Just in time for Zwickelmania, Pelican Pub & Brewery of Pacific City, Oregon unveils two new red ale. First, say hello to Riptide Red, a new spring seasonal from Brewmaster Darron Welch and company.
Darron Welch describes Riptide Red:
Inspired by the traditional red ales of Ireland, Riptide Red has a beautiful dark copper color and a medium bodied presence. Our Spring seasonal has a malt aroma reminiscent of toffee, caramel, and cocoa with a subtle floral bouquet. The lush aroma gives way to a full, rounded malty flavor with caramel notes, and a smooth, well-balanced finish. Riptide Red is our local tribute to Irish heritage!
Golden Promise malt Santiam hops
Caramel 15 malt pure local water
Melanoidin malt pure ale yeast
13.5 degrees Plato
5.7 % alcohol by volume
bitterness: 25 IBU
color: dark copper
In addition to this welcomed new brew, Pelican is also releasing a special new one-off Belgian-Style Brew. Raz de Rouge will feature a “complex, fruity aromatic character with notes of sweet spices, toasty malt, caramel and toffee. A rich, malt-driven flavor profile emphasizes soft caramel flavors with a subtle hop presence. A background tart character rounds out the finish. Raz de Rouge is naturally carbonated by re-fermentation in the keg, and completely unfiltered. Enjoy this unique Belgian-style beer while it lasts because only five kegs of it were produced. It will be available at the Pelican around the middle of the month.”
Someone get us to the coast…stat!