Zupan’s Markets has partnered with Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery to develop the eighth beer in their Farm-to-Market lineup. Featuring the BottleDrop Refillable bottle, this package is made and reused in Oregon. Created with ingredients from the Pacific Northwest, this IPA includes notes of tropical fruit and kind herb for a perfect mix of sustainability and drinkability.
“Zupan’s Markets is excited to continue to bring our customers exclusive beer creations in partnership with the best local craft breweries,” said Zupan’s Markets’ President and CEO Mike Zupan. “We are proud to be working with Double Mountain Brewery to bring a delicious spring IPA featuring a sustainable package.”
Made of thick-walled glass which protects the beer from light, this bottle is the most sustainable choice in the beer aisle. Return this bottle to any BottleDrop facility. Or return the bottle to any Double Mountain Taproom or Brewery and Double Mountain will buy you a pint (limit 1 pint per customer per day.)
This IPA is currently on shelves at all three Zupan’s Markets locations in 500 ml bottles for $5.99. With only 150 cases produced, this beer will only be on shelves for a limited time.
“We enjoy working with companies that we like. And we like Zupan’s a lot” said Matt Swihart, Founder of Double Mountain Brewery. “Our shared mission to provide the best products for our customers made this partnership a great fit.”
Profile: ABV 7.5%, IBU 65
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Crystal 15
Hops: Simcoe and Strata in the kettle, Simcoe hop back and Strata dry hop
Tasting Notes: The grain bill keeps it light enough to let the hops shine. Heaps of tropical fruit and citrus leap out of the nose and continue through, combining with an enticing dank, kind herb characteristic Strata is famous for, as well as Simcoe’s rainforest pine and ripe strawberry.
I found the beer had a great balance of sweetness and spice. It tasted very fresh with complex notes but easy to drink. It paired well with my roasted veggies and grilled chicken sausage.
About Double Mountain Brewery
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. The unique location of Double Mountain provides the use of pure and clean glacial water for beers and ciders, while also take advantage of regionally grown hops. Reusable bottles allow customers to partake in a softer environmental footprint, affirming they are part of a sustainable future. Double Mountain may be found on tap and in bottles throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
About Zupan’s Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has three locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.
Like in previous blog posts about Zupan’s Markets, they provided free beer for this review.