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Pelican Brewery Releases the ‘Father of All Tsunamis’

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Pelican Brewing Co. is famous for its annual barrel-aged barleywine Mother of All Storms. Now the brewery is adding a ‘Father of All Tsunamis’ barrel-aged imperial stout into the mix. Father of All Tsunamis is aged in rye whiskey barrels and available in limited edition 22oz bottles.

More from the press release:

Full of rich roasted flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate and espresso, ‘Father’ takes things one step further with aging in Rye whiskey barrels. With layers of spiciness, vanilla and caramel coming from these barrels, the Imperial Stout emerges with a richness and balance beyond any stout ever created at Pelican before now.


Ingredients include pale malt, malted white wheat, Midnight Wheat malt, Black Prinz malt, pure cane sugar, Magnum hops, Willamette hops, pure local water, and pure ale yeast:
ABV: 11.2% IBU: 55 PLATO: 24º

With a nod to the popularity of Mother of All Storms and a vision for creating new recipes that combine beer, spirit and barrel flavors, Pelican continues its quarterly barrel-aged series—next up, Father.

“Ever since we started doing barrel-aged beers we’ve had this idea that if we put Tsunami in whiskey barrels it would make for a completely fantastic beer—this is the first Imperial Stout Pelican has ever made and we cannot wait to share it,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Company. “Father’s recipe was created specifically for our new barrel-aged series—a stout black color, dark chocolate, coffee-like roastiness combine with the inherent spiciness of the rye to make a pretty darn special beer.”
With consistent growth and demand for its products, Pelican recently increased brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility to over 38,000 barrels and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach which offers additional capacity for such experimentation.

Like all Pelican beers, Father of All Tsunamis is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!


About Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. Celebrating its 20th year, the brewing company has created masterpieces like Kiwanda Cream Ale, India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. With the vision, creativity and brewing expertise of founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 450 awards including a Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Pelican Brewing currently distributes 22oz bottles, 12oz bottles in 6-packs, a new mixed 12-pack, and 50 liter and 20 liter kegs via a network of distributors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Vermont. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.
For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.
Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.

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