1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Image courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation.

The Galveston Historical Foundation is beginning a series of History on Tap events in which a local venue will be paired with a wine, spirit, or beer and there will be a short lecture on each.  Tonight at 7pm, the first such pairing will be held on the Elissa and the beverage of choice is none other than Elissa India Pale Ale made by the St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston (and it is fantastic by the way).

The first two beers come free with your $20 admission ticket (sales start at 6:30).  There will be a presentation on the making of Elissa (the beer) and why they chose Elissa (the Ship) to be the namesake.  There will be another presentation on the commencement of the effort to raise money to help ELISSA (ship) sail again.  Additional beers can be purchased for $3 each.

So if you’re wondering what to do this Saturday night, come join us on board for a brew and know that you’re helping the cause of keeping her sailing! You can also donate $10 by texting the word ELISSA to 50555.



Michael, a Galveston resident of 13 years, is the co-owner of Nautical Antiques downtown. He serves on the Galveston Landmark Commission and is a board member of the Galveston Seafarers Center. He also enjoys pickled eggs.

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