This past weekend the 12th Annual Hood River Hops Fest took place and during this time Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom was served up its three fresh hop beers to both festival attendees and patrons of its downtown Hood River pub. This year’s fresh hop beers include Killer Brass Fresh Hop Dangerous Blonde Ale and the more popular duo of Killer Red Fresh Hop IRA and Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA. Only the IPA and IRA will get bottled.
About a week ago Killer Red hit the market and now bottles of Killer Green will be appearing on store shelves. To get your hands on Killer Brass its best to make the drive out to Hood River and enjoy it at the source with some of its tasty pizza.
Here are more details from Double Mountain’s press release…
Hood River, OR – September 28th, 2015 –Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA arrives just in time for fresh hop festival season. This well hopped fresh hop IPA lives up to its reputation with a fresh hop blend of Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe hops. The Killer Green is currently available on draft and by bottle at the Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom located in downtown Hood River and can also be found throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California.
The Double Mountain’s newest brewer, Jennifer House was one of the brewers on hand for brewing this year’s batch of Killer Green. “The aroma off the hop back was better than the smell of my mom’s kitchen during the holidays. The Killer green turned out dangerously dank and delicious!” she said.
Fresh Hop IPA
7.6% ABV, 85 BU
Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We were able to wrangle a bounty of Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe from Sodbusters Farms in Salem for us to turn into delicious fermented nectar. We worked around the clock to ensure these beauties got in to the boil, the hop back, and the fermenter as soon as possible. The result: pine forest, red apple, savory citrus, kind herb, and red fruit aromas waft from the effervescence, supported by a dry, brioche malt body and a pleasantly lasting bitterness. Be green. Drink Killer Green.
About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Double Mountain Brewery’s unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom’s unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.