Back in 1996 Elysian Brewing began its brewing operations at its original location in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Now 20 years later the brewery that was part of the early Pacific Northwest craft beer movement is set to celebrate with one huge party on Saturday, June 11 under the iconic Space Needle at the Seattle Center. Elysian’s 20th Anniversary celebration will take place from 2:00 to 10:00pm and will feature over 40 beers from Elysian and a few of its brewing friends, live music from The Gits with Rachel Flotard, The Raveonettes, Black Lips, and Ming City Rockers and so much more.
“This city, its residents, beer lovers and countless local organizations have made Elysian a household name in the Pacific Northwest since we first opened our doors nearly 20 years ago, and we owe so much of our success to them,” wrote Joe Bisacca, founder of Elysian Brewing Company in a news release. “We feel it is our duty, a duty we take with pride, to throw one hell of a party and raise a glass to our fans for their loyalty and support.”
Tickets are now on-sale at $30.00 each with all proceeds going to local charities. Folks 21 years of age or older can purchase tickets at Elysian’s four Seattle locations, including the Capitol Hill Public House, Tangletown, Elysian Fields and Elysian Bar, and at www.elysianbrewing.com.
Plus on top of this, Elysian plans to feature as many beers as possible, the number of which continues to grow that include the following.
Men’s Room Red
Space Dust IPA
Avatar Jasmine IPA
Loser Pale Ale
SuperFuzz Blood Orange Pale
Hubris Huge IPA
Boozy School Dropout
Saison De Muntz
International Man O’ Mystery
There will be food trucks slinging delicious grub throughout the entirety of the festival. These include Snout & Co., It’s Bao Time, Plum Bistro, Hallva Felafel, The Grilled Cheese Experience. Candy Butcher Hot Dogs, and Bluebird Ice Cream.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.