Hood River, OR ... Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom is releasing new 12oz refillable glass bottles. With the 12oz refillable bottles we thought it was the perfect time to introduce the newest addition to the lineup, Double Mountain Pale Ale. A little over a year ago we introduced Hop Lion to our year round beers. Now our new 12oz refillable bottles are available filled with our delicious Hop Lion and the new Pale Ale, currently available at our Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood. Look for them now on shelves in your neighborhood and throughout the Northwest!
Double Mountain started bottling in 2012 and was the first brewery on the West Coast to bring the idea of refillable glass bottles back to the market place. “I've been brewing for over 25 years and I grew up in an area of the country that still used refillable bottles when I was in college.” -says Matt Swihart. Most refillable glass in the United States started transitioning to one-way glass (throw-away or recycled) in the 70s. Prior to our introduction of refillable glass in the Northwest, only two breweries in the US still packaged beer in the world’s most sustainable container. Double Mountain has worked with the OBRC (Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative) to set up a local recycling infrastructure that allows the purchase of glass locally, Then the used glass is collected for the purpose of having it cleaned and refilled.
Oregon breweries are extremely well positioned to take advantage of the new refillable bottle program. With the new program we can purchase glass locally, bottles get collected and separated, cleaned and brought back to the brewery ready to be refilled. Double Mountain and the OBRC would like to set a new standard and model that other states can emulate. Since proving the concept in Oregon, we have now set up collection sites in the Seattle area and beyond, getting the glass back to Oregon and ultimately expand our efforts. Almost every nation has been proving refillable containers work and will continue to work for the sustainable future of our planet since refillable bottles can be cleaned and reused 20-30 times before replacement.
"As a brewery with a sustainable mindset, we recognize that packaging is one of the ways we can reduce the impact we have on our environment and lessen the carbon footprint of our beer. We are so incredibly excited to be the first to introduce Oregon’s refillable bottle, now in 6-packs across the state of Oregon and throughout the Northwest. Oregon is leading the nation with the most sustainable way to package beer.” Brewmaster/Owner Matt Swihart
The following link from OPB has more information about the program; Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In US
6.7% ABV, 65BU
Description: Tropic resin, tangerine, evergreen, and the earthy scent of Northwest petrichor leap from the nose of this proud IPA. Tangelo and fresh bread stalk closely behind, finishing with orange and dank pine.
5.4% ABV, 46BU
Description: When the rain drenches the forest, ripe citrus and earthy melon come out to play. This Pale has tangerine and kind forest resin up front, finishing light, dewy, and highly quenching.
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 refillable 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
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