Pelican Brewing Company Releases ‘Golden Pelican’ Belgian Strong Ale


Tillamook Bay, Ore. — In Tillamook Bay, Oregon’s rich dairylands run parallel to the scenic sandy beaches and rocky windswept cliffs carved by the Pacific Ocean. We’ve brewed and bottle conditioned this Belgian-Style golden ale to reflect the Oregon Coast’s inspiring landscape and unique heritage.

Golden Pelican features an herbal, fruity and hoppy aroma, bright gold color, and a clean dry finish. Brewed as the first entry to our quarterly Belgian-Style release, Golden Pelican uses malted rye to emphasize the balanced spicy character inherent in the “Farmhouse” yeast. Generously dry-hopped with Aramis hops, the fresh herbal nose marries with the yeast-driven fruity/spicy aromas. A lean-bodied, toasty malt character supports copious amounts of hop flavor. Golden Pelican finishes with a clean, snappy balance of malt flavor, hop bitterness, and slightly tart, spicy yeast character.

Golden Pelican is the first in a series of 750ml bottle conditioned Belgian beers to be released by Pelican Brewing Company. It is available now at both Pelican locations and wherever Pelican and fine ales are sold.

Beer Stats:

  • ABV: 8.5%
  • IBU: 45
  • PLATO: 18
  • Ingredients: Rye Malt, Pale Ale Malt, Aramis Hops, Magnum Hops, Sugar, Pure Water, “Farmhouse” Yeast


Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City and is Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. With the vision and brewing expertise of Brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 300 awards in that time, including, most recently, The 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year.

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