Now back for its 2nd year and bigger than ever, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider will be hosting its 2nd Annual Hopped Cider Fest. Held at its Cidery & Public Taproom in northeast Portland, the second annual event will take place Saturday, April 18 from Noon to 10:00pm. This also happens to be the day after the completion of the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland.
This is the second Hopped Cider Fest put on by Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, having launched the concept last year very nearly on a whim. Public response was said to be overwhelming last year with nearly 800 attendees crammed into the cidery for eight solid hours. This year’s event will include a street closure and even more ciders including hopped ciders produced around the world.
Many cidermakers will be on hand to inform attendees through the samplings, which will be available in 4-ounce tasting portions in a souvenir festival glass. In addition to the superb range of ciders, the event will feature food from El Taco Yucateca and the returning favorites Bro-Dogs + Burgers. And in a repeat of last year’s festivities, every hour on the hour attendees will be treated to free tastes of ciders unavailable for purchase in Oregon including ciders from all over the USA and overseas.
“This is surely the largest collection of hopped ciders in the history of the universe,” says Reverend Nat West. “Last year we organized the event in a couple weeks and were blown away by the public response. We learned our lessons and decided to expand into the street but we are doubling-down by adding even more hopped ciders and upping the tasting pour size.”
The preliminary list of ciders include:
- Reverend Nat’s Triple-Hopped Revival
- Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot
- Reverend Nat’s Hopland #4
- Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Gruicot
- Reverend Nat’s Noble Hopricot
- Reverend Nat’s White Wine Barrel Aged Fresh Hopped Hallelujah Hopricot
- Reverend Nat’s Taylor’s Gold Simcoe
- Reverend Nat’s d’Anjou Nelson
- Reverend Nat’s Bartlett Amarillo
- Reverend Nat’s Bartlett Citra
- Anthem Hops
- Doc’s Draft Dry Hopped
- Finnriver Dry Hopped
- Apple Outlaw Hoppin’ Holdup
- Red Tank 425 Dry Hopped Cider
- Fox Tail Imperial Hopped Cider
- Les Vergers de la Colline Houblon Api-Hop
- PCC Hop’rageous
- 2 Towns Hop & Stalk
- Square Mile Spur & Vine
- Swift Pineapple Dank
- Tieton Hop
- Cider Riot! Everybody Pogo
- Schilling Original-Hop
- Bull Run Dry Hopped
- Oliver’s At the Hop
- Two Rivers Triple Hopped Cider
- Texas Keeper Cider
…with many more to come!
Tickets are available for $20 at the door (cash or credit). Admission includes a tasting glass and 6 tasting tokens. Additional tasting tokens will be available for sale onsite at $2 each. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. No dogs or other pets.
Reverend Nat’s Hopped Cider Fest benefits their neighbors, the Community Cycling Center.
1813 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97212