• the Fort George 7” record cover
Fort George Brewery, together with Suicide Squeeze Records of Seattle, are about to introduce Suicide Squeeze IPA—a spring seasonal collaboration in a tall boy can from Fort George.

Look for the cans, starting tomorrow March 14th.

Suicide Squeeze IPA is a 4.5% ABV session beer, with all of the hop aroma and flavor you’ve come to expect from a Fort George IPA. Organic two-row barley lays the base, with heaping amounts of Mosaics and a touch of Citra hops. Crisp, floral, and bursting with flavor, Suicide Squeeze IPA is an ode to springtime in the Northwest.

For Seattle folks, the release party is being held at The Beer Junction this Saturday March 15th, from 6-9 pm.

Suicide Squeeze Records is also releasing the Fort George 7,” a collection of four classic tracks plus a download code to a music sampler. This amber “beer” colored vinyl with the hypnotic snake logo will be limited to 1,000 copies and feature these Northwest artists:

Modest Mouse – “A Life of Arctic Sounds”
Black Mountain – “Voices”
Elliott Smith – “Division Day”
Minus the Bear – “Pachuca Sunrise (acoustic version)”

And who doesn't love limited edition beer-colored vinyl? Nobody that's who!
Full press release, after the jump...

Out of the ‘90s Pacific Northwest music scene, Suicide Squeeze Records founder David Dickenson forged his own path with artists like Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, and Pedro the Lion. Starting with a 7” vinyl from local indie duo 764-Hero, the label has grown to include a diverse range of regional rock bands and international artists. Still, their mission has remained true to those early Northwest musical pioneers—to make something for the pure joy of it.

“We don’t make beer for style-guidelines, we just make beer that tastes great,” has always been the motto of Jack Harris. As Fort George Brew Master and co-owner, he has seen the brewery blossom from a small start-up pub to the 10th fastest growing brewery in the country in 2012, as ranked by The New Yorker. Celebrating its 7th anniversary, Fort George continues to think outside the box with unique collaborations, can designs, and beers. But of course, the goal is the same—to make something for the pure enjoyment of it.

The can design for Suicide Squeeze IPA fell into the talented hands of Seattle artist Jesse LeDoux. Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records. There he created iconic album and poster artwork for groups like Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, and The Shins (for which he earned a Best Recording Package Grammy Nomination for Chutes Too Narrow). In 2004 he started his own design business, LeDouxville, and continues to work on commercial illustration and collaborative projects.

Join both Fort George and Suicide Squeeze at the can release party, and also grab a pint at these venues, with artists brought to you by Suicide Squeeze Records:

This Will Destroy You
March 19th – 8pm
Seattle, WA

The Black Lips with The Coathangers
March 28th – 8pm
Seattle, WA

The Black Lips with The Coathangers
March 29th – 8pm
The Hawthorne Theatre
Portland, OR