Galena Brewing Company

Galena Brewing CompanyGalena Brewing Company
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 davey:
Photo of davey
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Lived in galena for a spell, and was in here almost everyday. The place used to be a funeral home. It's very spacious, with open seating. The bar sits about 15. A couple goo sized flat screen TV's. Good lighting. Inside is all wood and brick.
Behind the bar is the brewing equipment. You can also see the the tanks in the back. Tours are daily.
Food is okay, just small portions. Lots of beer related foods. Beer bread, ipa brats, etc. Price is too high on most items.
Service is great! Greg is on of the best bartenders I've met. Everyone knows the beer, and can help you out with selections.
Now to the beer. You're not going to find anything mind blowing but everything poured is solid. The IPA and stout are my favorites. I've had a Randalled IPA and a coffe infused (tweaked out stout) that were really good, but are very rarely done. Seasonals are on par. The brewer knows his stuff but isn't really allowed to expand or innovate, which is a bummer.
If you're in Galena this is a must stop!

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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