Pelican Brewing Company lands in Portland with a Tap Takeover at Lardo
Pelican also debuts special employee-inspired Bohemian Pilsner, Chongie Saaz, this week at Oregon Brewers’ Festival
Pacific City, Oregon (July 25, 2016) As the much-anticipated Oregon Brewers’ Fest launches on the Portland waterfront this week, Pelican ignites the celebration bringing its award-winning beers to a POP-UP pub at Lardo. From Wednesday July 27 to Tuesday August 2, guests at the Pelican Take-over (Lardo Hawthorne, 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214) can sample a colossal array of Pelican’s aromatic and tasty refreshment:
+ Kiwanda Cream Ale
+ Umbrella New World IPA
+ Dirty Bird IPA
+ Pelicano EXTRA! Lager Cerveza
+ Imperial Pelican Ale
+ MacPelican’s Scottish Ale
+ Silverspot English Style IPA
+ Rouge Flanders Red
+ More Fun C-Hop Blonde Ale
+ Wee Heavy Scottish Ale
+ Fuggles Yeah Single Hop IPA
+ Weizen Pils
+ 2 Legit 2 Quit Meridian Cascade Pils
+ Tsunami Stout – NITRO
“We’re going live at Lardo at 11a this Wednesday with the entire pub Pelicanized inside and out to look like we brought our Oregon coast brewpubs to Portland,” says Maia Chong, Pelican brewery representative for Portland. “And on Friday from 6 to 8p, guests to ‘Pelican Portlandia’ can meet one of our brewers J Schilling who will be available to talk beer.”
Pelican debuts employee-inspired Chongie Saaz Bohemian Pilsner at OBF Earlier this year Pelican brewmaster Darron Welch issued a Pelican-wide call to employees wishing to imagine a unique recipe they could share at OBF. Named after Pelican brewery rep, Maia Chong, who conceived the refreshing summer brew, Chongie Saaz is a Bohemian pilsner that showcases spicy Czech hops paired with Weyermann Barke Pilsner and Vienna malt to create an incredibly clean flavored lager that showcases the beautiful Pilsner malt balanced with snappy bitterness and uncompromising drinkability.
OG—11.8◦ Weyerman Barke
FG—1.4◦ Pilsner Malt
ABV: 5.5% Vienna Malt
IBU: 45 Saaz Hops
“Those four ingredients (soft water, Saaz hops, workhorse lager strain, and plenty of pale malts) work in concert to create a thrilling new beer with a sparkling clarity, a color reminiscent of spun gold, an aromatic bouquet, and an incomparably light body,” says Joshua M. Bernstein in his The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks.
The unique draft-only brew will be available in the Pelican booth at OBF this week.
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.
According to founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican has always been focused on creating as wide a range of beers as possible:
- Designed and brewed with innovation and craftsmanship
- Showing our guests and fans the many possibilities of flavor in the world of beer
- Dedicated attention to detail in the pursuit of quality and consistency
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, PR, 503-799-2220