20 October 2016
Pacific City, OR (October 20, 2016)—Pelican Brewing Company this month launches Lone Pelican Small Batch Series to offer limited-production beers that explore new techniques, ingredients and under-represented styles. The objective is to bring more Team Pelican-inspired creations to the broader market—all with the same fresh, enjoyable drinkability for which Pelican is widely known.
The Lone Pelican Series takes traditional beer styles and ingredients and reimagines them to demonstrate the vast spectrum of flavor experiences possible. Pelican now expands its line-up to include a new brew every two months adding 22 oz. bottle distribution and larger draft quantities for on-premise pours.
“What’s fun and interesting about the Lone Pelican series is it gives us some creative flexibility and an outlet for exploring intriguing techniques and ingredients that are not well-represented in the market place,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “Each Lone Pelican release explores a whole realm of flavor possibilities and will only be available for two months.”
With consistent growth and demand for its products, Pelican recently increased brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility to over 30,000 barrels and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach which offers additional capacity for such experimentation.
“We are now able to utilize our smaller brewing systems at the brewpubs to offer some really interesting and sometimes rebellious takes on traditional beer styles—this one-off series really showcases the collective talent and creativity of our brewers,” says Jim Prinzing, CEO, Pelican Brewing Company. “We think Lone Pelican will have beer lovers wondering what’s next as they anticipate the next beer in the series.”
The award-winning brewing team at Pelican kicked off the Lone Pelican series by turning an American-style IPA on its head using spicy locally-grown Fuggles hops, a variety that is typically used in British beer styles such as porters and strong ales. The result? Fuggles Yeah! IPA—now available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.
The result is a quenching IPA full of earthy herbal aromatics with hints of pear and apricot. Golden Promise malt, GoldPils malt, flaked barley, Magnum hops, Fuggle hops, pure local water and pure ale yeast combine to create a snappy, assertive bitterness and toasty malt—a perfect balance for when the leaves turn and the weather cools. Pelican brewers challenge any IPA lover to keep from saying “Fuggles Yeah!” after the first sip.
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 65 | PLATO: 15º
Like all Pelican beers, Fuggles Yeah! IPA is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!