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 by kdog630:
Photo of kdog630
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited Galena Brewing Company three times this weekend while in Galena. The first time was while waiting for our room to be ready around 3:00 on Friday. There were a few people at the bar and a family with a couple of tables pushed together. It was pretty dead, otherwise. The bartender was pretty indifferent. My glass had been empty for a while before he walked by again and looked our way.

We came back around 8:00 after dinner and there were only two other people there. It was bitter cold outside, so this didn't really surprise me. This bartender knew her stuff. She told us different things about the beer and then told us about places to cross-country ski around the area. The Mrs. got the hefe and I got their seasonal dunkel. We then got a growler and left.

We went there again on Saturday before dinner because we wanted to take the 6:00 tour. There were a good 30 people there and a duo was setting up. The tour was really very good. The brewer takes you around and explains his processes, shows where each step takes place. Only 25 but really into it.

I wasn't really sure what to say about the atmosphere. You can tell they put a lot of work into reclaiming the building. The bar is kind of sterile but you get a good view of the mash tuns behind it.

Overall, I liked the three beer styles I tried. The IPA didn't quite work in the tulip glass, but I got it in a plastic cup for the tour, and (I know, plastic cup) you really got a better idea of the aroma. Refilled my growler before leaving town. I'll review the beers when I'm done.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

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

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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

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

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

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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

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

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