Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fort George to release new Mother's Day Brew

Notes from Fort George Brewery + Public House co-owner Chris Nemlowill:

"The Fort George Brewery + Public House is pleased to announce the release of its new Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dopplebock this Mother’s Day, May 11th. This date coincides with the start of the Astoria Sunday Market, so moms who are out and about downtown are encouraged to stop by and try the Fort George’s latest creation.

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.

Now, after months of fermenting and taking the extra step of aging their brew in Jim Beam bourbon barrels, Fort George brewers are calling their version of Dopplebock, Illuminator, which reflects the experience of drinking the beer. “Warm and inviting, the beautiful, dark brown color sparkles as it catches the light. Illuminator tastes rich and malty, with an intriguing hint of bourbon, and a nice dry slightly hoppy finish to balance it out,” said Chris Nemlowill, of the Fort George Brewery + Public House.

Fort George Brewery + Public House is located at: 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103. Call (503) 325-PINT or visit

*Photo: The Mothers of Fort George… (From Left) Tracey Erfling with Son Toveri and Zetty McKay with Daughter, Amelia.

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