Pelican Pub’s GABF award

BeerAdvocate reports on a Great American Beer Festival item that I missed: one of my favorite (though least-visited) brewpubs, the Pelican Pub & Brewery, was awarded Small Brewpub of the Year.

For the second time in six years, the Pelican Pub & Brewery was named "Small Brewpub of the Year" at the 24th Annual Great American Beer Festival. Head brewer Darron Welch was named "Brewer of the Year – Small Brewpub". The team from the Pelican Pub & Brewery won three highly coveted medals: Kiwanda Cream Ale won a gold medal in the Golden or Blonde Ale category, MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale took a silver medal in the Scottish-Style Ale category, and Doryman’s Dark Ale brought home the silver in the American Brown Ale category.

Kudos to the Pelican! Now I need an excuse to visit Pacific City to get some of the award-winning beer…