Pacific City, OR — Pelican Brewing Company cheers up January’s impending doldrums with the release of its most award-winning brew in 12 oz. bottles and 6-packs. Arguably the most decorated beer in the world Tsunami Stout is bound for smaller format bottles and will hit the craft beer aisle in January—just in time to cure those post holiday blues.
Like the force of nature it is named for, Tsunami bowls the beer drinker over with its jet black color and dark seductive aroma. Roasted malts and unmalted barley give this full-bodied brew its dense creamy head and distinct dark chocolate and cappuccino flavors that swell to a clean, rounded malty finish. Pelican encourages you to grab a Tsunami and head for higher ground.
Pelican’s memorable combination of pale ale malt, flaked barley, chocolate malt, Black Patent malt, roasted barley, Magnum hops, Willamette hops, pure local water, pure ale yeast—along with the brewery’s consistent attention to drinkability and balance—have won this specialty brew more than 50 awards including 16 Gold Medals:
ABV: 7% | IBU: 45 | PLATO: 17º
“Tsunami’s deep complex roast profile really emphasizes the coffee-like dark chocolate character that’s been pleasing Pelican beer drinkers for more than 20 years—there’s a rich roasted viscosity that stout drinkers love,” says founding Pelican’s brewmaster Darron Welch. “There aren’t many craft stouts available in 12 oz. bottles so we’re eager to bring this seasonal brew to a format that will introduce this style to even more people.”
More post-holiday cheer to anticipate as Mosaic IPA returns in January
Pelican’s most popular small batch brew Mosaic single hop IPA also returns to the market in January in 22 oz. bottles and draught.
To showcase the glory of the Mosaic hop, brewmaster Welch built a simple malt bill of two-row malted barley and a touch of malted wheat—then added loads of prized Mosaic hops. This minimalist approach lets the incredible tropical citrus hop aromas and sweet pine hop flavors come through with clarity and focus. On the finish, the clean bitterness is balanced by just enough malt character to ensure that the next sip is a foregone conclusion:
ABV: 7% | IBU: 65 | PLATO: 15º
“We love brewing single hop beers because it allows us to discover and feature nuances of single ingredients that could become muddled when mixed into a recipe. The challenge with single hop beers is they often lack balance and depth but with Darron’s uncompromising creativity and ability to create balanced, flavorful beers, he’s got another winner’” says Jim Prinzing, CEO, Pelican Brewing Company. “There’s a special character about Mosaic hops that cannot be replicated and we saw an opportunity to express it in a focused and unique way. All that aside, the beer is also incredibly delicious!”
Born at the Beach
Pelican was born at the beach 20 years ago as a small, stand alone brewpub in a small town on the Oregon coast—Pacific City. Pacific City is still a small town, but with consistent growth and demand for its products, Pelican sales are up more than 500% from 3,500 barrels in 2013 to 18,000 barrels this year. The company recently doubled its brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach. Pelican also recently won a bronze medal at the World Brew Cup? and eight medals including Champion Medium International Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards.
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 20th 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 300 awards including the 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, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Vermont. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.