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First Female Head Brewer At Pelican Brewing Company Creates “12th Woman” Beer

First Female Head Brewer at Pelican Brewing Co. creates “12thWoman” beer for Hawk and Hop lovers alike; Seahops pale ale.  

Whitney Burnside is not only the first female head brewer of Pelican Brewing Company’s Pacific City location, she is a Seattle native and a die-hard Hawks fan.  Her latest “Lone Pelican” beer was brewed and named in support of the Seahawks.  With an original gravity of 12 degrees PLATO (to honor the 12th Woman), Seahops is a delicious Pale Ale available in limited locations around Seattle & Portland on draft only.  Whitney (one of the hottest young female brewers in the nation) will be in Seattle, visiting FX McCrory’s and Collins Pub during the game to celebrate Hawks and Hops.  This beer has been so popular, that Whitney has brewed another batch to ensure availability on game day the 19th (no lack of faith here!).

Pelican Brewing Co. is among the most honored breweries in the Northwest, winning over 260 medals and “Brewpub of the Year” four times at national and international competitions.  To celebrate the Hawks progress in the Playoffs, Pelican Brewing Co. will be giving away a weekend in Pacific City (the brewery’s hometown on the Oregon Coast), including a 2 night stay, tour of the brewery & tastings with Whitney to someone who fills out an entry form on gameday in selected locations where Seahops is being poured in Seattle, Washougal, Portland, and Newport.  In Seattle, find Seahops (while it lasts) at FX McCrory’s, Collins Pub, The SixGill, and Brouwer’s Café.  In Portland at Uptown Market, Bottles, and Alberta Street Public House, in Washougal at A Beer at a Time and in Newport at the Deep End Café.

Beer Description:  Resembling Russell Wilson leading the Seahawks to victory, Calypso hops are the unique star QB of this beer featuring delicious, fruity notes with hints of apple and pear. Centennial hops take the handoff to give a spicy citrus aroma with a hint of floral. The defensive line of pale and crystal malts lends itself to a smooth clean character, a subtle sweetness, and lightly toasted undertones that support the hop profile all the way to the end zone.

Seahops is a well-balanced beer, for a well-balanced team. This will have Richard Sherman asking “You Thirsty, Bro?”

Malts: 2 Row, Maris Otter, Crystal, Munich

Hops: Magnum, Calypso, Centennial                      

Original Gravity: 12 degrees PLATO

ABV: 5.2%