The Brownsville Historical Association invites you to join us thisFriday August 21st from 5 to 7 pm at the Brownsville Heritage Complex located at 1325 E. Washington Street for our Historical Happy Hour: College Colors. Come enjoy 4 distinct craft beers. This month we are featuring Redhook’s Seedy Blonde, Widmer’s Hefe Shandy, Woodchuck’s Gumption and Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead.
Also we will be featuring a signature drink this month: Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey Peach Tea.
This program is FREE and open to the public for adults 21 years old and older only.
Thank You to our friends at L & F Distributors who will be sharing with us these 4 special beers, and the signature drink for this event.
The original Crixell Saloon was located on Elizabeth and 12th Streets, in the heart of downtown Brownsville. The three brothers – Teofilo, Vincente, and Joseph (Jose) – were successful saloon owners and they eventually expanded to a second location across from Market Square, calling it the White Elephant Saloon. The brothers were involved in local politics, with Teofilo and Vincente both serving as City Commissioners. They continued to work in the saloon business until they were shut down by Prohibition in the 1920s. The recreated Saloon located in the museum is set in 1912 at the original Saloon – the same year Jose was shot and killed by political rivals.