Our next brew comes from the stunningly beautiful Pelican Pub and Eatery in Pacific City, Oregon. We took our good friends from Atlanta here last week and wowed them with the location (on the beach!) and delicious brews. I sampled the Stormwatcher's Winterfest. It is a big 13% beer with 31 IBU's.
The Stormwatcher's Winterfest is Pelican Brewery's Barleywine-style ale offering.
It pours a cloudy redish color, but is nearly opaque.
The aroma is sweet malt and toffee.
It has a full sticky body, sweet with tofee notes on the tongue. It is bisquity at athe finish. Floral hops accentuate the body and it is sugary with wtrong alchohol tones.
The aftertaste is sticky on the palate with sweetness that fades quickly. Hop and toffee linger, but it has a remarkably clean finish.
Again, it is perfect for the cold winter nights, but the clean finish makes it a beer that can be enjoyed year-round.
Available on tap and in 22 oz bottles.