Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider presents its 2nd annual Hopped Cider Festival at the Cidery & Public Taproom in northeast Portland on Saturday, April 18th, from noon to 10pm. The fest follows the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Portland by one day, like a nightcap after a big night of drinking. New this year is an expansion of the festival into the street adjoining the public taproom.
Reverend Nat’s launched the hopped cider fest concept last year slightly earlier in the year at the same time as the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival in 2014. Public response was overwhelming last year, with nearly 800 attendees crammed into the cidery for eight solid hours. This year’s event will expand thanks to a street closure and will include even more ciders, with a focus on 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 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.”
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 for $2 each. Re-admission will be allowed at any time with event wristband and tasting glass. THE EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY. No dogs or other pets.
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