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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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3.84/5
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Place Score: 93
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
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Cask: Y
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

8 4th Street
Hood River, Oregon, 97031
United States
phone: (541) 387-0042

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @doublemountain

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Place added by: msubulldog25 on 06-10-2007

Open Seven Days a Week at 11:30 am
Family Friendly 'til 8 pm
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 39
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Photo of madtappers
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Well next time your in Hood River don't pass this spot up. Just around the corner from the large Full Sail brewery.

They have plenty of styles of beers to choose from from double IPAs to robust porters.

I stopped in after a visit to Full Sail, small but unique brewpub with about 10 taps, of their brew.

Tried the winter seasonal Falalala, and wow this is a strong ale with great hop taste. Also had the Hoplava which is a great IPA.

Food looked good, however I had already ate before getting here.

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Photo of mydogsnameisSteve
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Probably my favorite Oregon brewery. Nothing caps a day of riding or paddling more perfectly than a draft Vaporizer out on the sidewalk. Pizza is awesome and they always have the goods on seasonal taps...Pale Death is a must have if you can get it. And dogs are welcome....bonus.

Photo of G_Z_a
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Vibe is not quite as good since they expanded. Very crowded and too family friendly now. Still one of my favorite places to grab a beer after a long hike in the gorge. Awesome pizza.

Photo of almostjay
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This is certainly the "cooler" place to go in Hood River (when compared to Full Sail), but it's lagging behind in virtually every aspect in my opinion. It's worth a stop if you're in town, but not a detour.

Photo of BobJude
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Love to visit Double Mountain when I am in the Hood River area fishing. Very good beer-my fav is Hop Lava- great pizza and a really cool vibe.

Photo of StHopNick
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Sadly I visited Double Mountain as I was leaving Oregon. Not only can you go to their taproom and enjoy the amazing beers that this top brewery makes, you can enjoy great food in one of the most beautiful cities in the entire state. Everyone in oregon should go to Hood River and spend some time trying all of the world class beers on tap.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in for a few beers on a Thursday evening. They had a band banging out some good covers. The four beers we had were $5 each (VALUE). The bar service with excellent, especially for a fairly busy night. They had at least ten on tap with a few more in bottles. Well worth the time.

Photo of paul_db
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

We went over to Double Mountain for their 7th year anniversary.

I gotta say on our road trip this was the most fun atmosphere we were around. Live music, in/out door activity and alot of socializing.

We got to do a vip deal (which costed extra) to go back into the brewing area and get access to special one-off brews that were projects.

IRB and the two Kriek beers were definitely tastey. Outside of that though i don't think my palate was up to the task for the rest of their brews.

I probably would not make a trip out here unless it was for the anniversary again, and even then, it'd have to be because there's something else in hood river to check out.

Photo of WelshBrewer
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

All the marks/scores given were for Friday the 14th and the guy who waited on us was awesome and we tipped him accordingly (my wife actually thru in another 5 ) on top of my 20%.

That being said we went in the next day for Zwicklemania and wanted to do the 3:30 brewery tour, we were 45 min early so we took a seat on a couch with a coffee table and watch as 3 different waiters and waitresses walked by for 1/2 hour and never even asked if we wanted anything, I even tried to stop one of them and was either not heard or ignored (don't know why).

So we promptly left and went to Full Sail.

Photo of elcrawl
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Awesome place to get a beer and food. main focus is pizzas, and they are some of the best i've ever had! make sure to hit up happy hour: $5 greek salad is enormous and delicious, and $10 smaller versions of the pizza. service is great, never been disappointed.

Photo of Fluffheady
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

When I walked in here, I was mad that I spent the last couple of hours at Full Sail. They serve awesome pizza, and their beer is quite good. They had two casks. They were busy, but we stuck it out for about 15 mins to get a seat at the bar. Very glad we did. This is a bar that really feels "lived in" and grimy, but in a charming way.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A: I walked in on a very busy Saturday afternoon. Parking was non-existent and the crowd was a force to be reckoned with. An ample amount of outdoor seating along the entrance/sidewalk but when you walked in ...WOW..cramped, busy. There was a small bar area to the left as I walked in with some seating and another bar and seating area off to the right behind the hostess. One seat at the bar and I snagged it. Busy, sordove chaotic. Severs were very busy but the atmosphere was energetic. I struck up some beer talk with guys at the bar.

Q: My two beers were great. Devils Kriek is always good but my Poseur was amazingly good! No issues with quality here.

S: Despite how busy my server was he stayed on top of the bar and kept the beer flowing.

S: Standards available. A few rotating handles and specialty stuff which I greatly appreciated.

F: I did not try any food but I heard the pizza was legit.

Photo of claspada
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Small bar, with some tables surrounding, I believe there was a dining area adjacent but I did not venture as I was constrained time wise.

Bartender was very friendly and helpful, allowed for samples prior to purchasing which is nice when you have literally never tried one of their beers.

Of the few I sampled some were average a few were quite above average. They have a bunch of their regulars on draft as well as a few which I was told were test batches/taproom only.

They also offer half or full pours which is helpful if you want to explore (and remember your journey in Hood River).

Photo of gkunkle
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Double mountain is a cozy, slightly more "hip" brewpub about a block from Full Sail. The room probably seats about 40 or 50. Our server quickly showed up and helped us pick out some beers. I don't know anything of her general beer knowlege, but she knew the double mountain product line well. The menu also provides detailed descriptions of each beer, providing a lot of extra information (really good thing).I got a sampler of a few beers, including a fresh hop, peche and a couple of krieks. I knew I would be paying a little extra for my sampler because I ordered a few specialty beers, but I was actually surprised by the cost. This is a great place to check out if you are making a beer trip out to Hood River, don't miss it.

Photo of suncrust
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A pretty small industrial pub that is basically across the street from the massive Full Sail brewery. The bar is straight ahead as you walk in, seats about 10, with a few tables surrounding the parameter. Staffed okay to accommodate the swarm of people. Servers were moderately attentive, semi-knowledgeable and mostly on top of their serving duties, but seemed to have a lot of mini-conversations about customers as they were pouring beers behind the bar. A bit like a "townie" crowd of both servers and patrons enjoying the brews and food. There was a monsoon happening outside during my visit, leaving me and my coat soaked when I walked in. Their long rack of coat hangers immediately gave a homey vibe that could have only improved with a fireplace. It's weird, but I enjoyed this feature.

Ordered a slightly pricey taster flight and a pint. Double Mountain makes high-quality beers, a lot of which make their way to Seattle, so I at least went in with some idea of what I was getting into. The brewery had a lot of seasonals on- a perk to visiting the brewery, but were mostly sours and krieks. Brews were all crafted, nicely balanced, and very drinkable. A nice, smooth hop bitterness was detectable in pretty much everything. Very pacific northwest. Clean, with great carbonation and body. The pub was packed, cramped, loud, with virtually no seating. Decent vibe... just freakin' busy.

Man, the brick-oven pizzas looked extraordinarily tasty. Monstrously big for one appetite... but I still heavily considered getting one. They really need some smaller offerings. The beer/pizza combo is so alluring, I am already thinking about when I can drive all the way back here for a pint of dry hopped IPA and a pie. Me and my lady had fun here, but boy was it cramped.

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Nice vibe to this little place. A little bit on the hipster/hippie side, but it wasn't overly done...more on the contemporary side. A small bar seats about 8-10 people, with a few tables and chairs to accommodate a small but decently sized crowd, maybe 50-75 max. Servers were all nice, even if a bit slow and/or inattentive: my wife ordered her food, and the bartender whisked away before I even got to open my mouth to order. And she gave me the wrong size beer, but oh well. They have a good selection of house brews on tap, including a nitro stout, and 2 krieks, the Devil's Kriek being the definite highlight of the beer I sampled. Some of the "higher end" beers were a little on the pricey side, but nothing out of control, and the prices were otherwise reasonable. Food was very good, with some good selections including housemade pizza. Unfortunately, said pizza only comes in a 16" size. I would have liked to try one, but as I was the only one interested, and there are no personal size pies, I had to abstain. Anyway, very nice little place, small and relaxed, and seemingly doing well despite being within easy walking distance of Full Sail. Recommended.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped here after a recommendation from locals and the folks at Full Sail. Did a flight and thought it was a little on the pricey side, but their beers were at least solid, with their Kriek standing out about others (at least to me). Placed that afternoon was packed, and it seemed to really have the right vibe for a brew pub. I didn't try any food, and the service was ok although it was very busy and could maybe normally be better when it wasn't. They did have a decent line up of beers for a brewery I didn't know anything about and I would probably visit there again if in Hood River to hike more of the trails to the 77 waterfalls in the gorge.

Photo of colforbin73
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

CANT BELIEVE THIS PLACE -- Doesn't have more reviews.

i had a great time there. this was partly due to the fact that some group of mexican farm/grocery workers, all solid-seeming hard-working american guys kept buying me beers and beers!

i was there with my girlfriend and we were chilling on the couch when they came in and there was bunch of them and they needed a big area so we moved and let them get their afterwork banter on -- it was a good scene. anyway... so as soon as i had finished half a beer i got another one -- it was like i was cool so i was sort of in their crew for the night. i tried to buy them back but it just resulted in me getting more beer.

it was all the places' brew -- and after swilling there all night, i still wasn't too foggy in the morning. it is a testament to the decency of the place and the freshness of the beer -- the good vibe.

we never went to fullsail -- spent the night in Hood River -- and Double Mountain Ruled!

Photo of jdense
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited 6.10.2010 on way to Beervana.

Located on a side street off the main downtown Hood River drag, a block or so from Full Sail, Double Mountain has moved past 'the new kid on the next block' label to becoming a force in the Oregon brewing scene.

The taproom features a small 8 seat bar, about 8 tables and 3 outdoor tables, and a comfy couch in the corner. The staff was attentive and cheery without being pushy. When I visited they had 8 beers on tap, their regular products (Kolsch, Hop Lava IPA, IRA, Molten Lava DIPA, Vaporizer( and several rotating taps. They were selling quite a bit of food, burgers, sandwiches, and the pizza looked especially good and popular. Fairly cool vibe, mostly locals, classic rock Stones, Pink Floyd playing.

While the beer prices were certainly on the high side, all the beer is off exceptional high quality. Worth a stop when traveling though the area, and certainly needs to be included with Walking Man as must stops on a Gorge beer tour.

EDIT- Some of the best pizza outside the PDX market. I have a number of friends who travel from Portland for pizza and a beer.

Photo of djbreezy
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

After enjoying a brewery tour at Full Sail, we headed over to Double Mountain to finish up the afternoon. We had a sampling of the Devil's and Rainier Kriek's in addition to the Hop Lava. The Kriek's were fantastic! (2009 vintage) Especially the Rainier.

There were plenty of other beers on tap and I wish I had it in me to try more but we had just finished a session at the Full Sail tap room and drinking more was not in the cards.

Pretty cool vibe and story behind the place. Super low key, nice outdoor seating, an overall friendly place. Love the logo...cool merchandise. Weather was great! Good memories and I can't wait to go back.

Photo of squaremile
2.96/5  rDev -29.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Gosh I'm a bit disappointed. We were there on a Sunday night, reasonably busy but pulled right up to the bar. We were there to sample a variety of beers and the bartender told us they don't like to pour more than a few samples at a time "so they don't get too warm." Umm... what? #1 quality beers open up nearer to room temp, and #2 we had two people splitting the samples, how long were they gonna last? She poured us 5 after some verbal massaging (very cool of her) and overall they were a bit underwhelming. Killer Green is my favorite fresh hop beer but honestly most other things have been a bit low on flavor for me. The winner of this flight tonight was the Devil's Kriek but even that was fairly tame. We paid and left without a trace. I'd go back if they had something special on, but otherwise it's a miss, although the pizza looked tasty.

Photo of Tucquan
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Visited here on 2010-01-31

After a nice day of hiking in the Gorge, I stopped here for the first time instead of my usual haunt at Full Sail. It's a small place but with an inviting atmosphere. There was reggae music playing, a mostly full seating area and bar with friendly patrons, a cooler with bombers of their beers, and a decent selection of their brews on draft.

I enjoyed a Hop Lava. The menu is pretty restricted but features good pizza. You can see the Columbia River from the front of the seating area but it doesn't have the commanding view like the Full Sail restaurant. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Hood River.

Photo of spointon
4.22/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I visited this place on 3/23/2010.

As others have mentioned, this place is right around the corner from Full Sail. Its a smallish place but the atmosphere is great. Cool copper covered bar with an older style bar back complete with big mirror. There was a sort of hipster crowd in there on my visit, with ages ranging from 20's to late 40's. Great music coming through the speakers...loud enough to rock but not loud enough to prohibit conversation.

The beers were really well made and ranged from good to exceptional. We had the english IPA (good), the kolsch (better), and the Belgian kriek (exceptional). Would have had more beers but they close at 10:00pm on weekdays!

The bartender was friendly and knowledgable and the beers were modestly priced. I bought a growler to go and the bottle was $4 and the beer in it was $11.

All in all a great little pub that makes very good beer. Highly recommended!

Photo of jpro
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by Double Mountain a couple of times during a weekend camping trip near Hood River... wow, I was really glad I found this place! I had a feeling it would be pretty awesome when I stepped out of my car and could smell wort drifting on the evening breeze from around the corner! First night, I tried the Hop Lava and finished things off with a couple of Dapper Dan's (their 3.7% session ale) - also had the turkey and cheddar sandwich, which was nothing mindblowing, but definitely filled me up and was stacked with meat and cheese. The vibe was pretty chill, and the staff was friendly - eager to chat about kite surfing, snowboarding and beer. Stopped back in on my way to Portland and had the Killer Green fresh hopped IPA, which was awesome. A nice, chill spot to have a couple of delicious beers -

Photo of Metalmonk
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

After a wonderful hike, Double Mountain was the first stop for four thirsty wanderers (including msubulldog25). It couldn't have made a better lunch destination. We sat outside, and the view of Washington state across the river was as majestic as you might imagine.

The smell of wort/hop pellets wafted through the place, which was incredibly inviting and helped whet our appetites for their beer. I got their "strong Belgian-style" ale, Inglemunster, which I could award "beer of the vacation" (and I had a solid week of truly great beer). Also sampled the oak-aged version and their Kolsch. Each tasted fantastic, convincing that these people totally know what they're doing. It'll probably be awhile, but I can't wait to taste their brews again someday.

Their Margherita pizza is excellent. Their method of cooking it at nearly 700 degrees for a very short time assures a fresh taste while giving the crust a little char, which only added to the depth of the flavor. If there were a PizzaAdvocate.com, I would easily give it a 4.5.

Service was just fine, and the overall vibe of the place was one of warmth, friendliness and natural beauty. It was at the beginning of a long day of wonderful beer, great food and excellent company, and remains the standout of what turned out to be a legendarily memorable day. Thanks to my hosts Brian, Sharon and Bryce for an incredible time.

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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom in Hood River, OR
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