Astoria & The North Coast

In a recent survey, most Fort George beers indicated they preferred being made from locally sourced ingredients. Our beers also felt they shouldn’t have to travel far to find the right drinker.

Showing fierce pride in their community, 98% reported that being brewed in Astoria was “Very Important.” A pale ale noted in the survey comments, “Being rooted in history, surrounded by hiking trails and beaches, changes my taste—for the better.”

Here are a few local spots our beers chose to share with their drinkers:

Local Favorites

Live Like a Local Day

Historic Moments

Local History

In & Around Astoria

Treasure Trove – Astoria’s American Chestnuts

In celebration of Treasure Trove, a very unique Chestnut Porter, come with us into the land of Chestnuts. A lot of labor and love and trial and error go into every pint we pour at the Fort. We have specialty malts and the finest hops but what makes this brew (the Chestnut Porter) so special…
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Live Like a Local Day

Alyssa is the Field Marketing Coordinator at Fort George Brewery. She was born and raised in Astoria and, fun fact, her dad helped pour our original brewery floor. Years later she made the jump from customer to beertender to the marketing department, where she has worked for close to 5 years. She settled back in…
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North Coast Surf Day

Brian is the Marketing Director at Fort George Brewery. He started out more than a decade ago slinging beers from the tap wall at the Pub and never looked back. He lives on the coast because that’s where all the good stuff is – from food to surfing to music to beer. Come along with…
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Spruce Picking 2023

Every year, right around the beginning of May, Fort George packs a lunch and goes out into the forest. Come with us, come into the forest for Spruce Picking. We have a lot of options when it comes to forests in this area. We’ve got Spruce, Hemlock, Doug Fir, privately owned forest, State Forests, Federal Forests,…
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Short Sands Year Round

Short Sands Lager in 12oz 6-Packs Year Round from Fort George. Listen. You don’t know how much we love lagers. The first beer we put into cans, all those many years ago in 2011, was a Pre-Prohibition-Style Lager called 1811. It was named for the year Astoria was founded, and released specially for this settlements’…
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100 years of Growth & Resilience: The Astoria Fire of 1922

On December 8th, 1922 a devastating fire ripped through downtown Astoria, Oregon, leveling most of the city. While the fires raged around his newly-completed two-story auto showroom, Sherman Lovell climbed the stairs to the roof of the Lovell Building. In the streets below, desperate citizens and volunteer firefighters were blowing up buildings in the fire’s…
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BRAVE NOISE: Equity, Diversity and Changes at Fort George

Not that different The first time I walked into the Pub, the lights were low, it was snowing outside, the place was packed, it was late, the walls were green, there was a live tarantula above the tap wall, and all the employees were laughing, joking and having a great time. “I could work here,”…
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Fort George 1811 Lager and Astoria Regatta Return!

And a New 16oz Lager Series Launches on Astoria Regatta Weekend Astoria Regatta returns this weekend, albeit on a much smaller and safer scale. The oldest and longest running celebration in Oregon took a year off, as most everyone did in 2020. But this community is resilient, and Fort George is doing their best to…
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A Magnanimous Night

The Fort George Magnanimous Mug Awards were handed out on Tuesday, November 27th, with twelve members of the community raising funds for a dozen nonprofits. Altogether, their efforts brought in just under $77,000. With an additional $16,000 added by Fort George, this Benefit Night raised a total of $92,972 for twelve local causes. “It’s such…
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The 2019 Magnanimous Mug

Proposals are now being gathered for the Magnanimous Mug Award.  Throw your name into the hat by applying at fortgeorgebrewery.com/magnanimousmug. To keep the event focused, Fort George will select about a dozen participants from those that apply. We’ll notify all applicants about eligibility by November 8th, then start raising your funds (cash & checks) and join…
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