Serious Seattle Beer
Elysian (adj): blissful, delightful, relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise.
The team over at Elysian Brewing sure gave themselves a lot to live up to. If you’re a brew-phile, you might just find their name to be pretty accurate. Whether or not your idea of paradise is a great ale, Elysian Brewing certainly takes its beer seriously. Three-time winner of the Large Brewpub of the Year award at the Great American Beer Festival, Elysian operates out of four locations in Seattle: Capitol Hill Public House, Tangletown, and Elysian Fields. Check out their event calendar for special new releases and boozy things to do. This April, they’ll have a special IPA on draft.
Open since 1996, Elysian Brewing has now brewed over 350 different recipes. While they’re especially known for their pumpkin beer, they also craft six year-round favorites with some awesome names: Spacedust, Dayglow, Immortal, and Avatar are all IPAs; Mens Room is an original red, and Dragonstooth stout smells like coffee and dark chocolate. Plus, seasonal brews and their manic IPA series keep things interesting.