Astoria Ale Trail

3 hours | Astoria | A S T - 3 8 5
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Points of Interest

  • Columbia River Maritime Museum
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

In addition to its award-winning wines, Oregon also has a growing reputation for award-winning beers. Although the industry is only 30 years old, the breweries of Oregon and their products are known around the world for quality and innovation. This three-hour excursion will take you to three local pubs where you can not only imbibe in a glass of your choice at each pub but sample various styles of beers and ales. Although each pub offers food and refreshments for the entire family, passengers must be 21 years or older in order to participate in the beer tasting. In addition to beer, each pub offers souvenirs, t-shirts and collectibles.

Your tasting tour begins at the pier as you climb aboard an old school bus. Guides, knowledgeable in the history and the making of Astoria beer, will lead the way to your first destination. As the bus makes its way through town, sit back, relax and take in the stunning views of the Columbia River right outside your window.

Fort George Brewery + Public House was established in 2007 and specializes in innovative and exciting flavors such as coffee stout or even wasabi-flavored ginger ale. During your visit, you might want to try "The Quick Wit" - a Belgian-style ale that's made with organic pale and wheat malts, ground coriander and lemongrass. Or you could sip any one of the seasonal fruit ales.

Then, you're off to Rogue Ales. Occupying a former Bumble Bee tuna cannery, Rogue sits on Astoria Riverwalk, a five-mile river trail that's lined with hotels, restaurants, parks and a nearly 100-year-old restored trolley train. Made with the finest hops and barley malt, Rogue Ales are bottled using an oxygen absorbing cap, and brown glass for better shelf life. Some of the barrel-aged beers and ales you might want to try include "Chipotle Ale," which is a deep golden ale that's made with roasted chipotle peppers and produces an eye opening chili flavor with a malty, smoky aroma and smooth, crisp flavor.

Your last stop is the Astoria Brewing Company, where a variety of beers are handcrafted using a wide range of hops and grains to create unique flavors. The pub's riverfront deck is open during the summer and offers a fantastic view of the Columbia River. Some of the beers you might try include "Strawberry Blonde," which attributes its light pink to golden opaque hue to the barley, wheat and 90 pounds of strawberries.

As you return to your ship you'll pass by the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which features one of the most extensive collections of nautical artifacts on the west coast.

Special Notes:

Passengers must be at least 21 years old and have photo ID to participate in beer tasting. Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases. Breweries/pubs listed are subject to change and based on availability on any given day.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions.

Non air-conditioned school buses are utilized for this tour.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a beer tasting at first stop

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:40
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer and beer tasting at second stop

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transfer and beer tasting at third stop

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your bus and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
00:15
Photo/video restrictions:
No