Double Mountain Releases Seasonal Perry Hard Cider

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom of Hood River has been pushing its hard cider lineup as of late, and the latest is a seasonal release of Perry Cider. In a media release, Double Mountain says “we are enthusiastically experimenting with all things apples and pears” and this latest is made with starkrimson and comice pears.

According to Double Mountain, this variety of pears and fermentation “allows the cider to become lighter more delicate, with tender aromas of ripe pear and tropical lemon, sliding into pineapple and a residual lusciousness in the body.”

More from a press release:

Hood River grows the best pears in the world, and now makes the best Perry. Available in refillable 500ML bottles and draft at our Hood River Taproom, SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood, and throughout the Northwest.

The Hood River Valley produces some of the best pears in the world. We took advantage of our local resources and pressed Starkrimson and Comice pears together for this Perry. And oh, is it sheer joy. Light aromas of honey, juicy pear, and green apple end in a delicately sweet, gracefully tart and crisp pear cider.

“Passing on the chance to create a cider with pears from our backyard, which are the best pears in the world, was not an option. With this in mind, we created a slightly sweet, yet satisfying Perry that is most assuredly not your grandma’s pear cider!” Daniel O’Brien, Brewer

About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom:
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founder, Matt Swihart, opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. The unique location of Double Mountain provides the use of pure and clean glacial water for beers and ciders, while also taking advantage of regionally grown hops. Reusable bottles allow customers to partake in a softer environmental footprint, affirming they are part of a sustainable future. Double Mountain may be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Learn more at

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