The Pelican Brewing Co. has partnered with Bigfoot Beverages to distribute its brands throughout all Oregon areas Bigfoot distributes, including Coos, Clark, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Jefferson, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties. Pelican has developed and grown a successful self-distribution network over the last several years in these areas and increased demand has rendered the self-distribution model challenging to maintain.
After interviewing various distribution companies, Pelican chose to partner with Bigfoot based on its level of service and professionalism, the reach of its distribution networks and its commitment to providing fresh, quality product to the customer. Look for Pelican beer in more quality markets in the near future.
The Pelican Brewing Co., 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 17th year in Pacific City, the Pelican has created countless masterpieces such as Kiwanda Cream Ale, which was named to DRAFT Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Other award-winning brews include Imperial Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. Pelican is also a three-time Great American Beer Festival “Brewpub of the Year” winner.
Recently increasing its brewery capacity to 4,000 barrels (bbls) annually, the Pelican sees the opportunity to expand its geographic coverage and reach new markets and further penetrate markets in Oregon.
Last month, Pelican launched one of the largest Kickstarter campaigns for a craft brewery to help fund $100,000 of its $1.3 million expansion, according to BeerPulse.com. Unfortunately, the brewery did not meet its funding goal. The brewery had raised a bulk of the expansion funding already, but hoped that Kickstarter would put it over the top.