Brew Review – Olde Pelican by Orlando Brewing

I’m originally from Orlando, so why I haven’t been able to visit Orlando Brewing yet is beyond me. But I enjoy watching them succeed, which they certainly are. Their distribution of I-4 IPA and the incredible Right on Red is drifting south, and their I-4 IPA has been selected (along with Cigar City and Bold City) to be featured at Epcot’s upcoming Food and Wine Festival.

I never thought to hope to try anything else of theirs unless I went to the tap room. How wrong I was. My favorite neighborhood place, Coral Springs Tap House, had Orlando Brewing’s Olde Pelican English Pale Ale on tap.

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Orlando Brewing’s Olde Pelican tap handle. It’s, clearly, the one in the center.


Olde pelican logo, courtesy of Orlando Brewing. I had to use it; it’s a great looking logo.

Olde Pelican, like most of the Orlando Brewing portfolio, is organic. It even displays that fact pretty prominently on the label, which I think is pretty cool. I’m surprised more breweries don’t try to go organic.

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Olde Pelican English Pale Ale by Orlando Brewing.

First, take a look at that gorgeous amber color. The look alone is incredible. As for taste, it has big notes of caramel in addition to a moderate, yet unmistakable, hop prominence. It’s a pale ale, and it sure wants you to know. But that bitter bite is mitigated by the rich malts. It’s nowhere near as strong as an IPA; it’s easily drinkable and has a wonderful breadth of flavors.

I have a bottle of I-4 IPA in my beer fridge ready for reviewing. Other than that, I need to get back to Orlando, and soon.

Drink Florida Craft,




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