Double Mountain Finally Releases Bottles to the Portland Market
They should call it the Double Mountain Bottle Release Roadshow. After more than five years in the works, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom of Hood River, Oregon, is shipping its first truckloads of bottles to the Portland market and celebrating at beer bars and bottleshops all over town. The brewery’s core brands--Kölsch, Vaporizer, India Red Ale (IRA), and Hop Lava--will be on shelves and available for purchase on October 15 at fine bottleshops in the metro area.
The beers, which until now have only been available in bottles at the brewery’s taproom in Hood River, come in unique half-liter bottles and will retail single-serve for approximately $3.99 per bottle. The bottles--imported from Germany--are made of thick-walled glass, allowing them to be cleaned and reused many times. Retailers who sell Double Mountain bottles will be segregating returned bottles for a return trip to the brewery. Visit www.DMReturns.com to learn more about this green program and to find participating retailers.
The folks from Double Mountain will be all over Portland for a few weeks, pouring samples and meeting fans at various bottleshops. The fun starts at Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark, Portland, on October 15th from 5-8pm. In addition to bottle samplings and keychain giveaways, the Café side of the Station will be pouring some tasty DM draft selections, including Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA, Killer Red Fresh Hop IRA, and Ferocious Five Bourbon-Barrel Brown Ale.
“Belmont Station was one of Double Mountain’s very first draft accounts in Portland, delivered out of the back of my car,” according to DM co-owner Charlie Devereux. “It seems fitting that we kick off the bottles in style at their shop.”
In addition to Belmont Station, the Double Mountain crew will be pouring samples and having fun at the following accounts in October (all gigs start at 5pm):
Wed. Oct 17 th - Hop and Vine, 1914 N. Killingsworth
Thurs. Oct 18 th - Bridgetown Beerhouse, 915 N.Shaver
Fri. Oct 19 th - Saraveza, 1004 N. Killingsworth
Mon. Oct 22nd - The BeerMongers, 1125 SE Division
Thurs. Oct 25 th - Main Brew, 23956 NW Clara Lane, Hillsboro
Fri. Oct 26 th - John's Market, 3535 SW Multnomah Blvd.
Tues. Oct 30th - Uptown Market, 6620 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
Fri. Nov 2nd - Bottles NW, 5015 NE Fremont
More dates coming; check www.doublemountainbrewery.com/calendar for updates. The initial release is limited to Portland-area bottleshops, with grocery stores to follow sometime in the near future.