PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — A Father of All Tsunamis shakes the Oregon Coast this month as Pelican Brewing Company conceives the next batch of its award-winning Imperial Stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. The six-time medalist, which was just introduced to the Pelican lineup three years ago, took home two Silver medals in 2019 at the Australian International Beer Awards as well as the International Beer Cup, and in 2018 Father won Gold at the Australian International Beer Awards, and Silvers at both the Brussels Beer Challenge and Oregon Beer Awards. Father was also awarded a Silver medal in 2017 at the Australian International Beer Awards.
Father of All Tsunamis, which is a key player in Pelican’s popular barrel-aged series, originates from the Pelican’s legendary Tsunami Export Stout. One-upping this mighty beer is no easy task. To create a beer with even more stout character, Pelican reimagined the fabled Tsunami and created a new Imperial version. Full of rich roasty flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate and espresso, Father of All Tsunamis takes things one step further by aging in Rye whiskey barrels. With layers of spiciness, vanilla and caramel coming from these barrels, Father of All Tsunamis emerges with a richness and balance beyond imagination.
- ABV: 11.2%
- IBU: 55
- PLATO: 24º
Fellow fanatics quake with anticipation
The limited-production Father of All Tsunamis, which will be available this month in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select locations, will be available for pick-up at all Pelican brewpubs—Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Pacific City—the weekend of February 7, 2020.
“The 2020 vintage of Father of All Tsunamis is exceptionally rich with cocoa-like dark chocolate flavors,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster of Pelican Brewing Company. “This year’s Father has a dryness on the finish to balance out the full-bodied richness of malt flavor and the subtle vanilla-like barrel character. A light spiciness hints at the robust rye whiskey that these barrels once held. With the dark, stormy weather we get this time of year, it is a fantastic winter warmer to enjoy by the fireside.”
Welch continues to be one of the most decorated brewers in the Pacific Northwest, earning well over 450 medals including several Gold Medals this year alone at the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards and North American Beer Awards.
With a nod to the popularity of Pelican’s original barrel-aged masterpiece Mother of All Storms, English-style Barleywine aged in Bourbon Barrels, the brewery continues its vision for creating recipes that combine beer, spirits and barrel flavors. Fellow fanatics of Pelican’s barrel-aged series have another year of tasty treats ahead with quarterly releases of exquisite beers like Captain of the Coast, Wee Heavy Ale aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels, and of course the annual return of ‘Mother.’
Like all Pelican beers, these medal winners are 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 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 and Mary Jones, Oregon’s only beachfront brewpub became one of the state’s most popular destinations. And now 24 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! For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.
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