Galena Brewing Company

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Galena Brewing CompanyGalena Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

227 North Main Street
Galena, Illinois, 61036
United States

(815) 776-9917 | map
galenabrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.77
Beers:
36
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
301
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.93
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
38
pDev:
10.43%
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Metalmonk:
Photo of Metalmonk
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Although I might have elected to try a couple of the highly rated pizza joints in downtown Galena, this was kind of a tough place to pass up. Our party of five wasn't served with any great speed throughout our entire meal, which was kind of a bummer, but otherwise the vibe was good, the food was total quality stuff, and the beer also most satisfactory.

They give tours of the brewery, which we passed on, and instead endured a horrible open mic performance and then another passable one. Lots of bikers came through, and the rest of the clientele was a diverse mix of folks. Just a very open atmosphere and vibe, with quality on every level, except for maybe the service.

They offer five regular rotation beers, plus two seasonals. Nothing for those looking for extremity or innovation, but the three I sampled were solid solid solid. They even bottle some of their stuff (guess which president's likeness the label's sport?), and those are available in the gift shop to the left of the front doors. Definitely stop by when you're in beautiful historic Galena.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of ackeeper
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Scanny95
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mwade5
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of DSWeller
3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Travitten
4.01/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ryannel24
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Nice place in the quaint, historic town in Galena that struggles with parking. In the middle of a string of novelty shops. Nice town. This place has a nice vibe in an industrial setting. Beers are good, not phenomenal. I had their wings that were on special. 20 for $10. The Parmesan garlic wings were phenomenal. The BT was very responsive. Kid friendly as well. I will go back every time I take family for a road trip. Carry out 16 ounces. Can take growlers as well.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jenebauer
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of wolverine0712
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Visited the brewery last Friday and took the tour. Brewermaster Jon Wagner led the tour and was very informative. For only $5 you get the tour and a pint of beer. Wagner gives a little beer history, brewery history (Red Stripe was started there), and how they brew. Well worth 5 buck.

Full Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/review-galena-brewery-tour

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Photo of NewGlarusFan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Asrugan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jriesing
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of boogs
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Galena Brewing Company in Galena, IL
Brewery rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 301 ratings