Elysian Brewing and legendary band Def Leppard have a new musically inspired beer. Def Leppard Pale Ale debuts this summer.
The band is touring with another epic band Journey this summer, starting with Hartford, Connecticut on May 21st. Seattle, Washington is no stranger to music (or beer for that matter). In honor of Def Leppard’s Sheffield, England origin, the duo created an English-style pale ale brewed with English malts, and American-grown Pacific Northwest hops.
Def Leppard Pale is what happens when a mega British rock band collides with an American craft brewery. Both fanatics of their craft, Def Leppard and Elysian are excited to blend their worlds together, music and beer.
16-ounce cans of Elysian Def Leppard Pale Ale will be available in select tour cities starting on the band’s second stop on May 23rd in Albany, New York. The can design is a tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Def Leppard’s Hysteria album, known for epic songs like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites”.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, Magnum
Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carahell, Acidulated
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft
6% ABV, 27 IBUs
Elysian Bifrost, a strong ale winter seasonal from the Seattle Washington based brewery, returns this holiday season. The brewers at Elysian wanted to create a different winter seasonal than the typical dark, heavily spiced offering. Out came Bifrost, a drinkable, strong, pale ale with Magnum, Amarillo, and Syrian Golding hops that bring citrus and spice aromas.
The brewers at Elysian set out to create a more balanced, medium-bodied pale ale, with just the right amount of classic holiday beer characteristics like the sweet aromas of fruit and orange zest.” -Head Brewer Josh Waldman
Elysian Bifrost arrives on shelves in 12oz bottles, 22oz bottles, and draft in select locations. You can also find it at any of the four Elysian pubs in Seattle, Washington.
Style: American Strong Ale
Hops: Magnum, Amarillo, Styrian Golding
Malts: Premium 2-Row, Munich, and Crystal
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 22oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Release: November 2016
Elysian The Fix
Dick Cantwell, a co-founder of Elysian Brewing Company has resigned from Anheuser-Busch.
In January of this year, Elysian Brewing was acquired by Anheuser-Busch. In the weeks after the purchase, Cantwell said that the outcome of the talks, and acquisition, was not the outcome he had hoped for. This discord between his partners and Cantwell as these events have unfolded have made it so the working relationship has to be cut, a source close to the brewery tells Beer Street Journal.
One thing that is important to note, and this might set the tone for Cantwell’s future endeavors – is that he has mentioned numerous times after the purchase, that “I am a craft brewer.” That might say all you need to know with this bit of news.
The brewery (now under A-B control) did not offer a statement to Beer Street Journal.
Elysian Brewing released Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout as a part of the 12 Beers of the Apocalypse back in 2012. (Thy Mayans said we were all going to die. It was a thing. Look it up.)
In a still existing 2015 world, the brewery looks to re-release this stout again. For the survivors.
Omen’s heavy body flutters at the window, combining the dark richness of a stout, the brightness and tang of Washington raspberries and the heady flavors and aromas of a classic Belgian yeast.
Elysian Omen Belgian Raspberry Stout could return in 22oz bottles.
Style: Stout (w/ Raspberries)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout combines the talents of Elysian Brewing and Stumptown Coffee in a beer you don’t want to miss.
You first saw Split Shot in 2012, when it was made the official beer of Seattle Beer Week. Here in young 2014, Elysian promoted to spring seasonal.
Style: Milk Stout (w/ Coffee)
Malts: Northwest pale, C-15 and C-45 dextrine malts, Franco-Belges kiln coffee malt, Black, Roasted and Chocolate malts and flaked oats.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Nitro Draft. All of Elysian’s Distribution Network
When Elysian Brewing & New Belgium Brewing get together, creativity flows. Trip Series El Dorado Fresh Hop is that evidence. Each one is brewed at Elysian in Seattle. (Don’t be confused. The label says “by NB in Seattle.” It’s hop harvest time, that means time for fresh, wet hops. In this case El Dorado and Cascade in what is sure to be a tasty IPA.
When 2 breweries set off to make great beers together, the end journey is the beginning of a every new trip. Care to join us? www.newbelgium.com/trip
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft.