Pelican Brewing Releases Short Days Long Nights, a Dark’N Stormy Cocktail-Inspired Ale

Out on the Oregon Coast, Pelican Brewing Company is set to release its final beer in its Lone Pelican cocktail collection of beers with the release of Short Days Long Nights, an amber ale brewed with ginger and lime.

Inspired by the Dark’N Stormy cocktail, Pelican Brewing brewed this beer to taste in similar fashion to the flavorful cocktail. Taking flavor cues from this classic cocktail, Pelican brewed an Amber Ale that is described as dark amber in color with aromas of deep caramel, citrus and hints of ginger. The richness of caramel follows through in the flavor, with a subtle tartness in the finish from lime. A hint of sweetness and a touch of ginger spiciness make for a cold weather beer that can vicariously transport you to a tropical sailboat.

“Designing the Cocktail Collection this year has really allowed our team to flex its creative muscles,” said Darron Welch, founding brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Company, in a prepared statement. “The results are uniquely memorable beers that take beer flavor into uncharted territory.”

Though Short Days Long Nights is cocktail inspired beer, it sits at 7.5% ABV. The beer is part of the Pelican Cocktail Collection that is from the brewery’s small batch series.

“Short Days Long Nights reinforces the Pelican way of imagining the flavors and experience of the finished beer—its flavors, aromas, texture, and gingery finish transport us to a warm beach while still delivering the richness and maltiness of a perfect Autumn beer,” continued Welch, in a prepared statement. “The Lone Pelican Series has been a fun exploration of so many different flavors you’d never imagine finding in a beer—it’s been a fun and challenging process to create such interesting flavors within a production brewery.”

Short Days Long Nights is available now in 22oz. bottles and on draft at Pelican and throughout Pelican’s distribution footprint.