About St. Elias Brewing Company
St. Elias is a family owned and operated full service restaurant and brewpub. We offer a menu of rustic Neapolitan style pizzas, gourmet salads, sandwiches and desserts. We strive to use the freshest ingredients to maintain a high standard of quality. Our on sight brewhouse is designed to produce fine handcrafted ale, using the freshest grain and hops from around the world. Our restaurant offers up to 10 ales on tap and an extensive wine menu, including some Alaskan made varieties. Our 7 barrel brewhouse produces all of our house ales as well as cream soda and rootbeer. At St. Elias, our mission is to provide the highest quality dining experience for your enjoyment.
Although our establishment is far away from the lofty summit of Mt. St. Elias in the Wrangell mountain range, we believe that Mt. St. Elias contributed greatly to the rich history of Alaska. The St. Elias Mountains were named by explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741) who was selected in 1725 by Peter I to explore far North East Siberia. The summit of Mt. St. Elias was the first piece of Alaska mainland to catch Vitus Bering’s eye. That same day happened to be the feast day of the Saint Elias. A feast day is the date a saint or holy event is commemorated, and is often times the date of his or her death. The area where Vitus Bering made landfall was named for Elias. Eventually the mountain too came to be called Mount St. Elias. “Elias” is the Greek form of the Biblical name “Elijah.” Hence, “St. Elias” is how we refer to the Holy Prophet, Elijah.
The name “Elias” in Hebrew means: My God is LORD.
Mount St. Elias rises 18,008 feet high, in the Wrangell Mountain range on the U.S.-Canadian border between the South West Yukon Territory and South East Alaska; the fourth highest peak of North America.
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