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

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.

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:

Jess Kristen Art:

Kung Fu Toast:

Misplaced Screen Printing:

Elysium Jewelry:

SaltyandSweet Design:

Rockriver Hair Supply:

Renee Staeck Art Party:

Letterpress PDX:

Whimsical Obsession:

Alison Kastner Art Prints.


Humble Design:

Kirsten Elise PDX Jewelry:

Morgaine Faye Art:

Covet and Ginger:

Portland Growler Co.:

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.

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 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:

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.