It seems appropriate to take a picture of the recently tapped, new batch of XVI Chapel on this gorgeous (some might say, “Georgeous”) Sunday evening when the music is playing and the vibe is great at the Fort George. This batch is the ‘Cheers to Belgian Beers’ festival batch which we fermented with Inglemusnter yeast and pleased the crowds at lucky lab in Portland with one of the favorite beers of the festival.
Speaking of festivals, this Saturday at 3:30pm the Fort George Liberate the Ales festival will begin out in the parking lot. We’ll be serving up smoked ribs, house-made cornbread, coleslaw and watermelon with Fort George beers. Los Comatosos will be opening up the evening music at 4pm and Ma Barley will party from 7pm until expulsions in the sky occur.
July 11th will be the next Second Saturday of the Month BBQ. The Dry County Cooks will be playing at 2:30pm and the BBQ goes until 7pm.
I’ve also attached a press release on the 4th for more info…
Fort George Brewery + Public House
1483 Duane St.
Astoria, OR 97103
Press Release June 26, 2009
Fort George Hosts Community Celebration
July 4, 2009: Liberate the Ales Festival
You don’t have to wait for the fireworks to start celebrating this 4th of July. The Fort George Brewery + Public house is hosting a community celebration, the 2nd annual Liberate the Ales Festival. It includes a beer garden, barbeque, and music in the parking lot of the Fort George on the 4th of July (a Saturday this year).
Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. with smoked baby back ribs, house-made cornbread, coleslaw and watermelon on the menu.
Local Latin-folk band Los Comatosos is once again reuniting for this event, starting at 4 p.m., and Astoria reggae group, Ma Barley plays at 7 p.m. until the fireworks.
In July, breweries across the state are holding special events for Oregon Craft Beer Month, including the Fort George’s Liberate the Ales Festival.
All ages are welcome and there is no cover charge to participate in the festivities.
Fort George Brewery + Public House · 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-PINT · www.fortgeorgebrewery.com