Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Fort George Brewery + Public HouseFort George Brewery + Public House

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1483 Duane St
Astoria, Oregon, 97103
United States

(503) 325-7468 | map

Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat 11am-midnight
Sun noon-11pm

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Reviews by madtappers:
Photo of madtappers
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

After my 2nd stop by, I've decide to review this fine establishment.

Generally have 8-10 of their own beers on tap which rang from double IPAs to one off burbon bareel stouts. There flagship brews 1811 Lager and Vortex IPA are avaliable on draft or in a 16oz can. The always have 2-3 rotating guest taps as well. All of the house beers I tried were top notch.

On to food, I had the anaheim pepper burger, and I have to say this burger is in the top 10 of burgers of tried through out the NW.

Great place to go on a hot summer day and sit on the deck and watch the ships go by on the Columbia river.

Also if your lucky enough to hit them on Friday or Saturday afternoon they have a tap room across the parking lot from the public house in the brewery, lots of special brews poured there every weekend.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EarForBeer
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Penguins66
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of GoBeerGo
4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Intlpostman
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

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Photo of CoastieStone
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of gandres
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
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

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Photo of Beervana
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of dutesanch
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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Photo of Dicers
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kylo76
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of guityler83
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ZekeMillz
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of G_Z_a
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of TreeBear
3.95/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of Donkster46
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jim_Pierce
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheBungyo
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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Photo of theseaskettie04
4.2/5  rDev +1%

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