Pelican Brewing Co. continues to help beautify the Oregon Coast with great brewpub locations. Now the brand has plans to go to Lincoln City, Ore., expanding its coastal footprint on the site of The Bay House, an iconic restaurant on Siletz Bay. From the press release:
“We are in the planning stages of designing an innovative new brewpub that will bring a unique dining option to Lincoln City, and we are delighted to follow the incredible legacy of The Bay House restaurant at this beautiful site on the coast— we wish them well as they expand their hospitality offerings,” said Mary Jones, founder and owner of Pelican Brewing, Kiwanda Hospitality Group and the Nestucca Ridge Family of Companies. “Whether it’s brewing award-winning beer, innovating new beer cuisine or creating a new venue for guests to enjoy the magnificence of the Oregon Coast, we are all about creating great guest experiences. This new brewpub will enable us to do just that while bringing a new dining and entertainment experience to the Central Coast.”
Pelican has secured the design services of the global award-winning hospitality design firm, EDG and the architectural expertise of Portland-based Jones Architecture. Both firms are committed to collaborating with the Pelican team to create a space that embraces the beauty of the site and Pelican’s desire to create a great guest experience. The team is working diligently on the plans and hope to break ground in early 2020. Planned opening is early 2021.
“Pelican Brewing Company, its owners, and team are well-respected, and they will be an active community partner in Lincoln City hospitality and tourism — we welcome them to this special location,” said Steve Wilson, long-time proprietor at The Bay House. “We have been planning to expand our offerings to include overnight lodging in addition to the restaurant venue, and we are now engaged in negotiations to move to an outstanding spot not far from here. With the same staff, the same menu concepts, the same dedication to our art, and the same attitude of hospitality, we expect to be ready for business by early next year.”
In other news…
New 19.2-oz stovepipe PeliCANs have landed!
Pelican has introduced a new 19.2-oz stovepipe style of can to its lineup. The first up in this single-serve format is Pelican’s renowned India Pelican Ale, which returns this month to its core year-round line of brews. As a beach brand, Pelican is long on environmentally-friendly packaging options — cans are readily recyclable, lightweight, light-proof for avoiding light damage, and compatible with Pelican’s place on the beach and recreational outdoor lifestyle.
“The 12-oz can format we launched earlier this year has been wildly successful and led us to think about a fun single-serve size format to replace the 22-oz bottle — when we saw the 19.2-oz can we knew it was the perfect solution,” says Jim Prinzing, chief executive officer, Pelican Brewing. “Our barrel-aged series will continue to be released in the 22-oz bottle, but the 19.2-oz can will be much more conducive to the packable, mobile and outdoor-friendly lifestyle our fellow fanatics love.”
In addition to India Pelican Ale, the lineup of 19.2-oz cans will also include Kiwanda Cream Ale, Beak Breaker Double IPA and Tsunami Stout.
Pelican leans into sustainable brewing practices
With a mission to invest in the community and initiatives that make its home at the Oregon Coast environmentally healthy, Pelican has installed new technology and launched initiatives that protect and sustain the environment. The brewery just announced a partnership with local start-up Farm Power Northwest to recycle their own brewing wastewater with the help of this local processor. Pelican then will buy a significant part of its electrical power back from these local and renewable resources to help support the cycle of sustainable energy production. Pelican’s new recycling process joins other environmental protection initiatives like the Salmon SuperHWY, spent grain donations for local dairies and brewing practices that ensure better water conservation to name a few.
Pelican eyes expansion at Tillamook brewing facilities
With growing demand for its award-winning beer, consistent innovation of new and unusual beer styles, and more collaboration with brewing partners, Pelican is planning for expansion of its brewing facilities in Tillamook. Pelican currently produces 40,000 bbls of beer a year on a 30-bbl brewhouse and plans to install a larger brewhouse in spring of 2020 that will allow capacity growth upwards of 100,000 bbls while maintaining the flexibility of the smaller 30-bbl brewhouse.
“It is very important for us to remain flexible and innovative as we grow, said Jim Prinzing, chief executive officer, Pelican Brewing Co. “The expansion plan we are bringing together allows us to grow capacity to stay ahead of the demand curve but also gives us the agility that we need to continue brewing a ready supply of small batch, barrel-aged and experimental beers that our fans love.”