Pelican Brewing Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Release of Bird-Day Volume I

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — Pelican Brewing Company’s 25th birthday celebration begins with the release of Bird-Day Volume I, an imperial porter with passionfruit and cacao nibs that features a rich malt character offset by a bright streak of passionfruit tartness. This sultry imperial porter marries the creative minds of Pelican brewmaster Darron Welch and Pelican alumna Whitney Burnside to create a balanced, smooth and enveloping roasty finish ideal for any celebration.

“Being able to come back to Pelican and create this beer with Darron and the entire Pelican family is an honor,” says Whitney Burnside, head brewer of 10 Barrel Brewing Portland. “Pelican has an indelible mark on my career. It’s where I learned the skills and discipline to be a brewer.”

“The most rewarding part of the 25 years I have spent at Pelican has been teaching and learning from incredibly talented brewers that have walked through these doors,” says Darron Welch. “Whitney has a unique talent to think about the beer from a culinary perspective.She considers different flavors and how they will present in beer; she created amazing beers while at Pelican and continues to do so in her current role.  She is a leader in the craft beer industry.”

ABV: 8.5%| IBU: 40 | PLA

Bird-Day Volume I is one of four Pelican collaboration beers celebrating Pelican Brewing’s 25th birthday. This velvety imperial porter is now available in 500 mL bottles at your local bottle shop, on draft at Pelican brewpubs, and through Pelican’s new beer subscription service called the Bird-Day Box.

The Bird-Day Box is a subscription for craft beer enthusiasts who seek new and innovative beers delivered each quarter, celebrating each Bird-Day Volume release. Each Bird-Day Box includes six 500 mL bottles of that quarter’s current Bird-Day release and exclusive first access to a Pelican 25th birthday merchandise item.

“The demand for rare and unique beers continues to rise, and we wanted to create a solution to guarantee our customers receive our coveted Bird-Day birthday collaborations,” says Jim Prinzing, CEO of Pelican Brewing Company. “The Bird-Day Box is a reflection of our commitment to push the boundaries of innovation and always deliver the freshest beer to our customers.”

Pelican fanatics can choose to purchase the yearlong subscription service for a one-time price of $500, including shipping, or choose to buy the boxes quarterly. Purchase of the subscription service guarantees customers the lowest price and delivery of the beers each quarter.

The subscription box is only open to Oregon residents, and you must be 21 years or older to purchase. The first Bird-Day Box featuring Bird-Day Volume I Imperial Porter will be released on February 19th, 2021 and can be ordered at for the first box starts March 1st, 2021; quantities are limited.

About Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a rundown old building at the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young folks whose thirst for great 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 brewmaster Darron Welch, Oregon’s only beachfront brewpub became one of the state’s most popular destinations. And now 25 years later, Pelican Brewing Company is an iconic beach brand and one of the most decorated craft breweries in Oregon. Pelican has been honored with more than 450 awards, including the prestigious 2015, 2016, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards Champion Medium International Brewery; 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery; 2013 Great American Beer Festival Large Brewpub of the Year. Why? Pelican brews are playful, but not frivolous. Brewed with purpose, passion and a deep respect for the craft. Pelican operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and its state-of-the-craft brewery in Tillamook, Oregon where it brews 40,000 barrels of award-winning beer annually and distributes to six states. Pelican’s vision, its beer and values were born at the beach, where the team wakes up each day in a place that reminds them that amazing is possible. Cheers, Fellow Fanatics!

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