written by Brad Blaser on March 22nd, 2016
North Coast Watershed Association – Tuesday, March 29th
Upstairs at Fort George Brewery – 4:30 pm to 10 pm
This month, Fort George Benefit Night supports The North Coast Watershed Association. This nonprofit works with local people, businesses, and public agencies to improve stewardship of area rivers, streams, and bays. They perform a variety of projects to make rivers healthier for salmon, including planting trees along streams, removing fish passage barriers, and monitoring water quality.
All proceeds from the upstairs food & beverage sales for that night will go directly to the NCWA. Raffle items will be out and direct donations are always welcome. Come down Tuesday, March 29th and grab a wood-fired meal and a pint. Help support water quality and wildlife in Clatsop County.
written by Brad Blaser on January 28th, 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.
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.
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
Murky Pearl – Oyster Stout
Kentucky Girl – Coffee Girl Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Voluptas Stout – Oatmeal and Fig Stout
Tuesday’s Lunch – Peanut Butter and Blackberry Imperial Stout
Almond Milk Stout – Vegan Milk Stout
North VIII – 1yr Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Down & Dirty – Chai and Espresso Stout
Simian Stout – Banana, Chocolate, and Hazelnut Belgian Stout
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
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.
Fort George Stouts paired with whiskey
Tuesday, February 9th – 8pm to 11pm
Black & Stout Tuesday Celebration
Twilight Cafe and Bar
1420 SE Powell Blvd.
Wednesday, February 10th – 6pm to 11pm
Be My Valentine Pinball Tourney
2880 SE Gladstone St.
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.
Several Fort George specialty stouts on tap
Saturday & Sunday, February 20th & 21st
2nd Annual Imperial Stout Fest
Imperial Bottle Shop
3090 SE Division St.
2015 Bourbon Barrel Cavatica and more…
Thursday, February 25th – 5pm to 9pm
Traveling Carnival of Stouts
313 N. I Street
A variety of Fort George specialty stouts on tap
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.
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