Pride events honor LGBTQ peoples and celebrate the fact that all people are created equal. However, not all Pride celebrations are created equal. For example, Seattle throws one hell of a party. Even the beer sponsor at the Emerald City’s Pride Month pulls out all the stops. This year, local (albeit, now owned by A-B InBev) craft-y brewer Elysian will produce a limited edition Glitter Pride Ale for the event… plus, Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness will officiate at a marriage at their brewery.
Clocking in at a manageable 4.4% ABV, GLITTER is a perfect summer beer, appropriate given the brew’s scheduled June release.
Flavor-wise, the light bodied cream ale also aspires for a refreshing profile. The addition of raspberry and blackberry purees to the fermenter add a little rainbow kick. Premium 2-Row, C-15, and DextraPils malts (along with some flaked corn) create the base and Mandarina hops add a fruity punch.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Seattle Pride.
Elysian didn’t stop with a mere beer. They also recruited a big-name spokesperson, LGBTQ+ activist and superstar Jonathon Van Ness of Netflix’s hit reboot Queer Eye.
“He shares similar values to the brewery in that he encourages people to be their authentic selves, and does not tolerate any form of discrimination,” Elysian Brewing explained in a release.
As part of the promotion, Van Ness will officiate a wedding at Elysian’s Capitol Hill location on June 4. Any couple (both persons must be at least 25-years-old) is eligible to win the wedding. All they need to do is post a 60 second (or less) video explaining their love story on Instagram along with the hashtag #MarryUsJVN, #Contest along with the handle tags @ElysianBrewing and @SeattlePride.
“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,” Van Ness exclaimed in a statement. “I can’t wait for June!”