Rev. Nat’s is a new cider to North Carolina coming all the way from Oregon. One thing that makes it different from most other ciders is that Nat uses beer yeast instead of champagne yeast. That lends a heftier mouthfeel and different esters and taste profile. For the Sacrilege, Nat chose English ale yeast. It is a specific one from a specific brewery, but I don’t think he is allowed to publicly say which, but he told me and a few other beer/cider people here in Charlotte when he came in for the product launch. If you are beer geek at some point you’ve drunk this beer from Cheswick, England.
Anyway, Sacrilege is a cider using 100% Granny Smith apples and Montmorency and Morello sour cherries with a hint of red pepper to add a spicy dryness.
The cherry flavor, the sourness, and the touch of dry spiciness makes this a great drink to pair with a nice decadent chocolate cake. I highly recommend it.