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Pelican Brewing Company introduces its first variety 12-pack of award-winning Pelican craft beer

The innovative brewing company hits stores with a taste-treat for beer connoisseurs and novices alike

Pacific City, Oregon (April 11, 2016)—If variety is the spice of life then the selection for craft beer lovers just got a little more savory. Pelican Brewing Company introduces its first-ever mixed 12-pack of award-winning beverages: Kiwanda Cream Ale, Umbrella IPA, Imperial Pelican Ale and a rotating Pelican Seasonal Brew. The Pelican sample pack is in grocers’ craft beer aisle now.

Variety packs are typically produced by larger brewing companies, but Pelican, with a fondness for leveraging emerging opportunities and leading in its size category, is the first-to-market with a sampling that promises to delight beer lovers and educate newcomers.

“Craft beer consumers are an adventuresome lot looking for creativity and variety in their purchases,” says Darron Welch, award-winning brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “We expect the Pelican mixed 12-pack to intrigue beer drinkers with a creative array they can pair with different foods and enjoy at different events. And newcomers to craft brews can sample our beers to find their favorite.”

Pelican, which has been well-decorated with awards since opening 20 years ago, is a growing craft brewery making waves with a creative approach to brewing and expanding the reach of its adult beverages. The brewers take pride in offering consumers a memorable experience whether sipping its brews or dining in its brewpubs in Pacific City and Tillamook. Pelican opens a new brewpub and brewery in Cannon Beach in May, 2016.

The Pelican mixed 12-pack is available now at grocers in Oregon and SW Washington.

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. With the vision, creativity and brewing expertise of founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 300 awards including most recently the 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. In addition, notable awards include Small & Large Brewpub Of The Year and Brewery Of The Year at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver; Kiwanda Cream Ale was named to the Top 25 Beers in America list three years running by Draft Magazine, India Pelican Ale won Grand Champion Beer at the Australian International Beer Awards and Doryman’s Ale won Grand Champion Beer at the same competition the following 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 soon in Cannon Beach. For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.