BRIGHT, HISTORIC, FLAVORFUL
On the site of what is now the Fort George Brewery block, in the year 1811, fur magnate John Jacob Astor’s expedition boldly built a trading post they called Astoria—the first US settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Around the same time, brewers improvised an effervescent beer by brewing lager yeasts at higher-than-normal temperatures. Described as a “refreshing drink, much consumed by the laboring classes,” it’s the inspiration for 1811 Lager. The Official Bicentennial Beer of Astoria is lovingly concocted from 2-row malted barley and cracked maize, with a distinctive Northwest hop style.
The first five cans off of our new canning line were 1811 Lager, and were immediately shotgunned. FACT.