It’s the most magnanimous time of the year. Thoughts are turning towards The Holidays, family gatherings, and communities coming together and helping one another. And at Fort George that means it’s time for the Magnanimous Mug Awards – the biggest Benefit Night of the year. Up to twelve benevolent individuals will raise funds for valuable local nonprofits, and one person will hoist the Magnanimous Mug for 2020.
The Magnanimous Mug Awards have helped raise over $200,000 for local nonprofits over the last three years. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, head to fortgeorgebrewery.com/magnanimousmug for details. Or if you’d simply like to help choose the winner, join us on Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm for the ceremonies.
But that’s not all that’s happening in November. Here’s a fuller list of what you can expect around the block, this month.
Come down to the Lovell Showroom on almost any Thursday evening between October and June, and learn something new at one of these rotating Thursday talks. In November, you can look forward to Ales & Ideas on November 7th (Water Purification for Emergencies), Nature Matters on November 14th (How Harmful are Algae Blooms?), and Clatsop Historical Society on November 21st (Mining the Columbia River: A Look at Clatsop County During World War II). These talks are free and open to all ages. There will be no Thursday talk on Thanksgiving Day, unless it’s around your family table.
Fort George hosts live music every Sunday night at 8pm, never a cover. Gather around the raised platform for Scratchdog Stringband on November 10th (High-energy Bluegrass), Amanda Winterhalter on November 17th (Country & Indie), and Strangled Darlings on November 24th (Folk Punk).
Fort George is first and foremost a brewery. There are always new small batch beers going on tap, but in November the canned & bottled winter seasonals start to appear. Look forward to this year’s Magnanimous IPA, brewed with hand-picked Grand Fir tips from Earth & Sky Farm, releasing in 16-ounce cans and on tap starting Saturday, November 9th.
Also arriving soon is 1,001 Years of Silence. This Mexican Chocolate Imperial Stout was aged in bourbon barrels for a year, lending one extra year of silence. You can pick up bottles of this Sweet Virginia Series beer starting Saturday, November 9th. Hurry, those bottles are limited.
The Whistle Hour
It’s not a happy hour, it’s The Whistle Hour. Come to Fort George weekdays between 4:30pm and 5:30pm and reward yourself for a hard days work with $1 off of your Fort George pour. If you’re in Astoria, you know when it’s time – just listen for the shift whistle. Or as we call it at the brewery, the beer whistle.
Tickets for next year’s Festival of Dark Arts go on sale at 7:35am on Black Friday. All tickets are sold online, through Eventbrite. You’ll want to wake up early and secure those tickets! Last year they sold out in only 5 hours. Keep posted for the link.
Fort George will also have Black Friday merchandise sales in the pub, and an online discount for those of you on the interwebs. Once again, check back for those details.