Pacific City, Oregon (May 16, 2019)—Can you feel it? There’s a delicate, warm summer wind wafting around Pelican Brewing Company this week with the release of Sea Breeze Ale—the next in a cocktail-inspired line of Lone Pelican innovations. The limited production small batch brew combines the flavors of fresh cranberries, juniper and citrus peel for an incredibly refreshing and bright beer. Sea Breeze is available now while it lasts in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at Pelican and other participating watering holes.
Seabreeze Ale takes inspiration from the original Seabreeze cocktail that marries gin, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice. To bring all the classic flavors to this atypical beer, Pelican added cranberries to the secondary fermentation and then spiced the beer with juniper berries, lemon peel and grapefruit peel. Centennial hops for dry-hopping round out the grapefruit impression and create a beer with incredibly refreshing fruity, tart and citrus characteristics, coupled with the herbal gin-like notes of juniper. Celebrate the return of the sunshine with the brisk bold flavors of Seabreeze.
ABV: 7% | IBU: 15 | PLATO: 15º
“The original Sea Breeze cocktail was created using gin not vodka—so we wanted to be true to that fruit-amplified juniper flavor profile,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Company. “There are many words I’d use to describe this brew—it’s fruity, tart, zesty, botanical, herbaceous, balanced, bold, and complex! Sea Breeze is a beer that is long on refreshment with a gorgeous subtle pink hue—a perfect beer for this time of year when the days are longer and it’s clean, fresh and bright outside.”
When Pelican Brewing Company launched the Lone Pelican Small Batch Series its intention was to introduce limited-production beers that explore new techniques, ingredients and under-represented styles. As part of that limited production small batch series, Pelican this year turns its award-winning talents to crafting an entirely different segment of beer: meet Pelican’s bold Cocktail Collection.
Like the lone pelican flying independently from the flock, this small batch series flies in the face of convention. The Lone Pelican Series takes traditional beer styles and ingredients and reimagines them to demonstrate the vast spectrum of flavor experiences possible in this wonderful beverage.
Like all Pelican beers, Sea Breeze is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!
For a list of all of Pelican’s award-winning beer, click here.