Fort George Brewery’s Stout Month Returns In February & Festival of Dark Arts

Fort George Stout Blind Taster (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)
Fort George Stout Blind Taster (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)

JANUARY 19TH, 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.

The Stouts
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.

February 1st
Coffee Girl – Imperial Coffee Stout
Viva La Stout – Mexican Chocolate Stout
From Astoria with Love – Russian Imperial Stout
Murky Pearl – Oyster Stout
Blonde Stout
Long Dark Winter Milk Stout
Granola Bar Stout – Honey, Almonds, and Raspberries

February 8th
Polish’s Black Walnut Stout
Kentucky Girl – Coffee Girl Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Voluptas Stout – Oatmeal and Fig Stout

February 15th
Tuesday’s Lunch – Roasted Peanut and Blackberry Imperial Stout
Almond Milk Stout

February 22nd
North VIII – 1yr Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Dirty Chai Stout

The Music
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

Festival of Dark Arts 16oz Glass (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)
Festival of Dark Arts 16oz Glass (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)

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 for updates and tickets. Hurry, the event is almost sold out.

Festival of Dark Arts 2014 Fire Dancers (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)
Festival of Dark Arts 2014 Fire Dancers (image courtesy of Fort George Brewery)

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 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.
Portland, Oregon
Fort George Stouts paired with whiskey

Tuesday, February 9th – 8pm to 11pm
Fat & Stout Tuesday Celebration
Twilight Cafe and Bar
1420 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, February 17th – 5pm to 8pm
Traveling Carnival of Stouts
Chuck’s Hop Shop Greenwood
656 NW 85th St.
Seattle, Washington
Several Fort George specialty stouts on tap

Thursday, February 25th – 5pm to 9pm
Traveling Carnival of Stouts
Parkway Tavern
313 N. I Street
Tacoma, Washington
A variety of Fort George specialty stouts on tap

February Stout Month
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103