Elysian Brewing, which made waves in 2015 when it sold to Anheuser-Busch Inbev, is set to open a new taproom in Georgetown next week — clearly, the outrage of some diehard fans hasn’t slowed Elysian’s roll. In classic stripped-down taproom fashion, the space won’t serve food, sticking to beer, non-alcoholic alternatives, and brewery tours, though various food trucks will be on hand and outside fare is encouraged. The exact date of opening is yet to be determined.
The new watering hole at 5410 Airport Way S is set in the north building at the company’s Airport Way brewing complex, where most of Elysian’s beer is made. Much of what’s on tap in the Airport Way expansion will come from the Georgetown facility, but specialty brews made at the Capitol Hill and Tangletown locations will also make their way here. The taproom has 20 drafts, and will also offer pours of cask-conditioned beers. Flights, special releases, and events like trivia nights, game-day parties, private event bookings, and live music are all in the works.
The venue will be open to all ages, and anyone not imbibing beer can opt for non-alcoholic beverages like root beer, ginger beer, and kombucha. Growler fills, kegs to go, and bottle sales round things out. When it opens, the taproom’s hours will be Thursday through Sunday 4 to 10 p.m.
In other recent Elysian-related news, brewery co-founder Dick Cantwell, who left after the AB Inbev purchase, is setting up shop in California. He’s the head brewer at San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing, which was just rescued from bankruptcy by Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing Company.