Cinco de Mayo party and Tepache Bottleshare

My annual ¡Tepache! release will be a blockbuster this year! Come over to the Public Taproom for a ¡Tepache! blowout bottle share (and eat yummy tamales too)!

Thursday, May 5 4-10pm at the taproom

The way it works is you bring a $10 entry fee and a bottle of beer you want to mix with my pineapple-awesomeness and then you drink your beer plus other people’s contributions, and I provide all the ¡Tepache! Sounds good?

You will bring:

  • 1 bottle of awesome beer that you want to share & blend with your follow Tepachitos
  • $10 entry fee
  • Feel free to bring more than one beer but still you have to pay $10

In trade for your money and your beer, I will provide:

  • A pineapple hand-stamp, granting you access to our private party zone
  • All the ¡Tepache! you can drink (to mix with the beer)
  • Plenty of Pacifico, which is step one on your ¡Tepache! blending experience
  • 1 free tamale from Mi Mero Mole, including all the fixin’s (sauce, sour cream, guacamole, pickled onions) and more available for purchase
  • Lots of free chips and salsa
  • One of my 4oz glasses that you may borrow for the night

Would you do me a favor and head over to Facebook and tell me what beer you’re thinking about bringing? That would be awesome! Thanks!

Third Annual Hopped Cider Fest

For info on the 2017 Hopped Cider Fest, click here.


Get ready for the Third 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 23rd
The Time: 12pm-9pm
The Place: My Public Taproom
The Cost: $20 for entry, commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens each worth a 4 oz pour. Additional tokens are $2.
The Rules: 21+ only, no dogs

The following is an incomplete and quite possibly slightly incorrect list of ciders available for your enjoyment. With the exception of 3, every single one of these hoppy ciders is made especially for this festival and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.*

  1. Cider Riot! Rock the Kazbek- Kazbek hops in apple cider with white peppercorn and allspice
  2. Cider Riot! Opal S.A.S.H.- Opal Hops in Opal apple cider
  3. Cider Riot! Southern Peach- Ella Hops and peaches in apple cider
  4. Cider Riot! Corundum Fragaria- Safir Hops and strawberries in apple cider
  5. Cider Riot! Chaos de Tejas- Amarillo Hops and Blood Oranges in apple cider
  6. Schilling & Company Dank Berry- marionberry & raspberry cider with hops
  7. Schilling & Company Grapefruit N Hops- grapefruit cider with hops
  8. Bauman’s Cider Company/Rev. Nat’s Collaboration Hopped Cider X1
  9. Wildcraft Simcoe-hopped Aronia Berry Cider
  10. Finnriver Farm & Cidery Hopping Through The Forest (fir tips & hops)
  11. Finnriver Farm & Cidery Goschie Cascade (fresh hops)
  12. Wandering Aengus Barrel-aged Anthem dry cider with fresh citra and cascade hops. 
  13. Wandering Aengus Barrel-fermented anthem cider co-fermented with Kazbek, Cascade, and Hallertauer Blanc hops
  14. New West Cider 6 hop combo: Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, Galaxy, Galena, and Merkur
  15. Rack & Cloth/pFriem Collaboration Hopped cider, TBD
  16. Apple Outlaw Double Dank Hop (Simcoe hops + pineapple)
  17. Apple Outlaw Feelin’ the Bern (Willamette & Warrior hops + mango + habanero)
  18. High Five Cider Strawbasourus hop (strawberry cider with Sorachi ace, Nugget, and Cascade hops)
  19. 2 Towns Cider Imperial Hop & Stalk (rhubarb cider with citra hops)
  20. Incline Explorer
  21. Ncider Pear Hoppin Cider
  22. Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot
  23. Reverend Nat’s/Coalition Brewing Collaboration Hopland in Space
  24. Reverend Nat’s Barrel G Hopricot (bourbon barrels)
  25. Reverend Nat’s Dry-Hopped Sour Cherry (citra & cascade)
  26. Reverend Nat’s Dry-Hopped Whiskey Sour (equinox)
  27. Reverend Nat’s Imperial Dry-Hopped Revelation Newtown Pippin (chinook & amarillo)
  28. Reverend Nat’s UK-hopped Hallelujah Hopricot (goldings & fuggles)
  29. Reverend Nat’s UK-hopped Revival Dry (challenger)
  30. Reverend Nat’s Fresh Hop Hallelujah Hopricot (cascade & amarillo)
  31. Reverend Nat’s Shoot the Glass (Mosaic dry-hopped Revival)
  32. Reverend Nat’s Dry-hopped Tepache Mimosa (mosaic)
  33. Reverend Nat’s/Enso Winery Collaboration Vinocot (cascade)

* With the exception of Incline Explorer, Ncider Pear and my own classic & arguably the benchmark Hallelujah Hopricot.

In final addition, we will have food available for purchase from Sizzle Pie.

My CiderCon 2016 Presentation – All About Hops

CiderCon 2016 was a great time, even though I came down with influenza just prior, and spent most of the week asleep either at home in bed or on my feet while trying to give tours and presentations. Nonetheless, I did manage to give a talk on hops with my friend Joe Casey from Square Mile Cider/CBA. He talked about the science and some of the agronomy of hops and I talked about varieties and usage in cider.

Download Joe’s presentation here.

Download my presentation here.

CiderCon Closing Night Party at the taproom, 4-11pm, Fri, Feb 5

CiderCon Closing Night Party – Best of the Northwest Rare Cider Night.
4p-11p. Friday, February 5th.
12 Taps of rare cider from both Rev. Nat’s and our favorite Northwest Cideries.
Confirmed ciders include: 
Finnriver Frogs Eye Roll
Alpenfire ApoCalypso
Apple Outlaw Rye Whiskey barrel-aged Original
Far Afield Scallywag
Baird & Dewar Constitution
Rack & Cloth Etienne 2014
Liberty Ciderworks Gravenstein
Reverend Nat’s Revival Dry 2011
Collaboration projects from: Cider Riot!, Cascade Barrel House, Coalition Brewing
Cascade/Rev. Nat’s Strawberry Pippin
Coalition/Rev. Nat’s Hopland in Space
Cider Riot!/Rev. Nat’s WTF There’s Palms in #PDXNOW
and MORE!
(cider list updated 2/4/16)
There will be food available on-site for purchase from Gonzo Falafel.
Perfect place to pre-game for late night Cider Riot! event nearby.

Celebration of Revival at The Taproom

RevivalBottleCelebration of Revival at The Taproom

4-11pm, Thursday, February 4th.
We will have several one-off flavors of Revival Hard Apple on tap, and those who order the special Revival flight or a full glass of Revival will receive a free portion of Revival Cheddar (aged cheddar made with Revival cider) from Face Rock Creamery. We will have a special price on regular Revival Hard Apple as well as discount on bottles to-go. FaceBook event reservations page.

Revival Hard Apple
Eagle Rare Barrel-Aged Revival Hard Apple
Peach Revival
Revival of the Honeybee
¡Tepache! con Revival

Revival aged Cheddar by Face Rock Creamery in Bandon, OR
More about Face Rock Creamery:

All Rev Nat’s cider & schwag purchases made today in the taproom are 25%-off for CiderCon attendees.

#CiderCon2016 attendees, show your CiderCon badge to receive 25% OFF all taproom purchases TODAY! Please present your badge at the time of purchase. (Not valid for purchases made prior to 02/04/16 or Tent Show memberships.)


Join Tom Oliver in my taproom 8-10pm, Wed, Feb 3.

Tom OliverThe legendary cider maker Tom Oliver will grace us with his presence at the taproom from 8pm-10pm, Wed, Feb 3. Nearly as impressive, the taproom will have on hand a very limited supply of his vintage 10-year old Oliver’s Herefordshire Dry Cider to sample.


Red Fleshtival at the taproom

Red Fleshtival at the taproom, 10am-7pm, Sun, Feb 14.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the taproom will be offering a special flight of red & pink ciders for your romantic enjoyment.

Special Rev Nat’s ciders include:
Sacrilege Sour Cherry
Revelation Mountain Rose
Pomegranate Jonathan
Beet Fennel

Guest ciders:
West County Cider Redfield
Snowdrift Red Cider

“Red flesh ciders are unique because they are rich in anthocyanins.”, said West. “This compound, usually found in red and purple fruits, adds an extra dimension of flavor and level of complexity in a straight apple cider that is almost impossible to achieve using conventional apples.” – Nat West


1813 NE 2nd AVENUE

Taproom is age 21+.

Firkin nigh in the taproom.

A 3 gallon firkin of Revival Hard Apple double dry-hopped with Yakima-grown Mosaic Hops is being tapped tonight in the taproom at 4pm.

Channel’s Edge – Five Course Cider Pairing Dinner

Channel’s Edge Five Course Cider Pairing Dinner 

4:00pm, Sunday, November 22nd, 2015.

$45 per person. Limited seating.

Now taking reservations: 503-737-2465 

Channel’s Edge

207 N Bridgeton Rd, Portland, OR 97217

Channel’s Edge – Cider Menu (PDF)

Five courses plus dessert: 

  • Salt & Cider Roasted Potatoes with Creamy Goat Cheese Aioli paired with Reverend Nat’s Revelation Lady Api. – Crisp and soft funk. 5.2 ABV.
  • Smoked Salmon Terrine, Aged Pancetta and Mustardy Mushrooms paired with Reverend Nat’s Revival Hard Apple Cider – Flagship cider. 6.0 ABV.
  • Thai Shrimp Salad Rolls with Cider Dipping Sauce paired with Reverend Nat’s Deliverance Ginger Tonic – Fresh-pressed ginger, lemongrass & lime. 6.1 ABV.
  • Browned Butter Cauliflower, Kale and Curry Squash Rigatoni paired with Reverend Nat’s Hopricot – Apricots & Cascade dry-hopped 6.7 ABV.
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin Roulade with Black Currant Glaze, Cheddar Popovers, Persimmon and Fall Greens paired with Reverend Nat’s Lorrie’s Gold Sharp & tannic without carbonation. 6.5 ABV.
  • Apple Cobbler with Sabayon and Cider Salted Carmel Sauce paired with Reverend Nat’s Winter Abbey Spice – Vinous and spicy in toasted oak. 7.4 ABV.