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.

Live at the taproom: Mbrascatu – 8:00pm-10:30pm Sat. 11/7/15

8:00pm-10:30pm Sat. 11/7/15
Live at the taproom: Mbrascatu
Drink specials.
Food available on site from Sizzle Pie Pizza.
Age 21+.


About Mbrascatu:
Mbrascatu is a fusion of the cobbled streets and cafés of the Old World and the creative melting pot of Portland. The band is a group of talented musicians that draw from very different musical backgrounds to create a unique blend of sounds encompassing European and American roots.

Since the formation of the band, back in 2010, Mbrascatu, has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest delighting many at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.

If you are not one of the lucky explorers who has already discovered the magic of this band’s music, stop reading, hit play, and submerge yourself in the first song before reading any further. The band features impressive vocals, fantastic arrangments, making surprising use of banjo, ukelele, lap steel, viola, violin, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, and exhilarating drumming. The rhythm, which can be portentous, energetic and catchy, sometimes all at the same time, will get you dancing, the singing will resonate in your chest and the strings and drums will carry you away. Listen loud people!!


Book Launch Party for Cider Made Simple with Jeff Alworth, in the taproom. 6:00pm Thursday, October 29th, 2015.

Book Launch Party for Cider Made Simple with Jeff Alworth, in the taproom, 6:00pm Thursday, October 29th, 2015.
Special ciders by EZ Orchards, Cider Riot!, & Rack & Cloth.

Free event to attend. Age 21+

About the book & author:

If you can’t make it, buy the book here: or here

Jeff Alworth

Cider Made Simple