Brewery Spotlight: Pelican Brewing Company

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When my boyfriend invited me to travel up to Oregon with him this fall to attend his mom’s wedding, of course I said yes. I would’ve said yes no matter where it was held, but this particular wedding destination had me really excited. They were getting married on the coast of Oregon in the town of Pacific City, which is located near Cape Kiwanda (of Goonies fame). And the best part? The after party (held in lieu of a formal reception) was taking place on the beach next to Pelican Brewing Company.

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The view from the back patio of Pelican Brewery

Pelican Brewing Company was created by three beer enthusiasts back in 1996 in this small coastal town in Oregon. Since then, their beers have gone on to receive numerous awards and can be found throughout the Northwest and all over the world. This brewery and its founders embody the true spirit of Oregon, combining rugged outdoor charm and impeccable beer.

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This brewery serves six beers on tap year-round, as well as a seasonal selection, their Lone Pelican Series, and their Barrel-Aged Collection.

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My boyfriend and his sister enjoying the back patio.

During our visit, I tried:

Kiwanda, a Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale, ABV 5.4%. Brewed using locally sourced hops and water, this beer is light, refreshing, and an excellent choice to enjoy while watching the sunset behind Haystack Rock.

Udder Tugger, Milk Stout, ABV 7%. Creamy, dark, and full-bodied, just like a perfectly brewed espresso.

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Pelican Brewing Company has a restaurant-style atmosphere, complete with a full food menu and indoor and outdoor seating areas. While the indoor area is nice, I recommend sitting outdoors. How many other breweries are located right on the sand like this? So you’ve gotta take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Pub is open: Sunday – Thursday: 8 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8 am – 11 pm

Beer can also be purchased in to-go 22oz bottles, 6-packs and growlers. So I also recommend grabbing some to-go and enjoying them down by the water.

Pelican Brewing Company is located at 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, OR 97135, (503)965-7007.

Have you been to Pelican Brewing Company? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the beers! Share your opinions in the comments.

 

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Author: Natalie Bates

LA-based freelance writer | Blogger | Craft beer drinker | Rock 'n roll girlfriend | Adventurer | Lover of tattoos, red lipstick, and popcorn | World traveler | Compassionate human | Photography enthusiast | Eco warrior | Celtic babe ❤️

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