Pelican plans to open a new brewpub in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Beer fanatics flock to another iconic Pelican destination as the brewery stays true to its roots, expands its north coast beer tourism footprint, creates regional jobs
Cannon Beach, Ore. (June 16, 2016)—Just in time for summer! Another option for a coastal quaff of Pelican beer? Yes! Staying true to its beach roots, Pelican’s much-anticipated Cannon Beach brewpub is open for business expanding its footprint on the Oregon Beer Trail as a leader in the state’s beer tourism scene.
Twenty years after opening its first brewpub—and Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub—in Pacific City, Pelican Brewing Company brings its award-winning beers and popular beer cuisine to another coast town. The new brewpub offers the same unique menu created by executive chef Ged Aydelott and like its Pacific City location and Tillamook Tap Room, the Cannon Beach brewery will produce its own beer for on-premise sales. Just some of the menu’s top sellers include:
- Smoked Oyster Bruschetta with Kiwanda Cream Ale brined oysters
- MacPelican’s Ale Sausage Flatbread
- Smoked Half Chicken brined in Umbrella IPA
- Tri-Tip Sandwich with Tsunami Stout barbecue sauce
A new ten barrel brewpub in Cannon Beach The new ten barrel brewing facility inside the brewpub gives patrons a brew-side-view of the brewing operation and a chance to interact with Pelican Brewers. The brewery will function as a pilot system for creating experimental batches as well as brewing a few year round brews just for Cannon Beach. The brewpub also includes 20 taps at the bar and a 12 tap growler fill station located in the lobby. Pelican’s award-winning year-round beers Kiwanda Cream Ale, Umbrella IPA, Imperial Pelican Ale, MacPelican Scottish-style Ale, and Tsunami Export Stout anchor the tap line-up with creative seasonal and small batch brews on constant rotation.
The new family-friendly brewpub is inspired by Oregon’s historic coastal canneries with 27’ vaulted ceilings down the center of the building for an open and airy feel, an exhibition kitchen with an open flame pizza oven, and roll-up garage doors to bring the outside in when the weather is nice. The new brewpub also sports an expansive outdoor patio with fire elements perfect for donning your shades and relaxing with friends. Inside there’s seating for 170 and more than 50 guests can sit outside and soak up the summer sun while enjoying Pelican ales and beer cuisine.
“We’ve always been all about creating an enjoyable and memorable guest experience at our brewpubs—Pelican was born at the beach 20 years ago and our guests have come to love that laid back coastal experience,” says Jim Prinzing, CEO, Pelican Brewing Company. “We look forward to serving our loyal Pelican fanatics while we continue to introduce newcomers to the Pelican beer culture.”
Pelican, which is one of Oregon’s fastest growing craft breweries, brings more than 70 new jobs to this coastal town and welcomes applicants interested in joining their family-oriented culture. Applications are available online or call general manager Carly Dye for more information at 503-908-3377.
Pelican Brewing Company (1371 S.Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach; 503-908-3377)
Regular hours: 11am-10pm Sun-Thurs; 11am-11pm Fri-Sat
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.
Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.