Celebrate the Stouts!

FGblogpicThe Festival of Dark Arts happened in Astoria, Oregon on Saturday (2/15) at the Fort George Brewery. More than 3,000 stout lovers were expected to attend.

High winds and a steady downpour forced most folks indoors where the seating and standing ares quickly vanished. Revelers were elbow to elbow. More than one stout became part of a shirt instead of getting consumed.

Throughout the entire Fort George campus were mini-bars pouring samples of great stout and an array of dark art including: the Dark Art Gallery, a blacksmith forge, tattoo artistry, glass blowing, belly dancing, cigar tent, fire dancing, stout inspired cuisine, tarot card reading, and old-fashioned photography.

Had the rain and winds taken a break, there would have been plenty of room for everything. The beers certainly didn’t care about the weather and there were a ton of them.

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner