Pelican and Gigantic Brewing Collaboration Beer: Schwarzenfreude

L to R: Ben Love, Todd Campbell, Darron Welch, and Dr. Charlie Papazian (photo by Jay Brooks of Brookston Beer Bulletin)

Schwarzenfreude is a first-ever collaboration brew with the Pelican Pub & Brewery and Gigantic Brewing Company. Founded by former Pelican brewer Ben Love and Van Havig, Gigantic is a new brewery scheduled to open in SE Portland this Spring.

Gigantic Brewing Co

Pelican Pub & BrewerySchwarzenfreude was designed and brewed for the Collaboration Brewers Dinner at the Pelican Pub & Brewery on January 28, 2012.  Brewed in the Baltic Porter style, it features a deep, rounded, smooth malt character with cocoa, caramel and browned bread highlights.  The rich malt profile is complimented by smooth lager character, a subtle floral hop presence and a clean mellow finish.  Robust, rounded and smooth, Schwarzenfreude commands attention but retains a high drinkability.

Schwarzenfreude is on draft at the Pelican and in select locations while supplies last.

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