This coming Sunday, August 23rd, we are hosting our first ever ‘Great Bottle Roundup Street Party’. This summer we introduced a new bottle return punch card to encourage people to bring bottles back to Double Mountain for reuse and we decided it was celebration worthy. As many of you know, we love to throw a good party and we are proud of our reuse program. We are using the party as a platform to spread the word and encourage people to participate in our bottle return program.
Here are some details about our return program:
Our Unique half-liter bottles are made of thick-walled glass, allowing them to be cleaned and reused many times. Retailers who sell Double Mountain Bottles can segregate returned bottles for a return trip to the brewery in Hood River, where they can be cleaned and refilled with beer.
REUSABLE GLASS IS BETTER!
Reusable bottles are used throughout the globe as the most environmentally sustainable packaging system for beverages and take home package for beer. According to the 2012 Beverage Industry Environmental Round Table Report the carbon footprint generation of manufacturing, recycling and distribution, multiple use refillable glass bottles use 4 times less carbon than recycled (one-way) glass and 7 times less carbon the aluminum cans.
BETTER FOR THE BEER:
An added benefit of the heavier glass that Double Mountain uses is the protection from ultraviolet light harming beer flavor. Our heavier glass bottles offer 2-3 times less light penetration than standard thin-walled one-way recycled glass. The larger beer volume of the half-liter bottles also gives the beer longer shelf life than a 12 ounce bottle.
DO YOUR PART:
After enjoying one of our fine beers, return the empty to one of our participating retailers or bring it directly to the brewery. If you choose to bring them to the brewery, be sure, and grab one of our bottle return punch cards. Have the card punched for each bottle returned and earn a free beer (or similarly priced food item) once you’ve returned a total of 20 bottles. Not into having a beer? We happily offer ten cents (double your Oregon deposit) on every bottle you return. Your reward for helping the planet, one beer at a time.
We hope you find this program to be worth your time and attention.