FoDA: A Dark & Stout History

Stout Month has been a yearly event in February ever since Fort George opened. A new logo is commissioned each year. Festival of Dark Arts is just one event held during Fort George’s Stout Month. There are stout releases throughout February, stout & food pairings, and even a Traveling Carnival of Stout arriving at tap…
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Stout Month Descends on Astoria

Embrace the Darkness. To some the second month of the year is simply February, the shortest and at times dreariest month along the Oregon Coast. But at Fort George, February is twenty-eight delightful days of dark and delicious ales, more commonly known as Stout Month. Created over twenty years ago by Fort George co-owner Jack…
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Tickets to 2018 Festival of Darks Arts On Sale November 29th

 ***UPDATE – Tickets to FoDA18 have SOLD OUT*** But now the good news, there are 28 days in Stout Month 2018. Come any day that month and you’ll find Fort George tap lists overflowing with dark and delicious beers. And look forward to the largest ever Matryoshka bottle release on Sunday, February 18th in the…
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The 2018 Magnanimous Mug Award

November is a magnanimous time of year. The changing colors of the season light the Columbia River with an amazing display. Fort George releases their piney fall seasonal, Magnanimous IPA, brewed with hand-harvested Grand Fir tips from Earth & Sky Farm. And it’s also when the North Coast comes together to choose the noble recipient…
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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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