Fort George Stout Month 2021

As Stout Month (AKA February) rolls in like a king tide, Astoria would typically be bracing for, and embracing, a steady wave of travelers to the coast. With popular events like FisherPoets Gathering and Festival of Dark Arts, February has become one of the busiest times of year for this hard-working coastal town. But these…
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The Matryoshka Series: Dark Beginnings

The day after the world’s darkest beer festival the Fort George block filled up once more in anticipation of the Aftermath – the biggest barrel aged bottle release of the year. Every Sunday after Festival of Dark Arts, stout lovers line the block as they wait their turn to try one of the Northwest’s most…
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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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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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Get Tickets to the Festival of Dark Arts starting November 29th

Dark times mean dark beers. And there is no darker place than Fort George Brewery during Stout Month (AKA February). Every year the taps in Astoria pour black with new stout releases each week, anchored by the largest single-day stout fest in the world – the Festival of Dark Arts. Tickets to the Festival of…
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Fort George Stout Month

February is forever Stout Month at Fort George Brewery. The shortest and darkest month is the perfect time to showcase the immense variety within this style. For lovers of rich, dark beer there is no better place than Fort George in February, pint glass in hand.   The Stouts Every Monday starting February 1st, new…
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Festival of Dark Arts Tickets Selling Quickly

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend The Darkest Celebration of Stout in the World Tickets for the 2016 Festival of Dark Arts are on sale now at www.festivalofdarkarts.com. This one day carnival of stouts is the centerpiece to Fort George Stout Month, a month long celebration of the darker ales. Ticket holders will be granted…
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Fort George Stout Month 2012

All Stout, all month.  Febuary is a celebration of a beer style that is “not just a strong porter.”  To loosen up the darkest month of the year we brewed up 8 Stouts this year.  Meet the Stouts: Cavatica Stout Spank Stout (Hot Pepper Stout) Mexican Chocolate Stout Polish’s Roasted Walnut Stout Squashed Stout (Butternut…
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