February is Stout Month

All Stouts. All month long. In the darkest month, on the darkest coast – it is Stout Month. In February, Fort George Brewery celebrates the wonder and complexity of the noble stout with 29 days dedicated exclusively to the darkest beer. Taste twenty unique, one-time stout releases throughout the month. Delight in stout diversions, stout-focused…
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Festival of Dark Arts 2023 ReCap

February has been Stout Month ever since Fort George opened its doors in 2007. Every year new stouts are released throughout the month. In the middle of the darkest month of the year, in the darkest, uppermost corner of Oregon, The Festival of Dark Arts descends on the Fort George Block, transforming the heart of…
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Festival of Dark Arts 2022 UPDATE

FodA, Stout Month & LUPULIN ECSTASY 2022 FODA When we do a thing, we do a thing all the way. Which is why we’ve been wrestling for months with the question of whether or not to hold a full-blown, not-by-halves Festival of Dark Arts. We can see enough of the future to know that we…
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Festival of Dark Arts & Lovell Auto Co

Unfortunately, the darkest stout festival in the world is going dark for 2021. If you have been to a Festival of Dark Arts, you know it must be experienced to be believed. 3000 of the liveliest stout fans packed onto one city block, overflowing with dark art, darker entertainment, and the darkest collection of beers…
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Festival of Dark Arts 2020 Recap

February has been Stout Month ever since Fort George opened its doors in 2007. Every year new stouts are released throughout the month, including the annual release of the Matryoshka series. Aside from being the darkest month of the year, Stout Month is the yearly signal that Festival of Dark Arts will soon descend upon…
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Fort George Stout Month 2020

29 Days of Darkness February on the Oregon Coast just got a whole lot darker. Stout Month at Fort George lasts a full 29 days in 2020, thanks to the leap year. Stout lovers will have an extra 24 hours to taste an array of unusual stouts, immerse in dark arts, and revel in the…
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Fort George Stout Month 2019

28 Days of Darkness February has always been Stout Month at Fort George. During this dark time of year the tap lists overflow with rich ales, barrel aged Matryoshka bottles are released, and the world’s darkest stout festival washes over Astoria. And while the Festival of Dark Arts has grown in popularity every year (with…
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Festival of Dark Arts: A Dark & Stout History

Stout Month has been a yearly event in February since Fort George opened in 2007. A new logo is commissioned each year. Festival of Dark Arts is the main event of Fort George’s Stout Month, a 10 hour festival of stout beer, music, art and new releases to celebrate the darkness and help us revive…
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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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