First mentioned in my interview with Charlie Devereux of Double Mountain about the brewery's upcoming expansion, Gravity Mountain (a collaboration IPA with Terminal Gravity) is being released in bottles and on draft this week. So I guess technically this will be Double Mountain's first bottled beer, though the packaged version in bottles is all made by Terminal Gravity in Enterprise, OR and the draft at Double Mountain's brewery in Hood River, OR. This Friday you can taste the differences between the two versions side-by-side at the official release party.
GRAVITY MOUNTAIN Collaboration IPA, a joint effort between brewmasters Matt Swihart of Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom and Steve Carper of Terminal Gravity Brewing Company. This superduo of the Oregon craft brewing scene decided to celebrate their shared histories with a true collaboration -- combining both their skills and their favorite ingredients to make something uniquely awesome.
“TG was an key touchstone for us when we decided to create Double Mountain,” according to co-founder Charlie Devereux. “It’s easy to forget the lasting impact Steve and his beers have had on the Northwest beer scene. Steve Carper blazed the trail in many respects and we’re proud to call him our friend and compatriot. Matt & I jumped at the chance to collaborate with him.”[For more musings about the two breweries, check out Double Mountain Brewery’s blog here.]
GRAVITY MOUNTAIN combines the breweries’ two house yeasts, their unique base malts, and some of their signature hops to make a strong, blond-colored IPA that’s aggressively hoppy and satisfying. It’s a true marriage of two brewery identities. Here are the specs:
Gravity Mountain Collaboration IPA7.2% alc by vol, 16.5 Plato, 70 BU. Brewed with Gambrinus Pilsner (Copeland variety), Marris Otter Pale, Biscuit and Munich malts. Styrian Goldings, Chinook and Brewer’s Gold hops; dry-hopped with Styrians and Brewer’s Gold.
Limited release, available in 12oz bottles and on draft in Oregon; draft-only in Western WA.
Terminal Gravity made all the bottled beer and Double Mountain made all the draft. We invite you to compare and enjoy the subtle nuances that our facilities contribute to the two versions. You can do just that at the first-ever (to our knowledge) Cross-Street Release Party, next Thursday, April 26th! Concordia Ale House and New Seasons Market Concordia will get first dibs on draft and bottles respectively; we’ll be pouring samples at New Seasons from 4-6pm, and partying down at the Ale House from 5-8pm with a t-shirt raffle and other good stuff. The ever-elusive Mr. Carper will be there in person with the DM team to sign autographs and kiss babies. The fun continues at the venerable East Side Tavern in Olympia on Friday, April 27th starting at 5pm. Hope to see you out there!
Concordia Ale House is at 3276 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, (503) 287–3929.
New Seasons Concordia is at 5320 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, (503) 288-3838.
www.terminalgravitybrewing.com -- www.doublemountainbrewery.com