Transport your taste buds to the early 1800s when English Pale Ale was the beer of choice. In celebration of Astoria: Part Two   Portland Center Stage and the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce has invited five Astoria brewers to collaborate on a limited edition beer to commemorate the 19th century expedition which traveled by land and sea to establish an American settlement in the uncharted Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the traditional English Pale Ale style, Astor Expedition Ale showcases the freshest ingredients around, nodding to Oregon’s top maltsters and hop farmers.

Get it while it lasts. The beer will be available at brewpubs exclusively in Astoria following the play’s opening night debut on January 26, 2018 and continuing while supplies last. Make a weekend of it and tour participating breweries including Astoria Brewing Company (host brewer), Fort George Brewery, Buoy Beer, Reach Break Brewing and Hondo’s Brew and Cork – for a taste as old as time.

To top it off, you can enter to win the Portland Center Stage at The Armory “Astoria: Part Two” getaway, including two nights in a Deluxe Riverfront King at the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa; two passes each for the Columbia River Maritime Museum and Clatsop County Historical Society museums; an Astoria Column Pack and annual pass; lunch or dinner at Fort George Brewery + Public House and Astoria Brewing Company Taproom (includes brewer’s tour); $15 to spend at the Astoria Sunday Market; and, ice cream at Frite & Scoop.

Photo Caption: Seen here at the beginning of the brewing process are (clockwise from 12 o'clock): RJ Kiepke, Hondo's Brew and Cork; Zac Caswell, Astoria Brewing Company; Kevin Shaw, Buoy Beer Company; Josh Allison, Reach Break Breweing; Shau Barrick, Astoria Brewing Company and, Michael Frankowics, Fort George Brewery.