Pelican Brewing to Release Captain of the Coast Wee Heavy Ale

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — Oh Captain! My Captain! Pelican Brewing Company welcomes back its barrel-aged triumph Captain of the Coast as it returns to port next weekend on Saturday, August 25th. Pelican’s celebrated Wee Heavy Ale aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels took top honors this year at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards.

The limited-production Captain of the Coast, which will be available this month in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select locations, is available now for pre-order online. The Captain will be available for pick-up at Pelican brewpubs in Pacific City, Cannon Beach and Tillamook next weekend starting Saturday, August 25th, and in specialty bottle shops the week of August 27th.  For those fanatics who would like Captain shipped directly, Pelican can ship to select US States. Supplies are limited.

For this commanding version of MacPelican’s Wee Heavy Pelican took its award winning Wee Heavy and laid it down in Washington Wheat Whiskey barrels from Dry Fly Distilling in Spokane. What emerged was recognizably Wee Heavy, but with added notes of chocolate covered cherries, toasted oak, spice and vanilla in the aroma. The first sip produces flavors reminiscent of malted milk balls and crème brûlée with a silky-smooth mouthfeel. Continue on the voyage and you’ll find dried apricots, sherry-like flavors, and dark marmalade.

The Captain welcomes you aboard to sample his recipe that combines Golden Promise malt, light and dark crystal malts, flaked barley, Willamette hops, Magnum hops, pure local water, and pure ale yeast:

ABV: 9.5%  |  IBU: 25  |  PLATO: 22º

“We have had a blast creating this series of beers that take on the flavor of aged wood barrels and the character of their previous tenants—last year’s release of Captain sold out so quickly that we vowed to make a bigger batch this year in hopes of sharing with more of our barrel-aged beer fans,” said Darron Welch, founding master brewer at Pelican Brewing Company.

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 more tasty collectables ahead with quarterly releases of Captain, Queen of Hearts, Father of all Tsunamis and the annual return of ‘Mother’ this fall.

Like all Pelican beers, Captain of the Coast 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 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 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, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Vermont. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach. For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

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