Pelican Brewing Company wins bronze medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup℠
Pelican takes home the honor for its Barley Wine-style Ale, Stormwatcher’s Winterfest
Pacific City, Oregon (May 9, 2016)—Pelican Brewing Company claimed a bronze award this weekend in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pelican Brewing Company was awarded the bronze in the Barley Wine-style Ale category for its Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, an ale that delights with a deep amber-red color, toasted malt, toffee and caramel aroma, and a full-bodied malty flavor for a smooth, soft and warming finish.
“It is so gratifying to earn international recognition from this elite panel of judges,” said Darron Welch, highly-decorated brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “Stormwatcher’s is truly a labor of love here at Pelican – it is quite challenging to brew, and pushes our abilities as brewers to produce it. But the end result is truly worth it: deep malty richness, smooth rounded finish and full-bodied texture make for a classic barleywine flavor experience.”
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries. Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.
With the creativity and expertise of Pelican’s founding brewmaster, Welch, the brewery has won over 300 awards including the 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Like all Pelican beers, Stormwatcher’s Winterfest 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.
Pelican Brewing Company started in Pacific City, Oregon in 1996 with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. With consistent growth and demand for Pelican products, the company has expanded its brewery and taproom in Tillamook and this week opens a new brewpub in Cannon Beach. Pelican, which has been well-decorated with awards since opening, is a growing craft brewery making waves with a creative approach to brewing and expanding the reach of its popular brews.
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, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.