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Double Mountain Draft Beer to be Distributed in Reusable Glass Kegs

April 02, 2018
Double Mountain Draft Beer to be Distributed in Reusable Glass Kegs

RE: Reusable Glass Kegs
Hood River, OR - March 31st, 2018
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom is pleased to announce the introduction of new innovative heavy duty glass kegs to the draft market.  As soon as next week, heavy duty reusable glass containers in 30 liter and 50 liter sizes will begin appearing in local bars and restaurants.
After President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom immediately began to explore alternatives to its current keg fleet consisting of thousands of 50 liter and 30 liter stainless steel custom kegs.  As soon as samples were sourced, testing of the new innovative large format glass containers began at both the downtown Hood River Taproom and SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood.
“After I read that President Trump thinks that trade wars are good, and easy to win, I first checked to see if that was Fake News. Disappointed, I immediately began to take steps to protect the brewery, staff, and beer drinkers from the unintended negative consequences of short sided trade actions.”
When asked if there were other alternatives to steel kegs, Matt Swihart expanded: “We did look at the one-way plastic kegs that many other breweries currently use, however, I just couldn’t do that to the environment.  My mother raised me better.”
Stop by one of the Taprooms to enjoy a beer or even a cider while expanding your outlook on the world.  Feel free to take home a reusable glass container of beer in 500ml & 375ml bottles or 64oz & 32oz growlers.
About Double Mountain Brewery and TaproomDouble 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

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