Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com Making great beer for craft beer fans located in Hood River, Oregon Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:59:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Molten Lava Returns http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/92489/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/92489/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:58:45 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=92489 Molten Lava Imperial IPA is back! A taproom favorite since 2008, this aggressive IPA is currently available on draft and by bottle in our Hood River Taproom and  can be found in both bottles and on draft throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California ​”Molten is a trouble maker for me.  It’s big, aromatic, and beautiful, and just so damn drinkable that the ABV sneaks up on ya.  One it hits your lips, it just goes right down!”-Matt Coughlin, brewer. Molten Lava Imperial IPA 9% ABV, 90+ BU Description: Molten Lava is the most aggressive IPA Double Mountain brews, yet it manages a great balance while still achieving full hop overdrive. Dry-hopped with enormous bagfuls of whole hop flowers, which provide added aroma and flavor without harsh bitterness. 9% ABV, 90+BU

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Bring on the Sours! http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/bring-on-the-sours/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/bring-on-the-sours/#comments Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:13:37 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=92493 It is one of our favorite times of year around here. The fruit is ripe, the sun is out, and finally our Krieks are ready. The 2015 Devil’s Kriek, Tahoma Kriek, and Peche Mode are ready to be enjoyed in the Hood River Taproom and is available throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California.   Devil’s Kriek 2015-We use almost four hundred pounds of Bing and Van cherries from the Double Mountain Orchard in the Columbia Gorge per batch for our Devil’s Kriek. To layer the complexity, we use our two house yeast strains, along with Brettanomyces lambicus and send it to our cellar, where it rests on the fruit for a year.  With this vintage, the color deepened to a devilish crimson and the aroma swells with cherry juice, a little funk, and raspberry jam.  Tart, refreshing, and served in it’s own glass. Tahoma Kriek 2015– The Tahoma Kriek uses a strong Belgian Blonde ale for a base prior to the addition of local Rainier Cherries. Our two house yeast strains and Brettanomyces Lambicus were allowed free reign to develop its complex character. Brettanomyces funk, kiwi, and tart cherry rise from the nose, while finishing dry, effervescent and delightfully tart. This beauty was kept at cellar temperatures on the whole fruit for 13 months.  Best enjoyed with a good cheese and better company. Peche Mode 2015– We enjoyed making the Peche so much (and drinking it!) last year we just had to make it again.  We teamed up with Mt. View Orchards in Parkdale, OR and took about 600 pounds of peaches off their hands.  The peaches were added to a Strong Belgian Ale base brewed with our house Abbey yeast, and then inoculated with Brettanomyces lambicus.   We gave it nine months to relax and think.  The result is a peachy, farmhouse paradise.  Lightly tart and refreshing, this one drinks easy.  When life hands you peaches, make beer!

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Portland Here We Come! http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/news/portland-here-we-come/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/news/portland-here-we-come/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 18:07:11 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=84769 We are happy to ‘officially’ announce upcoming opening of our Woodstock Taproom located in SE Portland.  This is our first expansion outside of Hood River. The new 4336 SE Woodstock location will offer a casual indoor dining environment, as well as outdoor sidewalk seating and large open air windows to be used during the warm summer months. Similar to our Hood River taproom location the interior will feature a custom bar built by local Hood River craftsman David Swann, two lounge areas, and chalkboard art. The Woodstock location will feature a wide variety of specialty and year-round beers brewed in our original brewhouse in Hood River. The new Portland location will be keeping our renowned menu featuring New Haven style pizza, sandwiches, and salads. We’ll have a few new menu items in addition to (soon to be famous) brewer-crafted cocktails on tap. Like the Hood River taproom, the Woodstock location will accept bottle returns for our bottle re-use program and offer beer to-go in bottles, growlers, and kegs. “We’ve wanted a local spot to call home in Portland for some time now, and we love the Woodstock area. We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a full line up of our experimental brews, new draft cocktails (Fast Plane to London is one of my favorites), and a chance to dust off my vinyl collection of old forgotten albums to play on the in-house record player. Records, draft cocktails, possible brunch, more beer in Portland, dock sales, returnable bottles…. what could possibly go wrong?”-Matt Swihart. We’re currently making improvements to the Woodstock location including; a new artisan pizza oven, kitchen remodel, dining area expansion, and a number of updates to the exterior including an awning modeled after Super Cub aircraft wing (airplanes, Matt’s other passion). If all goes as planned we will open mid-July. The President of the Woodstock Community Business Association, Ann Sanderson made a lovely statement about our arrival to the Woodstock location: “We are thrilled that Double Mountain chose Woodstock for its Portland location. We’ve been hoping for a great brewpub for years, but getting Double Mountain is like winning the lottery. The brewery’s Hood River home has been a destination for travelers for some time, and we have no doubt that people will come from all over Portland and beyond to sample their great beers and get a taste of our little neighborhood, too.” said President of the Woodstock Community Business Association, Ann Sanderson. We are currently accepting applications for all restaurant staff including servers, hosts/hostesses, bussers, prep-cooks, line-cooks, dishwashers, and managers. Interested applicants can pass on their resumes to woodstock@doublemountainbrewery.com or you can get more info on our jobs page here.  

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Oak Barrel Aged Pale Death http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/more-from-the-barrel-series-oak-barrel-aged-pale-death/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/more-from-the-barrel-series-oak-barrel-aged-pale-death/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 19:39:49 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=84750 We have been loving our new barrel aged series. This one was started over a year ago and after some fine tuning and a little conditioning it it finally hitting the shelves. The Oak Barrel Aged Pale Death can be found in the Taproom as well in limited quantities throughout the Pacific NW and parts of Southern California. OAK BARREL AGED PALE DEATH-When we got a hold of these beautiful , brand spankin’ new barrels, we wasted no time filling them with a batch of Pale Death from 2015 we had in the tanks.  A little over a year later, we blended back in some of the 2016 batch of Pale Death to bring some youth to the honeyed and wooden vanilla aromas that came from the aging.  The tannins accentuate the bitterness, and the extra age provides a deeper wisdom to the beer. 9.5% ABV, 93 BU

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Devil’s Cuvee Kriek http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/devils-cuvee-kriek/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/devils-cuvee-kriek/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:50:32 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=80538 We are proud to release the Devil’s Cuvee Kriek, an oak barrel aged Devil’s Kriek Belgian style sour ale brewed with cherries. This labor intensive sour ale has been quoted as ‘the best version yet’ by beer bloggers and inciting cries of ‘damn that’s good!’ from across the bar. You can now get in on the barrel aged goodness at the Double Mountain taproom, throughout the Northwest, and parts of Southern California. “I think the added complexity of the tannins and sugars from the wine barrels are a perfect marriage with our aged kriek, the additional year in the wood takes the beer to whole new level.”–Owner/Brewmaster, Matt Swihart. Devil’s Cuvee Kriek Flanders Red Sour Ale with Cherries Aged in New French Oak Barrels                         Description: Carefully selected Devil’s Kriek from 2014 aged on Hood River Valley Bing and Vann cherries was given extra time in new French Oak barrels and blended with a small portion of next year’s Kriek.  It’s time in the oak gave it more depth and wisdom, and ripened the fruit imparting a sherry and dry red wine character.  The blend brings some youth and vivacity of the fruit to the table.  With this beer we pay homage to the traditions set before us, and welcome the future ahead. 9.5% ABV, 12BU

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Pale Death Returns http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/pale-death-returns/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/pale-death-returns/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:59:19 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=79436 This is a big beer, my friends.  A big beer with surprising drinkability.  One of those trouble maker beers.  All the cool kids came to this party.  This year we used 100% Mosaic hops to create this beast.  The Ardennes yeast from the La’ Chouffe brewery in Belgium lends a wonderful complexity and dryness that adds to the mysterious appeal of the brew.  Highly aromatic, balanced, boozy, and easy drinking.  What could possibly go wrong? Description: “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts, and I looked to behold a Pale horse, and the name that set on him was Death, and Hell followed him.” Open the Fourth Seal and partake in the luminous pungency of dank tropical forest.  Aromas of ripe kiwi, mango, and pineapple consort with the coriander and orange peel of the Ardennes yeast. A noticeable bitterness hangs in balance with a hint of malt sweetness hiding in the vast, pale orange foundation.  And yet, it finishes dry for a beer of this formidable stature. Release Party: Friday, April 1st, 5pm Loyal Legion, 710 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 Meet the brewer, swag giveaways, and tap takeover Available: Currently available in bottles and on draft in the Taproom Hitting shelves late March or early April throughout the Pacific NW, British Columbia, and parts of Southern California

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The Divine-Ninth Anniversary Ale http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/the-divine-ninth-anniversary-ale/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/the-divine-ninth-anniversary-ale/#comments Sat, 19 Mar 2016 20:24:37 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=79441 It’s been quite the ride over the last nine years since we opened our doors in St. Paddy’s day and we are still going strong. In celebration and in honor we brewed The Divine Ninth Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Brown. Bottles now available out in the market and also available in bottles and on draft our taproom. Description: It is with great pride and gratitude we offer The Divine, a bourbon-barrel aged brown ale of ethereal character. The strong brown ale base brew left to meditate in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for the better part of a year. The celestial slumber brought forth wondrous flavors and aromas of wooden vanilla, toffee, caramel, black licorice, and dark fruit, accompanied by a pleasant bourbon warmth. Cheers to nine great years! 9% ABV, 43 BU

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9 years and Counting! http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/9-years-and-counting/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/9-years-and-counting/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:04:55 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=74688 Mark your calendars, book your room, and get ready to celebrate. The road hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve always had fun. Come celebrate nine years of great beer, delicious pizza, and good times Saturday, March 19th, 2016.

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So Many Beers…. http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/so-many-beers/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/so-many-beers/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:50:00 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=72840 2016 has been so full of new beers it’s been hard to keep up. Here is a peek at what new and returning beers have hit the taps in 2016. New- Limited Release: Come Together Pale Ale – For Chef’s Week, we paired up with Chefs Doug Adams (Imperial), Adam Sappington (Country Cat), and Rick Gencarelli (Lardo) to create something special. We wanted to brew something that would be perfect to pair with a menagerie of menus and keep things coming together nicely. We chose to ferment a Czech Pilsner strain at ale temperature, creating a pale ale with citrus and pine grove aromas, and a crisp, clean balance. It’s polite, complimentary, provides witty anecdotes, and even helps with the dishes. Guaranteed to groove up slowly so you can do as you please. 6.5% ABV, 50 BU  Last year’s Chefs Week PDX collaboration beer with chef Dougie Adams (Imperial) ‘Yacht Rock’ was inspired by the classic Loggins and Messina Full Sail album. Sticking with the iconic album theme the fellas decided on giving a nod to the iconic album Abbey Road by The Beatles.  New– Moon Patrol Imperial Stout- After a long, grueling day patrolling the surface of the moon, warding off attacks from the sky, jumping over craters, and dodging mine fields, a Moon Ranger could really use a way to unwind.  This Imperial Stout is a full 16 bits of warm toffee, caramel, and a fine lining of raspberry jam.  It’s the color of the dark side, smooth, and pleasantly weighted on the tongue.  Guaranteed to ease stress after a long day of patrol. 8.4% ABV, 82 BU New- Perfect Strangers Hoppy Red Kölsch- In collaboration with our friends from Seattle, Ryan of the Rhein Haus Biergarten and Myles Derschang Group, we present Perfect Strangers. After much deliberation, we chose to combine two of our worlds, a German style biergarten and an Oregon craft brewery, and create a Hoppy Red Kölsch. This mash up of styles results in a beer with aromas reminiscent of melon, lemon, and dill and flavors of toffee, raisin bran, and a touch of jasmine tea. Perfect to share with friends and strangers alike. Prost! 5.8% ABV, 42 BU New- Sphagnum P.I. Scotch Ale- Named after the moss responsible for peat bog formation, this Scotch ale was brewed on the heels of our peated malt wash. Its malty physique is complemented by notes of caramel and toffee, smoked peat, and just a hint of bitterness. This beer is the perfect winter warmer after a long day on the river or the mountain, or saving the day in your Ferrari. 6.8% ABV, 36 BU New- Stardust IPA- With just a beer light to guide us, we have set forth on a journey that just may take us to Mars. Light and crisp candied fruit, apple, and tangerine aromas lift off the nose, leaving a spray of diamonds in its wake. Quaffable and refreshing, this IPA complements a spinning record and good company. We took it all too far, but boy, could he play guitar… 6.5% ABV, 40 BU It’s Baaack!- Carrie Ladd Steam Porter- This beer is a tribute to the Steamship Carrie Ladd that ran freight and passengers from Portland to the Cascade Rapids (Cascade Locks) from 1859 to 1862. We ferment this beer with Czech Lager yeast at ale temperature to temper the sulfur that this yeast tends to throw. The unique ferment temperature provides a fresh bread aroma with light cherry fruit overtones to this already rich, roasted, and robust porter. This style was popular among the pioneers that flocked to the coastal Northwest for the gold and timber rush.  6.6% ABV, 43 BU As always it will be an exciting year of beer here at Double Mountain and we look forward to having a pint or two with you. Cheers!

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Gypsy Stumper Official 2016 Release http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/gypsy-stumper-official-2016-release/ http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/double-mountain-beers/gypsy-stumper-official-2016-release/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:26:52 +0000 http://www.doublemountainbrewery.com/?p=69275 We initially brewed the Gypsy Stumper IPA as a slope side beer for Mt. Hood Meadows three years ago, but due to its popularity it returns to bottles for the second time. This complex IPA is currently available on draft and in bottles in the Taproom and can also be found in both bottles and on draft throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California. “Gypsy Stumper is a lovely hop forward brew it is the perfect après ski IPA.  I know I will be kicking my feet up, enjoying a Gypsy Stumper and watching the snow fall after a long day on the slopes.” Brewmaster/Owner  Matt Swihart Gypsy Stumper IPA 7.5% ABV, 80 BU Description: In the spring of 1980, a bearded, long haired, ragtag work crew known as the Gypsy Stumpers was hired to clear the stumps out of the newly formed runs on Hood River Meadows. Camped at lift tower 10 on Hood River Meadows, they worked long hours falling trees six feet in diameter, but only three feet tall. Much like the stumpers, this beer works twice as hard for your riding pleasure. Tangerine, grapefruit, and herbal flower make their way through the resinous, pine forest nose. It has a strong back, capable of lifting the weight of the vigorous hopping, resulting in an assertive balance. 7.5% ABV, 80 BU  

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