The craft cider lovers at NoPo’s The Hop & Vine have offered up their dining room to those of us who may have imbibed too much during Saturday night’s festivities. They’ve concocted a perfect pairings of cider and breakfast foods and will be offering cider mimosas for those needing a pick-me-up.
Here it is: The party you've been waiting for. Join the entire Rev Nat’s crew as they celebrate two entire years in our Public Cidery & 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. Our buddy DJ Dickel will be spinning tunes well into the evening and I’ll have a huge pile of free Otto’s sausages if you get there in time to enjoy one. The street shall be closed for this awesome 21+ only party.
The Rev's barman Jim plundered his home cider cellar to come up with a super-rare keg. Not content to just serve a tasty cider, Jim insists on passing it through their homemade randall. We have no idea what ingredients they are planning on stuffing in there (not just hops, I’m sure!) but expect something intense. Visit Reverend Nat's Cidery & Taproom for the fun, 21+ only.
Here’s an idea: Walk around Northeast Portland’s awesome little Woodlawn neighborhood at the Dekum Triangle, trying over 20 ciders at six different venues including:
- Oregon Public House, the nation’s first non-profit pub
- Good Neighbor Pizza, serving excellent pies with outdoor seating
- Breakside Brewery’s original Dekum Pub, which will be tapping a one-of-a-kind Triple Hopped Revival cask made by me
- Bushwhacker Cider Woodlawn, the new location of the country’s first cider bar
- Ps & Qs Market, proudly converting both of their taps to cider for the night
- Hi-Wheel Wines, right down the road from the Triangle
Stop in to any of the above establishments to pick up a menu & guide of all participating locations as well as details on the Firehouse Cidergarden special event (below). No advance purchase required, just enjoy your stroll around the neighborhood hunting for your favorite ciders and discovering new offerings. Food is available for purchase at any of the participating venues.
In my opinion, the absolute best way to enjoy the Dekum Triangle Cider Stroll (see above) is by making sure you stop by the beautiful patio of Firehouse restaurant. We are taking over the entire place and will have a mini cider festival, one night only. I’ll be pouring cider alongside three of Oregon’s newest cidermakers that you may not have heard of, and we will all be on hand to talk and taste you through our offerings. Firehouse will be offering a limited menu for patio service. No advance purchase required, just show up and buy tasting tokens for $2 each at this family-friendly event. Look for the huge banner to know you’re in the right place.
Back in January, Reverend Nat's friends at Raven & Rose offered him a couple of freshly-dumped bourbon barrels. Nat is never one to say no to a good used barrel of any kind, but these two were of a special provenance. R&R has a habit of buying entire barrels of bourbon from various Kentucky distillers then using that single-barrel whiskey in their award-winning Old Fashioned cocktails. Yes, the barrels they were offered were two of these self-same barrels and they are Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon. So naturally, Reverend Nat aged his flagship cider Revival Hard Apple in one and my spring seasonal Sacrilege Sour Cherry in the other. Aging for four months in these barrels created a taste treat unlike anything I’ve ever had. The Revival will be served alongside a neat glass of the original Eagle Rare bourbon as aboilermaker while the Sacrilege will be served as a Stone Fence cocktail with some bitters and a shot of the same Eagle Rare, maybe even a cherry. Fans of bourbon & cider must not miss this incredible event. 21+ only in the Rookery Bar at Raven & Rose, no advance purchase required.
Last fall, Rev Nat's collected 10 distinct apple varieties, fermented them all with the same yeast and backsweetened each just a touch. Every variable that could be controlled, was. Now you get to taste a massive flight of single-variety heirloom ciders, each a member of the Revelation series. My gold medal winning Revelation Newtown Pippin will of course be on hand to focus your palate. This event is at Reverend Nat's Taproom and is, like always, 21+ only. No advance purchase is required, just come on down.
Drink up as we toast the history, tradition and science that goes into crafting cider and other fruity treats. Join us for our second annual OMSI After Dark Ciderfest with samples from over 15 Pacific Northwest cideries (tasting package required for sampling).
If a proper sit-down dinner at Portland’s finest all-wood cooking restaurant is your style, Reverend Nat's has you covered. His friends at Ned Ludd are debuting a cider-soaked menu today and expressly to celebrate Oregon Cider Week. The details are under wraps until the moment of, but you can stop in any time Wednesday-Sunday to taste the offerings including specially paired ciders from me! Reservations are encouraged for the weekend.
The acclaimed super-sour berlinerweisse-inspired summer seasonal is brought forth on this day at the taproom. Behold The Passion! Rev Nat's cider scientists proclaim that this is more than twice as tart as anything else they've produced so if you have too much tooth enamel, this might solve your problem. To help ease it down, enjoy some fine Hawaiian food from a local restaurant still TBD. (Noho’s? Ate-oh-Ate? Namu? 808 Grind?) No advance tickets needed, just come on down and bring cash for the food. 21+ only in the taproom.
Join Nat at Trifecta (his new favorite Portland restaurant) for a 5-course meal, each one paired with a cider. Don’t quote me on this, but we talked about pairing my Bartlett Amarillo with bitter greens salad, Sacrilege Sour Cherry with a nice duck, Revival Hard Apple with the salty ham & pears, Hallelujah Hopricot with a crispy and cheesy flat bread pizza and Deliverance Ginger Tonic with some fresh oysters. Watch this space for more information on the menu! Tickets required.
Cidermaker Chris will be on hand at the venerable Belmont Station to drink cider, talk cider and probably toss back a beer or two. Special ciders from the cellar will be available for this special night.
To celebrate the eleven days that is Oregon Cider Week, we decided to go all out and do something on each and every day. That's right - even the day we're closed!
On Monday, June 22nd, the shop will be open for just a couple hours in the evening (namely, from 5PM to 8PM) so that we can bring you a finely catered and expertly paired CIDER DINNER!
Brewers' favorite Kalamata Bistro of Corvallis, OR (who you may recognize from the Saturday Artisan's Market) will be providing FOUR DISTINCT COURSES OF FOOD. We will be providing the cider. From who, you may ask? Or from where? That is still being closely guarded. Likely candidates include Traditions Ciderworks of Corvallis, OR; JK's of Flushing, MI; and El Gobernador of Spain. But, all in all, we guarantee you tastes of FIFTEEN DIFFERENT CIDERS throughout the evening.
TICKETS are $50 for the whole evening, and are ONLY available here AT CORVALLIS BREWING SUPPLY. Due to logistics and limitations, there are ONLY TWENTY TICKETS AVAILABLE, so get them while you can.
We're super excited, hope you are too. For more info, come in and ask us, call us at 541 758 1674 or visit www.kalamatabistro.com
OBG Members Only. If you’re a member of the Oregon Bartenders Guild, join Nat West and Dave Shenault at Raven & Rose for this special educational session on cidermaking. Topics include fruit selection and differences, pH and TA acidity and types, simple (fructose) vs complex (malt) sugar types, yeast selection (beer, wine, wild, non-saccharomyces), processing (filtration, conditioning, sulfites), blending, aging, etc. We will drink special bourbon barrel aged ciders from Rev Nat’s and other NW Cidermakers.
We are throwing an unofficial Cider Summit After Party for the first time this year and I know you won’t drink to excess at the Summit so come on over. I’ll have special cider pricing of $1 off all 12 oz. cider pours with your Summit wristband still intact. And to make it a party, there will be live music by The Loudermilk Sisters covering the perfect harmony / early country band Louvin Brothers. Oh and of course, food trucks on site. Keep the party going!
Over the course of three hours, “students” will taste 20+ ciders alongside Nat himself, 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 Reverend Nat's taproom, is $45 per person and “class” size is limited to 20. Please arrive at 7 pm well-fed since we will serve no food. Advance registration required, seating is limited. Email email@example.com or call 503-567-2221 to reserve your space.
We may be stuck up here in Seattle, but we love ourselves some Oregon cider! If you're in the area come out to try the best the state has to offer with a cider tap takeover featuring Oregon ciders from 2 Towns, Reverend Nat's, Apple Outlaw, Portland Cider, Blue Mountain, Wandering Aengus, Anthem, Red Tank, Bull Run, Atlas Hard Cider, and many others. We will also be featuring a bottle only Oregon cider flight as well. Come enjoy some amazing Oregon cider north of the border!
During each of the ten days of Oregon Cider Week that CORVALLIS BREWING SUPPLY is open, we will be bringing you TASTINGS of CIDER!
EACH and every DAY (except for Monday, when we're closed) there will be a DIFFERENT CIDERY for you to taste. Like whom, you may ask? Well....
- Thurs 6/18: EZ Orchards, Salem; 4-6pm
- Fri 6/19: 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Corvallis; 4-6pm
- Sat 6/20: Traditions Ciderworks, Corvallis; 2-5pm
- Sun 6/21: WildCraft Cider, Eugene; 12-4pm
- Tues 6/23: Apple Outlaw, Applegate Valley; 3-6pm
- Wed 6/24: Baird & Dewar, Salem; 4-6pm
- Thurs 6/25: Reverend Nat's, Portland; 4-6pm
- Fri 6/26: Wandering Aengus & Anthem Cider, Salem; 3-6pm
- Sat 6/27: Cider Riot!, Portland; 2-5pm
- Sun 6/28: Red Tank, Bend, 12-4pm
Whew, that's a lotta ciders. Every tasting is FREE, and each day the featured ciders will be TEN PERCENT OFF - and 15% off six-or-more.
Let the salivating begin...
Free pizza, cider specials and rare drinks from the cellar as we debut our new extended taproom hours and new 12-tap cider keg cooler featuring our favorite ciders from other Northwest producers.
Come join us to meet with cider makers, taste their cider and enjoy French-style gypsy jazz performed by Djangophiles (http://djangophiles.com/). Five cider makers will be pouring various types of cider. $6 tasting fee for 4 tastings. Alsatian-inspired Happy Hour menu available during the event, as well as some special edition, cider-infused desserts and bread.
- “Le Jazz Hot” French gypsy jazz performed by The Djangophiles trio
- Cider maker’s demo/tasting
- Cider Happy Hour: Alsatian-inspired food to pair with cider
Quizzical Empire Molly, host of Quizissippi and Quizavesa and massive cider fan, shows us the face of good and evil. $10 entry fee per team of up to six people.
Hang out with Jason of Rev Nat's at this great beer bar which pours more Rev Nat's draft than any other location in Eugene.
Hang out with Jason of Rev Nat's at this venerable Eugene craft beer pub, and taste rare selections of Rev Nat's on draft.
Join the Rev Nat’s crew at this SE Gladstone institution for all cider, all night long. At least half of the 20 taps will be pouring ciders and as always, great pub fare coming from the kitchen.
Hang out with Jason of Rev Nat's at this great pub and growler fill station combined, and taste rare selections of Rev Nat's on draft
Tasting of Reverend Nat's packaged cider and their Tepache on tap!