PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — Pelican Brewing Company welcomes the return of the sun with one of its own bright stars, Citricumulus Citrus Pale Ale. The refreshing, fruity brew returns this month to Pelican’s seasonal lineup—available now for the first time in 6-packs and as usual in 22 oz. bottles and on-tap at Pelican brewpubs.
Citricumulus, which was born into Pelican lineage as one of the brewery’s small batch Lone Pelican beers, has enjoyed such a brilliant reputation for its light, crisp, fruity character that it now earns a special spot in the brewery’s annual lineup. The former Lone Pelican now takes its place among other annual Pelican seasonals like Dirty Bird Northwest IPA, Sun Flare Dry-hopped Pale Ale and Bad Santa Cascadian Dark Ale to name a few brews that fellow fanatics have come to count on every year.
Citricumulus takes its inspiration from the high-flying clouds of a summer day. Pelican brewers imagined the perfect beer for a lazy afternoon spent gazing at the sky and started with a crisp, fruity Belgian-style pale ale. To that they added aromatic, citrusy orange peel to create an elevated sensory experience. What do you see when you look up at the clouds? Happiness! And an occasional lone pelican charting his way.
ABV: 6% | IBU: 35 | PLATO: 13º
“Pelican brewers love to explore ‘Lone Pelicans’ that offer intriguing techniques and ingredients that are not well-represented in the market place—Citricumulus is one of those but it has become so popular as a seasonal brew that we just had to give it a place of honor on the annual lineup,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “Our take on a Citrus Pale Ale explores a whole realm of sensory possibilities that are perfect for drinking on a sunny day at the beach.”
Like all Pelican beers, Citricumulus is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!
About Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. Celebrating its 21st year, the brewing company has created masterpieces like Kiwanda Cream Ale, India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. With the vision, creativity and brewing expertise of founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 450 awards including a Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Pelican Brewing currently distributes 22oz bottles, 12oz bottles in 6-packs, a new mixed 12-pack, and 50 liter and 20 liter kegs via a network of distributors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Hawaii. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.