Pelican Brewing Wins Big at 2017 Australian International Beer Awards

18 May 2017

imageFrom Pelican:

Pacific City, Or (May 18, 2017)—Pelican Brewing Company last night snapped up 10 international awards including its third time as Champion Medium International Brewery at the 2017 Australian International Beer Awards, the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer. Pelican pulled in honors for:

CHAMPION  Medium International Brewery

Gold                            Kiwanda Cream Ale

Gold                            Mother of All Storms English-style Barleywine

Silver                          Beak Breaker Double IPA

Silver                          MacPelican’s Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Silver                          Stormwatcher’s Winterfest English Barleywine

Silver                          Father of All Tsunamis Imperial Stout Ale

Bronze                        Dirty Bird Northwest IPA

Bronze                        Umbrella New World IPA

Bronze                        Tsunami Export Stout

Bronze                        Captain of The Coast Wee Heavy Ale

The brewery has consistently been recognized by the Australian International Beer Awards and was named Grand Champion Beer there two years running in 2004 and 2005. This is the third year in a row Pelican was named Champion Medium International Brewery.

The Australian International Beer Awards are presented annually by the Royal Agricultural Society (RASV) in partnership with Federation University Australia.  The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest competition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region and is renowned for celebrating beer and brewing excellence in Australia and around the world.  The AIBA provides brewers with an opportunity to benchmark their beers against international industry standards and aims to create greater consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of beer styles available in Australia and internationally.

“Thanks to our fellow brewers and industry colleagues, especially those who serve on the judge’s panel.  As a fellow brewer and judge, I know firsthand what goes into this service.  As members of the brewing community, I am proud of the camaraderie and collaboration that marks our industry.  I hope we never outgrow it,” said Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “The real credit for our success has to go to the team at Pelican—we remain a small, local brewery that is family owned.  From the servers, bartenders and sales staff who represent our brewery every day, to the chefs and cooks who create beer cuisine and elevate both the beer and the food, to the men and women wearing the rubber boots every day.  The dedication, passion for quality and attention to detail that they demonstrate every day is what we build our brewery and our brand upon.”

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