22 November 2016
Tsunami Stout and Udder Tugger milk stout triumph among Belgian beer experts and judges
Pacific City, Oregon (November 22, 2016)—A toast to Belgian beer accolades! Pelican Brewing Company has received bronze medals for its multi-decorated Tsunami Export Stout and its new Udder Tugger milk stout at the Brussels Beer Challenge—an international beer competition in Belgium providing a unique opportunity for beer producers to compete with the best international and Belgian brewers.
A tasting panel of 75 internationally-renowned beer connoisseurs tasted 1,100 beers from all over the world. The participating beers were divided into categories based on origin, type and style and then evaluated with the best beers in each category winning gold, silver and bronze awards.
Like the force of nature for which it is named Tsunami Stout—now a 42-time medalist—delivers a blast with its black color and dark seductive aroma. Roasted malts and unmalted barley give this full-bodied brew its dense creamy head and distinct dark chocolate and cappuccino flavors that swell to a clean, rounded malty finish. Ingredients include pale ale malt, flaked barley, chocolate malt, Black Patent malt, roasted barley, Magnum hops, Willamette hops, pure local water and pure all yeast.
A new beer in the Lone Pelican small batch series, Udder Tugger milk stout, also won bronze. Brewed with lactose and debittered black malt, Udder Tugger has a deep black color with long-lasting tan foam. Aromas reminiscent of baker’s cocoa and toffee-like caramel combine with a slight herbal hop character. A soft roast flavor furthers the dark chocolate impression and leads to a slightly sweet finish.
"The variety and complexity of Belgian beers is world renowned, and for two of our stouts to be recognized by Belgian brewers and beer experts is an amazing honor, " says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. "Tsunami is one of our oldest and most decorated year-round beers and to have the first-ever batch of Udder Tugger earn its first medal in a Belgian competition gives us some great pre-bottling momentum."