Hood River, OR - July, 2018 – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom releasing a new seasonal favorite, Hood River Helles. This is currently available on draft and in bottles at the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. Hood River Helles can be found throughout the Northwest and British Columbia, in early August.
"Lagers are a sense of wonder for me and on the right day, my favorite beers. When in beer school in Chicago, my professor, Dr. Joe Power, famously said of ales and lagers, that in ales, you taste the brewer’s art and the delights of fermentation flavors in lagers you taste the ingredients, the malt, the water, the hops, the bread-like yeasts. The difficulty is they are the hardest to brew and hide nothing. The lighter they are, the more they show their imperfections. Cold, slow fermentation, long aging, greatest attention to every detail bring about the best lagers. Helles is the current Bavarian standard. All German malts, our Hood River water supply, being the some of the softest on earth, and fresh bright subtle hops bring you this delightful beer.– Brewmaster/Owner Matt Swihart
Hood River Helles
4.9% ABV, 30BU
Description: The younger brother to the Pilsner, Helles is the Bavarian Lager beer that most dominates the region. It is lighter than Pilsner, less bitter, more subtle, yet still bright and quaffable with a balanced and elegant hop character.
About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom was established in 2007 in the heart of downtown Hood River, OR. Founder Matt Swihart opened the brewery with a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Their unique location lends to not only using pure and clean glacial water for their beers, but they also take advantage of regionally grown hops. With their reusable bottle program, customers love the softer environmental footprint and know they are part of a solution to sustainability. They can be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Learn more at www.doublemountainbrewery.com