LINCOLN CITY, Oregon – It’s a beautiful new day in Lincoln City and on the south end of this bustling coastal town, Pelican Brewing Company brewer Darron Welch walks into a new building to brew a batch of beer on the same brewing system at 15 barrels than 26 years ago. used to brew the very first batch of Pelican beer in Pacific City. As the morning tide rises, Darron mashes in and oversees the steps of the brewing process with Pelican R&D Brewer, Scott Mohr. For Darron, brewing day represents a unique milestone, a day when, for the second time in his long and successful career, he christens the same brewing system for Pelican. For Scott, brewing day represents new horizons – it’s a handover and a chance to welcome everyone in for a beer brewed on the sandy shores of Siletz Bay.
Pelican Brewing Company knows there’s no place like their Pacific Northwest coastal home. Born on the beach in Pacific City, Oregon, Pelican Brewing Company has long enjoyed and represented all that makes the Oregon Coast special. True to its beach roots, Pelican Brewing adds to its iconic collection of coastal breweries with the new location on Siletz Bay. The interior of the brasserie, with 15,333 square feet, can accommodate approximately 226 guests. Views of the bay and coastal wetlands are abundant from every angle, as floor-to-ceiling windows flood the expansive dining room with natural light. An upper mezzanine offers even better views of the bay and is adjacent to a new private group meeting or dining space. Outside the building, an expansive 2,600 square foot outdoor patio welcomes coast lovers with ocean breezes and multiple seating options. The new location showcases the magnificence of this beautiful part of the Oregon Coast. “We are honored that Pelican Brewing has chosen Lincoln City for its new brewery and welcome them as a new attraction, economic development engine and marketing partner,” said Ed Dreistadt, director of Explore Lincoln City. “We are also delighted to experience the breathtaking view of Siletz Bay from their new location. Having such a well-established Oregon brand here is a big win for Lincoln City.
Designed by global award-winning hotel design firm, EDG Design, and the architectural expertise of Portland-based Jones Architecture, Pelican Brewing – Siletz Bay embodies modern coastal design that embraces site beauty and Pelican’s desire to serve a extraordinary customer experience. According to lead architect, Alan Jones of Jones Architecture, the new brewery was designed as a destination location that draws inspiration from and honors the traditions of the Oregon Coast, Siletz Bay and the Pelican brand. The design was inspired by the drama of the natural environment – the changing tides, ever-changing conditions and dramatic views of driftwood-covered beaches called for a design solution that maximized the views and facade of the bay.
Pelican Brewing—Siletz Bay brings Pelican’s iconic beer-cooking culture to another coastal Oregon town. Like its other locations in Pacific City, Cannon Beach and Tillamook, the Siletz Bay location offers craft beers unique to this location and a modern yet laid back and relaxing guest experience punctuated by the bay’s raw natural beauty and wildlife. The new brewery offers the same unrivaled pub fare with locally sourced seafood and produce, plus a number of innovative features only found in this new location, such as the upcoming “Phil’s Nest Crab Boil Experience”. This special indoor/outdoor dining space, dubbed Phil’s Nest, is set to open in mid-October 2022. It will be a unique crab boiling experience that guests can enjoy while admiring views of the bay. “We are extremely excited to offer visitors to our Siletz Bay location a new seafood experience that we hope will cultivate a connection with our beautiful coastal ocean and create new memories for our customers,” said Mary Jones, co-founder and CEO of Pelican Brewing. Company.
“We opened the doors to our dining hall in Siletz Bay to the public this summer, and now that the brewery is up and running, it’s time to celebrate,” says Mary. The first batch of beer brewed in Siletz Bay pays homage to Pelican’s original opening celebration in 1996. Brewmaster Darron notes that Doryman’s Dark Ale is not just one of the original beers Pelican brewed for the the day the flagship Pacific City location opened in 1996. , it’s also Mary’s favorite beer. Darron says, “We want to brew Doryman’s not just for Mary, but for our loyal fans. It’s an amazing beer with a significant history, including many awards and medals over the years. We are SO ready to start serving freshly brewed beer in Siletz Bay.”
Audience invited to the Siletz Bay Ribbon Cutting Celebration:
Pelican Brewing Company will host a fun grand opening celebration for its new location in Siletz Bay on Friday, October 14 at 4 p.m. with a special ceremony and toast. The public is invited to sample Pelican beer and snacks, take a tour and experience all the features and conveniences of this exciting new chapter. Join the team at Pelican Brewing—Siletz Bay, 5911 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon.
About Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company was born on the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a dilapidated old building by 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 founding brewmaster 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, its beer and its values were born at the beach where the team wakes up every day in a place that reminds them that the amazing is possible. Cheers, fellow fanatics!
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