If nothing else, the fact that I’m mentioning this event here on the Washington Beer Blog will give many of you an opportunity to express your outrage. But regardless of your opinion, or my opinion, about “that thing that happened last year,” this is a big deal and is worthy of the attention of this blog.
Elysian Brewing is about to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a big party. Live music and lots of beer will mark the occasion on Saturday, June 11th at Seattle Center. For more details, see below or visit the Facebook event page.
Elysian Brewing Company to Celebrate 20 Years of Seattle Brewing with Music, Charity and Beer – Lots and Lots of Beer
The Black Lips and The Raveonettes to headline concert lineup featuring several Seattle favorites, with 100% of ticket proceeds going to local charities.
SEATTLE – May 2, 2016 – In 1996, the SuperSonics reached the NBA Finals, Nirvana released “From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah,” and Elysian Brewing Company poured its first beer in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. A lot has changed since, but the beer is still flowing from Elysian, 20 years later. To celebrate, Elysian is throwing a rager on Saturday, June 11, complete with plenty of beer from Elysian and friends, food trucks, art, live entertainment, special appearances and 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,” said Joe Bisacca, founder of Elysian Brewing Company. “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.”
With more than 350 varieties brewed to date, Elysian is known for output and innovation, a legacy that will be on display at the party. From Space Dust IPA to Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale to Hawaiian Sunburn Sour, beer lovers can bet their favorite will be there. Plus, guests can enjoy a selection from other Northwest breweries at the celebration.
The Black Lips will be entertaining the crowd with their garage rock and unpredictable antics. They will be joined throughout the event by Seattle favorites KEXP DJ Riz Rollins and DJ Stevie Zoom, The Raveonettes, Chaotic Noise marching band, Ming City Rockers, and The Gits.
To give back to the community that has given Elysian so much and in the spirit of Elysian’s history and commitment to giving, proceeds from all ticket sales and net proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will be donated to five worthy charities, including Team RWB, Bloodworks Northwest, Fisher House Foundation, Fred Hutch’s Obliteride and Bailey-Boushay House.
The day will be filled with food trucks slinging delicious grub. Vendors include Bluebird Microcreamery
Hallava Falafel andSnout & Co., with more amazing partners to be released in the days to come.
The celebration will take place on June 11 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Seattle Center (305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109). Tickets are $30 per day, with all proceeds going to local charities. 21+ folks can purchase them at Elysian’s four Seattle locations, including the Capitol Hill Public House, Tangletown, Elysian Fields and Elysian Bar, and at www.elysianbrewing.com.