Pelican Brewing Company scores a Full House at the 2019 International Beer Cup in Japan
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Pelican Brewing Company scores a Full House at the 2019 International Beer Cup in Japan

Pelican Brewing Company scores a Full House at the 2019 International Beer Cup in Japan

Pelican takes five honors including two major nods to its popular barrel-aged innovations

Pacific City, Oregon (October 9, 2019)Pelican Brewing Company was just honored with five international awards at the prestigious 2019 International Beer Cup held at Shinmai Media Garden in Matsumoto City, Japan. The International Beer Cup competition boasts a highly-regarded judging panel of industry experts from around the world who tasted hundreds of international craft beer entries.

Pelican Brewing Company was awarded honors this year for:

Father of All Tsunamis, Wood/Barrel-aged Strong Stout
Five Fin Pilsner, International-style Lager
Sea’N Red Irish-style Red Ale

Mother of All Storms, Wood/Barrel-aged Strong Beer
Tsunami Stout, Export-style Stout

This is the first time Pelican has entered the International Beer Cup though the brewery’s founding brewmaster, Darron Welch, has earned well over 450 medals including Gold medals last year alone at the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards and North American Beer Awards. This year, the Japanese competition accepted more than 900 beer entries from 25 countries that were judged by more than 80 judges from 25 countries.

The mission of the International Beer Cup is to create greater consumer awareness around the world about the quality and diversity of various beers of the world. Traditionally, most of beers in the competition have been registered by Japanese breweries, however as the organization sees expansion of the quality and diversity of the Asia/Japanese craft beer market, organizers have recently welcomed beers and breweries outside of Japan.

“All of us at Pelican Brewing Company are thrilled to earn this recognition for our beer—it’s a distinct honor to have so many of our beers recognized in such an international field of entries,” said Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company.

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.