Pelican Debuts Employee-Inspired Chongie Saaz Bohemian Pilsner at OBF

25 July 2016

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Earlier this year Pelican brewmaster Darron Welch issued a Pelican-wide call to employees wishing to imagine a unique recipe they could share at OBF. Named after Pelican brewery rep, Maia Chong, who conceived the refreshing summer brew, Chongie Saaz is a Bohemian pilsner that showcases spicy Czech hops paired with Weyermann Barke Pilsner and Vienna malt to create an incredibly clean flavored lager that showcases the beautiful Pilsner malt balanced with snappy bitterness and uncompromising drinkability.

Specifications                     Ingredients

OG—11.8◦                                Weyerman Barke

FG—1.4◦                                  Pilsner Malt

ABV: 5.5%                              Vienna Malt

IBU: 45                                   Saaz Hops

“Those four ingredients (soft water, Saaz hops, workhorse lager strain, & plenty of pale malts) work in concert to create a thrilling new beer with a sparkling clarity, a color reminiscent of spun gold, an aromatic bouquet, & an incomparably light body,” says Joshua M. Bernstein in his The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks

The unique draft-only brew will be available in the Pelican booth at OBF this week.

Pacific City, Oregon (July 25, 2016)—As the much-anticipated Oregon Brewers’ Fest launches on the Portland waterfront this week, Pelican ignites the celebration bringing its award-winning beers to a POP-UP pub at Lardo. From Wednesday July 27 to Tuesday August 2, guests at the Pelican Take-over (Lardo Hawthorne, 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214) can sample a colossal array of Pelican’s aromatic and tasty refreshment:

Ø Kiwanda Cream Ale

Ø Umbrella New World IPA

Ø Dirty Bird IPA

Ø Pelicano EXTRA! Lager Cerveza

Ø Imperial Pelican Ale

Ø MacPelican’s Scottish Ale

Ø Silverspot English Style IPA

Ø Rouge Flanders Red

Ø More Fun C-Hop Blonde Ale

Ø Wee Heavy Scottish Ale

Ø Fuggles Yeah Single Hop IPA

Ø Weizen Pils

Ø 2 Legit 2 Quit Meridian Cascade Pils

Ø Tsunami Stout – NITRO

“We’re going live at Lardo at 11a this Wed with the entire pub Pelicanized inside and out to look like we brought our Oregon coast brewpubs to Portland,” says Maia Chong, Pelican brewery representative for Portland. “And on Friday from 6 to 8p, guests to ‘Pelican Portlandia’ can meet one of our brewers J Schilling who will be available to talk beer.”

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