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4th of July at Fort George

written by Brad Blaser on June 21st, 2016

Celebrate Your Independence

Fort of July

Fort George is liberating the block with independent beer and entertainment on this extended 4th of July weekend. Weather permitting, the festivities will pour into the courtyard offering live music, outdoor BBQ, and enough local craft beer to make any American proud.

Sunday, July 3rd

Cornhole Tournament from 2-5pm – sign-up begins at 1:30pm.

Royal Jelly Jive – Pre-Prohibition Jazz, Blues & Rock – 8-10pm


Monday, July 4th

Brian Bovenizer and the Koala Cowboys – Surf-Country-Blues – 4-5:30pm

Michael Hurley – Freak-Folk American Americana – 6-7:30pm

Down North – Funky Soul from Seattle – 8pm-Sundown

Stay late and watch the fireworks from the upstairs restaurant.

And with this being the land of the free, there is never a cover. All ages are welcome and leashed dogs are allowed in the outdoor spaces, as long as they are welcoming to everyone. Raise a pint at the public house and celebrate our Nation’s birthday. To Independence!


3-Way IPA Trolley Tour

written by Brad Blaser on May 21st, 2016

Be the first to try 3-Way IPA


Try the 2016 3-Way IPA before everyone else. Fort George’s summer seasonal collaboration with Barley Brown’s Beer and Melvin Brewing is hitting Astoria first! And it’s all happening along the Astoria Riverwalk.



Click here to secure your spot.

A private tour on Astoria’s Old 300 will guide the way. Ticket holders will board the trolley at the 11th St Riverwalk stop at 6pm sharp. Your Eventbrite ticket entitles you to one beer at 3 different stops. 3-Way IPA will be on tap at each, along with hoppy offerings from the collaborators. Participants will be returned to the 11th St Riverwalk Trolley stop at the conclusion of the tour.

Tickets are only $20 – 21 and over only. Price includes the 3 beers and the trolley tour. Space is limited to 30, so sign up early. Sorry, no refunds.

WHEN – Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE – 11th St Trolley Stop – 11th St and Astoria Riverwalk, Astoria, Or 97103



Suicide Squeeze IPA *Special Edition Strikes in April

written by Brad Blaser on April 4th, 2016


To make something for the pure joy of it. That was the mission at Suicide Squeeze Records as they emerged from the 90s Northwest rock scene. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the lineup has grown from regional indie rock bands into a diverse international array of artists. And yet that core tenant remains.

Co-owners Jack Harris and Chris Nemlowill took a similar approach when they founded Fort George Brewery. Rather than adapting to style guidelines or industry standards, they opened the public house with a goal to brew the best beer you’ve had today. And starting in early April that beer is Suicide Squeeze IPA *Special Edition.

Suicide Squeeze IPA is back with an updated look. For *Special Edition the can has gone gold, and Grammy nominated Seattle artist Jesse LeDoux has enhanced his iconic snake design with thermochromatic ink. “The snake dies when the can is warm and comes alive when it’s cold,” Jesse explains. “If someone hands you a can with a lifeless snake, you may want to ask them to chill it out for a while.”

SSqueeze Can small 2

This is not the same session IPA from 2014 – the brewery has remastered the recipe in a big, big way with a solid 7.2% ABV. Artfully cut like a 7” vinyl, *Special Edition pops with Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra hops. Front loaded with organic 2-row barley and layered with deep cuts of specialty malt, Suicide Squeeze IPA presents the craft audience a balanced, full sensory experience.

On Friday, April 29th, Porchlight Coffee & Records in Seattle hosts the Suicide Squeeze IPA release party. Musician Michael Nau will be performing songs from his new LP, Mowing, for the first time in Seattle. Doors open at 7pm with music starting at 8pm. And join the after-party, with more Suicide Squeeze IPA *Special Edition on tap, at The Pine Box around 10pm.

Look for Suicide Squeeze IPA *Special Edition in 16-ounce four-pack cans and draft starting April 13th. Fort George Brewery is distributed exclusively in the Pacific Northwest.


Suicide Squeeze IPA *Special Edition Release Party & Snake Handling

Porchlight Coffee & Records

Live music from Michael Nau

Doors open at 7pm

1517 14th Ave.

Seattle, Washington



The Pine Box


1600 Melrose Ave.

Seattle, Washington