Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Big Honors for Oregon Coast Tourism Group and a Beer Award

Published 03/13/2017 at 6:03 AM PDT - Updated 03/13/2017 at 6:05 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Big Honors for Oregon Coast Tourism Group and a Beer

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – Awards keep pouring in for various aspects of the Oregon coast and its thriving tourism and culinary scene. Two high-profile organizations just snagged some more.

The Oregon Festivals & Events Association recently bestowed a distinctive honor on one Oregon coast town. The Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) won the 2016 Hidden Gem Award to the Lincoln for "A Tour To Die For."

The award was presented at the Oregon Festivals & Events Association's annual Ovation! Awards Ceremony in Seaside on March 7th. Scott Humpert, Marketing Manager at the VCB, accepted the award on behalf of the City and the event partners. The Hidden Gem Award is bestowed upon small but worthy events with fewer than 1,000 attendees that makes an impact on a community and is worth bragging about.

"A Tour To Die For" premiered last October, featured guided tours of Lincoln City's hilltop graveyard, Pioneer Cemetery. History truly came to life as permanent residents of the cemetery, played by local actors, told an eternity of tales to participants. "A Tour to Die For" was a successful collaboration between the VCB, Theatre West, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association and the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, with support from Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Anne Hall, Director of the Museum, is proud of the recent award.

"A Tour To Die For" is also nominated for two other awards this year: the Heritage Tourism Award from Travel Oregon and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award from Oregon State Parks. It will return to the central Oregon coast town on October 20-22 & 27-29, 2017. For more information, please visit OregonCoast.org or call 541-996-1274.

Up the road in Pacific City, Pelican Brewing Company recently earned another Gold medal for its popular flagship brew Kiwanda Cream Ale at Oregon’s Academy Awards Ceremony for beer, the Oregon Beer Awards. The contest was held in Portland.

Kiwanda Cream Ale, one of Pelican’s top-selling and most-decorated brews with 45 medals, won a Gold in the German Kölsch category - a clear, top-fermented beer with a bright, straw-yellow hue.

The Oregon Beer Awards select and celebrate Oregon’s top beers in 22 categories, and honor Oregon's exceptional breweries, bars and festivals in seven additional categories. It is the only statewide double blind beer tasting competition in Oregon.

The beer is a nod to Pelican’s founding brewmaster Darron Welch’s love of history and reputation for brewing beers as they are intended to be. Pelican is the first known craft brewer to revive the pre-Prohibition style of American Cream Ale.

Kiwanda Cream Ale is now available around the state in 12-packs in the grocery craft beer aisle as well as 6-packs, 22 oz. bottles and on-draft.

The company recently doubled its brewing and bottling capacity at its Tillamook facility and opened a new brewpub in Cannon Beach. Pelican also recently won a bronze medal at the World Brew Cup and eight medals including Champion Medium International Brewery at the Australian International Beer Awards. Oregon Coast Hotels in these areas - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours







More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

What Fall Equinox Means for Oregon Coast, Portland on Monday
The autumnal equinox happens Monday, September 23. Weather
Adorable Sea Otters Celebrated at Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium
September 28 is International Sea Otter Awareness Day at Newport's flagship attraction. Newport events
Dark and Stormy Nights Return to Central Oregon Coast, Lincoln City
16th year for this event that's filled with fascinating personalities and spine-chilling tales. Lincoln City events
Sleek in Rockaway Beach: Oceanfront Secret of Oregon Coast's Tradewinds Motel
Along a back road in the north Oregon coast hamlet of Rockaway Beach sits a motel that's a bit off the beaten track. Rockaway lodging, travel tips
Autumn Brings Star Parties and N. Oregon Coast History Program
Two famed events happen on the Oregon coast and in the Coast Range. Seaside events
Cape Meares Lighthouse History and Its Future on Oregon Coast
An interesting, even dramatic path: one of engineering feats, vandalism, recovery and an odd sight or two
Depoe Bay's Spouting Horn - A Wild, Watery Oregon Coast Wonder
It fires into the air abruptly, sending sea water 20, maybe 40 feet high without warning
The Basics and the Weird About Oregon Coast Sea Foam
Sea foam is still a mystery to many people and it somehow creates the wrong impression. Sciences

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details