Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fort George Brewing to Host 3-Day 3-Way Toast To Independence on July 4th

Every year I look forward to July 4th here in Washington because I moved from Oregon where you pretty much can only buy and shoot off the most boring of fireworks. In Washington, you can buy the craziest fireworks and go crazy for 1 day blowing up all sorts of awesome fireworks. But the Fort George 3-Day 3-Way Toast to Independence might make me put the fireworks down and go enjoy a great time in Astoria.  With all the 3-Way IPA's available, and other beers hand picked from 3-Way Collaborators, food, music and yes, real fireworks over the Columbia on 4th of July. Sounds like an awesome time. See the details below from Fort George.

Courtesy of Fort George Brewing
Fort George is bringing back the 4th of July 3-Day 3-Way in Astoria, but this year they’re adding a beer party on the block. It’s a courtyard celebration with hand-picked beers on tap from every 3-Way IPA collaborator: Lompoc, Gigantic, Block 15, Boneyard, Georgetown, and Pfriem. And you’ll be able to enjoy fresh batches of all three years of Fort George 3-Way IPA, assembled in one location for the first time ever.

The Low Down

Friday, July 3rd
Live music from 5pm to 10pm with The Sam Stoners, Michael Hurley, The Resolectrics, and the Quick and Easy Boys.

Buy your festival cup a day early in the Taproom - $10 for the cup and your first fill. Then prep your palate with a taster tray loaded with beers from previous 3-Way IPA collaborators.

Saturday, July 4th
Live music from 2pm to 10pm with Kelsey Mousley Band, Aaron Mark Brown and his band, James Kindle and the Eastern Oregon Playboys, The Quick and Easy Boys, and Tango Alpha Tango.

The 3-Day 3-Way IPA party begins in the courtyard (*festival cup required for these beers*). Select picks from Gigantic, Lompoc, Boneyard, Block 15, Georgetown, Pfriem, and Fort George, all chosen by the brewery owners. Plus fresh batches of 3-Way IPA 2013 (Gigantic, Lompoc, Fort George), 3-Way IPA 2014 (Block 15, Boneyard, Fort George), and 3-Way IPA 2015 (Georgetown, Pfriem, Fort George) brewed exclusively for this Independence Day celebration. Taps open at 2pm following The Star-Spangled Banner.

Fireworks over the Columbia River at dusk.

Courtsey of Fort George Brewing Co
Sunday, July 5th
Live music from 5pm to 10pm with Dedric Clark and the Social Animals, Jamie Leopold and the Short Stories, Tim Snider, and The Brownsmead Flats.

Plenty of 3-Way IPA collaborator guest taps in the Taproom, plus all three years of 3-Way IPA. Growler fills and taster trays. Brewery games in the courtyard, including a corn hole tourney.

Legal Disclaimers:
If you have 4th of July plans already booked, you may need to cancel them. Fort George is not responsible for any non-refundable deposits or cancellation charges that you may incur. Consider this the price of freedom.

All areas of Fort George Brewery - Upstairs, Downstairs, and the Taproom - will be open for business as usual. The 3-Way IPA party in the courtyard on Saturday is cash only, festival mug required for tasting. Live music is your right - never a cover.

Unlike three-way jokes (which never get old), 3-Way IPA should be as fresh as possible. The small batch, draft only re-brews of 2013 and 2014 3-Way IPA are available only on the coast, and they will go quickly. Don’t dawdle.

There are no pre-sale tickets, lanyards, badges, saved spots in line, or passes. Party cups will be available starting Friday, July 3rd in the Taproom.

Book your rooms, buy your bus tickets, or start hitchhiking now. This is an Independence Day celebration of 3-Way IPA you do not want to miss. Happy birthday to America.

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