Fort George Brewery Stout Month Events

Fort George logo night

Fort George Brewery Stout Month events kick off in February 2015. With the signature Festival of Dark Arts, as well as weekly special tappings and a Stout & Oyster Brewer’s Dinner, Astoria and Fort George welcome “The Darkest Month of the Year.”
Press Release: 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.


Stout Month
Begins Sunday February 1st

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.


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.

Fine Print: 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.


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.

Where: Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon
(503) 325-PINT

When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Noon to 10pm

Go to for up-to-date information, stout lists, and to purchase tickets. 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.

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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: