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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Surf's Up at Double Mountain Cluster F#ck Release

In this season of event overload, making choices about where to go any day or night of the week can be a dicey business. But not all beer-related events are created equal and next week's Double Mountain Cluster F#ck release party is one of them. Not to be missed.

This is happening Thursday, June 13, at Velo Cult in the Hollywood District. If you don't know about Velo Cult, this is your chance to get acquainted. They are a combination bike shop, tap room and meeting place. I posted about them before, not long after they opened a year ago. Today, the place is a beehive of activity, with ongoing events and a great tap list. Bikes and beer are great companions in Portland and Velo Cult is becoming a destination.

Double Mountain, which recently announced a parting of ways between the co-founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux, is releasing a single hop IPA as the featured part of Cluster F#ck. I'm not a huge fan of single hop IPAs, but I'm happy to give this one a try. There will also be other Double Mountain beers available and these are some of the best beers in Oregon. 

Velo Cult fisheye
To provide some ambiance for the beer, Double Mountain and Velo Cult are bringing in the Church of Surf and Chakra Surf Dancers. One of the bike mechanics described Church of Surf as a Dick Dale-type outfit. Sure enough, YouTube videos concur. For anyone remotely interested in Dick Dale-inspired surf music, the Church of Surf and Chakra Dancers are going to be a treat.

If you're concerned about Velo Cult being too small for an event with music, don't be. The space is quite large. They have an existing stage and lighting setup. The Church of Surf is going to be a perfect fit for the space. Of course, if you aren't into surf rock, this may not be the event for you. Oh well.

Festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. Don't be late. 


  1. I love that beer. When they first debuted it years back, I expected it to be a one-shot deal for sure. Cluster hops make for rugged beers. DM's is a good one, though.

  2. I have not had Double Mountain's single hop IPA. Others have been disappointing. I'll let you know.


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