Fort George Releases Another Eclectic Brew
Astoria moms, with a taste for craft beer, were treated to a complex taste sensation mother’s day at the Fort George Brewery + Public House. It’s the brewery’s tradition to tap its seasonal brew, Illuminator Dopplebock, on that day. Illuminator is now on draught at the Fort George for everyone to enjoy.
“The Illuminator has more of a tart finish this year and was aged in Heaven Hills Distillery Bourbon Barrels that had 15 year-old bourbon in them,” said Chris Nemlowill of the Fort George.
The name, Illuminator, is meant to reflect the experience one might have drinking this particular beer. Nemlowill describes it as lucid-dark brown in appearance, with an intriguing hint of bourbon, rich, malty, and balanced with the dryness of hops (9% ABV).
Dopplebock is a strong German-style lager, traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed in the springtime. The monks of St. Francis of Paula originally brewed this style of beer, calling it Salvator, which means savior. Other German brewers began making the beer, of which there are now about 120, all with the suffix, -ator.
Fort George Brewery + Public House · 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-PINT · www.fortgeorgebrewery.com