Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 7: Pelican Bad Santa

Today’s Beer Advent Calendar pick comes to us from one of my favorite Oregon breweries, both for the beers and for their incredible location: Pelican Pub & Brewery. Each winter they brew a moderate-strength Cascadian Dark Ale for the holidays: Bad Santa. You better watch out, you better not cry, you … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 23: Mother of All Storms

Today is my birthday! And as is traditional with the Brew Site Beer Advent Calendar, today’s beer is entirely a vanity pick: it may not be a Christmas beer per se (or at all), but it’s one I pick “for myself” and it’s always something special. For this year, since … Continue reading

The Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 2)

For this month’s Session Jay Brooks tasked us to pair beer and cheese, and selected three cheeses (a cheddar, a blue, and a chèvre) to pair with beers and write about. I’m breaking my Session notes into three parts, covering a beer and cheese pairing each, and the first pairing … Continue reading

Additional Oregon beer events (May); Pelican’s 15th

Following up on my last post; The New School has some additional May beer events, most of which are in Portland, but I’m surprised I missed this one entirely: Pelican Pub & Brewery is celebrating their 15th anniversary this Saturday: Everyone is invited to attend the Pelican’s 15th Anniversary Party … Continue reading

Summer Beer Week: Surfer’s Summer Ale

When we visited the Pelican Pub & Brewery back during Memorial Day, I picked up a couple of bottles to bring home: the 2010 Saison du Pelican, and (thinking ahead to this week, actually) the Surfer’s Summer Ale. Here’s their description: The Summer Ales of England inspire our well-loved seasonal … Continue reading

Hop Press: Beer in Pacific City

My Hop Press article today is titled, “Good beer in unlikely places: Pacific City, Oregon” and reviews a bit of our Memorial Day trip to the Oregon Coast last weekend: specifically, a visit to the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Long-time readers will remember that I’ve reviewed the Pelican before—way back … Continue reading

Cream Ale Week: Kiwanda Cream Ale

The first Cream Ale I picked up to review this week is an award-winning beer from (big surprise) Oregon: Pelican Pub & Brewery‘s Kiwanda Cream Ale. Pelican is one of the top brewers in Oregon right now, and it’s not much of a stretch to say Kiwanda Cream Ale is … Continue reading