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Festival of Dark Arts 2015 tickets – now on sale

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
Astoria, Oregon
(503) 325-PINT

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 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.


Halloween Hellorium Returns October 31st at Fort George Brewery

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.


4th of July 3-Day 3-Way – July 4,5,& 6

written by Nathan on June 18th, 2014

Brace yourself for a whole weekend of music and classic american pastimes at the brewery. The parking lot will be home to brat burgers, yard games, and cans of beer.

From 6-10PM each night, you’ll find music in the upstairs pub. The Quick & Easy Boys will be there every night with a different band to keep things fresh.


July 4th – Otis Heat, Quick & Easy Boys

July 5th – Michael Hurley, Quick & Easy Boys

July 6th – The Resolectrics, Quick & Easy Boys

You can find bonus details in the event flyer. The Taproom and Upstairs will open early on Friday. Of course, the upstairs will be a great location to check out the fireworks. The upstairs will remain open to kids after 10pm on 4th of July, to watch the fireworks. There will be 3-Way IPA on tap in all locations.




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