Fort George Brewery + Public House

Fort George Brewery + Public HouseFort George Brewery + Public House
Fort George Brewery + Public HouseFort George Brewery + Public House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1483 Duane St
Astoria, Oregon, 97103
United States

(503) 325-7468 | map

Notes: Open:
Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat 11am-midnight
Sun noon-11pm
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Ratings by PhilKeller:
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Rated by PhilKeller from Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 09, 2018
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.14 by ttpfau from Oregon

Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75
A weird mix of layers with upstairs/downstairs/taproom setup Warehouse-like setup with a bar and seats on the entry level, a similar but slightly different setup (and food offerings) on the second floor is where we set up. I usually like to lay out the seating in my reviews, but this place is odd; upstairs seemed to have ~20 seats, downstairs a few less, maybe; and the small (original?) tap room a handful at most.

Fort George beers are across the board solid, with peaks above and seemingly no valleys. The offerings lay heavily on IPAs, but their darker offerings were quite good. That said, a person wouldn’t find much outside of the popular styles of the region and time.

Service was at least a five on our single visit. I can’t expect what we got to be the norm, which is why I left a little room to decide later that my expectations were awry.

Anyhow, we had a great time at the brewery and its offerings, especially the smaller tasting room.
Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by GaryColeman from California

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.91 by cherche from Washington

May 30, 2019
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Worked our way up to Astoria, somehow managed to knock off everything on our list with more than enough time to spare to take in some indigenous beverages. You can tell they're in an older building with some character, but it's been given some nice modern touches that totally work. Bonus points for being able to see, and smell, the brewhouse from the bar. Bartender made sure we were never thirsty, for beer or water, which I appreciate. Nice variety of options on the board. Hazy hoppy beers were solid, but who would have known that an American milk stout would blow me away. I left happy to say the least. With all the great Oregon beer I knew about before starting our trip, this was the sleeper.
May 14, 2019
Rated: 4.86 by ColinatorAK from Alaska

May 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by heydre from Oregon

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75
Sunny Saturday afternoon. We happened to be there on a day when a cruise ship had docked at Astoria for the day. The staff said they got hammered at lunch but all seemed to be in goos spirits. The place is large, with two buildings across a small courtyard. The main dining room was glass and a great view of the river. Staff friendly and efficient. The beer list was not huge - about a dozen or so. With the exception of one Saison and a stout, everything else was either a Pale AlE or an an IPA. Food was good, the menu being rather typical of brewery dining.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by PrynneCabin from Washington

Sep 21, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Large pub brewery in Astoria. Great bar/pub feel about it. While I enjoyed the food - great burgers - I felt the freshly made chips were not fresh. The friendly server made up for it with Beer knowledge - he mentioned he was in training for a Beer certification! Huge number of beer choices.
Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by kingpin1010 from California

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kingtusk from Oregon

Dec 10, 2017
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Rated by Dschamp from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Visited for lunch on a weekday. Not a lot going on so service was great and beers were excellent. Food was good, but not the highlight.
Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4.59 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by marlowe57 from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Stormy Wednesday night in February. Two stories rebuilt commercial building. I think there's more to the place than I saw. I lucked out it's Stout Month so as far as I'm concerned the beer selection was great. :-) Different food downstairs and up. Pizzas upstairs, that's where we went, hit the spot. Good sweet desserts. Slightly different tap lists up and downstairs but our first server -- they rotate but it was never a problem--ran downstairs for tasters for me. No charge tasters, very nice. Kid friendly upstairs.

Beers fit my taste. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasty flavors. I liked Viva La Stout a lot, Mexican chocolate beer; and May The Oats Be With You, good oatmeal (duh) stout. These were specials/seasonals for Stout Month. My honey ordered a Plaid Scotch Ale. She approved, I tasted it, it's a Scotch Ale but sorry I didnt pay much attention.

I liked this establishment. :-)
Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by EarForBeer from Colorado

Aug 27, 2016
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Hit the Duane Vibe was fairly nice, with the L shaped bar that had room for maybe ten to twelve guest. Smallish in the main floor with some high tables in the bar area and regular tables in the "dining" area.

Quality of the one beer I had was very good.

Service was OK as I stood at the bar waiting for someone to pour a pint. But to their credit they were very busy as we had a 1/2 hour wait on a Tuesday afternoon at 2:30?!? Biz is obviously good there.

Selection was pretty good as I believe they had 14 brews on tap.

Did not try the food.

Overall this is a high quality brewpub with a solid lineup that is worthwhile to be a destination if you are in the region. 3 Way IPA is definitely a winner!
Aug 24, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by johnny_chimpo from Washington

May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by Penguins66 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Great place to end our drive up the OR coast, not to mention conveniently located a block off the main street. My wife & I sat in the pub, which was fairly busy early on a Sunday evening. All the beers we tried were good but it was the food that really stood out. I had the albacore fish & chips, which was much more hearty than the cod/whitefish you get in your standard Midwest fish fry. Now, looking back, I wonder if the tuna came from a can, but at the time I was hungry and didn't care. It was delicious regardless. The fish came on a generous bed of fries (chips) that were also excellent. My wife opted for the sausage sampler. The "hot and spicy" italian sausage wasn't hot at all but again, we didn't care and ate it anyway.

Service was efficient. Our server was attentive but not especially chatty. Prices seemed reasonable for the area. We would have liked to stay longer and sample more of their beers but sadly, we had to make our way back to Portland.
May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by GoBeerGo from New Hampshire

Mar 16, 2016
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Rated by Intlpostman from California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Make sure you visit the barrel room across the courtyard in the other building. Exceptional!
Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by CoastieStone from California

Feb 09, 2016
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Visited Again May 4, 2016,
Went to the Lovell Tap room this time
Vibe: very nice taproom,
Service: brewer at the counter was very attentive and informative
Selection: a big selection with excellent beers on tap

Visited Sunday before Christmas, dinner time December 20, 2015
Place is full
Kid friendly
The place is clean
Parking available near tap room
Friendly and attentive service
Wine beer selection and may be the best choice in Astoria for a craft brew
Worth the drive
Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by dutesanch from California

4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
One of the best brew pubs I've ever been to. They have an upstairs area which looks newer and has a restaurant feel to it. A downstairs which has a more "bar" look to it. And a tap room, which was closed when we were there. The three areas have different menus which was weird.

Ate in the pub in the upstairs area. Great views of the Columbia river and cool breeze coming thru the windows. Good mix of small tables and large community style tables. They even had board games that you could borrow to play with while there.

Had the full flight. 13 tasters for $17. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the beers and food. The beers felt out of order as we went in order many milder beers followed strong ones causing two of them to literally taste like water. The vortex, 3-way IPA, Nut red, working girl porter were my favorites. Divinity and sunshine OPA were my wife's favorites.

Friendly service all around. Great facility that is the latest thing open in Astoria. The upstairs area has a big city gastropub look/feel in a small town. Great menu, bottles, growlers and swag to go. Loved the experience but didn't like that we had to moveto the downstairs venue to get the desert we wanted. But the desert was excellent and the great service did continue downstairs. Hope to return sometime.
Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by Dicers from Colorado

Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by Kylo76 from Colorado

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by guityler83 from Wisconsin

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by ZekeMillz from Oregon

May 02, 2015
Rated: 4.53 by G_Z_a from Oregon

Mar 17, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by tjcamm from Oregon

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by 510a from Washington

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by TreeBear from Oregon

Jan 15, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Donkster46 from Washington

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 4.58 by Jim_Pierce

Dec 23, 2014
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Reviewed by TheBungyo from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
I've been to around 100 or so breweries/brewpubs/tasting rooms and Fort George is one of the best. Every year it seems to continue to evolve for the better. At this point there are three separate areas to grab a beer: the first floor, upstairs, and the tasting room located next door in their packaging and storing facility. Each area offers a different list of beers to choose from and a separate menu as well. Though it's a blast to bounce between all three, I find it very difficult to leave the taproom. During my visits, the bartenders were so friendly and fun to chat with that we didn't want to go anywhere else.

Of course the beer is wonderful, whether it's the standard lineup (Vortex IPA, Cavatica Stout, OPA) or one off/seasonal (Kentucky Coffee Girl, Fresh Hop IPA, Tender Loving Empire and many others) it's tough to go wrong.

As for food the upstairs focuses on wood fired pizza, the downstairs has sausages, fish and chips (among the best I've ever had), and tacos. Out in the tasting room, it seems to vary more often but the Thai curry that we had during one trip was, according to my girlfriend, as good as anything she had in Thailand.

All of the employees seemed very happy, and that translates to great service. The people of Astoria are lucky to have such a wonderful place as their local brewpub.
Dec 06, 2014
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