Elysian Brewing Co. has joined with the legendary rock band, Def Leppard, to deliver on a fantastic one-of-a-kind beer, Def Leppard Pale. This beer is a collision of legendary British ale with Northwest hops. This collaboration is driven by Def Leppard’s interest in craft beer. The beer is set to release in sync with the colossal co-headlined Def Leppard and Journey tour and is available in 16oz cans and on draught at most Def Leppard concert venues and select restaurants, bars and pubs.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott stated, “I love craft beer — it’s the indie side of the beer industry. You get the rock ’n’ roll and the creative, and it tastes amazing. We can’t wait for our fans to try it!” Joe Bisacca, Elysian CEO and co-founder stated, “Music has been a part of Elysian since its inception. We grew up watching Def Leppard music videos in the 80s, and now, to work and brew beer together is cool.”
What can you expect from Def Leppard Pale? This is a classic amber color with notes of caramel, citrus and pine. Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe and Magnum hops were used for bittering. Def Leppard Pale is approachable with a clean finish that you will want to share at a summer BBQ.
Elysian Brewing Company operates four neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery and taproom in Seattle, Washington. Known both for classic styles and for flexibility and innovation, they have brewed over 500 different recipes since opening in 1996. While their brewers use a variety of unusual ingredients and the portfolio is diverse, a favorite amongst many beer drinkers is Space Dust IPA.
Overall, it was a great experience sharing a beer from Elysian Brewing . Again, what did you think I got right and what do you think I said wrong? Let us know in the comments section.
Disclaimer: For purposes of this review, Elysian Brewing provided a sample of their beer.