Fierce Bad Rabbit 2/26

Sunday, February 27th
8pm No Cover

When Fierce Bad Rabbit formed in 2009, regional media called them a 'supergroup.' The stand out talent of each member of the band was already well established in Northern Colorado. But super groups are engineered by record labels. The members of Fierce Bad Rabbit were magnetically drawn together to create indie pop music with a hook and a heart.

Featuring Chris Anderson (vocals/guitar/piano), Alana Rolfe (viola/vocals), Dayton Hicks (bass), and Adam Pitner (drums/percussion), Fierce Bad Rabbit found regional success nearly immediately after coming together. Song writing came natural, and the band soon released a self-titled EP that had airplay before it hit the streets. They were voted 'Best Indie Rock' by peers in the Fort Collins Musicians Association, and Westword nominated the band for 'Best Indie Pop.' They performed at the 2010 South by Southwest in Austin, received featured airplay on stations throughout the region, and were selected for the inaugural class of SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins, a non-profit that raises awareness of Fort Collins as a music hub.

With the October 2010 release of their first studio LP, Spools of Thread, the band is poised to gain broad attention. The songs on the album are an emotionally powerful, infectious brand of indie pop. Songs like 'Everything’s Alright' and 'All I Have Is You,' are radio-ready sing-a-longs without the triteness and disposability too often found in pop music. Instead, Anderson pens songs with an honesty and depth that captures and connects listeners.


Weekend Brewmasters Class at Fort George

Want to learn more about brewing beer? Fort George will be hosting a brewing class through Astoria Parks and Recreation March 5 & 6, 9am-3pm Saturday and 12pm-3pm Sunday. Participants will tour the brewery and go through the brewing process from start to finish over two days.

For more information sign ups, check out Astoria Parks and Recreation: http://www.astoriaparks.com/catalog/item/7464000/8383896.htm

Zwickelmania! at Fort George 2/19

Fort George will be participating in Zwickelmania again this year, and we have even more zwickel for your drinking pleasure! Tours of the new 30bbl production brewery, as well as the Public House's work horse will be offered all day. Samples of Fort George beer will be poured right off of the zwickel, and the new tasting room will be featuring several exclusive brews.

The Besties and Orca Team 2/20

Pop-punk with tropical and salsa influences, Besties will play with Orca Team at the Fort George Brewery and Public House on Sunday, February 20th at 8pm.


Barley's Angels Womens Beer Tasting Event 2/20

Join Lisa "Beer Goddess" Morrison, author of the upcoming book Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest and host of the weekly radio show, "Beer O'Clock!," for the first-ever meeting of the Beer O'Clock Chapter of Barley's Angels -- a worldwide organization intent on helping women chart their own good-beer journeys.

We will taste and compare at least six beers, pairing them with some fantastic snacks, learning a bit about recent developments regarding beer as a healthy addition to your diet. This will be held in the new brewery at Fort George, so there will also be a brewery tour and you can learn first-hand how beer is brewed.

Toronto … London … Astoria! This ladies-only gathering marks the official worldwide launch of Barley's Angels, as chapters in Toronto, Canada; and London, England, are also holding their first Barley's Angels meetings on the same weekend! Be a part of beer herstory!

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20, 2-5 p.m.Where: Fort George Brewing's New Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, OR

Cost: $35 per person, available now at Fort George. This event is always a sell-out, so get your tickets today! E-mail Erin@fortgeorgebrewery.com or stop in Fort George to sign up.

Questions? Call 503 325-PINT

Darren Orange Exhibit for Astoria Art Walk 2/12

This Saturday, artist Darren Orange will be showing off some of his works in Fort George's new tasting room from 5-8pm. Darren has been crafting amazing chalk art for the Fort George beer menu boards for a while, and we are honored to show off some more work in the newly opened Fort George tasting room housed in the Lovell Auto Building on 14th and Duane St. Guests should enter the the Lovell Brewery from 14th St. and can enjoy tastes of Fort George beer while checking out Darren's art. In addition to the paintings, Darren has crafted some special Stout Month boards in the public house and tasting room!


Stout Month All February!

10 days down and many more stouts to go, Fort George continues it's annual Stout Month celebration. To celebrate the darkest of beer and the shortest of months, the Fort brewed up six house stouts, and another ten guest taps were hand picked from all over the region. The popular "blind taster tray" is available throughout the month, and unique Fort George Stout Month 2011 t-shirts/hooded sweatshirts are for sale at the pub, or on the online store.

Check out the current beer lineup on the right hand side of the screen, and stay tuned for more guest releases.


Bruce Smith w/ the Crazies

Sunday, February 13th
8pm No Cover

Texas native Bruce Thomas Smith plays original “Transplant Rock.” Smith, who now lives on the Oregon North Coast, is a guitar in the driver seat and a story teller in the back, top down, cruisin’ just below the speed-limit, open highway, and tons of fresh scenery kind of musician.

Bruce has released 6 solo music projects to date and has recorded original music soundtracks with his friend Tuck Neilson. Bruce and his previous band The Rocks won a regional southern Oregon Battle of the Bands. Bruce's song "You Leave the Mark" is a featured part of the new Bridges CD, a compilation CD featuring several other Northwest Artists, the proceeds going towards Cancer research here in the North West. (www.bridgescd.org)

Bruce has a fan-base stretching from Tennessee to Texas, Oregon to New York. He will be performing at the Fort George Brewery and Public House with guests the Crazies: Holly Jeffrey on bass and Ken Kirby on drums. Show starts at 8pm. There is no cover.


Troubadors of Devine Bliss

Sunday, February 6th
8pm No Cover

Troubadours of Divine Bliss are a duo from Louisville, Kentucky. They met 21 years ago in a spirit-filled, holy rollin', charismatic church. Renee's Dad was the Pastor & Aim Me's Dad was a Deacon. Renee was hammin' it up on a Hammond Organ & Aim Me was moonlighting as Faith Bunny. They were baptized, sanctified & deodorized respectively. As the Hatfield & Mc Coy's of the Pentecostal world, Aim Me's Dad ended up kicking Renee's Dad out of the pulpit. They both lost faith in religion & gained faith in the Spirit.

In 1995, the Universe brought them back together with the vision of being Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Street Performers who travel around encouraging Revolution of the Spirit & Courage of the Heart. Renee had a dream she was playing an Accordion, so she got one. Aim Me learned two chords on the Guitar & Bliss was born. They followed their destiny to the streets of New Orleans where (wrapped in battery-operated Christmas lights) they debuted as Christmas Carolers in 1995 on the corner of Royal & Toulouse in the Big Easy.

In 1998 they were named “Best New Folk Band” by New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine. Through the years they have had the privilege of living the life of true troubadours, traveling the wondrous expanse of America, Europe & Canada. & have been inspired accordingly. Their travels have given them the opportunity to sample a wide variety of tastes, cultures & timely issues that have become the muse for their myriad of musical genres & 4 recordings.
With accordion, guitar and sweet, unique harmonies "smooth as KY Bourbon, soft as Spanish Moss", these gals sing about courage of the heart and revolution of the spirit in a way that will soothe and inspire your soul.