Two of Oregon’s most awarded breweries added new medals to their expanding collections this month, as Pelican and Breakside won a combined eight medals at the International Beer Cup in Japan.
Pelican received silver awards for Father of All Tsunamis, a barrel-aged strong stout; Five Fin Pilsner, an international-style lager; and Sea’N Red, an Irish-style red-ale. It took bronze medals for Mother of All Storms, a barrel-aged strong beer; and Tsunami Stout, an export-style stout.
Breakside’s won gold in the Belgian-style Sour Ale category with They’ve Got The Best Peaches, and in the Belgian-style Fruit Beer category with Sun Ripened, while Strawbeery Ballyhoo won silver in the Mixed-culture Brett Beer category.
“All of us at Pelican Brewing Company are thrilled to earn this recognition for our beer—it’s a distinct honor to have so many of our beers recognized in such an international field of entries,” said Darron Welch, founding brewmaster at Pelican Brewing Company.
The mission of the International Beer Cup is to create greater consumer awareness around the world about the quality and diversity of various beers of the world. Traditionally, most of beers in the competition have been registered by Japanese breweries, however as the organization sees expansion of the quality and diversity of the Asia/Japanese craft beer market, organizers have recently welcomed beers and breweries outside of Japan.