Fort George Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
Plenty of breweries SAY they make a traditional Pilsner, but not many do it as old school as Oregon’s Fort George.
They ferment and condition today’s Cathedral Tree Pilsner exactly the same way a Bavarian brewmaster would have hundreds of years ago — in massive oak puncheons in the chilly basement of their brewery! You won’t find any stainless steel tanks with fancy temperature control systems here!
During a 3-month lagering process, the brew becomes clear and crisp, with well developed bready notes and the slightest hint of woody tannins. Noble hops add floral notes along with snappy white grape and ripe nectarine flavors.
Each clean and refreshing sip leaves the barest hint of pithy bitterness on the palate, inviting you to raise that glass to your lips again and again.
The brewers put a whole lot of work into Cathedral Tree — the process they used isn’t the easiest way to craft a Pilsner — but when you take a sip, you’ll appreciate the extra time and effort.
It’s the kind of dedication and attention to detail that earned Fort George a spot as one of Thrillist’s Best Breweries in Oregon.
If you want to see what real old-world brewing techniques taste like, don’t wait to snag a few cans of Cathedral Tree. Because, outside of Oregon and few spots in southern Washington, the only place you’ll find it is right here.
Fort George has medals from the Oregon Beer Awards and the World Beer Cup!
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