Portland’s quickly growing Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider is about to unveil “Revival,” a new year-round cider available on draft and in 500ml bottles. Revival does not use the typical cider apples, but instead re-imagines American hard cider with cheaper dessert apples as a base and Mexican Piloncillo Negro apples for depth, along with a blend of multiple fermentations. Reverend Nat’s says the result yields “layers of tropical fruit alongside a crisp, solid apple base.”
“I don’t like to drink sweet ciders, so I don’t make them,” said Nat West, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider’s founder. Revival greets the cider drinker with exotic pineapple, guava, and peach flavors from the unique yeast blend. “It gives a perception of sweetness, while maintaining an semi-dry character and rich complexity,” says West. Revival is made using only the highest quality apples from Washington state and fully fermented piloncillo from Michoacan, Mexico.
Revival is filtered to brilliant clarity, clocks in at 6% ABV, and is naturally gluten-free. Release events will be held in the near future at Portland area taprooms. Check the Reverend Nat’s Facebook page for announcements. Revival will be available where better beers and ciders are sold throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Southern California, and Alaska.