Nat West is a single-minded cider evangelist and die-hard craft beer revolutionary who started Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in his basement in 2011 and continues to dedicate his time there as Cidermaker and President. Known for his unusual American ciders and love of experimentation, Nat has created some of the most unusual ciders than no one else will make including unique products like the multiple-fermented Revival, dry-hopped Hallelujah Hopricot, quinine-bittered Deliverance Ginger Tonic and many barrel-aged and one-off ciders. In the past five years, Nat has grown the business from 1 employee operating out of his basement to 22 employees with distribution up and down the West Coast and all the way to Japan.
In addition to winning dozens of cider awards, Reverend Nat’s has appeared in many national publications including Saveur, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Imbibe, Women’s Health, Eater.com and three major books. Nat regularly teaches cider classes around the country with a strong emphasis on merging the history of cider with new directions of the industry.
Living in Northeast Portland Oregon, Nat really is an ordained minister and he grew the beard before he started the cider business.