Thanks to a recent facility expansion, the team at Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom are now able to deliver even more variety to their already-robust lineup of tasty brews. The brewery is very proud to welcome “THE VAPORIZER” as a full-time brand, joining “Kölsch”, “India Red Ale” (aka “IRA”), and “Hop Lava” Northwest IPA on the year-round roster. Double Mountain brewed “THE VAPORIZER” as a seasonal last summer, and it was so well-received that they’ve decided to promote it to the starting lineup.
“THE VAPORIZER” is a golden-hued Pale Ale that features a beautifully hoppy aroma and flavor. The malt is 100% Gambrinus Pilsner, the brewery’s sweet and supple house malt from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia. The hops are primarily of the Challenger variety, grown on a single farm in the Yakima Valley. Brewmaster Matt Swihart and his team of brewers dry-hop “THE VAPORIZER” to pump up the hoppy goodness. It’s an appetizingly dry, clean and pure-tasting take on a hoppy Pale Ale. 6.0% alcohol by volume, 50 bittering units.
Double Mountain will be celebrating the widespread release of “THE VAPORIZER” with a Kick-off Party at Apex, the hot new beer bar recently opened by local craft beer impresario Jesse McCann. Come on down Thursday June 10 from 5 to 9pm — the Double Mountain brewers will be hanging out and raffling off Vaporizer t-shirts and other goodies. Apex is located at 1216 SE Division in Portland.
In other news, the Brewery’s popular Taproom will be open for lunch seven days a week all summer, from Memorial Day Weekend on through to September. Summer hours are 11:30am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. They’ll be adding a few new lunch-oriented items to bolster the food menu, too. Be on the lookout for “The Jersey Sub”, “Jamon Torta” and other goodies, including more daily specials, as the season progresses.