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Galena Brewing Company


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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We are a local grassroots craft brewery using only the best of local ingredients...The only brewery in Galena, and the first to return to this historic brewing town in 80 years. We have six regular house brands on tap, and five to six seasonal and guest taps, regular & seasonal brews, best baked wings in Galena, salads and sandwiches menu & desserts. Kids menu too! We have taken strides to ensure that our table and bar service is excellent, and we are happy to report that our customer feedback now consistently reflects that quality. Brewery tours Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 11:30am. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing most weekends on a Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Football
$3 - $14
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a Saturday night to hear some live music and have a few drinks. The service at the bar was not friendly at all, and we almost felt like we were bothering them each time we ordered a drink. My husband did...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Rachelrosy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent place to visit on a Saturday evening. They had some great live music and an excellent selection of beers. I am an enthusiast of porters and stouts, and they had an excellent array of choices, including some bourbon barrel-aged beers that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PrPaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love microbreweries--I love knowing the history behind the beer names, where the ingredients come from, and why they decided to open in the first place. Galena Brewing Co may be new, but it's steeped in history--the black-and-white photographs used on their labels, the names...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sally1382
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Flight was good but pricey compared to the breweries I visitted in Dubuque the same week - almost doulbe the price. Each beer we had was solid, the barrel aged stout was excellent. Tator tot appetizer was soggy. Tastey, but soggy - they can do...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We stopped in for lunch. They have a good variety of beers and they taste pretty good. The food either had really good taste or no taste at all. The Thai salad was really good. The chicken quesadilla was pretty good. The pork belly and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Live music is offered every weekend. There is plenty of seating and ability to check on sports on tv. They have wraps, appetizers, hot dogs, martinis, hot toddies, flights, wine and of course flights of beer. A fun place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 205KathyT
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your endorsement Kathy, we all REALLY appreciate it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family today!

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place! Dennis was a great tour guide. Very thorough and explained how everything worked. Especially loved the cat there.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderer449445
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Had never been to Galena Brewing Company or had any of their beer, and I came away very impressed...particularly by the beer. Tried their Hopsome (juicy IPA), Beermuffs (winter ale), Annie’s IPA, and the Oktoberfest, and all the beers were really good. Hopsome was REALLY...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian F
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Try an order of the roasted cheese curds. Better than the typical fried cheese curds. Good selection of brews.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank islandexplorer
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Love this place! The beer is wonderful, great staff, and LOVE the take home growler. Fantastic souvenir. We'll be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah T
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from tcz155 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do.
Warren B
December 15, 2014|
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Response from Warren B | Property representative |
We have live music most Friday's and Saturday nights from 8pm to 11pm (times do vary). If you have a look at our website you will see a list of upcoming live bands on the front page. Hope this helps!
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