“Liberate the Ales” Festival: Fort George 4th of July Party

This Independence Day, the Fort George Brewery + Public House will liberate the ales with a beer garden, music you can dance to and a barbeque. The festival takes place in the Fort George parking lot in Astoria July 4th from 4:00 p.m. until the fireworks. According to the local chamber of commerce, this is the only community event of its kind happening this year.

There is much anticipation within the local music scene for the reunion of Los Comatosos kicking off the party at 4:30. The band broke up several years ago, leaving its fans thirsty for more of its catchy, rhythmic songs in its unique genre of Latin-folk.

Reggae group, Ma Barley, headlines the entertainment at 7:00 p.m. Ma Barley made its debut at the Fort George about a year and a half ago, and with its covers and originals, has since become known for creating a dancer’s delight wherever the band perform around the area.

Fort George craft beers will be flowing, including the brewery’s non-alcoholic Wasabi Ginger Ale for the kids. Jerk chicken hot off the BBQ, along with jicama salad will also be available to festival-goers.

In July, breweries across the state, including the Fort George are holding special events for Oregon Craft Beer Month. The craft beer industry is a major economic driver and part of the state’s brand, as Oregon is the second largest craft beer market in the US.

All ages are welcome and there is no cover charge to participate in the festivities.

The Fort George Brewery + Public House is located at the corner of 15th and Duane Streets in Astoria, Oregon. For more information, call 503-325-PINT, or go to www.fortgeorgebrewery.com.

Fort George Brewery + Public House · 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-PINT · www.fortgeorgebrewery.com


The Fort George Parking Lot Music Series + BBQ, Sat., June 21st

Posted by John Foyston, The Oregonian June 05, 2008 09:50AM

A celebration of the first day of summer will be held outside the Fort George Brewery + Public House . You're invited to come hear live music, eat barbeque, and of course, drink beer

2-6 p.m, Saturday, June 21st, Fort George Brewery + Public House, 1483 Duane Street Astoria; free, 503-325-PINT www.fortgeorgebrewery.com

There is no cover charge to attend the party, which is open to all ages . Music starts at 3:00 p.m. Food and beer, crafted with fresh, quality ingredients from the Fort George, will be available for purchase including southern-style barbeque ribs, corn on the cob, and baked potato bar.

Also, local blacksmith, David Curl from Solstice Forge, will be coming for a live demonstration, forging steel into various items. Forging is to make or shape a metal object by heating it with fire and beating it or hammering it.

It's all part of the Fort George Parking Lot Music Series + BBQ happening the third Saturday of each month through September.

For more information, call (503) 325-PINT or visit www.fortgeorgebrewery.com.