Pelican Brewing Company is making classic German-style beer fans very happy with the release of Bronze God, a Märzen-style Lager. Malty, toasted caramel, and nutty cereal describe this, smooth light and easy-drinking amber lager available now in 12 oz. bottles, six-packs and on draft at Pelican brewpubs and other participating watering holes.
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A medium-bodied summer-into-fall taste treat, Bronze God was born in the homebrew kitchen of Head Brewer Jason Schlebach—and affectionately named in his honor. From the first batch made for his wedding—held in the Pelican Barrel Room like the authentic brewer he is—the delicious seasonal beer has been beautifully refined to make its 2020 comeback.
Ideally suited for today’s smaller celebrations and family festivity, this delicious malty lager features an abundance of rich, toasty, rounded malt flavors. With a vibrant copper-bronze color, this fest-style beer lures you in, while the clean finish, floral aroma, and moderate strength keep you coming back for another taste. Bronze God is the perfect guest of honor at your next celebration.
ABV: 5.7% | IBU: 25 | PLATO: 13º
“While 2020 has been a year for the books, this beer is intended to be a celebration—a reminder to find something to appreciate every day. We couldn’t wait to bring it back to our rotating lineup,’ says Schlebach.
According to an article on American Craft Beer, ‘Märzen or Märzenbier (which is German for March beer) is a pale lager seasonal that originated in Bavaria. The beer was traditionally brewed in March (hence its name) and stored in caves before summer’s weather made brewing lagers nearly impossible. The Märzen style has historically been associated with the change of seasons, the onset of autumn, and the celebrations that take place at that time. It was also the beer served at what became the first Oktoberfest celebration—the wedding reception for Bavarian King Ludwig I and Maria Theresa.’
“Maybe it’s my Mexican-German heritage, but I’m a big fan of bold malty lagers—those that offer a full flavor spectrum but don’t fill you up so easily. Bronze God is the ideal transitional beer to enjoy now and savor as evenings get cooler,” continues Schlebach.
Like all Pelican beers, Bronze God is born at the beach by a team of award-winning craft beer makers known for brewing styles of beer that they themselves love to drink. Cheers!
About Pelican Brewing Company
Pelican Brewing Company was born at the beach in 1996. Here, in front of a rundown old building at the water’s edge, stood three enthusiastic young folks whose thirst for great beer overshadowed their understanding of what it would take to build a brewery. They did it anyway. Thanks to the vision of founding owners Jeff Schons, Mary Jones and brewmaster Darron Welch, Oregon’s only beachfront brewpub became one of the state’s most popular destinations. And now 24 years later, Pelican Brewing Company is an iconic beach brand and one of the most decorated craft breweries in Oregon. Pelican has been honored with more than 450 awards including the prestigious 2015, 2016, 2017 Australian International Beer Awards Champion Medium International Brewery; 2014 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery; 2013 Great American Beer Festival Large Brewpub of the Year. Why? Pelican brews are playful, but not frivolous. Brewed with purpose, passion and a deep respect for the craft. Pelican operates brewing and brewpub facilities in Pacific City, Cannon Beach, and its state-of-the-craft brewery in Tillamook, Oregon where it brews 40,000 barrels of award-winning beer annually and distributes to six states. Pelican’s vision, its beer and values were born at the beach where the team wakes up each day in a place that reminds them that amazing is possible. Cheers, Fellow Fanatics!
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