Elysian teams up with Jonathan Van Ness to officiate an unforgettable wedding

If you weren’t already pumped for Pride, here’s something we’ve gotta direct your attention to: Elysian Brewing is partnering with Queer Eye star and LGBTQ+ advocate, Jonathan Van Ness to champion marriage equality and inclusivity this Pride season!

 JVN will marry one lucky couple at Elysian’s newly renovated Cap Hill pub in an unforgettable wedding scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 4th. “I’m so excited to team up with Elysian Brewing during Seattle Pride to share the message that all people should be free and proud to express themselves as they are. I can’t wait for June!,” says Jonathan. Check out his video below.


Additionally, Elysian is bringing back the official brew of Seattle and San Francisco Pride GLITTERis Pride Ale, in select markets nationwide on June 1st. This creamy ale boasts a fruit-forward, hop-heavy character with blackberry and raspberry for that extra rainbow flavor at only 4.4% ABV. For the second year in a row, a portion of proceeds will benefit the respective Pride organizations. “I want Elysian to always be a safe place where anyone within our network can show up as their authentic selves. You don’t need to change who you are to make other people feel comfortable.” —Joe Bisacca, Elysian Co-Founder.

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Photo credit: Elysian Brewing.


Couples can enter to score a chance to be wed by JVN, by sharing their love story via Instagram, using #MarryUsJVN and #Contest, while tagging both @ElysianBrewing and @SeattlePride. Fans can learn more about the contest (held in tandem with Seattle Pride) at https://www.seattlepride.org/marryusjvn/.

The contest opens today Monday, 4/29 and runs through Friday, 5/10. The lucky couple will be notified the week of May 13th.  The wedding will take place on Tuesday, 6/4 at Elysian Brewing’s Cap Hill location.