Seattle, WA – Short sweet and to the point again, but if you are reading this today (Sunday the 9th of January) then it might be a good idea to visit your nearest Elysian Brewing Pub. Released over the Christmas holiday, comes the 7th in the a line of “collbeerative” brews from the men and women who gave you Fat Tire (New Belgium) and Men’s Room Red (Elysian). Introducing Trip VII Belgo Black India Pale Ale.
This time the breweries decided to follow a current popular style, (India Black Ale / Cascadian Dark Ale) while giving it a unique spin.
Trip VII is brewed with Mexican dark roast malt, Chilean roasted barley, Brazilian black sugar (in the boil), and bittered with Argentinean Cascade hops before finally being finished with aromatics, courtesy of El Dorado whole hops. At 8.60% Alcohol by Volume, this sounds tasty, especially considering the weather that the area has been experiencing.
Look for this be at the three Elysian Brewing locations throughout Seattle, as well as on draft at select alehouses.
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.