Portland, Oregon’s Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider hosts an alternative to the beer-soaked Zwickelmania celebration on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, with a cider fest called “The Red Fleshtival.” Not to be confused with the porn movie of the same name, this red /pink apple cider-themed fest will run from 3-10pm at the Rev. Nat’s Cidery & Public Taproom on 2/14.
The Red Fleshtival, brainchild of Nat West, is a unique cider event that assembles some of the rarest hard ciders available in the United States. Red- and pink-fleshed apples are coveted, expensive, and often hard-to-find. Ciders made from such apples are even more obscure, but they’ve managed to assemble six different varieties in one place for this special event. Featured will be limited edition red-flesh ciders from Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Snowdrift, Alpenfire, Uncle John’s, West County Cider, and more. The ciders will be available in a special, one-day-only taster flight.
“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.” West created two single varietal ciders using Mountain Rose apples and Siberian Red Crabapples specially for the event. “[The Siberian Red cider] tastes and smells like the inside of a raspberry jelly donut. It’s mind-blowing.”
The Red Fleshtival takes place at Reverend Nats Cidery & Public Taproom, 1813 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, February 14th from 3:00PM – 10:00PM. The ciders will be available while supplies last.
About Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
At Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, we search the world for superior ingredients to handcraft the most unusual ciders that no one else will make. Founder Nat West has been making cider at home since 2004 and opened Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in September of 2011. With unique flagship products like the deeply complex yet subtly familiar
Revival, dry-hopped Hallelujah Hopricot, and quinine-bittered Deliverance Ginger Tonic, we are making cider in the creative spirit of beer geeks. Learn more at revnats.com.
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