Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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2.96/5 rDev -28%
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.
05-10-2010 23:16:36 | More by squaremile
3.78/5 rDev -8%
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.
05-06-2010 10:48:51 | More by Tucquan
4.22/5 rDev +2.7%
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!
03-24-2010 16:58:26 | More by spointon
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
11-30-2009 16:17:19 | More by madtappers
4.45/5 rDev +8.3%
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 -
11-02-2009 20:57:19 | More by jpro
4.3/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
05-19-2009 22:38:38 | More by Metalmonk
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
After a hike up to Wahclella Falls a few miles west, our hungry/thirsty crew of four made the trek further east to Hood River for a much-needed Double Mountain respite. The Friday afternoon blue skies were picture-perfect so we picked a shady table on the (sloping) sidewalk, but only after procuring pints (well, goblets in a couple cases...) and picking a pizza.
Were the weather not so lovely, we could have stayed indoors and lounged on a comfortable leather sofa in a cozy space that feels less 'brewpub' and more 'living room'. On a visit a few months back, I noted this to be the case: the town truly embraces the place with neighbors meeting over ale glasses and children skirting between tables; it's all very homey, yet perfectly embodies what a pub *should* be - a welcome gathering place for all. Sun permeates from two sides of the room; the eastward facing one offers decent views of home-dotted hills across the nearby Columbia River. A bay adjacent to the bar houses the brewery and has a more austere arrangement of tables, distressed couches and a single dartboard; it's all good, since this is also the loading dock, connecting the brewery to the street.
Taplist is good/ varied and the quality/creativity of Double Mountain's brews has impressed me since my first taste some 2 years ago. On the day we visited, seven taps were active: Kolsch, Alpenbrew, Pale Ale, IRA, Hop Lava and two stunners, the big bad Belgian-inspired 'Inglemunster' and it's even badder oak barrel-aged sibling 'Inglemonster' (the latter two, both in the 11% range, served in goblets). Prices are quite fair: $4.50 imperial pints and $3.50 12 oz. glasses. Growlers can be filled, though DM does not bottle.
Food menu is limited to several sandwiches, salads/apps and brick-oven pizzas; add in cookies for dessert and a couple options for the kids and there's something pleasing to everyone. We choose the Margherita pizza, a crisp-crusted basic pie with tasty cheese and rich tomato sauce and a liberal sprinkling of shredded basil. It split well between the four of us and went well with the beers (amongst the group, I believe we had every one of the offerings except the Pale Ale).
Good food, terrific beers, comfortable vibe: all combine to make Double Mountain a 'must visit' when in Hood River. (Hint: an easy 1+/- hour drive from Portland)
05-18-2009 04:05:47 | More by msubulldog25
4.39/5 rDev +6.8%
This place is awesome. I was under the impression they opened at 4 so I thought I'd miss checking it out but low and behold it was open at 2 when I happened to walk by.
The place is pretty small but the beer is incredible. They had their regular stuff on tap as well as a strong Belgian ale called the Ardennes as well as an barrel aged offering.
You can get samples, pints and food at this place. What more can you ask for. The decor is really cool with an amazing bar and wooden cabinetry.
This is definitely your beer destination in Hood River. Awesome little place.
02-21-2009 22:28:05 | More by indiapaleale
4.72/5 rDev +14.8%
This is definitely my local hangout. Great brews, good food, and good friends can't be beat. They're young and still playing with their brews, which is fun because there's always a surprise in store. They've got your typical hop-heavy Northwest brews, plus a bunch of Belgian style stuff and lately have been releasing some crazy Brett stuff. You have to go at least weekly, or you'll be missing out on something!
The food is good, but pretty basic. Pizza being my favorite fare. Note that they do cater to veggie/vegan palettes too. They've also go bands regularly and are located off the 'strip' and away from the maddness of downtown Hood River.
If you're visiting from out of town, skip Full Sail and come here!! Some early, though, because it fills up fast :)
02-08-2009 07:49:56 | More by chwilliams
3.68/5 rDev -10.5%
I've had two chances to visit Double Mountain. Once, late on a Tuesday night after driving over 1,000 miles while moving from Colorado to Oregon. I was less than seventy miles from my new home in Portland, but I wanted to drive the Columbia River Gorge in daylight, so I stopped at Double Mountain before heading down the road to a state park to camp for the night. The second time, some months later, was with a group of friends. Both times, Double Mountain impressed me with its cozy, social atmosphere, beautifully shaped imperial pints, and quality beer. The pizza is also quite tasty, if slightly expensive. (What is it with Oregon brewpubs and their pricey pizza? That's right HUB, Laurelwood, Double Mountain...I'm looking right at you.)
The brewpub itself is small and intimate. It's also extremely popular, which means that it's hard to get a table. In other spaces, I might have felt that this was suffocating--really, there are only a handful of tables, a few seats at the bar, some outdoor seating, and a couch zone. But there's something about the setup here that works. It feels social and inviting, and I'm happy to see a new(ish) brewpub be so popular.
Charlie and the folks at Double Mountain keep six or seven house beers on tap. Their regulars include two standouts: the IRA and Hop Lava (IPA). Both see pretty regular rotation through many of Portland's restaurants and beer bars, and both are delicious. The IRA is on par with Green Flash and Bear Republic as far as "West coast" ambers go (Double Mtn's 'winter IPA' Fa La La La La might also be put into that category and doesn't disappoint, either) in setting a high standard for this emergent style. They also keep a very good pale ale on full time, as well as a fairly straightforward kolsch.
Overall, Double Mountain is a great, small stop between Portland and eastern Oregon, an up-and-coming local bar, and a growing, impressive brewery. Give them some of your time.
12-22-2008 02:01:12 | More by benito
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom in Hood River, OR
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.