Pacific City, Oregon (February 16th, 2022)— Pelican Brewing Company‘s 2022 Lone Pelican series focuses on Pelican’s roots at the coast and their commitment to creating a positive impact in their coastal communities with four coastal collaboration beers that 100% of proceeds go directly to equity-focused charities. The Coastal Collaboration series features collaborations with fellow Oregon Coast breweries Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Ore., Beachcrest Brewing Company in Lincoln City, Ore., Homegrown Public House Brewery in Florence, Ore., and Arch Rock Brewing Company in Gold Beach, Ore.
“This year, we chose to focus our Lone Pelican Series on addressing important issues in our coastal communities,” says Pelican Brewing R&D Brewer Coren Tradd. “We live and work in these amazing coastal towns, but there are issues that affect many in our communities, such as food insecurity. We wanted to create a beer that can help address these issues by given directly back to organizations that are positively impacting these issues.”
The first Coastal Collaboration beer is a seasonally appropriate alder-smoked stout brewed with Astoria powerhouse Fort George Brewery. Coren Tradd, Pelican R&D Brewer, and Dave Coyne, Fort George R&D Brewer, crafted this sweet and smoky full-flavored stout to complement chilly coastal nights on the docks or the patio. They took inspiration from Oregon’s treelined coast and used alder smoked malt from Skagit Valley Malting to create a balanced beer with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes.
ABV: 7%| IBU: 30 | PLATO: 17º
“The brewing community is communal, and there are no secrets,” says Dave Coyne of Fort George Brewery. “It’s what makes collaborations so interesting and fun, both people are gaining new knowledge from the process, and we get to push the boundaries of what is possible. Both Pelican and Fort George share the same rugged coastline, and we care deeply about our home, so we wanted to take this opportunity to give back to Clatsop Community Action. They are a local non-profit agency specializing in helping people meet housing, food, and other basic living needs here in Clatsop County, Oregon.”
This first of four Coastal Collaborations is now available in 500 mL bottles at your local bottle shop, on draft at Pelican brewpubs, and through Pelican’s 2022 beer subscription service called the Beer Box. The Beer Box builds off last year’s successful Bird-Day Box service and will deliver innovative beers quarterly directly to residents of Oregon.