|Pelican Brewery | Pacific City, OR
Deviating a bit from my preferred style of libation, I recently picked up a Kiwanda Cream Ale. Pelican Pub & Brewery has been gaining serious momentum since being recognized as the small brewing company World Beer Cup Champion in 2014. This ale oozes with a creamy, wholesome aroma—of course it does. A noticeable head lifts to the top, disappearing if left untouched. Kiwanda is lively on the palate, reminiscent of a kölsch, crossed with a soft Belgian. The nose is illustrious, almost too complex to pin down; it pops with a robust chemistry.
You could drink this ale quickly, it feels more dynamic if you enjoy it deliberately. Each drink helps to conjure new curiosities. Due to its layers of flavors, Kiwanda Cream Ale tricks you into thinking it's bigger than the labeled gravity. Spring is warming up and this ale will help you to enjoy the warm sun of the season. This delicious ale pairs well with clams off the grill or with a basket of fish and chips. Drink Responsibly. 5.4% | 25 IBU