Fort George Brewery expands

Fort George Brewery expands

Fort George Brewery has expanded from its original building by purchasing an adjacent building, an unused dealership and other surrounding property.

The Astoria brewery now owns its entire block, a purchase made possible with help from $1.65 million in Small Business Administration loans.

Subsequent phases include an open air beer garden for the sunnier months, new outdoor seating and a multi-level deck at the pub, artisan shops -- a glassblower, metalsmith and historic renovators -- on the second floor of the Lovell Building and eventually a barrel-aging room and event space on the second floor of the Fort George Building.

"We're looking to attract synergistic businesses to the block," said [Fort George partner Chris Nemlowill], "people that will integrate with our emphasis on the local and on Astoria history. We'll make it a one-block version of what the McMenamins have done with Edgefield."

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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