written by Brad Blaser on March 18th, 2015
Fort George is turning 8 years young this March, and celebrating it in a big way – an OMEGA way. Seattle’s The Cave Singers will be holding down the brewery’s upstairs raised platform, with an Extra Special Guest to kick off the party at 9pm. Birthday partiers will want to arrive early as this will be another No Cover show at Fort George and will fill up quickly. In just the second year since the expansion, the Fort George upstairs pub overlooking the Columbia River has become one of the most unique music venues on the coast. Come out to celebrate the memories you’ve made at the now iconic n Astoria Fort George Brewery while toasting the memories to come.
Don’t know about The Cave Singers? They play that kind of gritty folk rock that runs deep in the walls of the old 1924 Fort George Building. Fresh off of playing the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, The Cave Singers groove like a juke joint and howl like a happy wolf. The Extra Special Guest opening act is no slouch as well. This ex-megabat is so special that the brewery is releasing no other information about the affair. Get there early.
March 27th will also mark the release of OMEGATEX in 22-oz bottles, direct from the source. Patrons of the Fort George will be able to purchase the Imperial IPA on draft and in bottles for the first time this year. This limited seasonal (like Vortex, only bigger) will be coming to Pacific Northwest stores near you in April.
written by Nathan on November 14th, 2014
Stout Month – Begins Sunday February 1st
The days turn darker, the mighty Columbia grows rough and treacherous, and the Fort George taplist fades to black. Stout Month is approaching. February at Fort George Brewery is a yearly celebration of everything dark and delicious. With weekly small-batch stout releases, a stout brewer’s dinner, and the greatest stout festival in the world, Fort George Brewery in Astoria is the place to be for dark beer lovers.
The taplists will overflow with dark beer, as Fort George taps new specialty stouts each week. Look for Squashed Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout, and Long Dark Winter Milk Stout. Taste stouts made with Mexican chocolate, macadamia nuts & coconut, toasted black walnuts, and more. Try a blind stout taster tray with eight unique offerings. Or grab a bottle of Willett Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout, available in wax-dipped 22-oz bottles just in time for Stout Month. Wherever you go on the Fort George block, dark beer will follow.
Festival of Dark Arts – Saturday February 14th, 2015
You’ll be greeted with live music, roaming entertainment, and rich, dark stout. Enjoy demonstrations from blacksmiths, glass blowers, ice sculptors, and stout servers. Behold fire dancers, belly dancers, tattoo artists, tarot card readers, and tintype photographers, all with stout in hand. Plus Stouts! Prepare your palate for 55 of the finest dark beers you’ll ever see assembled in one location.
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane Street
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Noon to 10pm
In an effort to maintain the intimacy of the festival, only a limited number of tickets are available. And this year, you MUST have a ticket to attend. Bring your Ticket to Darkness, a valid ID, and your love of all things dark to the festival on Saturday, February 14th.
Fort George Stout & Oysters Brewer’s Dinner – Wednesday February 25th, 2015
Every year, Fort George hosts a series of brewer’s dinners throughout the winter. Held once a month in the upstairs restaurant space utilizing the wood-fired oven, the dinner offers five courses, each paired with a distinctive beer. In February, that dinner showcases rich stout and fresh, local oysters. Seats are $65 for one, or $60 each for parties of two or more. Reserve your spot at the table online at http://store.fortgeorgebrewery.com/product/stouts-and-oysters-brewer-s-dinner or by calling the pub at 503-325-PINT.
Tickets to Darkness are transferrable, but not refundable. $30 entitles the ticket holder to a 2015 Festival of Dark Arts tasting mug and ten (10) stout tasting tokens. Additional tokens will be on sale at the festival for $1 each. A limited number of $10 tickets are available for non-drinkers and minors. Be forewarned – stout will stain, the Festival of Dark Arts will sell out, and hotels will be full. Reserve your rooms today, buy your tickets online, and wear your darkest clothing.
written by Nathan on October 10th, 2014
Get your costume on, then get your dance on. Halloween night at Fort George Brewery means live music, costume contests, and plenty of killer beers spread throughout the block.
Upstairs at the Fort George Brewery + Public House
The Upstairs hosts a 21+ only event, with live music featuring the resurrection of local reggae favorite Ma Barley at 8pm, and the dynamic sounds of Los Estupidos at 9:45pm. The costume contest, with an eclectic mix of winners, commences at 9:30pm. The Los Estupidos DJs will emcee your entire night. Arrive early, as maximum occupancy will be reached. Wristbands are required at the entrance – Never a cover.
Lovell Building Taproom
Take in the classical and contemporary sounds of String Goretet as you enjoy your pint by the fire. Live performances start at 7pm and 9pm. The Taproom boasts the largest collection of Fort George specialty beers in one location. And as a bonus, on Halloween night look for casks of Squash Buckler pumpkin ale. All ages are welcome until 10pm. As always, never a cover
Downstairs at the Fort George Brewery + Public House
Looking for a break from the Halloween madness? The Downstairs pub is open regular hours and ready to serve. The spiral staircases switch to one-way only starting at 8pm Halloween night. All ages are always welcome until 10pm.