Pelican Brewing Company releases new Udder Tugger Milk Stout as part of Lone Pelican Small Batch Series
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Pelican Brewing Company releases new Udder Tugger Milk Stout as part of Lone Pelican Small Batch Series

Pelican Brewing Company releases new Udder Tugger Milk Stout as part of Lone Pelican Small Batch Series

Udder Tugger pays homage to Pelican’s roots in famed Tillamook dairy country where cows are more prevalent than people 

Pacific City, Oregon (May 23, 2017)— Pelican Brewing Company releases new Udder Tugger Milk Stout as the next chapter in the popular Lone Pelican Small Batch Series. The unique silky-smooth, slightly-sweet brew is the perfect quaff for Oregon’s spring-into-summer ‘tweener’ season. It will be available early June in 6-packs, 12oz and 22oz bottles, 50 liter kegs and 1/6 barrel.

With more cows than people in Tillamook County, it was perhaps inevitable that Pelican would eventually create a milk stout. Brewed with lactose and debittered black malt, Udder Tugger sports a deep black color, long-lasting tan foam, and a soft, rich roast profile. Aromas of baker’s cocoa and toffee-like caramel combine with a slightly herbal hop character to create an inviting impression. The flavors follow through with a dark chocolate character and a slight sweetness in the finish. Enjoy with cookies—or not.

Pale Ale malt, Black Prinz malt, caramel malt, lactose, Willamette hops, Magnum hops, pure local water, pure ale yeast combine to create yet another Pelican small batch that flies in the face of convention. The Lone Pelican Series takes traditional beer styles and ingredients and reimagines them to demonstrate the vast spectrum of flavor experiences possible in beer.

ABV: 5.4%  |  IBU: 30   |  PLATO: 14º 

“Given our location on the coast in Tillamook County with the predominance of the dairy industry we felt it was time to design this incredible milk stout—a subtle, clean character that we think is entirely drinkable right now if not any time,” says Darron Welch, founding brew master at Pelican Brewing Company. “We designed this beer to have a wonderful dark color and soft flavor profile that blooms on the palate for a clean, delicious drinking experience.”

According to American Craft Beer, milk stout originated in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, when it was common for workers to add whole milk to their ‘stout porters’ to make them more nutritious and satisfying. Over time, stouts and porters split into separate styles, and brewers started adding lactose ahead of time during the brewing process.

“Pelican has deep ties to the dairy community here in Tillamook County and this beer was designed as an homage to the 100+ dairy families that farm the area,” said Jim Prinzing, CEO, Pelican Brewing Company. “It’s a great relationship—we use milk lactose in this beer and then offer our spent grains back to the farmers as nutritious feed for their cows. It’s really a win-win.”

Born at the Beach

With consistent growth and demand for its products, Pelican recently increased brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility to over 38,000 barrels and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach which offers additional capacity for such experimentation.

Like all Pelican beers, Udder Tugger is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!

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 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 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.