New Oregon Coast Beers on Tap in Pacific City
(Pacific City, Oregon) - The Pelican Pub & Brewery, located in Pacific City, Oregon, is showing off a bevy of new brews as well as a new chef.
The oceanfront restaurant recently named Jason Roy as its new executive chef. Roy joined the Pelican in November 2009 after 11 years with McCormick & Schmicks. He began as a line cook at the downtown Portland location and worked his way up to executive chef at the Beaverton restaurant. In his new capacity, Roy will lead his team, including Sous Chefs Ged Aydelott, Adan Magana-Arias, Matthew Swain and Kaelyn Sharp.
“I am overjoyed to work with such a strong and respected restaurant,” said Roy. “I look forward to cooking with Pelican’s award-winning beer and integrating it with cuisines and recipes I enjoy preparing.”
Roy started his culinary career on the road. He left his hometown of Salem in 1989 and spent nine years traveling and cooking for restaurants in places all over the U.S. including Eugene, Las Vegas, Arizona and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, to name a few. In 1998 he moved back to Portland where he met his wife, Rosalyn.
“Rosalyn and I actually went on one of our first dates at the Pelican Pub & Brewery,” said Roy. “She had just moved here from Cleveland and had never seen the coast, so I decided to take her there. We have always wanted to live at the coast, so it just makes this new position that much better.”
During his time working at McCormick & Schmicks, Roy also served as a new restaurant training chef and opened several out of state properties. His interests include anything that can get him out of the house such as fishing and camping and his lifelong dream is to learn how to surf.
The Pelican has released its newest concoction: Paddler’s Pale Ale. This brew is a traditional pale ale with a medium copper color and a balanced character of floral hops and rounded malts. The floral hops have a hint of citrus while the malt flavors lean toward toasted bread, caramel and a bit of cocoa-like roasted malt. The balanced, hoppy finish is smooth with the slightest touch of malt sweetness, making Paddler’s an excellent session ale.
Angler’s Amber is back. The brew features a toasted malt profile, a floral/spicy Sterling hop character and a clean snappy finish. Fermented cool with prolonged cold storage in the lager brewing tradition, Anglers Amber is flavorful, satisfying and refreshing. Its most recent award was a Gold medal at the Spring Beer & Wine Festival in the Amber/Red/Brown Ales category. Look for this brew to be available at the Pelican by mid-January.
Award-winning brew, Bridal Ale, will be available on draft at the Pelican this month. Bridal Ale is one of the Pelican Pub & Brewery’s most acclaimed brews. This French-style “Biere de Garde” has collected two gold (2005, 2009), one bronze (2006) and one silver medal (2007) from the Australian International Beer Awards and two silver medals (2005, 2006) from the North American Beer Awards. Bridal Ale was originally brewed in celebration of the wedding of two Pelican staff members, but was such a hit they decided to keep brewing it each year. This year’s vintage features a deep copper color, a rich, toasted malt character, hints of floral aroma and a warming finish.
The Pelican Pub and Brewery, located 22 miles south of Tillamook on the majestic Oregon Coast, has become a Northwest landmark for craft beer and fine food enthusiasts. The oceanfront facility includes an outdoor patio and banquet room with unobstructed views of Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. Celebrating its 13th year in Pacific City, the Pelican has created countless masterpieces such as Kiwanda Cream Ale, which was just named to DRAFT Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World of 2008. Other award-winning brews include India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish-Style Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman's Dark. The three-time Great American Beer Festival “Brewpub of the Year” winner is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information, call 503-965-7007 or visit www.PelicanBrewery.com.
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