Pelican Announces Release of Elemental Fresh Hop Ale

The artisan brewers of Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon have announced the release of one of Oregon’s favorite fresh hop beers. Brewed only once a year at peak hop season, their Elemental Ale is made with 450 pounds of freshly picked, “wet” Sterling hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon. The hops are only three hours from the vine when they go into the kettle. The mash tun was also used as a hop back, holding 300 pounds of hops. This beer features a huge floral, spicy, grassy aroma with a firm malt background and a huge, snappy hop finish. Head to the Pelican to get some before it’s gone! Here’s some pictures of this year’s Pelican Elemental Fresh Hop brewing process: