It’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for Pelican Brewing Company at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards
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It’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for Pelican Brewing Company at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards

It’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for Pelican Brewing Company at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards

Pelican scores nine honors including four major nods to its popular barrel-aged innovations 

Pacific City, Oregon (May 17, 2019)Pelican Brewing Company this week was honored with nine international awards including two prestigious Gold Medals for Tsunami Stout and Captain of the Coast at 2019 Australian International Beer Awards. The Australian International Beer Awards, which is the largest annual competition of its kind in the world judging both draught and packaged beer, this year attracted 2,594 entries from 402 breweries—a 19 per cent increase over 2018. The competition boasts a highly-regarded judging panel of industry experts from Australia and around the world.

Pelican Brewing Company was awarded honors this year for:

GOLD                        Tsunami Stout

                                     Captain of the Coast

SILVER                    Queen of Hearts

                                    Father of All Tsunamis 

BRONZE                  Five Fin West Coast Pilsner

                                    Katch Kölsch

                                    Beak Bender

                                    Beak Breaker

                                    Mother of All Storms

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, 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.”

Welch continues to be one of the most decorated brewers in the Pacific Northwest, earning well over 450 medals including several Gold last year alone at the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards and North American Beer Awards.

For a list of all of Pelican’s award-winning beer, click here.

About Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a rundown old building at the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young folks whose thirst for great beer overshadowed their understanding of what it would take to build a brewery. They did it anyway. Thanks to the vision of founding owners Jeff Schons and Mary Jones, Oregon’s only beachfront brewpub became one of the state’s most popular destinations. And now 24 years later, Pelican Brewing Company is an iconic beach brand and one of the most decorated craft breweries in Oregon. Pelican has been honored with more than 450 awards including the prestigious 2015, 2016, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards Champion Medium International Brewery; 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery; 2013 Great American Beer Festival Large Brewpub of the Year. Why? Pelican brews are playful, but not frivolous. Brewed with purpose, passion and a deep respect for the craft. Pelican operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and its state-of-the-craft brewery in Tillamook, Oregon where it brews 40,000 barrels of award-winning beer annually and distributes to six states. Pelican’s vision, its beer and values were born at the beach where the team wakes up each day in a place that reminds them that amazing is possible. Cheers, Fellow Fanatics!

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

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