Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

Brewery
$ $
8 4th St (btw Cascade Ave & Columbia St)
Hood River, OR 97031
Monday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Wednesday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday
11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm

It says something about New Haven-style pizza that you can find a menu ode to it nearly 3,000 miles from Wooster Street. Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River (from Portland, that’s about an hour east toward Connecticut), may have been named for Mount Hood and Mount Adams, the two volcanoes seen from Hood River, but the pizza menu’s heart is in New Haven:

“We make our 16-inch pizza pretty much the same way they do it in New Haven, Connecticut, the pizza capital of the world. We run our ovens at close to 700 degrees F, cooking the pizzas super-fast and creating spots of superficial char on the crust. It creates great flavor.”

How did a brewery in Oregon end up making Connecticut-style pizza? Owner Matt Swihart opened Double Mountain a block away from Full Sail Brewing, where he worked as a brewer for more than a decade. Former co-owner Charlie Devereux is from Connecticut and loved New Haven-style pizza. He saw there was a gap and wanted to bring brick oven pies to Hood River. More than seven years after opening, Double Mountain has gone from brewery upstart to pizza exemplar, its pies noted as among the state’s best, ones that feature a thin crust using regional grain from just over the river in Washington and integrate as many fresh and local ingredients as possible.

Best of the best? Double Mountain spokesperson Anneke Ayers noted the Truffle Shuffle and the Jersey Pig (sausage, onion, and mushroom) as fan favorites (in that order), but the specialty pie (whatever it is), is the real move. Of those, the asparagus pie is beloved, but according to Ayers, “Our current specialty pie is one of the most coveted seasonal pies we make, the Heirloom Pie. It is the perfect summertime pie made with fresh heirloom tomatoes with a pesto base made with local basil.” 

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

Menu

Tips

  • Relax with a pint and a slice at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River.
  • The Salami Pie rocks!
  • Known as trouble fountain by the lokes...
  • A postGorge adventure pit stop at Double Mountains woody, friendly taproom in downtown Hood River brings a welcome surprise: some of the finest pizza within dough-tossing distance of Portland.
  • Best pepperoni pizza I've ever had. Worth the drive (with amazing views) from Portland. Oh yeah, and the beer is good too.
  • BBQ pie is the tits
  • You can score personal-sized pizzas before 3pm.
  • Pizza and beer are worth the drive from Portland. Can't go wrong with the Mushroom Pizza and a pint of the IRA or the Vaporizer
  • Truffle Shuffle and Jersey Pie are perfect together!
  • Best post Gorge hike for pizza and beer!
  • Get vaporized with the vaporizer! Delicious fresh hopped pale ale:-)
  • Pizza! All your pizza are belong to us!
  • Love Double Mountain! Family friendly, cozy, and delicious food!
  • Enjoyed a beer sampler and a truffle shuffle pizza. The crust was awesome!
  • Double Mountain is great! Good food and great atmosphere.
  • Great pizza. Placement if pizza on the table racks is inconsistent and confusing. A beer was brought to us for the table to share, and taken away when we couldn't decide who should sip first. 6/8stars
  • Brewery tours every Saturday!
  • The menu says, pizza done the way it's done in New Haven, Conn, the pizza capital of the world. Ask your waiter if this statement is a joke that went over your head.
  • Jumpin Jack Flash cider.
  • Relax on the couch with a good cider!

Nearby places

506 Columbia St (at 5th St)
707 Portway Ave Ste 101
115 State St (at 2nd Ave)