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We're super excited for the number of entries we received this year for the 2014 Tillamook County Homebrew Competition!
Here are the official results:
Light Lagers & Ales
1st Place: Jered Sloss, Killer Kolsch
2nd Place: Jered Sloss, Uncle Pete's Brew
3rd Place: Jered Sloss, What the Helles
Amber and Dark Lagers
1st Place: Jered Sloss, Big Boy Bock
2nd Place: Jered Sloss, Octofest
3rd Place: Jered Sloss, Layla
Pale Ales, IPAs, Amber and Brown Ales
1st Place: Robert Kliever, Citra Pale Ale
2nd Place: Jered Sloss, Best Bitter
3rd Place: Eric Rasmussen, Hopasaurus
Stouts, Black and Strong Ales
1st Place: Charles Macluso, Parche Black Ops Imperial Stout
2nd Place: Terry Comstock, Harry Man Ale
3rd Place: Jered Sloss, Off Kilter
Belgian, Weizen and Specialty
1st Place: Mark Scheelar, Agave Apricot Ale
2nd Place: Jered Sloss, Summer Hefe
3rd Place: Jered Sloss, The Harder Cider
BEST OF SHOW
Pacific City, OR - The forecast is calling for Mother of All Storms 2014, our limited production Kentucky bourbon barrel-aged barleywine, to arrive November 15th and we're super excited! We will be offering a one and two night lodging package at The Inn at Cape Kiwanda, Cottages at Cape Kiwanda, and Shorepine Vacation Rentals. View lodging package details.
We hope you'll be able to join in the fun activities we have planned below.
The weekend will kickoff Friday, November 14th at 6pm with a causal and intimate 4-course Extreme Beer Brewers Dinner featuring a decadent menu and the high gravity beers to pair with it. A member of our Chef team and a Brewer will be on-hand to discuss beer, food, and beer cuisine. Extreme Beer Brewers Dinner Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling our General Manager, Ken, at 503-965-3674, or as part of our 2-night lodging package. Each dinner ticket gives you the opportunity to purchase one case of Mother of All Storms at the dinner Friday night.
Extreme Beer Dinner Menu
NEW this year: We will open the Barrel Room at 6am on Saturday, November 15th, for our eager fans to wait out of the elements until we officially open at 8am. (There will be coffee for your enjoyment while you hang out and anticipate your first sip of Mother.) When the clock strikes 8am, sales will open at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City for Mother's Day! We will have bottles available for $20 and full cases available for $240. We will also give out numbered tickets for the first chance to purchase vintage Mother of All Storms...we will have a limited supply of 2011, 2012, and 2013 available by the bottle. The Barrel Room will be open throughout the day with live music, food and beverage service, and vertical flights of vintage Mother of All Storms and Stormwatcher's Winterfest draft.
Also Saturday, November 15th before 8am, if you have booked a 1-night Mother's Day Lodging Package, we will deliver a case of Mother of All Storms direct to your door.
On Sunday, November 16 from 8am until 11am, we will host a Mother's Day Brunch in the banquet room. Each dish will have suggested beer pairings with some of our strong ales. Our Mother's Day Brunch will be $20 per person (no advance purchase necessary), and is also included as part of our 2-night lodging package.
And finally, just like in years past, IF any cases are still available - there will be a first come, first serve e-mail opportunity to purchase a case of Mother of All Storms sometime in December. This is highly unlikely, but just in case, if you can't participate in any of the events above, send an email to Mother@PelicanBrewery.com to be added to the email waiting list. We will release information at a later date should this opportunity become available.
We hope to see you for Mother's Day 2014!!!
Following tremendous success at the 2014 World Beer Cup, Pelican Brewing Co. took home a handful of awards at this year's North American Beer Awards hosted by the North American Brewers Association in Idaho Falls, Idaho. With over 1,400 different beverages entered into this year's competition, Pelican Brewing Company won awards in four different categories.
Among this year's wins, The Governor, a bold and refreshing lager brewed to honor former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, won the Bronze Medal in the Helles Bock/Maibock category. Governor McCall was integral in the 1960's passing of the Oregon Beach Bill, which protected Oregon's beaches and dedicated them to public access forever. This seasonal release from Pelican Brewing Co. uses locally-grown Oregon hops to create a clean brew that is likewise accessible to everyone.
Pelican also won the Bronze Medal in the English-Style India Pale Ale beer style category for its Silverspot IPA, a mainstay in the Pelican lineup, with its brilliant gold color & assertively complex hop aroma. Silverspot IPA celebrates the Oregon Silverspot butterfly which once flourished in coastal grasslands from Washington to California. Due to habitat loss, this threatened butterfly is now found only in a handful of protected area. A collaborative habitat restoration and reintroduction program is helping to increase this butterfly population. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.
Claiming a Silver Medal in the Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) category was MacPelican's Wee Heavy Ale. Also the winner of the Gold Medal in this category in 2012, Pelican's take on the Wee Heavy is simply MacPelican's Ale brewed with half the water and twice the boiling time to create a beer with a massive malty flavor and a deep red color.
Rounding out the wins for Pelican Brewing Co. was the Stormwatcher's Winterfest which won a Silver Medal in English-Style Barley Wine. Sometimes June can still feel like winter on the Oregon Coast and this barley wine offers a full-bodied malty flavor that leads to a smooth, soft & warming finish. This big 12/7% ale has claimed a medal in this category at the NABA the past three years.
Do you have a passion for craft beer? Have you tried your hand at home brewing? Think you might have an award-winning recipe? Here’s your chance to earn bragging rights!
Pelican Brewing Company is teaming up with Main Brew in Hillsboro to sponsor the 2014 Tillamook County Fair Home Brew Competition. Let's find out if your brewing finesse can make this year's fair “A Fair to Remember!”
Entry's must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, July 25th.
We have changed to a buffet-style breakfast, served daily from 8am until 11am.
Add a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or one of our award-winning beers to complete the start to your day!
Skip Memorial Day traffic, take a helicopter flight to Pacific City and relax in your ocean view room in this quaint little beach town. Call 971-279-0607 to make reservations.
Package includes: round trip helicopter flight from Portnad Downtown or McMinnville, 2 nights stay at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda plus optional wine tasting at a winery along the way and/or Pelican Brewery Tour. A third night can be added at an additional charge.
Amenities include: Pacific City airport shuttle, ocean view room complete with a gas fireplace and private balcony, $50 dining credit, beverage of your choice (Oregon wine, Champagne, Pelican beer, or sparkling cider) and delectable chocolates.
Promotional package price:
from Portland Downtown $1210 or from McMinnville $850*
Helicopter flights provided by Peninsula Helicopters Inc.
*Prices normally $1787.36 and $1137.36 respectively.
Pacific City, Oregon • April 15, 2014 - Pelican Brewing Co. claimed several awards at the 2014 World Beer Cup® in Denver, Colorado, 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 competitions's 94 beer style categories were presented April 11, 2014 during the World Beer Cup® award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, five "Champion" awards were presented to the top winners in these five categories: Small Brewpub, Large Brewpub, Small Brewery, Midsize Brewery and Large Brewery.
Pelican Brewing Co. won a gold award in the Golden Ale beer style category for its Kiwanda Cream Ale. Inspired by one of America's traditional 19th century beer styles, Kiwanda Cream is pale gold with a fruity, floral hop aroma. A sweet malty flavor and a smooth snappy finish round out this tasty, refreshing brew!
Pelican also won a silver award in the English India Pale Ale beer style category for its Silverspot IPA, a mainstay in the Pelican lineup with its brilliant gold color and assertively complex hop aroma. A blend of Sterling, Fuggle and Meridian hops, focusing on herbal, floral, spicy and tangerine-like characters creates this highly drinkable 6% ABV English-Style IPA. Silverspot IPA celebrates the Oregon Silverspot butterfly, which once flourished in coastal grasslands from Washington to California. Due to habitat loss, this threatened butterfly is now found only in a handful of protected areas. A collaborative habitat restoration and reintroduction program is helping to increase this butterfly population. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.
Additionally, Pelican was named "Champion Small Brewery and Brewmaster" in the competition, taking the top award from a field of 755 Small Breweries competing in that category. Given that Pelican recently moved the bulk of their brewing to a new facility in 2013 and the winning beers were brewed and bottled in the new brewery, this award is testament to the Pelican Team's commitment to utter consistency in style, flavor, and quality.
"This is especially amazing, following on the heels of winning Large Brewpub & Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival® in 2013, AND Large Brewpub & Brewer of the Year at the 2012 World Beer Cup®," said Darron Welch, Brewmaster at Pelican. "Winning this kind of recognition for our brewery team three years in a row is absolutely phenomenal."
World Beer Cup® winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the "Olympics of Beer Competition," the World Beer Cup® saw an impressive field of 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 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.
The Pelican Pub & Brewery's Spring Brewers Dinner featuring a Hawaiian Luau theme is sure to be a hit! The dinner will feature Kiwanda Cream Ale, Silverspot IPA, Doryman's Ale, and Tsunami Stout.
Preliminary menu items include:
Our version of the popular Hawaiian snack! Doryman's Ale teriyaki spam, sushi rice, and nori
Traditional salad made with octopus, tomato, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, tamari, and sesame seed; served with taro root chips
This favorite soup of Hawaii is made with somen noodles, napa cabbage, egg, kamaboko, green onions, and flavorfull dashi broth
Sesame Crusted Ahi
Sesame crusted ahi tuna served with tropical fruit salad dressed with Silverspot IPA Asian vinaigrette, crisp wonton strips, and spicy-sweet soy reduction
Traditional Kalua Pork, Lomi Lomi Salmon, and Huli Huli Chicken; served with steamed rice
Dessert of Haupia
Coconut custard with MacPelican's Ale caramalized pineapple, candied lime, macadamia and coconut toffee, flower tuile, and kiwi sauce
Tickets are on sale now. Space is limited. Purchase tickets online or call Zack at 503-965-3674.
Register at the Front Desk of the Inn at Cape Kiwanda.
Classes are open to children 5 - 12 years of age and will be held in the meeting room at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda. There is no charge for these fun activities and classes are limited to 6 children per day. Parents, to sign your child up for a class, please stop by the front desk at the Inn. Adult supervision will be provided or you're welcome to help with the class.