Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

Double Mountain Brewery & TaproomDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Double Mountain Brewery & TaproomDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8 4th Street
Hood River, Oregon, 97031
United States

(541) 387-0042 | map

Notes: Open Seven Days a Week at 11:30 am
Family Friendly 'til 8 pm
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slander from New York

4.37/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

From Bend back the long way around because fuck that mountain pass on 26 in a shitty airport rental Toyota Corolla. Nearly kill me once, shame on you. Nah. We ran 197/97 and saw the Maupin madness there. We’re due for din in Portland in a bit but we’ll drop an easy off the highway 84way anyway for a beers. It’s around here somewhere. Are we on the right street? Positively. Big blue meanie on the hill. Spanning two buildings. Meter feed what quarters we have and onward…

Much bigger than it looks from out of side. Entered in and found the bar; ‘L’ shaped, copper topped, with a wood panel base & foot bar. Seating for 7 on leather cush stools wrapping around the bend. 10 tap logo handled tower on the barback below a center framed mirror, and glassware box shelved to both sides, with pieces (a lunch box, bottles, cans, glassware, pics) lining atop. Handpump on one end of the bar and a 5 handle cylinder tower on the other end.

Red concrete floors, and rafter ceilings with spinnys, blended ductwork, buttercup lamps tracing the bar & drop lamps across the floor. Large front windows and the walls done in different colors (green, light green, & yellowish). A bunch of tables off the bar running an ‘L’ tracing the bar. Light art, a framed mirror, a slat board tap board on the side wall there (me, pointing), and through to the next room.

I’m inclined to call the next room a ‘lower room‘ as it’s further down the hill but technically it’s on the same level. Well, there’s another bar here, anyway. Similar or the same as the one in the main room; ‘L’ shaped, copper topped, with a wood panel base & foot bar. Seating for 7 on leather cush stools wrapping around the bend. 14 logo handled tap tower box here on the bar & a tower with 5 ciders in the corner next to merch central.

Wood barback unit with a center hop atop over a large mirrored panel. Glassware countered, shelved, & stacked fronting and wine to the side. Schmidts cans lining the top of the unit, and dead soldier tap boards displayed above the bar. Cooler space below the bar. Vertical tap board to the left side (beer, style, ABV, & IBU). More merch over my shoulder, an ‘events of past’ pasted cold box, and hey, there’s a brewery back there.

Blue walls, wood plank floors, rafter ceilings with duct work & big beams, buttercup lighting tracing the bar & spinny top lamps about the room. Hightops adjacent to the bar running back to the brewery proper and forward to the overhead door garage roll up, nearly a dozen tables in all.

And then below, it drops again, ramped and staired. There was a small child sitting most dengerously on the railing where I know she ought not to have been. She looked at me and doled out the index/pinky fingers, so as she’s clearly metal AF, I guess she can stay there. A dozen + tables and a corner step up stage area. Burgundy walls, good art, neons, vintage adage, bottle displays, cool prints, yeah.

The current list is 15 beers (Kolsch, 5.2%; Vaporizer, DH Pale Ale, 6%; IRA, India Red Ale, 6.5%; Hop Lion, IPA, 6.7%; Hop Lava, NW IPA, 7%; Ol Greg IPA, NW IPA, 7%; House Project IPA, Belgian IPA, 6.4%; Yakuza, Japanese Lager, 4.8%; Black Irish, Dry Irish Stout, nitro, 4%; Magdalena Obscura, Rum BA Stout, 9.7%; Prince Valium, Brandy BA Stout, 12.4%; Dark 55, Dark Lager, 5.1%; 2017 Devil’s Cuvee Kriek, Oak BA Belgian Sour with Cherries, 9.9%; 2017 Peach Cuvee, Oak BA Belgian Sour with peaches, 8.7%), including a single cask option (Juicy, Clearly Not Hazy, IPA, 5.9%), + 5 house ciders (Dry Cider, 6.7%; Dr. Gravenstein, Cider, 6.4%; Double Mountain Perry, 6.2%; BA Perry, 10.3%; Wickson Crab, Single Variety Cider, 8.2%).

It’s a good selection, about 2/5 IPAish, and everything from Kolsch & Lager to BA Stouts to BA Sourz). As this was the last stop on our PAC NW tour, I reasonably should have drank the NW IPAs (and maybe the India Red Ale, too, as it seems to be a thing out here), but as this trip was filled with much adventure (including that near death experience crossing over the Blue Box Pass outside of Government Camp), I just want a not hoppy now, okay? Started with the Black Irish (Dry Irish Stout), which was lovely, and then seconded with the 2017 Devil’s Cuvee Kriek, which did not suck.

They do food but I’m sorry, did you not hear me when I said we have din plans in Portland? Still one of them there pizzas couldn’t have hurt, right? Brooketending, just now; she is a delight, and the tunes are good. Beer was solid, should have grabbed a few bottles to not have been easily able to get home. Would have liked to have gotten into them NW IPAs. Good thing about Oregon is they let you come back again.

Aug 10, 2021
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WillieThreebiers from Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Covid restrictions limited access to the interior, there were plenty of seats on the sidewalk and the open lot across the street. About a dozen beers on tap, I had the IPA which was very nice. I hope to get back here when times are more normal.

May 10, 2021
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MieK from California

4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Really nicely finished beers. All of them. They the “Killer” series which uses FRESH hops. All the the seasonal stuff is good and although we are sad to see them go, another amazing brew takes its place. That’s the circle of life.
Oh, the pizzas are great too.

Jan 01, 2019
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rrock44 from Washington

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Brought the family (wife, 7 year old and 4 year old). Had a couple of bar areas and then a family eating area. Decent amount of double mountain’s offerings. Killer lion is killer. Grabbed 2 bottles to go. The wife and I split the jersey pie - so good- and the boys got a pepperoni and pb and j. Service was prompt. Wish I had time for a second beer, but we were on our way to Portland. One day i’ll do the gorge beer trail and revisit.

Nov 10, 2017
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Aug, 20,2017, with the wife
11am waiting outside for the place to open with a crowd of 2 dozen+ is always a good sign. We just stopped by for a patio pint and I enjoyed the setting. No food for us but we grabbed a bunch of take away beers and my wife bought a hat, prices were a little expensive but the quality was high enough I didn't feel ripped off, I'd go back for sure when I have more time.....

Aug 23, 2017
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FFreak from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

This is a fun place. They offer a large beer selection on tap, most of which are pretty decent. The servers are friendly and informative and the place is hopping and loud, especially when a band is playing. Seems to be popular with locals and tourists alike. Pizza was OK...

Apr 25, 2017
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Stopped in with Da Boss yesterday after a hike to see Tamanawas Falls.

Vibe was OK, looked small from the outside but was pretty large inside. Typical brewpub with the vats, rustic booths dotted the place, with two bar areas.

Quality of the beers were good, really liked the Pale Death.

Service was solid as the server was quiet but hustled to keep up with the post lunch time crowd.

Selection was pretty good, maybe 15-20 brews available.

Food was OK. Had the Pizza which was baked to perfection but a little skimpy on the toppings.

Overall a good experience and worthy of a visit.

Aug 23, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

man, this place gets real busy on the weekends! packed out front, long waits for tables, so we skipped the food and just blasted into the standing room only bar for a kriek, which was a unique and inspired beer, but the experience was well worth it. the place is cool, bigger than it looks from the outside, with seating in the bar, the dining room, and outside, lines await whatever opens up, but they had no issues with beer on the sidewalk which was cool and uncommon. the kriek was the only one we had, but it was dope, packed with jammy cherries, strong and tart, blood red, dense, and delicious. the food they were serving turned me on too, but i will have to go back for that. cool sort of bohemian vibe in here, colorful and bright. the bartender was cool but he had no chance with the big crowds, two people back there couldnt meet the demand, so the few minutes we waited for his attention is not a negative in this instance. while our trip in here was a bit of a blow through because of the crowds, i definitely plan to go back, the beer was great and the scene was happening. great spot with an exciting and lengthy tap list of house beers.

edit: my recent return trip was a triumph! we got a table outside, drank through a ton of their stuff, had awesome service, and really got the experience that i wanted the first time around. their beers are some of the best in the region, and the place is just great. highly recommended!

edit: they put up some really nice outdoor booths for the pandemic and i believe are going to keep them, more comfortable, shaded, private, really a nice addition to the vibes here, and the beer continues to slay!

Jun 09, 2016
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didgeboy from Washington

3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Great place to grab some pizza and a few beers. Food is good, wait is long, but that usually means they are doing something right. During my last visit the place was packed but the staff was very friendly and took great care of us. If you are into PNW style beers this is a great place to sample high quality craft.

Aug 25, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

May 11, 2015
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G_Z_a from Oregon

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Mar 17, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Jan 22, 2015
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StHopNick from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

May 25, 2014
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Apr 19, 2014
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paul_db from Washington

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Mar 22, 2014
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WelshBrewer from Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Feb 18, 2014
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elcrawl from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Oct 07, 2013
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Fluffheady from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Aug 05, 2013
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barleywinefiend from Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Jul 15, 2013
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claspada from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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).

Jun 18, 2013
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gkunkle from Oregon

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Jan 04, 2012
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suncrust from Washington

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Dec 31, 2011
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Dec 30, 2011
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Nov 13, 2011
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colforbin73 from California

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

Apr 02, 2011
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