It’s Fresh Hop Season

If the air seems a little bitty stickier, perhaps that’s because it is. Late summer is thick with the scent of lupulin oils. By early September the bines are packed around the Pacific Northwest, full of this year’s crop of hops. The great thing about brewing so close to those rich hop farms, Fort George…
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Block Party at Fort George

Friday, August 11th – Sunday, August 13th Since 1894, the Lower Columbia has celebrated the region with the annual Astoria Regatta. Steeped in history and rich with tradition, this gathering is a display of gratitude for the coastal community and the mighty Columbia River which shapes the topography and culture. And Fort George is right at the…
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3-Way IPA Arriving for Summer

Look for 3-Way IPA releasing throughout the Pacific Northwest beginning June 1st. Join all three collaborators at the following 3-Way IPA release parties: Portland 3-Way IPA Release Party When: Friday, June 9th from 6pm to 9pm Where: Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St. What: Join Fort George, Reuben’s, and Great Notion as they kick-start…
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Sweet Virginia Series: Barrel Aged and Small-Batch Bottles from the Brewers

The Sweet Virginia Series is now in full swing at the brewery, and the whole Fort George crew couldn’t be happier. “The response from the craft beer community has been exciting,” says Brad Blaser, a member of the marketing team. “The brewers here brew dozens and dozens of small-batch beers every year that you would typically…
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Stout Month 2017

It started with a simple enough idea: take a versatile, yet underappreciated style like stout, brew as many as your boss will allow, and put them on tap all at once. This was the idea Jack Harris, co-founder of Fort George, had over twenty years ago as a young brewer working for McMenamin’s Cornelius Pass…
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Sweet Virginia Series Bottles Arrive in time for 2017

The brewers at Fort George received a new toy for Christmas, and they just couldn’t wait to open it. The custom 6-head mobile bottling line from Meheen was barely out of the crate before they started it up. This had been on their wish list for quite some time. And after well over a year…
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2nd Annual Magnanimous Mug Awards were Magnanimous

Amazing Turnout by the Community [Astoria, Oregon] On the last Tuesday of every month Fort George Brewery hosts Benefit Night, a fundraising event for local non-profits. But in November that night turns magnanimous. This year seven noble community members gathered together on Tuesday, November 29th in the upstairs pizzeria to vie for the Magnanimous Mug. The annual award is…
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Get Tickets to the Festival of Dark Arts starting November 29th

Dark times mean dark beers. And there is no darker place than Fort George Brewery during Stout Month (AKA February). Every year the taps in Astoria pour black with new stout releases each week, anchored by the largest single-day stout fest in the world – the Festival of Dark Arts. Tickets to the Festival of…
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Employee Bike Program Begins at Fort George

[Astoria, OR] Perhaps you saw the bike shelter Tim Kennedy and crew were constructing across from Fort George and wondered what was going on? Why so large? Well, here’s your answer. On Friday Fort George rolled out a new employee program, offering all full-time workers of over one year a brand new bike from Kona Bicycle Company.…
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Regatta Block Party at Fort George

Hoist the mainsail and set course for the Mouth of the Columbia and three days of festivities at the Fort. Astoria Regatta, Oregon’s oldest celebration in its oldest city, marks its 122nd anniversary with events on land, sea, and all over the Fort George block. Parades, fireworks, an outdoor movie, beer releases, and plenty of…
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