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Our existing brewery in Pacific City is maxed out and we need your help to get to the next level.

We need a bigger brewery!

We are absolutely thrilled that we have so many fans out there; however, there are a lot of people who keep asking why they can't get our beer where they live!  It's not that they don't want to drive to the beach all the time (who doesn't?), but hey, it would be nice to just pick it up at the grocery store, wouldn't it?  So help us out by backing our new brewery in Tillamook.

Pelican Brewers want to bring their beer to more people.

You can help by backing our new production brewery in historic downtown Tillamook.  The project consists of building renovations and brewing equipment totalling $1.3 Million and we have raised the bulk of the funding from various sources.  We need a minimum of $100,000 from this Kickstarter campaign to get the basics up and running.  If we can obtain $200,000 from this campaign, then we get to buy EVERYTHING we need.  As you know, it's all or nothing at Kickstarter, so we've set the minimum at $100,000 which is what we really have to have to get started.

Why Tillamook?

It's the perfect place because it's close to our hometown of Pacific City so we can keep an eye on those brewers (you know, making sure they are working and not just drinking the fruits of their labors), there is an awesome large building just waiting to become a brewery, and the economy in Tillamook really needs a boost.  We'll be adding quite a few good jobs (construction work and permanent positions) as well as a great place to go and have a great beer and some great food while you visit with brewers in the tasting room.

Oh, and we aren't some fly-by-night operation.

We've done this kind of project before. A brief history …….In 1995 Jeff Schons and Mary Jones purchased an old brick building on the oceanfront in Pacific City

Original PC Building
Original PC Building
They had a dream of opening a small neighbrhood brewpub.Since they knew little about brewing beer, they promptly signed up for a Craftbrewer’s conference in Portland, where they met Darron Welch, a native Oregonian residing in Wisconsin who really wanted to return to Oregon and brew some great beer.  Together they made the old brick building into what it is today…..

Pacific City location
Pacific City location

Over the past 16 years, we have built up an amazing number of awards for our world-class beer.

We've worked hard to maximize production in the Pacific City location, but we've reached our capacity there and we need to take it to the next level in order to fulfill the demands of our loyal customers. 

We have found a perfect site in downtown Tillamook where an old building is ready for us to come in and transform it into a vibrant working brewery, producing 4 times the quantity of our original brewery at it's opening, with ability to grow a lot more in years to come. 

The renovated building will have a great little tasting room where you can come and enjoy a pint at the bar, play a little shuffleboard, hang with the brewers, and enjoy a great meal.  We will also have a great outdoor patio for when the sun is shining. Please help us make it happen by becoming a backer.

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This is a project we've talked about for several years. We've crunched numbers. We've done the research. We've LIVED it, when we started Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City (see history above). We have experience in jumping through the various "hoops" involved in permitting, construction, design and installation of equipment, and a myriad of other components. (We've become quite good at cutting through bureaucratic red tape over the years.) We believe that this history has given us the skills and knowledge to overcome the many obstacles we willl face and we are fortunate to have a team of experienced professionals on the project to keep it on track for an early summer opening; however, we do know that unexpected problems do come up, in which case our opening could be delayed by a month or two. Thanks for your support and we'll see you there!

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    All of the above items, PLUS a one year Pelican Kickstarter Mug Club Membership which gives you excellent benefits every time you visit us at any Pelican location. If you live too far away to allow for use of a Mug Cub membership, you can choose a 12 inch round wooden Pelican logo to hang on your wall. Kickstarter Mug Club Benefits (good for one year, renewal fee annually): 22 oz for the price of 16 oz every time you use your membership at any location; Invitations to all Mug Club events (pre-release parties, tastings, etc); Advance notice for Brewer’s Dinners; Use of one of the special engraved logo Kickstarter Mugs which will be available for Kickstarter Mug Club members at all Pelican locations; Special perks monthly (look for these in the Mug Club newsletters).

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    PELICAN FOUNDER - Receive all of the above items, EXCEPT instead of a 5 year Kickstarter Mug Club membership (or logo glasses/mugs/sweatshirt), you will receive a 10 year Founder's Mug Club membership giving you incredible benefits when you visit any Pelican location AND your name will be painted on our 'Wall of Fame' in the brewery, AND 2 tickets to the grand opening party for the new brewery, including a personal tour of the facility with our brewery team. Founder’s Mug Club Benefits (good for 10 years!): 22 oz for the price of 16 oz every time you use your Founder’s Mug Club membership at any location; Invitations to all Mug Club events (pre-release parties, tastings, etc); Advance notice for Brewer’s Dinners; Use of a special Founder’s Mug with your name engraved on it which will be kept at either the Tillamook or Pacific City location (your choice), ready for you to use. At the other location, a logo Founder’s Mug (not engraved with your name) will be available for your use; Special perks monthly (look for these in your mug when you come in); Priority advance reservation for one case of Mother of All Storms every year of your 10 year memership.

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    MOTHER OF ALL FOUNDERS - All of the items in the $1,000 category, PLUS we will fly you to Oregon ($500 travel allowance) for a special brew day with Masterbrewer Daron Welch and his brewery team at the new brewery. Includes 2 nights accomodations in Pacific City, transfers to/from airport, meal vouchers.

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