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Pelican Brewing Company Releases Dark’N Stormy Cocktail-inspired Amber Ale


Pelican Brewing Company announces the final brew in the Lone Pelican cocktail collection of beers with the release of Short Days Long Nights, an amber ale with ginger and lime. The artful new brew balances rich, sweet flavors with a spicy, tart finish reminiscent of a tropical Dark’N Stormy, a cocktail that combines the flavors of dark rum, fresh lime juice and ginger beer. Short Days is available now in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at Pelican and other participating watering holes.

Short Days Long Nights is a beer brewed to protest the coming of Winter and the onset of dark, chilly, drizzly weather. To counter the prevailing conditions, we have crafted a beer that takes flavor cues from the classic cocktail Dark’N Stormy. A dark amber color sets the stage for an aroma of deep caramel, citrus and hints of ginger. The richness of caramel follows through in the flavor, with a subtle tartness in the finish from lime. A hint of sweetness and a touch of ginger spiciness make for a cold weather beer that can vicariously transport you to a tropical sailboat.

ABV: 7.5% | IBU: 20 | PLATO: 17º

“Designing the Cocktail Collection this year has really allowed our team to flex its creative muscles,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Company.   “The results are uniquely memorable beers that take beer flavor into uncharted territory.”

When Pelican Brewing Company launched the Lone Pelican Small Batch Series its intention was to introduce limited-production beers that explore new techniques, ingredients and under-represented styles. As part of that limited production small batch series, Pelican turned its award-winning talents to crafting an entirely different segment of beer: the Pelican Cocktail Collection.

“Short Days Long Nights reinforces the Pelican way of imagining the flavors and experience of the finished beer—its flavors, aromas, texture, and gingery finish transport us to a warm beach while still delivering the richness and maltiness of a perfect Autumn beer,” says Welch. “The Lone Pelican Series has been a fun exploration of so many different flavors you’d never imagine finding in a beer—its been a fun and challenging process to create such interesting flavors within a production brewery.”

Like the lone pelican flying independently from the flock, this small batch series flies in the face of convention. The Lone Pelican Series takes traditional beer styles and ingredients and reimagines them to demonstrate the vast spectrum of flavor experiences possible in this wonderful beverage.

Like all Pelican beers, Short Days Long Nights 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!

For a list of all of Pelican’s award-winning beer, click here.

About Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a rundown old building at the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young folks whose thirst for great beer overshadowed their understanding of what it would take to build a brewery. They did it anyway. Thanks to the vision of founding owners Jeff Schons and Mary Jones, Oregon’s only beachfront brewpub became one of the state’s most popular destinations. And now 24 years later, Pelican Brewing Company is an iconic beach brand and one of the most decorated craft breweries in Oregon. Pelican has been honored with more than 450 awards including the prestigious 2015, 2016, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards Champion Medium International Brewery; 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery; 2013 Great American Beer Festival Large Brewpub of the Year. Why? Pelican brews are playful, but not frivolous. Brewed with purpose, passion and a deep respect for the craft. Pelican operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and its state-of-the-craft brewery in Tillamook, Oregon where it brews 40,000 barrels of award-winning beer annually and distributes to six states. Pelican’s vision, its beer and values were born at the beach where the team wakes up each day in a place that reminds them that amazing is possible. Cheers, Fellow Fanatics!

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.

Contact: Claudia Johnson, Public Relations, 503-799-2220.

Contact Info

Company: Pelican Brewing Company
Contact: Claudia Johnson
Email: [email protected]