serve a tasty cider, he is insisting on passing it through our homemade randall. I have no idea what ingredients he is planning on stuffing in there (not just hops, I’m sure!) but expect something intense. Visit my taproom for the fun, 21+ only.

Thursday June 23

Revival Night at the Taproom, 4-10 PM

At least once a month I find myself mixing a new flavor into my flagship Revival Hard Apple. So far I’ve tried peaches, bourbon barrel aging, other ciders, paw paws, brandy, oranges, and a wide variety of hops. So why not make a bunch more blends of Revival and other flavors and put them all on tap at one time? That’s the recipe for this awesome evening. But wait, there’s more! Way back in the summer of ‘15, I worked with Face Rock Creamery out of Bandon Oregon on a Revival-soaked cheddar. They reduced the cider to a syrup and mixed it into their cheddar curds. I’ve since eaten my fair share of this delicious combination, but what to do with an entire half wheel left over? Give it to Grassa and have them make a cider-cheese mac and cheese, of course! I’ll have a tray of this gooey awesomeness available in the taproom for one night only. No advance tickets needed, just show up!

Tap Takeover at Belmont Station, 5-8 PM

Belmont Station will have four taps of Reverend Nat’s for your OR Cider Week pleasure. Pouring Revival, Hallelujah Hopricot, Sacrilege Sour Cherry and The Passion.

Friday, June 24

Barrels and Tanks and Totes, Oh My! 5-7 PM

Have you ever tasted a 15% ABV cider right out of a bourbon barrel? How about an imperial Newtown Pippin cider in a red wine barrel aging on kiwis? How about a cherry-chile cider in a used Cascade Barrel House port barrel? No? Well now’s your chance. Join my friend Dwight and I while we taste through about a dozen barrels of cider, drink apple juice actively fermenting into cider straight from the tank and dip a wine theif into totes of rare cider. Ask questions, drink quite a lot and take home a bottle of rare barrel aged cider, all included in this special night. $60 includes an hour-plus tour, a rare bottle, and cheese & charcuterie to nibble on. Advance registration is required. Email carolyn@revnats.com or call 503-567-2221 to reserve your space.

Cider fun at Loyal Legion, 5-8 PM

Cider-infused food offerings. A special cask. Come check it out at the Loyal Legion.

Saturday June 25

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 3rd Anniversary Party, 12-11 PM

Here it is: The party I’ve been waiting for. Join me at the entire Rev Nat’s crew as we celebrate three full years in our Cidery & Public Taproom. I’ll bring out the jockey boxes to showcase 20 ciders including 12 from my stash and 8 guests ciders of the highest caliber as well as a cider cocktail on tap. Remember last year with the kiddie pools filled with ice water and the misters? Expect more of that! My friends from the community radio station Free Form 90.3 will be spinning tunes well into the evening and I’ll most likely have food carts slinging deliciousness (stay tuned for that detail). Birthday cake at 8 pm! The street shall be closed for this awesome 21+ only party. No advance tickets, just pay as you go.

Sunday June 26

Pomme Boots Society Cider Brunch, 10:30 AM

And from my friends at Pomme Boots:

Close out Oregon Cider Week in style with Pomme Boots Society Cider Brunch at Old Salt Marketplace on Sunday, June 26th at 10:30am. Join the ladies of cider at one of Portland’s favorite brunch locales for a mouth-watering five course cider paired brunch featuring offerings from Reverend Nat’s, Finnriver, Schilling and Cider Riot! Guests will be greeted with a cider cocktail, dine with local cidermakers and enjoy a custom, seasonally inspired menu of house-made local fare. $45 per person, limited seating available. For advance ticket purchase go to http://pommebootsciderbrunch.bpt.me. For questions email pommeboots@gmail.com.

Tent Show Release Party for Annelies & Cider Bottle Share, 2-5 PM

Tent Show Bottle Club members descend upon the Taproom to enjoy June’s release of the ultra-rare Annelies, a methode ancestrale elderflower wine from the Dreilændereck. Upon joining the Club, you get access to monthly releases of super small batch ciders, but unfortunately the Club is full for 2016. And for an Oregon Cider Week twist, bring a bottle of cider to share with other fervent ciderists in a cider bottle share open to the general public. You do not have to be a Tent Show Bottle Club member to join the bottle share.