Stolen From Reverb: Beer For The Musically (And Historically) Inclined


In a town so heavy on microbrews, amateur brews, seasonal beers and weird, one-off, Special Edition commemorative labels, it can sometimes be all too easy to miss the really good stuff.

Lucky for us, then, that the hard-drinkin' party folks over on the Reverb blog are keeping track of things like this: the limited, seasonal release of Elysian Brewing's Loser Pale Ale--the beer they made in honor of the 20th anniversary of Sub Pop, specifically for the big SP 20 party two years ago.

This, from Travis Hay's Reverb post yesterday: "Two years ago Sub Pop Records celebrated its 20th anniversary with a multi-day party known as SP 20. The label hoisted a flag atop the Space Needle, booked Marymoor Park for a two-day festival filled with bands on its roster past and present and even had local microbrewery Elysian Brewing Company make a Sub Pop beer. And like all things Sub Pop the delicious golden nectar was created with a bit of a tongue-in-cheek approach.

The beer was called Loser and it was only available at SP 20 events, so imagine my surprise when I came across pint bottles of Loser while browsing the adult beverage aisle of my local QFC..."

You can read all about Loser, its apparently offensive label (which caused the Washington State Liquor Control Board to deny permission for taps to be made), and see the rest of the story of this unusual release over on Reverb right now.

Or... You could just run out to your local QFC and pick up a few bottles of your own before it vanishes again.

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