Double Mountain Brewing celebrates 8th anniversary on March 14

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I still remember my first visit to the taproom at Double Mountain Brewing. The place was just a couple years old and still had that new pub smell. Someone had warned me, “It’s gonna be your new favorite brewpub.” They were right. It’s an inviting, comfortable space that seems to serve as the community’s living room. The pizza is great and the beer is fantastic. What’s not to love?

On Saturday, March 14, Double Mountain Brewing celebrates its eight anniversary with a party at the taproom. Live music and all day and night. If you’re looking for a reason to visit Hood River and the Gorge, perhaps this is it. While you’re there, be sure to pick up your BIG passport and visit some of the other Brewers In the Gorge (see our previous story). Here is the info about the Double Mountain anniversary party.

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