A toast to Belgian beer bling! Pelican Brewing Company scores four medals at the Brussels Beer Challenge. Pelican was honored with silver medals for Father of All Tsunamis in the Russian Imperial Stout Barrel or Oak Aged category and Tsunami Stout in the Export Stout category. Beak Bender Hoppinated IPA and Kiwanda Cream Ale both took bronze medals in the Pacific IPA and Blond/Golden Ale categories, respectively.
The international beer competition in Belgium provides a unique opportunity for beer producers to compete with the best international and Belgian brewers.
During three days, a panel of 100 internationally renowned beer experts judge 1,800 beers from all corners of the world. The participating brews are subdivided into categories based on origin, typology and style, and are then tasted. After the three-day selection process, the finest beers were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for each category. This international competition gives all beer producers a unique benchmarking opportunity and brings them face to face with the finest brews on the planet.
“The variety and complexity of Belgian beers is world renowned, and for Pelican beers to be consistently recognized by Belgian brewers and beer experts is an honor,” says Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company. “I’m so proud of the creativity and hard work of our award-winning brewers — this is such a fantastic recognition of their innovation and excellence at the craft of brewing.“
Welch continues to be one of the most decorated brewers in the Pacific Northwest, earning well over 450 medals including several Gold Medals this year alone at the World Beer Cup, Australian International Beer Awards and North American Beer Awards.
Like all Pelican beers, these medal winners are 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.