A Mother of a flight! Pelican Brewing Highlights Barrel-aged Collection

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Pelican Brewing Company crafted a sensation when it released Mother of All Storms bourbon barrel-aged barleywine in 2009. It soon became a highly-coveted collectable and has been named one of the Top 100 Beers in the World and Top 25 Barrel-Aged Beers numerous times.  Now with a nod to the popularity of ‘Mother’—and all of its barrel-aged releases that have since joined the flock—Pelican hosts its first flight tasting and beer cuisine pairing.

Registration for Take Flight events in Pacific City, Saturday, November 11, and Cannon Beach, November 12, are now open!Beer Styles

Take Flight

Saturday, November 11

4:00—6:00 pm

Take Flight escorts barrel-aged beer fans on a guided flight of Pelican Brewing’s current barrel-aged lineup including Captain of the Coast, Queen of Hearts, Father of All Tsunamis and longtime favorite, Mother of All Storms—all paired with appetizers to evoke the unique flavors of both beer and food. Pelican’s founding brewmaster, Darron Welch, will talk about the inspiration, unique character and profile of each beer and how the beers pair with the perfect bites. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your spot. Twenty-one and over, please.

Take Flight, Cannon Beach

Sunday, November 12

4:00—6:00 pm

Pelican’s Cannon Beach brewer, Coren Tradd, will conduct the same barrel-aged guided tasting for up to 25 guests. Register to reserve your place at this special Pelican event.

Take Flight guests will sample current releases of Mother of All Storms; Captain of the Coast, Wee Heavy Ale aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrels; Father of All Tsunamis, Imperial Stout Ale aged in Rye barrels; and Queen of Hearts, Saison Ale aged in Gin barrels. All beer will be paired with appetizers especially created for each brew.

“The Take Flight event takes the principles of the beer and food pairing that we use for our Brewers Dinners: we wanted to offer guests an opportunity to taste each beer of the Barrel-Aged series side by side, along with appetizers that have been specifically designed to highlight, enhance and complement the deep, complex flavors of each beer,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican. “When it’s done right, the combination of great beer and perfect food pairing equals more than the sum of the parts themselves.  This is what we are aiming for with the Take Flight event – memorable beer, food and pairings that elevate beyond expectations.

Guests who want to make it a weekend of festivity in Pacific City can find exceptional lodging options at Your Little Beach Town.

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 21st 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 450 awards including a Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, 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, Utah, and Hawaii. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

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


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