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GLBC & Cigar City To Release Wandering Pelican

Posted May 7, 2014

We are excited to announce release details for our half of the two-beer collaboration between Great Lakes Brewing Company and Cigar City Brewing.

Wandering Pelican Black Lager will be released on Tuesday, May 20 in the GLBC Brewpub and Gift Shop.

A limited number of screenprinted 22 oz. bottles will be sold exclusively in the GLBC Gift Shop, starting at 10AM. Our Brewpub bar will open at 10AM on May 20 so guests can try Wandering Pelican Black Lager and our other beers on tap.

Soon after our Gift Shop and Brewpub release, a limited amount of Wandering Pelican Black Lager (draft only) will be released in GLBC's distribution markets.

Cigar City Brewing will release Wandering Pelican Black Ale in cans and draft throughout their distribution footprint. For more information on their half of the collaboration, visit

The Wandering Pelican Story

The name Wandering Pelican pays homage to a Brown Pelican who made the journey from Florida to Ohio's Lake Erie Coast during the summer of 2013. 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. Both beers will honor our courageous friend who wandered off the beaten path to find his home.

Click here for more information on the famous Cleveland Pelican!

About the Beer

Style: Black Lager

Flavor: Medium-bodied and smooth with smoky, roasted tones

Pairs With: Jambalaya, sausage, meatloaf, and other hearty foods

ABV: 8.5%

ABW: 6.8%

IBU: 20

Release Details

Tuesday, May 20 at 10AM: Wandering Pelican Black Lager 22 oz. bottles available in the GLBC Gift Shop ONLY, while supplies last.

Tuesday, May 20 at 10AM: Wandering Pelican Black Lager available on tap in the GLBC Brewpub, while supplies last.

Shortly after, Wandering Pelican Black Lager will be available for a limited time on draft in GLBC's distribution markets. To find GLBC beer in your area, follow your local rep on Twitter.

Details subject to change without notice.