News from the Fort – blog post from

A recent visit to Fort George Brewery in Astoria revealed five new things about the brewery. Since some of this news is premature and there are not any details, this will be a short and sweet post that will share some exciting news to come from Fort George.

First, lets start with the news that can be experienced right now.

Fort George has some new fancy growlers available at the brewery for purchase. Now you may be wondering what new beer could you fill your growler with. Well, the Spank Stout was just released and it is delicious. The Spank Stout used 40 pounds of habanero, jalapeno and anaheim peppers and starts as a mellow full bodied slightly chocolaty stout and slowly grows to a spicy finish that leaves the palate warm and wanting more.

A trip to Astoria is always fun, but combining the trip with a beer fest is even better. Coming September 25-27 to the seaside town at the mouth of the Columbia River, Chris Nemlowill from Fort George will once again be organizing the Pacific NW Brew Cup. Last year’s event had about 30 northwest breweries and this year’s fest promises just as many. All proceeds raised go to the Clatsop County Food Bank. Check the calender for more details down the road as they are released.

Now for breaking news. Fort George has been growing at a very comfortable rate and has looked into the possibility of expanding. The building on the other side of the parking lot from the current location is vacant and it looks like Fort George will be setting up a new place there. Also, they are looking into expanding into the second story of their current location. With this expansion means that Fort George will also be acquiring a canning line and the first beer they plan on canning is the Vortex IPA. I’m not sure how soon all this be finished but it gives us all something to look forward to.


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