Double Mountain Brewing Company
8 4th St # 204
Hood River, Oregon
Visited on February 13, 2010
It took every ounce of my strength to explore this little vacation town’s brewpubs rather than just going to Full Sail, but I managed to tear myself away. And I’m glad I did. As is the norm in Oregon, every single damn brewpub in the area seems to be top notch, including this one.
The tap room is a small establishment tastefully decorated in solid colors and a solid logo. It doesn’t look like much on the outside – just a small white corner building – but the flavors inside are gigantic. I sat at the bar on a relatively quiet afternoon. If I remember correctly, they didn’t offer sample platters at the time, which is a shame. I would have loved to try each of their varieties. But as it was, I could only stomach two pints, one of which had to be lower gravity, knocking most of what they brew out of contention.
As for the food, pizza is the name of the game. Thin crust with a brick-lined oven baking between 650 and 700 degrees, just as a good pizza oven should. Unfortunately, their pizzas also are huge and I didn’t want to take any home with me. So instead, I went with one of the few sandwich selections on the menu – a meatball sub.
In short, it was everything a meatball sub should be. Warm, gooey, meaty and flavorful. I still left stuffed.
If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend giving this place a try.