The Pelican Pub and Brewery

While visiting Lincoln City, OR this past weekend we had to make a quick stop at Pelican Pub & Brewery. A quick thirty-five minute drive north on highway 101 to Pacific City, and we are enjoying a cold beer and a beautiful ocean view.

Left to right Eric Maestas. Hope Maestas, Cody Hewson and Kelly Hewson. Not pictured Missy Halonen
Left to right Eric Maestas. Hope Maestas, Cody Hewson and Kelly Hewson. Not pictured Missy Halonen

 

Pelican Pub & Brewery ocean front.
Pelican Pub & Brewery ocean front.

Since the weather was rainy with a nice breeze, we couldn’t enjoy the outdoor seating during this visit.  This isn’t my first time to Pelican Pub but I really wanted to show this amazing brewery to my friend Missy who hadn’t been to the brewery yet. Apart from the delicious beers, you can’t beat the view at Pelican Pub.  The brewery was very busy, about a forty-five minute wait at the best guess. We got lucky for a party of five and found an open corner at the bar, so we snuck right in. The bartender was a nice guy, very friendly and helpful.

 

We had just ate prior to leaving Lincoln City, so we decided beer was the only item on the menu needed.   When visiting a brewery for the first time, or after a long gap between visits I always stick with ordering the taster tray before ordering individual pints. I really enjoy being able to taste each beer prior to going for the strong commitment of an individual pint. The taster trays at Pelican are a fantastic choice as you get five of their core brand and two of their specialty beers. The taster tray is served on a nice wood tray, with the line up on listed on a laminated card so you can remember what you’re drinking. It’s always fun doing sampling beers with friends since we all have a different taste we enjoy in beers, it makes for fun conversation.

A taster tray at Pelican Pub & Brewery, 7 different beers to sample.
A taster tray at Pelican Pub & Brewery, 7 different beers to sample.

 

The beers we sampled were as followed

Kiwanda Cream Ale (ABV 5.4% / IBU 25 )

MacPelican’s Scottish Ale (ABV 5% / IBU 16 )

Umbrella IPA (ABV 7.4% / IBU 60 )

Imperial Pelican Ale (ABV 8% / IBU 85 )

Tsunami Stout (ABV 7% / IBU 45)

Dirty Bird IPA (ABV 7.5%/ IBU 65)

DK Pills (ABV 5.5 / IBU 55)

 

After the sample I had to get pint of the Dirty Bird IPA to wrap up our visit to Pelican Pub. I’d highly recommend a visit to Pelican if you have never been, go check it out. After our visit we walked down to the beach to enjoy some fresh air before we headed back to Lincoln City. Have you been to Pelican Pub, if so what’s your favorite beer? How about your overall favorite experience at Pelican Pub & Brewery? Comment below with your story.

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