Pelican Brewing Company honored with seven medals at the North American Beer Awards
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Pelican Brewing Company honored with seven medals at the North American Beer Awards

Pelican Brewing Company honored with seven medals at the North American Beer Awards 

Pacific City, Oregon (June 5, 2017)—Pelican Brewing Company this weekend landed a Trifecta winning Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals from the North American Beer Awards. Pelican’s highly-decorated MacPelican’s Wee Heavy captured another Gold while six additional brews snagged silver and one bronze:

Gold Medal:

MacPelican’s Wee Heavy


Kiwanda Pre-prohibition Cream Ale

Beak Breaker Double IPA

Tsunami Export Stout

Stormwatcher’s Barleywine-style Ale

Citricumulus Belgian-style Citrus Pale Ale


Umbriago Cerveza Negra

The North American Beer Awards is sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association and takes place in Idaho Falls, Idaho in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest. It is a unique industry competition that judges the best beers in the country by style guidelines. The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a style category.

“Congratulations to the Pelican brewery team for their consistent creativity that produced these outstanding wins at NABA –Pelican was one of the top-decorated breweries in this prestigious competition,” said Jim Prinzing, CEO, Pelican Brewing Company. “It is exciting to see some of our newest beers win top honorsBeak Breaker takes a Silver medal in the extremely competitive Double IPA category and two of our newest small batch beers Umbriago and Citricumulus also placed well.”

Born at the Beach Pelican was born at the beach 21 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 has recently expanded to double brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach.

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 customers 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 450 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.

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

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