Pelican Brewing hosts flight tasting and pairing of Barrel-Aged Collection

Pelican Brewing is hosting their first ever tasting flights and pairings of their award-winning barrel-aged beers in Pacific City on Sat. November 11th and Cannon Beach on Nov. 12th. This rare opportunity is an expansion of the brewers annual Mother of All Storms release parties for the coveted and collectible barrel-aged barleywine and includes other barrel-aged offerings Captain of the Coast, Queen of Hearts and Father of All Tsunamis along with MOAS.

Pelican brewmaster Darron Welch


More from a press release:

Pelican Brewing Company crafted a sensation when it released Mother of All Storms bourbon barrel-aged barleywine in 2009. It soon became a highly-coveted collectable and has been named one of the Top 100 Beers in the World and Top 25 Barrel-Aged Beers numerous times.  Now with a nod to the popularity of ‘Mother’—and all of its barrel-aged releases that have since joined the flock—Pelican hosts its first flight tasting and beer cuisine pairing.

Registration for Take Flight events in Pacific CitySaturday, November 11, and Cannon BeachNovember 12, are now open!

Take Flight, Pacific City

Saturday, November 11

4:00—6:00 pm

Take Flight escorts barrel-aged beer fans on a guided flight of Pelican’s current barrel-aged lineup including Captain of the Coast, Queen of Hearts, Father of All Tsunamis and longtime favorite, Mother of All Storms—all paired with appetizers to evoke the unique flavors of both beer and food. Pelican’s founding brewmaster, Darron Welch, will talk about the inspiration, unique character and profile of each beer and how the beers pair with the perfect bites. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your spot. Twenty-one and over, please.

Take Flight, Cannon Beach

Sunday, November 12

4:00—6:00 pm

Pelican’s Cannon Beach brewer, Coren Tradd, will conduct the same barrel-aged guided tasting for up to 25 guests. Register to reserve your place at this special Pelican event.

Take Flight guests will sample current releases of Mother of All Storms; Captain of the Coast, Wee Heavy Ale aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrels; Father of All Tsunamis, Imperial Stout Ale aged in Rye barrels; and Queen of Hearts, Saison Ale aged in Gin barrels. All beer will be paired with appetizers especially created for each brew.

“The Take Flight event takes the principles of the beer and food pairing that we use for our Brewers Dinners: we wanted to offer guests an opportunity to taste each beer of the Barrel-Aged series side by side, along with appetizers that have been specifically designed to highlight, enhance and complement the deep, complex flavors of each beer,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican. “When it’s done right, the combination of great beer and perfect food pairing equals more than the sum of the parts themselves.  This is what we are aiming for with the Take Flight event – memorable beer, food and pairings that elevate beyond expectations.

Guests who want to make it a weekend of festivity in Pacific City can find exceptional lodging options at Your Little Beach Town.

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

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