|Courtesy of Double Mountain Brewery
The Double Mountain Program: Since 2013, our unique half liter bottles are made of thick walled glass, allowing them to be cleaned and reused many times. Empty bottles can be returned to the brewery, where they are cleaned, sanitized and refilled with beer. Reusable bottles are used across the globe as the most environmentally sustainable packaging for beverages. According to the 2012 Beverage Industry Environmental Round Table Report the carbon footprint of manufacturing, recycling and distribution of multiple use refillable glass bottles use 4 times less carbon than recycled (one-way) glass and 7 times less carbon than aluminum cans.
“We are excited to be a part of this bold environmentally sustainable program. Oregon is the perfect place to expand our current refillable bottle system and bring in more breweries to do the right thing.” Matt Swihart, Brewmaster
Thursday March 23rd 2017: In an ongoing effort to continue and expand our reusable bottle program, we have teamed up with Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC) to collect Double Mountain bottles. Our combined efforts will increase collection capabilities by having several bottle drop redemption centers in addition to Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom locations, growing the return percentage of our bottles and softening the environmental impact. “Beer enthusiasts in Oregon know and care about the environment. Double Mountain and OBRC are embracing a reusable/refillable beer bottle that is the most sustainable way to drink great craft beer,” says Master Brewer Matt Swihart
Click on the links below to view video coverage of this exciting program launch:
About Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom: 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. 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 www.doublemountainbrewery.