At Fort George Brewery we believe what goes around comes around. When you drink a pint of Fort George beer we want you to appreciate the aroma, the taste, and the sustainable efforts of the people who brewed it. But you can’t manage what you don’t measure, so the first step is to gather the pertinent information, build baselines, and dive deep into the data.


We are taking measured efforts to increase sustainability at Fort George. We understand that this is a constantly evolving process. Sustainability is not about the world today; it is about how we leave it for tomorrow. This means we must invariably be looking for ways to improve with regards to the environment, the economy, and the community.


At Fort George we focus on our people. We are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization. We celebrate our employees for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.


All employees qualify for beer and merchandise discounts, are eligible for professional development opportunities, enjoy standing invitations to events and special releases, and benefit from paid sick time. In addition, all full-time employees are eligible for health insurance, paid vacation, an annual keg of Fort George beer, enrollment in the company retirement plan, and our employee bike program.



We make buying local a priority. We strive to purchase ingredients grown without harmful pesticides, herbicides, or hormones whenever feasible. One way we minimize our carbon footprint is by limiting emissions associated with transportation. But it’s more than just that – the Pacific Northwest inspires some amazing ingredients and we want to keep them close to home.

We have always sourced the vast majority of our grain and hops from the Pacific Northwest. Our beer is truly a local product. We distribute our beer only in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California, further reducing transportation emissions.

Remaining local is better for the Northwest and better for the beer.



Fort George has designated the last Tuesday of every month Benefit Night at the public house. These events rallied nonprofits, the brewery, and the community, helping to raise over $133,000 in cash donations for local charities in 2017. Fort George contributed an additional $35,000 in goods and services last year, all helping local and regional nonprofits raise money at their fundraisers. Our goal is to provide support for organizations with a focus on education, human services, arts & culture, and the environment. If you know a local organization that would be a good fit, please direct them to our Benefit Night page.


From October through May, Fort George hosts a free community education series in the Lovell Showroom. The Thursday Talks feature presentations from a rotating group of local organizations including Clatsop Community College, Clatsop County Historical Society, The North Coast Watershed Council, Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, the Brewshed Alliance, and the Philosofarian talks on Wit & Wisdom.


We are proud to have signed on as a charter member supporting the Oregon Brewshed Alliance. From the inception in April of 2015, their mission has been to protect watersheds throughout the State of Oregon. Fort George has participated in the Brewshed Brewfest since 2016 and we plan to continue our partnership in the years to come.

Benefit Night Application

If you’d like your organization to be considered for a benefit night, complete this benefit application and submit it for review.

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Donation Request Form

If you’d like to request a donation from Fort George, complete this form and submit it for review.

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