Pelican Brewing Company showcases specialty beer cuisine while competing in charity fundraiser
Pelican chefs join other culinary artists to create savory gourmet treats at Iron Chef Goes Coastal event to benefit United Way of Clatsop County

Pacific City, Oregon (November 3, 2017)Pelican Brewing Company dishes up its award-winning beer cuisine next week to benefit charity when the Iron Chef Goes Coastal to benefit United Way of Clatsop County. Pelican chefs Dan Micolino and Nathan Pope demonstrate their culinary talents to compete with other north coast chefs at the 10th annual Iron Chef for charity. Over 600 guests are expected to sample the savory fare and vote on their favorite dishes.

United Way of Clatsop County’s signature fundraiser is also the Columbia Pacific region’s culinary event of the year. This Iron Chef style competition pairs four of the region’s top chefs randomly into two teams which compete in a live one hour cook off requiring the use of a secret ingredient.

“At Pelican’s core is a desire to contribute to the communities in which we do business—this is a terrific cause that significantly supports our communities and we are honored to participate,” says Pelican research and development chef Dan Micolino. “The Iron Chef also offers a really fun opportunity for us to flex our culinary muscle experimenting with a specialty dish that is unique to this event.”

In addition to the live competition, event goers will have the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorites from among 16 area restaurants vying for their chance to be in next year’s live cook-off. There is also a silent auction for bids on culinary related items, restaurant experiences, coast lodging and hospitality, chef events and more.

Tickets are still available to the popular event which will be held at the Seaside Convention Center on Tuesday, November 7, 6 p.m. for general admission. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased at or by calling 503-325-1961. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Clatsop County and the agencies they serve.

“All of our participants are incredibly generous members of the Clatsop County community—they donate all of the food, time and talent so the guest ticket proceeds go 100% directly to our work in the community,” says Jennifer Holen, executive director, United Way of Clatsop County. “With Pelican’s new presence on the Cannon Beach culinary scene, it was a perfect opportunity for them to join the fun—Pelican is not only a key competitor but has a cool silent auction package we think will fetch even more for our efforts.”

United Way of Clatsop County, a nonprofit agency, serves thousands in our community every year. We are focused on advancing the greater good by addressing issues that matter the most to the areas we serve. For more information about United Way of Clatsop County, or to donate, please visit

About Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Jeff Schons and Mary Jones in Pacific City with Oregon’s only oceanfront brewpub. Celebrating its 21st year, the brewing company has created masterpieces like Kiwanda Cream Ale, India Pelican Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Ale, Tsunami Stout and Doryman’s Dark. With the vision, creativity and brewing expertise of founding brewmaster Darron Welch, Pelican Brewing has won over 450 awards including a Silver Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, 2014 World Beer Cup© Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year. Pelican Brewing currently distributes 22oz bottles, 12oz bottles in 6-packs, a new mixed 12-pack, and 50 liter and 20 liter kegs via a network of distributors in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Hawaii. The company operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Tillamook and Cannon Beach.

For more information, visit Pelican Brewing Company.