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With the region’s beer reputation solidifying, brewers are looking for continued growth in Portland, Seattle and other major markets that are crucial to long-term success. Double Mountain’s new bottling and bottle-return program launched in October 2012. Logsdon is widely distributed and continues to look for new outlets, while Pfriem begins to push hard into the wholesale and production side of the business, looking to soon brew and distribute about 9,000 barrels annually. Everybody’s and Solera are looking to move further into the wholesale game as they catch up to the local demand and space constraints that hold them back. Kahler knows that Double Mountain and Pfriem are working hard in the Portland market now, and he is fine with letting them do the legwork of spreading the Hood River name and driving visitors to the area to experience the beers.
If the growth continues, the niches in the local market will narrow. For now, the brewers and owners believe strongly in the quality of their neighbors’ beers and breweries, and it makes promoting the area as a whole a painless prospect. The opening of a low-quality brewery or a new brewery that competes directly with the styles and atmosphere of one of the establishment may rock the boat, but for now, a high tide raises all ships.
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