Seattle, WA – If you aren’t doing anything around the middle of this week, we might offer a small nudge towards one of the three Elysian pubs in the city. Coming soon, another in the Trip Series of beers will be tapped. Since 2008, Elysian brewers Markus Stinson and Dick Cantwell has been collaborating on beers with New Belgium’s Peter Bouckhaert and Grady Hull. This time around they included a few new faces in Alex Jesse.
Trip VI as it was relayed to us is a Wet Hop Ale, brewed with pale, munich, and cara-vienne malts as well as Magnum (for bittering), Cascade and Centennial hops (for aroma and flavor), to create this 7.50% ABV collaboration. What makes this beer extra special is that the boys drove out to the Gamache Family hop farm in Yakima, WA; to harvest their hops which were used in several batches that day.
Look for this beer to show up ‘probably’ the middle of the week, but they might jump the gun and put it on sooner than that.
The Elysian was founded in 1995 by principals Dick Cantwell (President/Head Brewer), Joe Bisacca (CFO/Head of Operations) and David Buhler (Sales & Marketing Director). Our first Seattle location, a 220-seat beer hall and our main brewery, opened in 1996 on Capitol Hill, Seattle’s most populous neighborhood. In 1997 Elysian was chosen to operate a pub and small brewery at Gameworks—a large entertainment complex owned by Universal Studios, Dreamworks & Sega. Elysian left this partnership in 2002 upon expiration of the five-year contract. A short year later Elysian opened TangleTown, an 80-seat neighborhood brewery/bistro. With a 3-bbl pilot brewery, Elysian-TangleTown acted as the brewers' test kitchen, fueling the creative fires and helping cement Elysian's reputation as Seattle’s top brewpub. The most recent addition to the Elysian empire, Elysian Fields, opened in August 2006. Perched next to Seattle’s two sports arenas, Fields seats 400 and packs the house at lunch and on gamedays. It is typical for us to offer over twenty different Elysian beers between the three locations.