It’s a Grand Slam for Pelican Brewing Company at the Australian International Beer Awards
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It’s a Grand Slam for Pelican Brewing Company at the Australian International Beer Awards

It’s a Grand Slam for Pelican Brewing Company at the Australian International Beer Awards

Pelican Brewing Company wins 11 medals and is awarded Best Specialty Beer for Captain of the Coast 

Pacific City, Oregon (May 17, 2018)Pelican Brewing Company last night snapped up 11 international awards including a major trophy for Best Specialty Beer at the 2018 Australian International Beer Awards, the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer. The Australian International Beer Awards attracts more than 1,700 entries from more than 320 breweries in 36 countries. The competition boasts a highly regarded judging panel of industry experts from Australia and around the world.

Pelican was awarded honors for:
CHAMPION           Best Specialty Beer, Captain of the Coast
GOLD                        Father of All Tsunamis
                                    Captain of the Coast
SILVER                    Five Fin Pilsner
                                    Kiwanda Cream Ale
                                    Beak Breaker Double IPA
BRONZE                  Mosaic IPA
                                    Sea N Red
                                    Tsunami Stout
                                    Mother of All Storms
                                    Queen of Hearts      

The brewery has consistently been recognized by the Australian International Beer Awards and was named Grand Champion Beer there two years running in 2004 and 2005. Pelican was also named Champion Medium International Brewery three years in a row, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) is the largest competition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region and is renowned for celebrating beer and brewing excellence in Australia and around the world.  The AIBA provides brewers with an opportunity to benchmark their beers against international industry standards and aims to create greater consumer awareness of the quality and diversity of beer styles available in Australia and internationally.

“All of us at Pelican Brewing Company are thrilled to earn this recognition for our beer—it’s a distinct honor to be chosen from so many world class breweries,” said Darron Welch, highly-decorated founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “The Australian International Beer Awards have been an integral part of our journey as a brewery — the feedback and opportunities from this event have been an immense benefit for Pelican Brewing. It has helped us make better beer, reach more customers, and spread the word about great beer.”

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 22nd 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 22 oz 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, Utah, and Hawaii. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.