The second annual Vera Project’s Search Party brings beer, bands, art, and community together in the heart of Seattle Center! 40+ different beers and performances from the Sundries, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Deerhunter, and Young The Giant.
100% of the proceeds from the 2018 Search Party goes to support the Vera Project, a local volunteer driven, all ages music and arts venue located in Seattle Center.
Elysian Brewing is proud to be a strong supporter of the Seattle community over the course of its 22-year history and the man and women at Elysian pride themselves on their ongoing dedication to our city. Elysian is thrilled to support the Vera project! 100% of the net proceeds that come in from Search Party goes to benefit the organization.
With over 40 beers available, we started off with a standby, the Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale -one of my favorite Elysian staples.
Fuzzcicle Creamsicle Pale – not as hoppy as the Superfuzz with a nice sweet finish. Belgian strong dark blonde (10% !! this one’s smooth and dangerous) Elysian Biosphere Blue Blueberry Pale (not overly fruity, but enough blueberry that you can taste it without not still knowing you have a beer in your hand) Elysian Bon Ton Yuzu Cream Ale (easily my favorite of the day, but I am a big citrus beer fan and Yuzu fits that bill well).
The Sundries: the local favorite took the stage to kick things off.
How fitting for a Seattle band to have such a raw and dirty sound and Sundries certainly fit that bill with Sadie Ava at the helm.
Next up: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears: This Austin-based band mixed things up with a little blues and soul.
Deerhunter: Front man Bradford Cox certainly keeps things interesting with Deerhunters’ psychedelic-experimental-garage-rock.
As the headliner, Young the Giant was the perfect nightcap to an already amazing event! I may be bias as these guys are one of my go-to bands at the moment but every time I have seen them live I am always blown away at how good they sound in person!
It’s not often a band is as good or even better than their albums with all the studio magic you that can happen behind the scenes – YTG definitely is. Sameer Gadhia and his crew show up strong every time!
With this being the second year of Search party – it hailed me back to the early days of some of the larger festivals we have now – it was low key, the community was amazing, the people friendly, the conversation and beer flowed easily, and you mean to tell me that I can drink Elysian beer all day, watch some amazing bands, AND help contribute to local art and music since all the proceeds support the Vera Project!? How could I not be in? See you next year, Search Party.