Just as we see the second annual International #IPADay come and go, we are pleased to discover that one of Oregon’s finest breweries, Pelican of Pacific City has announced that they will be adding a new India Pale Ale to their lineup.
A bit different that their beloved India Pelican Ale, Silverspot, an English-style IPA, uses a blend of Sterling, Fuggle, and Meridian hops to focus on a big citrusy aroma and herbal character. Here’s the details from Pelican:
Silverspot IPA Emerges from the Cocoon
The Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon is excited to announce the upcoming emergence of its newest family member, Silverspot IPA. Silverspot IPA will be taking a permanent slot in the Pelican lineup with its brilliant gold color and assertively complex hop aroma. Brew Master Darron Welch selected the blend of Sterling, Fuggle and Meridian hops, focusing on herbal, floral, spicy and tangerine-like characters to create this highly drinkable 6% abv English-Style IPA. Enjoy the new addition to the Pelican family August 21st, at the Pelican Pub & Brewery, and look for Silverspot IPA in the market starting September 6th.
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. The Oregon coast is home to most of these sites including nearby Mt. Hebo and Cascade Head, which can be seen from the patio of the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Oregon Silverspot butterflies depend on a unique ecosystem of coastal grasslands, with caterpillars feeding on violet leaves and butterflies drinking the nectar of flowering plants. 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. Drink a beer, save a butterfly!
This post was written by Angelo on August 3, 2012