Seattle Craft Brewery Elysian Brewing Company Sold to Anheuser-Busch

A local Seattle brewery has been sold to beer giant Anheuser-Busch

Elysian Brewing has joined the Anheuser-Busch beer portfolio.


Elysian Brewing Company, the Seattle-based craft brewery founded in 1995, has been sold to Anheuser-Busch, the companies announced in a joint press release.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the acquisition follows several similar purchases from A-B InBev, including Goose Island, Blue Point Brewery, and 10 Barrel Brewing.

The Elysian portfolio includes Immortal, Avatar, Loser, Spacedust, Night Owl, and several other popular brews."By joining with Anheuser-Busch we'll be able to take the next steps to bring that energy and commitment to a larger audience,” announced Elysian’s co-owner, Dick Cantwell.

The acquisition also includes the Seattle Airport Way brewery and four brewpubs in Seattle.


“Elysian’s story includes everything we look for in a partner,” said Andy Goeler, CEO of craft at Anheuser-Busch. “The team has spent their careers brewing distinctive beers in the thriving West Coast beer community and building unique venues that celebrate beer. As the fastest-growing brewer in Washington, their recipe is working. Elysian’s brands are an important addition to our high-end beer portfolio, and we look forward to working together.”