By Dillon Lampng

Although they may not be the oldest brew pub in the area, Fort George has quickly etched its name in the brewing scene. Their quick rise to stardom and overall Pacific Northwest popularity has earned them the unspoken title of Astoria’s brewing claim to fame. It is said that a rising tide lifts all boats, and the local brewery scene along with Fort George is no exception. 

“The Fort”, as many locals call it, has not only helped the local economy improve or pave the way for other amazing establishments alike, but has also found success without loosing sight of the very area they came from. Whether they are throwing community events, making craft beers with local ingredients, cherishing the history of the community from which they came, or having their monthly benefit night for the CCA Regional Food Bank, Fort George continues to show they really do believe in their mantra-”Karma”.

In 2007 Fort George Brewery and Public House opened its doors here in Astoria with hopes of bringing life to a tired building and great beer to the region. And they haven’t looked back since. After renovating the Lovell building lower floor they have since added their tap room just next door and renovated the upper floor,  creating a whole new dynamic to their scene. Brick oven pizzas and river sunsets. 

So if you’re in the spectrum of someone who enjoys a hard hitting beer, to simply likes taking in the view of large cargo ships near the mouth of the mighty Columbia, “The Fort” is most likely for you. And if you are in the club of having never been, why not join them Saturday March 11 for their 10 year anniversary celebration. The celebration will be going on all day with such happenings as a 10 year anniversary small batch barleywine release, live music, and of course cake.

For more information on fort George, their visions, happenings, products, history and menus please visit fortgeorgebrewery.com or just show up. I’m sure they’d be happy to see you. 

Dillon Lamping is the author of the “Pint Post” which appears weekly in the Clatsop Current News and discusses things that interest beer enthusiasts. If you have a suggestion or a question, email Dillon with your

at clatsopcurrentnewsgmail.com.  Put “BEER” in the subject line.

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