Best Destination Restaurant
The Pelican Pub & Brewery is proud to announce that they were named “Best Destination Restaurant” by readers of 1859 Magazine. The January/February 2013 edition of 1859 Magazine polled their readers to create a Reader’s Choice of the very best Oregon has to offer. Everything from Sporting Events and Road Trips to Lodgings and Restaurants were selected with the Pelican winning a coveted slot for their award winning craft beer, beer cuisine, unbeatable beachfront location and breathtaking ocean view. Read the full article on our website at http://www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/press Cheers!
Tillamook Ground Breaking
A cold, windy and rainy day set the background for turning over a shovel of dirt at the new Pelican Production Brewery at First and Stillwell in Tillamook. Darron Welch, Ken Henson, Jeff Schons and Mary Jones, owners of the Pelican, were on hand to pour samples of Pelican beer and give tours of the work under way. The Pelican Production Brewery will be located in what was formerly known as the Star Distributor Building and will house a 30 barrel system with the capacity of brewing 8,500 barrels per year for phase one (more than doubling the Pelican’s current capacity of 4,000 bbls per year), with potential capacity of up to 35,000 bbl per year as business grows. The brewery expects to fill all its production of 22 oz bottles and kegs at the new facility with the added capacity of 6-packs starting late this summer. A 40 seat tasting room with a view onto the production floor and outdoor patio will serve fresh, tasty brews and simple Pelican fare such as the Pelican’s World Class fish & chips and clam chowder. The production facility would not have been possible without the help of the City of Tillamook, Tillamook County Commissioners and Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency (TURA). The brewery team expects to be brewing beer into the new tanks as early as the end of June and the tasting room is expected to be open and serving beer in August.
Pictured: Paul Wyntergreen, Dennie Houle, Mary Jones, Jeff Schons, Ken Henson, Darron Welch, Mark Labhart, Suzanne Webber, John Sandusky, Alene Allen.
American Lung Association of Oregon’s Reach the Beach
Reach the Beach, a major fundraiser for the Lung Association of Oregon, is widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season and finishes right here in Pacific City, next to the soaring dunes of the Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. Grab your bike and ride from Portland (100 miles), Newberg (80 miles), Amity (55 miles) or Grand Ronde (28 miles) to the festive and fun finish at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. Sponsored in part by the Pelican Pub & Brewery, join us in the sand for a meal and tasty brews after the ride. Saturday, May 18th, 2013.
“Notice: Orphan beer in need of a good home. This beer is malty and delicious with a subtle fruitiness and a smooth, clean finish. Abandoned at conception, this beer has thrived despite lacking a devoted parent to usher it through its formative days of growth. This is a rare opportunity to adopt a mature beer in the prime of its life and ready for consumption.”
Not Maibock was a collaborative effort of the brewery team which was dreamt up by someone, spear-headed by no-one and yet resulted in a beer that was loved by everyone. Brewed in the Maibock-style, this strong golden lager was finished with a whirlpool addition of Sterling hops that provides a delicate hop fruitiness to complement the sweetness from a large two-row malt bill. 7% abv, golden in color, this lager is perfect on a spring day at the beach. Get it before its gone – its #4 of our Lone Pelican Series and available only on draft. Prost!
Great glowing news from Rogue…
I’m sad to report that after three years of following along as Troegs Splinter Gold quietly aged on oak and slowly bottle conditioned; after posting up the info when it was bottled back in March and after patiently questioning and waiting for the official notice from Troegs….Splinter Gold has unceremoniously hit the streets this afternoon at 5PM. Confirmation for this exciting PA release came from craft beer blogs in Chicago and Georgia. For those making the ride up from Georgia or Illinois, you can buy it at Troegs in Hershey, PA for $22.95 (750ml bottle.)
Update at 11:40PM from Troegs…
Splinter Gold now available in Tasting Room & General Store. One bottle limit per person/per day. In-house consumption or takeout.
SPLINTER GOLD RELEASE
Splinter Gold was released on Friday, May 17 at 5 pm in both our Tasting Room and General Store. Splinter Gold originates from the Scratch #3 Triple recipe and is fully fermented with Westmalle yeast. The beer is then inoculated with two barrels of Splinter Gold (2010) infusing the beer with Brettanomyces for a secondary fermentation in oak wine barrels from Allegro Winery & Vineyards and virgin Pennsylvania oak barrels sourced from Keystone Cooperage. Three years in the making, Splinter Gold is a highly-carbonated, bone-dry wild ale boasting a rich Bret “funk” married with lush vanilla, toasted coconut, and oaky tannins.
Cellared to perfection – pop the cork, pour into a chalice… and savor!
Splinter Gold inventory will be available in both the Tasting Room (on-premise consumption) and the General Store (to-go). The price is $22.95 + tax for a 750 mL bottle.
Customers will be limited to a one-bottle purchase/day on each “side” of our retail business – this means you can buy a bottle in the Tasting Room and the General Store on the same visit.
Every year in May & June the city of Philadelphia goes wild for craft beer. In an event billed as the largest beer celebration of its kind, the city of Philadelphia becomes a destination for craft beer lovers from around the world, as well as some fairly famous brewers. As if that’s not enough, I’m not going way out on a limb to say some of the most special and unique beers you’ll ever get to try are brewed and imported specifically for Philly Beer Week.
Needless to say, this is a beer event you don’t want to miss, especially since it’s right in your back yard! And in case you’re worried, the festival itself includes literally 1000+ separate festivals, beer dinners, tastings, brewery tours and educational events. From bars to breweries, Philly Beer Week is loaded with events. Also, in fine Philly tradition, Philly Beer “Week” actually lasts for 10-days…so there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for a schedule of events, check out phillybeerweek.org.
What better way to celebrate Philly Beer Week 2013 than to invite our pal Don Russell, aka Joe Sixpack on to the show. Don is the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Beer Week, so who better to talk about all of the great events. Don is a beer writer and has written three beer books, including my favorite, “What The Hell Am I Drinking?” Don is also known by his Byline “Joe Sixpack” as he writes a weekly beer column for the Philadelphia Daily News where he won GABF Beer Writer of the Year in 2006.
We sampled a really special and rare beer today…the Dock St / Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia co brewed OP Yum. This beer uses Oats, Pomegranate and obviously tastes yummy, but put them all together and you get a little play on the word Opium. OP Yum is a 5% ABV 30 IBU slightly tart and dry finish and a really refreshing beer. This beer is the 2nd brew in a series of four beers brewed by Dock St to be exclusively served at the Four Seasons Philadelphia. On June 6th (at Four Seasons Beer Garden, 5-8pm) as part of Philly Beer Week, Dock ST & Four Seasons will release the next beer in the series, Crackle & Squeeze--a farmhouse beer using Sicilian pink peppercorns, black pepper and Meyer Lemon juice.
We had a great time talking with Don about the history of Philly Beer Week, and it was cool to hear how it all got started. It was also a lot of fun getting Don’s insight on Philly Beer Week events…and be SURE to check into Opening Tap as tickets ARE still available!
Thank you to Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack), Nancy, John & Jake for yet another
The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together. As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday BeerBuzz page by clicking HERE.
We brought you news that Lavery Brewing was working with We Can Mobile Canning to can some of their beers and now we get a peek at the actual can itself. The can label and the news of this can be found here. Also stay tuned for the possibility of 16oz cans coming from Lavery.
You have to look carefully…..OK now try looking carefully at the beer cooler and you’ll see Fireman’s Brew, Shiner, Samuel Adams and even Bridgeport with Kaley Cuoco on the season ending Big Bang Theory last night. That is all…you may now return to staring!
From Samuel Adams:
An instant favorite with many Sam fans since we introduced it last year, Samuel Adams Porch Rocker is a bright and citrusy Bavarian Radler with a fresh-squeezed lemon taste and refreshing finish. Crisp and tangy with its combination of lager and tart lemonade, this popular German style is a unique summer quencher for those warmer days we've all been anticipating.
A traditional Bavarian Radler is beer mixed with German-style lemonade, or lemon soda. This refreshing concoction got its name from the German cyclists that first inspired its creation. In the 1920s a Bavarian innkeeper developed the drink when a large group of cyclists stopped by and he realized he didn't have enough beer to go around. So, he mixed what little he had with lemon soda and called it Radlermass (or cyclist's liter) and the refreshing style quickly took off. Our take on this style begins with a Helles, a crisp German-style lager with a golden straw color, light maltiness and subtle hop note. To turn this into a Radler we combined it with our own blend of lemons to create just the right combination of subtle tart sweetness, citrus, and bright refreshing flavor.
Get your hands on this year's batch of Brewlywed Ale, a special wedding brew we first introduced last year. Brewlywed Ale will be available for purchase one day only at our Boston Brewery on June 26th. Our friends from TheKnot.com will also be on hand to answer your wedding questions. You could even get married that day at the brewery! (Interested? Shoot us a note and let us know - email@example.com).
For a quick look at last year's Brewlywed Day, click here.
We hope to see you on June 26!
Ft. Collins, Colo., May 17, 2013/mbb/ – New Belgium Brewing launches their summer campaign, “Pairs Well With People,” this week with a focus on Fat Tire and the Millennial Drinker. A dynamic media mix including digital, social, web and television will shine a light on Fat Tire Amber Ale while introducing a whole new audience to New Belgium’s flagship beer. Skateboard legend-turned-documentary-film-director, Stacy Peralta (“Dogtown and Z Boys”, “Riding Giants”, “Bones Brigade”), directed a cast of New Belgium co-workers in the :30-second broadcast spots available for viewing here: http://www.youtube.com/user/NBBFILMS. Slated to run in 12 television markets, those spots will also run alongside a series of :15-second shorts in a 30-state digital overlay covering New Belgium’s area of distribution.
“We believe there is huge opportunity to introduce beer drinkers to the friendly shores of the craft brewing community and to New Belgium and Fat Tire as well,” said New Belgium Brewing Branding Director, Josh Holmstrom. “There is such a wide variety of new and interesting media to engage with them including social, mobile and Digital Video.”
The commercial spots were shot over three days in Fort Collins, CO this spring featuring brewery co-workers and a soundtrack by long-time New Belgium musical collaborators, March Fourth Marching Band. Cultivator Ads of Denver developed the creative with New Belgium, and Peralta assembled his crew through his commercial production company home, Nonfiction Unlimited.
“One of the most fun productions I’ve been on,” said Peralta. “The company is populated with a large number of wild personalities who work very hard and who take crafting beer very seriously, yet they are very accessible and open – we had access to every physical aspect of the brewery and we were free to set shots up in whatever fashion we chose.”
The campaign’s social elements will feature a Facebook app that allows users to insert a photo into a sharable New Belgium-themed frame, which enters them into weekly drawings to win a custom cruiser bike. There will be opportunities to win a bike on Twitter and Instagram as well. On premise promotions will include beer and food pairings, bike giveaways and postcoaster contests (details at www.newbelgium.com).
New Belgium’s “Pairs Well With People” campaign will run through Labor Day, 2013.
From the Boston Globe:
That is why, nearly a month after the MIT police officer’s tragic death, allegedly at the hands of the Boston Marathon bombers, news that Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square is creating a beer in Collier’s honor — “Collier Stout” — is giving those who loved him reason to smile.
“I think Sean would be beside himself if he knew a beer was being named after him,” said Travis Dixon, who graduated with Collier from the police academy and roomed with him for the past three years.
Phil Bannatyne, Cambridge Brewing Company’s longtime owner, said he expects the first batch of Collier Stout, which will be a dry Irish stout, to be brewed by the end of May. After a quick fermentation, the first pints should be ready for drinking around mid-June.
Here’s your first look at a new bottle coming from Anderson valley called Gatlin Damnosus. This beer is a sour ale produced by aging barleywine in bourbon barrels for long periods of time (2-years for most). I believe this beer was a tap-only release, and now it will be packaged in 16oz bottles and come in at 8.8% ABV.
A late night update from Alpine Beer Co:
News abounds at Alpine Beer Company, and here to “bring it” to you is “Jimmy,” the talking dummy.
Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another in a long line of perfunctory and ample jocularity filled quips at the expense of everyone. If there ever was a time for a “sarcasm” font…
At the time we brewed it, it was unseasonably cold, so a nice, hearty stout sounded like a good idea. And now that we saw our first “triple digit” temperature of the year, we released “Odin’s Raven,” for growler fills and on draught in the Pub. This beer is a “2012 World Beer Cup” bronze award winner in the Chocolate Beer category so you know it’s good. Get it while the getting is good.
An “anagram” is a word or phrase made from rearranged letters from another word or phrase. An example of a skilled anagram incorporates a reference to the subject word or phrase, like “DORMITORY” when rearranged becomes “DIRTY ROOM.” Or, “DESPERATION” becomes “A ROPE ENDS IT.” I got a million of ‘em.
The good people from “City Beer Store” in San Francisco are celebrating their 7th anniversary this weekend. For the occasion, we made a Double IPA called “Magnificent Seven” which uses seven different malts, seven different hops with seven different additions and is 7.7% abv. Most of the beer was shipped to San Francisco but we managed to hang onto 3 kegs. We will be selling it at the Pub in samples, pints and pitchers only.
There will be a special beer released in the pub as soon as “Magnificent Seven” is gone. “Keene Idea” is making its way to our Pub when the anniversary beer is exhausted. This beer was first made for Toronado San Francisco’s 25thAnniversary and appears to have made a distinct impression. It may be our most requested beer we have made to date. Remember, no growler fills, only available in the Pub and only after “Magnificent Seven” is depleted.
I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more “kisses” begin with “Pure Hoppiness” than Kay. Just sayin… in this economy.
“ASTRONOMER” when rearranged becomes “MOON STARER.” “THE EYES” becomes “THEY SEE.”
New Sunday hours in the Pub started last week. Yes, we will open earlier to accommodate the tired mountain bikers and thirsty travelers enjoying their weekends as much as they can. We will open at 11AM Sundays and may readdress the time again once football season is upon us.
Another release we have to announce is the most celebrated beer in the world. “Hoppy Birthday” will be released on Thursday May 30th for growler fills and on draught in the pub. This wonderfully popular beer is really a Pale Ale at 5.25% abv, but we make it like an IPA. One of the three beers we will be ramping up production late this year.
More info on the increased production of Nelson, Duet and Hoppy Birthday, it appears on track for when the hop crops are harvested, plucked, pulverized and pelletized and ready to ship. Nelson uses hops from the southern hemisphere and should be available after mid-year sometime. The North American hop crop is ready to use very late in the year, look for Duet and “Hoppy Birthday” early next year, most likely. A recent development has made it possible for us to make the extra keg beer locally and the bottle and can beer made in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. Bottles will be our current 22 oz. amber beer bottles and cans will be the Alumi-Tek 16 oz. can with a large screw cap.
“ELEVEN PLUS TWO” can be rearranged to “TWELVE PLUS ONE” (and it’s still unlucky)
Now I’d like to say a few things about contract brewing. There has been much ado made about contract brewing and not in a positive way. Most consider contract brewing to be inferior, cheating or unethical. I would like to point out that our collaboration with New Belgium Brewing, where we made nearly our annual production at one time, turned out to be a fantastic beer that really resembled an Alpine IPA, for sure. That is very much what contracting for us would be like, hands on utilizing our unique techniques and ingredients. Yes, I will be in Minnesota directing the brewing and packaging of our precious beer. Much like we will be doing when we can jump through enough hoops to get our own production brewery built. Another major consideration with Minnesota is the fact they have an incredible abundance of phenomenal water. Their “glacial melt” water leaps from a spring at the brewery and has an almost identical composition as our brewery water, which is awesome. So, fear not that we are contracting to have more beer made for you, our thirsty friends, embrace it and I promise you will not be disappointed.
Some of the negative publicity surrounding contract brewing was warranted. Some breweries tried to hide the fact they were contracting out of the area yet advertising things like they were “the first local brewery” or something equally deceptive. Plus, they weren’t putting in their own techniques and quality control, something we won’t have a problem with. For us, it will be like borrowing your favorite Uncle’s awesome, modern brewery of size and racing it down the craft beer highway.
Ever look at a clock three times and still not know what time it is? Me either.
All my bad decisions would make an incredible, unbelievable movie.
You almost never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. My time has come.
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