On December 12, I headed up to the Elysian Brewery Taproom in Georgetown. It was truly a night to celebrate something very special.
Guests spent the evening drinking, eating and celebrating the partnership between Elysian Brewery and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The partnership began 5 years ago when Elysian sponsored Obliteride, a multiple-level bike ride fundraiser. Since then, Elysian has expanded their contributions to other Fred Hutch fundraisers, like the Base2Space, a walk up 832 steps to the top of the Space Needle, and Slayride Banked Slalom, a custom-built slalom course event held at Stevens Pass.
This past year, Elysian decided to donate the proceeds from The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival to Fred Hutch. The event raised $125,000 dollars for the institution. With federal funding for cancer research shrinking, consistent partnerships like this are increasingly more critical.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Elysian Taproom, I recommend a trip up (or down) to the Georgetown location. The brewery pushes the envelope for innovated flavors and brewing techniques. And who doesn’t want to drink for a great cause?