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Fort George Stout Month

written by Brad Blaser on January 28th, 2016

Stout Month 2016

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 Fort George specialty stouts will be released at the pub. Grab a pint, fill a growler, or sample a blind stout taster tray. At least eight unique stouts will be on tap in every location at the brewery.

 

February 1st

Coffee Girl – Imperial Coffee Stout

Viva La Stout – Mexican Chocolate Stout

From Astoria with Love – Russian Imperial Stout

Polish’s Black Walnut Stout

The White Witch – Blonde Stout

Long Dark Winter Milk Stout

Granola Bar Stout – Honey, Almonds, and Raspberries

 

February 8th

Murky Pearl – Oyster Stout

Kentucky Girl – Coffee Girl Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Voluptas Stout – Oatmeal and Fig Stout

 

February 15th

Tuesday’s Lunch – Peanut Butter and Blackberry Imperial Stout

Almond Milk Stout – Vegan Milk Stout

 

February 22nd

North VIII – 1yr Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Down & Dirty – Chai and Espresso Stout

Simian Stout – Banana, Chocolate, and Hazelnut Belgian Stout

 

The Music

Enjoy live music every Sunday at 8pm during Stout Month. The upstairs at Fort George hosts a wide range of artists – never a cover.

 

January 31st – Wilkinson Blades – American Rock – Portland, OR

February 7th – The Lowest Pair – Sultry Country Duo – Minneapolis, MN & Olympia, WA

February 14th – The Donkey’s – Music for the Independent Soul – San Diego, CA

February 21st – Cedar Teeth – Northwest Roots Rock – Colton, OR

February 28th – Redwood Son – West Coast Americana – Redwood City, CA

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The Festival of Dark Arts – Saturday, February 13th – Noon to 10pm

Fill your senses and satiate your darkest stout desires. Yes, it is a stout fest with barrel-aged and specialty one-offs from 45 breweries including Barley Brown’s, Block 15, Boneyard, Breakside, The Bruery, Deschutes, Ecliptic, Evil Twin, Firestone Walker, Fremont, Gigantic, Perennial Artisan Ales, pFriem, The Commons, Trinity, Upright and many, many more. But, it’s also a magical menagerie of art and music, craft and creation spread out over an entire city block.

 

Main Stage – Upstairs Live Music

Noon – The Resolectrics – Rhythm & Blues – Portland, OR

2pm – Skamokawa Swamp Opera – Historical Rock Opera – Skamokawa, WA

4pm – Jackson Boone and the Ocean Ghosts – Cosmic Rock – Portland, OR

6pm – The Builders and the Butchers – Awesome Rock – Portland, OR

8pm – The Thermals – Power-Pop – Portland, OR

 

Make way for wandering minstrels, belly dancers, and burlesque shows. View demonstrations from ice sculptors, tattoo artists, and wood carvers. Warm yourself by the iron forge and glassblowing furnace, or watch fire dancing in the courtyard. Vendors and craftspeople will be located throughout the block, and everywhere you go the stouts will follow.

 

Check the website at www.festivalofdarkarts.com for updates.

 

The Traveling Carnival of Stouts

Fort George wants to share the stout love. Experience a taste of Stout Month on these nights around the Pacific Northwest. And check the event page at www.fortgeorgebrewery.com for new and updated Stout Month happenings.

 

Wednesday, February 3rd – 6pm to 9pm

10th Annual Ground Hogs Day Festival

Brooklyn Park Pub

3400 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Portland, Oregon

Fort George Stouts paired with whiskey

 

Tuesday, February 9th – 8pm to 11pm

Black & Stout Tuesday Celebration

Twilight Cafe and Bar

1420 SE Powell Blvd.

Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, February 10th – 6pm to 11pm

Be My Valentine Pinball Tourney

C Bar

2880 SE Gladstone St.

Portland, Oregon

Pinball tournament, prizes, and Fort George stout

 

Wednesday, February 17th – 5pm to 8pm

Traveling Carnival of Stouts

Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood

656 NW 85th St.

Seattle, Washington

Several Fort George specialty stouts on tap

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 20th & 21st

2nd Annual Imperial Stout Fest

Imperial Bottle Shop

3090 SE Division St.

Portland, Oregon

2015 Bourbon Barrel Cavatica and more…

 

Thursday, February 25th – 5pm to 9pm

Traveling Carnival of Stouts

Parkway Tavern

313 N. I Street

Tacoma, Washington

A variety of Fort George specialty stouts on tap

 

Festival of Dark Arts Tickets Selling Quickly

written by Brad Blaser on December 7th, 2015

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 entrance into a magical menagerie of dark art and macabre entertainment, all the while surrounded by the boldest collection of rare specialty stouts ever assembled in one place.

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Mark your calendar for February 13th. The Festival of Dark Arts begins at noon and ends at 10pm, pouring all over the Fort George campus in Astoria. You’ll be greeted with live music, roaming entertainment, and over 60 unique stouts on tap. Behold artisan demonstrations from the iron forge, tattoo artists, glass blower, ice sculptor, and stout servers. Delight in the fire dancers, tarot card reader, tintype photographer, belly dancers, and much more….all with stout in hand.

All festival information can be found at www.festivalofdarkarts.com. Entertainment and stout lists will be added as they are confirmed. Stout tasting tickets are $40 (plus service fee). These entitle the bearer to entrance, a festival glass, and 12 tasting tokens. Additional tokens will be available for $1 each at the festival. Admission only tickets for non-drinkers and minors are $10 (plus service fee). Please purchase wisely – all sales are final and there are no upgrades on the day of the festival. Children under 5 do not require a ticket.

In an effort to maintain the intimacy of the festival, only a limited number of tickets are available. Buy your tickets online, book your hotel rooms, then prepare your palate for the overwhelming number of stouts it is about to receive.

Festival of Dark Arts

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Noon to 10pm

Fort George Brewery

1483 Duane Street

Astoria, Oregon 97103

 

Festival Inquiries:

festivalofdarkarts@nullfortgeorgebrewery.com

 

First Annual Magnanimous Mug Awards an Overwhelming Success

written by Brad Blaser on December 3rd, 2015

The Fort George Magnanimous Mug Awards were held on Sunday, November 29th at the brewery in downtown Astoria. A call went out at the start of the month for nominations of craft beer lovers who are also doing great things in the community. Six finalists were ultimately chosen – Dulcye Taylor, David Reid, Jessica Schleif, Jeff Daly, Norma Hernandez, and Dan Bartlett. Each nominee picked a non-profit organization and set out with the goal to raise as much money as possible, on one night, and earn the Magnanimous Mug for 2016. It went better than expected.

Including a matching donation from Fort George Brewery to the top fundraiser’s charity, the nominees collected over $8000 for local causes. Those groups included the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, North Coast Food Web, Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, Clatsop Animal Assistance, and the Astoria Warming Center. And this year’s Magnanimous Mug went to Astoria’s Jeff Daly, who alone raised over $2100 dollars for the Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific.

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The Magnanimous Mug Awards will return next November, with new nominees and a goal to raise even more money for local charities. And beginning this January, Fort George will be hosting a fundraiser for local non-profits every month. If your organization is interested in participating, please email your information to beer@nullfortgeorgebrewery.com.

A huge thank you to all of the nominees. The North Coast wouldn’t be the same without you.

Jeff Daly Magnanimous