Fresh off announcing bottles of barrel-aged Wee Heavy, Pelican Brewing Company has announced the latest in its Lone Pelican Series: Bronze God, Märzen-style Lager or German-style Oktoberfest beer. The malty lager is available this week in 22 oz. bottles in addition to kegs, 1/6 barrels and on tap at Pelican brewpubs.
More from a press release:
Bronze God features an abundance of rich, toasty, rounded malt flavors. A vibrant copper-bronze color attracts the eye, while the floral aroma, deep smooth character and moderate strength keeps you coming back for another taste. A combination of Munich malt, GoldenPils malt, Mt. Hood hops, pure local water and pure lager yeast combine to showcase a classic Pelican beer with a clean, snappy finish. Bronze God is affectionally named in honor of Pelican’s head brewer, Jason Schlebach, who created the autumn treat.
ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 25 | PLATO: 13º
“Maybe it’s my Mexican-German heritage, but I’m a big fan of malty fest-style beers, those that give a full flavor but don’t fill you up so easily. I wanted to play around with that style and incorporate brewmaster Darron Welch’s unique hopping techniques,” says Schlebach, who has risen to the role of head brewer at Pelican’s Tillamook brewing facility. “I took a page from the Kiwanda playbook with a single hop addition in the whirlpool of Mt. Hood hops for a softer and more floral aroma. A healthy use of Munich and Vienna malts provide a full maltier character that’s perfect for our transition to fall.”
According to an article in All About Beer ‘it is the venerable Märzen/Oktoberfest genre that has served autumnal revelers for centuries. Märzen, the historical designation, was made in the waning cool of spring; Oktoberfest, the more recent appellation, was brewed to savor during the changing season. They have come to be the essentially interchangeable names for the evocative burnished-gold to coppery, malty lagerbiers that favor brisk weather and festive ambience. They represent a lineage of adaptation, innovation and cooperation. Rooted in Germany, Austria, and even England, this stylistic transformation coincided with the explosion of brewing technology and regional style development during the mid-19th century.’
So celebrate the change in seasons, grab a 6-pack of Bronze God and let the Beer Barrel Polka play on….
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, Bronze God 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!