Elysian Brewing has been in Seattle for a long time, but not very long at their Georgetown location. Elysian was one of the early breweries in Seattle’s Craft Brewing Renaissance. The first brewery and taproom was up on Capitol Hill. In fact, it is still there! They made a big impact on the local brewing scene and on the national scene. Soon they were getting noticed and winning awards such as being a three-time winner of the Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. They drew more national attention with their notorious pumpkin beers, visit in October for the full story, and the galactic Space Dust IPA. To meet a growing demand for these tasty, if at times eccentric, beers, they opened a 60-barrel brewhouse in Georgetown in 2011. This is in the center of Seattle’s historic brewing district. In 1883 the Seattle Brewing and Malting Company started production just down the street. By 1890 the world’s sixth largest brewery was pumping out Rainier Beer to a thirsty Northwest. Now Elysian, and a handful of other craft breweries, are putting Georgetown back on the world beer map.
In 2017 Elysian added 14,000 square feet to the brewery for their wood-aged barrel beer storage program. This addition included our final stop, the Elysian taproom. Do not let the rows of oak barrels and the large foeders intimidate you. This is a great place to sit back and enjoy many of the beers that have made Seattle famous. Visit their website for more information about Elysian Brewing Company.