Beer, Cider, Love at Beer Belly with Fort George and Finnriver

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Fort George Brewery and Finnriver Cidery make their annual team-up for the  Beer Cider Love event dinner from  5-9pm Tuesday, February 14th at Portland’s new downtown hot spot Beer Belly, from the folks behind Lardo and Grassa.



Fort George Brewery’s Tim Ensign and Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s Jana Daisy-Ensign join forces for one incredible evening, featuring a specially curated draft list paired with fare by none other than Lardo and Grassa co-owner, Rick Gencarelli at Beer Belly. Five mouth-watering pairings match a selection of five artisan beers and ciders including an exclusive, one-off draft only collaboration. No reservations required, food pairings available until sold out. Food Pairing Flight $15, Beverage Pairing Flight $15. Beer Belly is located at 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205.


Featured Pairings: 

  1. Fort George Beta IPA

Citrus Salad, Chicory, Fennel & Honey Goat Cheese


  1. Finnriver Habanero Apple Cider

Hush Puppy, Habanero Jelly


  1. Finnriver Oak & Apple Cider

Smoked Pork Loin Crostini, Apple Butter, Cheddar


  1. Fort George Matryoshka Stout

Prosciutto Wrapped Fig, Gorgonzola Dolce


  1. Fort Gorge Matryoshka & Finnriver Sour Cherry Collab

Black Forrest Cupcake


Additional draft offerings:

Fort Coffee Girl Stout

Fort George Vortex IPA

Finnriver Black Currant Cider

Finnriver Solstice Saffron Cider


Fort George Brewery

Established in 2007, Fort George crafts original beers distributed only in the Pacific Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at the pub in Astoria or on your front porch, our beer brings people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy.


Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Finnriver is honored to be on the forefront of the Pacific Northwest cider revival and committed to producing both traditional and innovative ciders using premium, organic ingredients while maintaining an authentically farmcrafted and land-based operation. Finnriver is certified Salmon Safe and a certified B corporation, sourcing organic apples from across Washington state and growing their own organic orchard of over 5,500 trees, with 20 varieties of heirloom and traditional cider apple varieties. Finnriver aspires to serve the land with cider, by caring for soils, watershed and community while crafting award-winning premium ciders.


Beer Belly

From the founders of Lardo and Grassa, Beer Belly a newly opened Portland beer bar and bottle shop, rounds out this ChefStable West End hot spot with 30-taps, a focus on local brews and a menu that boasts geeky aged beers and a crowler machine, that makes it possible to fill 32 ounce cans to-go from the draft lines! The ambience is set by cassette-tape music, televisions airing select sports and the ultimate hipster vending machine selling artisan salts and salami. Housed in Southwest Washington Avenue’s Indigo building at 1205 S.W. Washington St., Portland, OR. Beer Belly is open daily from 12noon to 10pm.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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