From Astoria With Love


Before Matryoshka, there was a darkness. This stout is the genesis of all the roasty, nutty, and chocolaty goodness nestled into that barrel-aged series. It’s the mother of Matryoshka, the stout to start all Matryoshka stouts. Wrap yourself in this rich Russian Imperial embrace, from Fort George to you, From Astoria With Love. This pitch-black Russian Imperial is a perfect storm of rich roast, nutty aroma, and chocolate flavors.


Brewer's Notes

The base stout for the Matryoshka series, this stout boasts notes of blackstrap molasses and brown sugar.

Hops: Nugget, Cascade

Malts: 2-Row Barley, C-40, Black Barley, Honey Malt, Roast, Brown, Munich 10L, Choco Malt, Dark Choco Malt

Yeast: ESB


This beer is available year round.

Festival of Dark Arts & Lovell Auto Co

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Fort George Stout Month 2019

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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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Cavatica Stout Release!

Our big, bold stout finally has a portable home! The Cavatica Stout cans are in and have been filled! Available for immediate drink-ability at Fort George and beyond. Looking to party Cavatica Stout style? We are going to be kicking off Stout Season with some awesome events this weekend. Cavatica Stout PDX Can Release Party!…
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