Friday evenings finds me at the Elysian Brewing Co more often than not, with Bryan and Gary, drinking some Zephyrus Pilsner if it is available, or any other of the 16 beers they have on tap. It is brewed on the property. Constructed in a 1919-era Packard storage building, the pub embdies the classic American brewpub feel with large exposed timbers, high ceilings, concrete floor and a full wall of brewery tanks.
And where does the name come from? In Greek mythology, Elysium was a section of the Underworld. (Hence the Ionic column in the picture, a greek architectural classic). The Elysian Fields, or the Elysian Plains, were the final resting places of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.