Pelican’s first collaboration beer in their Coastal Collaboration series is an alder-smoked stout created with Fort George Brewery of Astoria, Ore.
Pacific City, Oregon (February 16and2022)— Pelican BreweryThe 2022 Lone Pelican Series focuses on Pelican’s coastal roots and their commitment to creating a positive impact in their coastal communities with four coastal collaboration beers with 100% of proceeds going directly to equity-focused charities . The Coastal Collaboration Series features collaborations with other Oregon Coast breweries, Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon, Beachcrest Brewing Company in Lincoln City, Oregon, Homegrown Public House Brewery in Florence, Oregon, and Arch Rock Brewing Company in Gold Beach, Oregon. .
“This year, we’ve chosen to focus our Lone Pelican series on solving important issues in our coastal communities,” says Coren Tradd, R&D brewer for Pelican Brewing. “We live and work in these incredible coastal cities, but there are issues that affect many people in our communities, such as food insecurity. We wanted to create a beer that could help solve these problems by donating it directly to organizations that have a positive impact on these problems. »
The Coastal Collaboration’s first beer is a seasonally appropriate alder-smoked stout brewed with Astoria’s powerhouse, Fort George Brewery. Coren Tradd, Pelican R&D Brewer, and Dave Coyne, Fort George R&D Brewer, crafted this sweet, smoky stout full of flavor to complement chilly coastal nights at the docks or patio. They were inspired by the tree-lined coast of Oregon and used alder-smoked malt from Skagit Valley Malting to create a balanced beer with notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
ABV: 7% | IBU: 30 | PLATO: 17º
“The brewing community is community and there are no secrets,” says Dave Coyne of Fort George Brewery. “That’s what makes collaborations so interesting and fun, both people gain new insights through the process, and we can push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pelican and Fort George share the same rugged coastline, and we care deeply about our home, so we wanted to take this opportunity to give back to Clatsop Community Action. This is a local nonprofit agency that specializes in helping people meet housing, food, and other basic living needs here in Clatsop County, Oregon.
This first of four Coastal Collabs is now available in 500ml bottles at your local bottle shop, on tap at Pelican breweries, and through Pelican’s 2022 beer subscription service called Beer Box. The Beer Box builds on the success of last year’s Bird-Day Box service and will deliver innovative beers quarterly directly to Oregon residents.
Pelican Brewery was born on the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a dilapidated old building on the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young people whose thirst for good beer overshadowed their understanding of what it would take to build a brewery. They did it anyway. Thanks to the vision of founding owners Jeff Schons, Mary Jones and master brewer Darron Welch, Oregon’s only beachfront brewery has become one of the most popular destinations in the state. And now, 26 years later, Pelican Brewing Company is an iconic beach brand and one of Oregon’s most decorated craft breweries. Pelican has received over 450 awards, including the prestigious 2015, 2016, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards Champion Medium International Brewery; Small Brewery Champion of the 2014 World Beer Cup; Major Brewery of the Year at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Why? Pelican teas are playful, but not frivolous. Brewed with determination, passion and a deep respect for the craft. Pelican operates brewing and brewing facilities in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and its state-of-the-art brewery in Tillamook, Oregon, where it brews 40,000 barrels of award-winning beer each year and distributes it in six states. Pelican’s vision, beer and values were born at the beach, where the team wakes up every day in a place that reminds them that amazing is possible. Cheers, fellow fanatics!
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