March is here! The flowers are starting to come up and the trees are budding on the Fort George grounds. I'm very excited to inform you the Fort George Brewery is turning 2 years old on the Ides of March (March 15th). If you have the opportunity, come in and raise a pint to celebrate with us.
Below is a press release for more information on events next week and a copy of our 'Quintet of Celts' beer pairing dinner. The dinner is on March 18th from 6 to 9pm $65 per person all inclusive and reservations are required.
Fort George Brewery + Public House Blossoms Anniversary Celebration, St. Patty’s Day, & Other March Events
Flowers and trees on the Fort George grounds are budding, while the Fort George Brewery + Public House is blossoming into its third year in business. On Sunday, March 15th, the brewpub will celebrate being open two years. Patrons sporting their Fort George apparel will receive special pricing and there will be hourly drawings for free stuff. There will be live music to toast to from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 8:00-10:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17th, will feature holiday-related food and drink specials as well as Irish tunes by Porter Dodge 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The following evening, Wednesday March 18th, features the Quintet of Celts Beer Pairing Dinner (see menu below). The menu includes a culinary adventure of food and beers from Spain, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and France. Reservations are needed and can be purchased by contacting the Fort George (503-325-PINT). Thursday March 19th members of the business community will be getting together at the Fort George from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for the chamber of commerce’s business after hours event. All are welcome, and there will be beer samples and brewery tours.
Fort George Brewery + Public House • 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 325-PINT • www.fortgeorgebrewery.com
A Quintet of Celts
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Hearty soup from northern Spain sprinkled with goat cheese.
Hijos De Rivera, Spain– Estrella De Galicia
Irish Soda Bread
A traditional favorite speckled with currants and served with Irish butter.
Beamish and Crawford Brewery, Ireland – Beamish Dry Stout
Welsh-style pork sausage filled with leek and ginger.
Felinfoel Brewery Company, Wales – Double Dragon
Baked wild salmon topped with a Scotch Whisky butter sauce.
The Brewery Craigmill, Scotland – Alba Pine Ale
Brittany Cake: rich tarts served with compote of fresh strawberries and thick cream.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, USA – Oro De Calabaza