Fort George Brewery Festival of Dark Arts Tickets Now On Sale

Fort George Festival of Dark Arts

It’s not too early to begin making your plans for Fort George Brewery’s Festival of Dark Arts. Taking place on Saturday, February 15th, from 2pm to 10pm the entire Fort George block will be overtaken with dark art, darker entertainment, and the darkest selection of craft beer ever assembled. “Darkness falls upon Astoria every winter…and stout lovers rejoice.”

What can one expect when attending? The brewery says, “With stout in hand, feast your senses on the Dark Art Gallery, on-site tattoo artistry, belly dancing, tarot card reading, and tintype photography. Warm yourself by the blacksmith forge, glass blower’s kiln, and fire dancers. An attempt to break the Guiness World Record for fire swallowing will take place. Live music will play all day. And wherever you go, rare stouts will await you.” And those stouts are 55 unique varieties. This will be the largest collection of specialty stouts in the Northwest.

Fort George Brewery

Admission is free to attend the Festival of Dark Arts but a new tasting mug along with tasting tokens are required to sample any of these 55 different stouts. The mug will cost $10 and tasting tokens are $1 each. New this year, Fort George is offering a Ticket to Darkness via online pre-sale for $20 that includes a tasting mug and 10 tokens.  Skip the cashier lines and get directly to the stout.

Festival of Dark Arts also happens to take place on the same day as Oregon Brewers Guild’s Zwickelmania, the day where most Oregon breweries open their doors to brewery tours and exclusive tastings. So make sure to expect larger crowds and to plan your trip early as hotels in Astoria are sure to fill up. Many various lodging options can be found by visiting the Astoria & Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce website.

Below is a video that Charlie Herrin, “The Beer Traveler” put together from this past year’s Festival of Dark Arts. Looks to be an amazing time!

The continually growing beer list includes the beers from Fort George Brewery and many guest breweries. One of the guest beers that looks intriguing is the collaborative beer from Off Color and Mikkeller, Beer Geek Mus. Off Color Brewing is the new brewery from Chicago that John Laffler is part of. Laffler is well know for his barrel blending during this tenure at Goose Island Beer Co.

Fort George Brewery’s Lineup:

  • Long Dark Winter Milk Stout
  • Polish’s Black Walnut Stout
  • Viva La Stout
  • Spank Stout
  • Squashed Stout
  • Murky Pearl Stout
  • Coffee Girl Stout
  • Cavatica Stout
  • Rum Barrel Cavatica Stout
  • Rye Whiskey Cavatica Stout
  • Rumkin Stout
  • Kentucky Girl Stout
  • Bete Noire Wheat Stout
  • Dark Matter Stout
Guest beers from near and afar include:
  • Deschutes Abyss
  • Block 15 Nebula
  • Block 15 Super Nebula
  • Stone Woot Stout
  • Oakshire TBA
  • Hopworks TBA
  • Sasquatch TBA
  • Gigantic Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout
  • Firestone Walker Parabola
  • Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
  • Widmer (Pilot System) Multiple Barrel-Aged KGB
  • McMenamins Lord Snow Imperial Stout
  • McMenamins Cherry Bomb
  • Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
  • Walking Man Jaywalker Imperial Stout
  • Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist
  • Boneyard Suge Knite
  • Pelican Barrel-Aged Tsunami Stout
  • Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga
  • Alesmith Speedway Stout
  • Midnight Sun Moscow
  • Lompoc Sour Barrel-Aged Stout
  • Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
  • Barley Browns Don Vanuchi
  • Off Color/MikkellerBeer Beer Geek Mus
  • Breakside Salted Caramel Stout
  • The Bruery Grey Monday
  • Elysian Bourbon-Aged Dragonstooth Stout
  • Evil Twin Yin
  • Cascade Diesel
  • MOA Imperial Stout
  • Alameda Siberian Bear RIS
  • Ninkasi TBA
  • Ballast Point Sea Monster
  • Oscar Blues Ten Fidy
  • PDX U-Brew Cinnamon Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Lagunitas Barrel-Aged Cappuccino Stout
  • Burnside Chocolate Habanero Stout

Fort George Brewery + Public House
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103