Rolling Stone joins forces with Elysian Brewing Co to launch Elysian Rolling Stone Lager

Published on: 30th January 2020

Rolling Stone, the famed music industry publisher has joined forces with Elysian Brewing Company, a brewery that is rooted in music and art, to produce Elysian Rolling Stone lager, a high-end beer that embraces the spirit of music.

The new lager will debut this Saturday, February 1, at the Rolling Stone Live: Miami Big Game Experience, and will roll out to beer-lovers across the US in April this year.

The Rolling Stone collaboration is a milestone in craft brewing, and the first time the music publisher has put its iconic name on a craft beer. Both companies are rooted in their respective histories and constantly push to change and reinvent with the times.

“This one’s for the rebels. Those with wandering souls who aren’t afraid to be their truest selves while pushing boundaries in search of authentic art and discovery,” said Elysian Brewing co-founder, Joe Bisacca. ​

“​The Elysian brand was built on music and that gritty, unapologetic form of expression which is in our blood. It fuels us to keep experimenting and spread love back to those that inspired us. And what better way to do that than with our friends over at Rolling Stone?”

The Seattle-based brewery built its brand on music and wanted a beer that ‘expressed the sensation that sparked fire in its soul.’

“The fact that Elysian has supported and been inspired by music and musicians since their beginnings makes this partnership a natural fit for Rolling Stone,” said Gus Wenner, president and COO, Rolling Stone. “We’re excited and proud to share our first venture into craft beer with our readers – we put a lot of passion into this project and we know they’re going to love it.”

Elysian’s approach to making beer is based on experimentation, collaboration and boundary-pushing, a brewing approach, the company has said, aligns with Rolling Stone’s editorial bent.

The brewery is proud of its culture of broad acceptance, and has long sponsored, supported, and actively participated in community events and celebrations that bring people together.

The Elysian Rolling Stone Lager will be the exclusive beer for the Rolling Stone Live: Miami event. It will be integrated throughout the event at all bars, displays and bottle service tables.


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