It was the grunge/alternative music heyday of the ’90s that helped spawn microbrewery Elysian Brewing onto the Seattle scene. And 25 years later, it’s still rocking out great beers. However, its reach has expanded beyond the Northwest.
To commemorate the milestone, Elysian has created a one-of-a-kind 25th Anniversary Box — the XXV — containing 23 beers that convey a drinkable timeline of the most notable and favorite brews (including some rare limited releases, like their jasmine Avatar), treats like a cupcake mix by Cupcake Royale, an anniversary pint glass, a ’90s era-styled “zine” full of sketches, art by label designers, and copies of the original batch notes for the Wise ESB and their Immortal IPA (before it even had the name “Immortal”), as well as other fun surprises.
Described as part time capsule, part trippy throwback grab bag, it is indeed a party in a box and the box itself is a party – use the instructions in the zine to convert the box into a shadowbox/selfie booth (background sheets included!).
The anniversary boxes are available for a limited time only, and only for purchase in Washington, although everyone can purchase their anniversary/special-edition merchandise online. Each box is unique, in that there will be a different label design of their Snailbones IPA, where Elysian worked with 27 illustrators that did their own reinterpretation of what “Snailbones” means to them. The anniversary box retails for $96 and is available for pickup or shipping within Washington.