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.