written by Nathan on July 30th, 2013
The Woods Stage
Dead Serious, This Place is Paradise
Designed from the bottom up as a festival that doesn’t feel like a festival, Pickathon defies conventional festival norms. Everything about the festival is tailored to keep crowd densities down and provide the best possible experience to festival goers. Camping in Doug Fir trees, experiencing the amazing selection of food & drinks available, and taking in dozens of bands – dead serious, this place is paradise. The people behind Pickathon have been at this for 15 years and know how to craft a jaw dropping good time.
No Waste In This Place
Pickathon is serving beer in Klean Kanteen cups bearing the Fort George logo. The festival doesn’t use any single use cups, bottles, dishes, or utensils. There is even a team of volunteers that round up recyclable or compostable materials. If that wasn’t enough, Pendarvis Farm has its own solar array that offsets the energy used for the entire festival and all of the food and craft vendors.
Pickathon has six stages for bands to perform and this year’s lineup includes heavy-weight hitters like Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, JD McPherson, and Kurt Vile & The Violators. Music spans from 11:10AM – 2:00AM on certain days. Tip:Catch King Tuff in the Galaxy Barn on friday night after seeing Andrew Bird on The Woods Stage.
Check out the full lineup.
Pendarvis Farm outside of Portland
Information on Lodging or Camping
written by Nathan on July 23rd, 2013
Look out for Fort George’s exclusive beer at the Oregon Brewers Festival July 24-28th in Portland!
“Hop Contract” was made especially for the festival to demonstrate the potential of our well balanced contracted hops. First, the beer enjoys the benefits of our unique slow sand-filtered coast range water. Our neutral NW Ale yeast allows you to appreciate the taste of the organic two-row malted barley and honey malts that provide the beautiful copper color and balancing flavor to the hops. Cascade hops provide the bitterness and add citrusy notes that stir your senses, while the Simcoe and Centennial hops supply the hop flavor and aroma that will leave you wanting more.
For more information about the festival, head over to the Oregon Brewers Festival fact sheet.
written by Nathan on July 16th, 2013
Seattle – they’ve saved the best for last. The 3-Way IPA Seattle Release Party is this Saturday, July 20th at The Pine Box. Samples of the new Fort George summer seasonal collabortaion with Lompoc and Gigantic will be available, plus a three-way tap takeover featuring several beers from all three breweries. And….tricycles! Race to win prizes. The 3-Way IPA is the latest seasonal release from Fort George Brewery. This collaboration with Lompoc and Gigantic is available in 16 oz cans and on draft for a limited time. Great things come in threes. Grains, hops and yeast. Seattle, The Pine Box and tricycles. Beer, beer and beer. Fort George Brewery brings them together to fulfill every beer drinker’s fantasy – the 3-Way IPA. Party starts at 4:00 pm – tricycle races on the patio 4:30 pm.
The Pine Box
1600 Melrose Avenue