Optimism Beer Releases “Pride” to Raise Money in Support of LGBTQ Community

June 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

optimismWith PrideFest in full swing this upcoming weekend, Optimism Brewing is raising money for the LGBTQ community with the release of a new beer. They released Pride, a saison, back on June 11, and the brewery is donating $1 of each pint to Gay City.

It sounds like Pride has been the #1 seller at Optimism since being released, but it’s not too late to help raise more money. If you are headed to PrideFest in Capitol Hill this weekend, make sure to stop by for a pint.

Press Release:

In honor of Gay Pride month, Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill is releasing a new beer named Pride with $1 of each pint going to Gay City, a neighboring non-profit that supports the local LBGTQ community.

Pride is a light, fruity saison that’s available starting June 11th. The donation will go towards Gay City’s mission to promote holistic wellness among the many facets of Seattle’s LGBTQ community, which includes free and anonymous HIV testing, supporting queer arts and artists and connecting people to the services they need.

Optimism was founded by a local husband and wife team, Troy Hakala and Gay Gilmore, with the goal to provide a welcoming and safe place for people to enjoy their beer while having a positive influence on the community. From their gender-neutral bathrooms, kids play area and tip-free practice, Optimism challenges itself and others to rethink norms to make the world (starting on Capitol Hill) a better place. After all, that’s what Optimism is all about!

Optimism is located at Broadway and E Union on Capitol Hill. Their hours are:

Wednesday 4-11pm

Thursday 4-11pm

Friday 4-12am

Saturday 12-12am

Sunday 12-9pm


Optimism is wearing the rainbow flag and their logo with pride in support of the LGBTQ community and invites you to do the same. Tee-shirts will be available for sale starting June 15th with part of the proceeds going to Gay City.


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