Wandering Pelican

Style: Black Ale

Availability: Archived

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Brewed in collaboration with Great Lakes Brewing Co. Released in 4-pack cans.

The summer of 2013 introduced the city of Cleveland to a unique and rare visitor. A Brown Pelican, usually found in Florida and other Gulf states, wandered north to vacation on Ohio’s Lake Erie coast. Swapping saltwater for fresh, feeding on shad instead of mullet, this welcome stranger made Lake Erie his home for several months and became an unlikely local celebrity. This dark ale honors our courageous friend who traveled off the beaten path to find his home.




  • ABV: 8.2%
  • OG: 18
  • IBU: 65
  • SRM: 40

Tasting Notes

Wandering Pelican Black Ale is a hopped-up American Black Ale with a dark, roasted character balanced by a floral hop bitterness.

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  • 3924 West Spruce Street Tampa, FL 33607
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    Cigar City Brewpub
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