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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 02:34:07 PM »
I visited Pelican last June and I believe it was near the coast. Good stuff, but pretty much par for the Portland area.
Ya, its really near the coast.

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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
Who puts gin into barrels to begin with anyway?  Gin is all about the botanicals and not about aging.

I am going to be doing it very soon! In fact maybe next month as I am about to distill Yellowhammer's first gin. And why not put some in a barrel? ;)
There was one in that link that Denny posted, Herno, that was aged for a short time in Juniper wood casks.  How cool is that?

Pretty amazing! I missed that! Thought only oak and chestnut could hold liquid without major leakage though.... interesting....

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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 01:05:39 PM »
Who puts gin into barrels to begin with anyway?  Gin is all about the botanicals and not about aging.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-barrel-aged-gins/

Cool.  I am going to look for some Ransom Old Tom.

Slightly off topic, but Gigantic makes a gin barreled IPA that uses Old Tom barrels.  I am not a fan of gin at all, but I've had two gin barrel aged beers that I've loved.  I saw the Queen of hearts at a bottle shop and almost bought it for a friend of ours.  She likes saisons and gin, so it seemed perfect.  Might have to grab it if I can still find it.

I visited Pelican last June and I believe it was near the coast. Good stuff, but pretty much par for the Portland area.

This part is true, but I don't think that's a negative.  They are keeping pace with Portland.  Pelican used to be a pilsner and Tsumani stout and that was pretty much it.  They've released a lot of new beers in the last few years or so and really expanded their repertoire. (at least as far as what has caught my attention)   Beak Breaker DIPA is really good, this years version of Bad Santa was better than years past, and these barrel aged beers are really top notch.  Even if it's just "on par" with Portland, that's pretty damn good.
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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 01:10:31 PM »
Who puts gin into barrels to begin with anyway?  Gin is all about the botanicals and not about aging.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2014/07/top-10-barrel-aged-gins/

Cool.  I am going to look for some Ransom Old Tom.

Slightly off topic, but Gigantic makes a gin barreled IPA that uses Old Tom barrels.  I am not a fan of gin at all, but I've had two gin barrel aged beers that I've loved.  I saw the Queen of hearts at a bottle shop and almost bought it for a friend of ours.  She likes saisons and gin, so it seemed perfect.  Might have to grab it if I can still find it.

I visited Pelican last June and I believe it was near the coast. Good stuff, but pretty much par for the Portland area.

This part is true, but I don't think that's a negative.  They are keeping pace with Portland.  Pelican used to be a pilsner and Tsumani stout and that was pretty much it.  They've released a lot of new beers in the last few years or so and really expanded their repertoire. (at least as far as what has caught my attention)   Beak Breaker DIPA is really good, this years version of Bad Santa was better than years past, and these barrel aged beers are really top notch.  Even if it's just "on par" with Portland, that's pretty damn good.
I meant it as the bar is raised high in the Portland area and I didn’t have any bad beers at any of the breweries that I visited. I wish that I had that kind of choice where I live.


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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 04:37:06 PM »
Beer is no more than 50% of the reason I go to the Pelican.
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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »
Beer is no more than 50% of the reason I go to the Pelican.
Wife wants to go somewhere, its too cold for camping on the east side, dogs love running on the beach, I could use some cheese curds and beef jerky, its not spring break, there should be a few winter steelhead in the Nestucca... But ii really don't feel like driving that far.

Oh wait, Pelican!!!! LET'S GO!!!!

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Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 05:17:15 PM »
Beer is no more than 50% of the reason I go to the Pelican.
Wife wants to go somewhere, its too cold for camping on the east side, dogs love running on the beach, I could use some cheese curds and beef jerky, its not spring break, there should be a few winter steelhead in the Nestucca... But ii really don't feel like driving that far.

Oh wait, Pelican!!!! LET'S GO!!!!

We usually stay at the Inn right across the street.
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