Galena has a proud reputation and strong history in the brewing business.
Prior to the prohibition era and at its brewing peak, Galena was home to nine different breweries. In fact, the nine stars on our logo represent those original breweries. Access to the Fevre River, now know as the Galena River, made it convenient and feasible to transport the beer up and down the Mississippi River to St. Louis for distribution. Due to the the onset of prohibition, the breweries came to a halt and the beer scene became dormant for nearby 80 years. An interesting fact about Galena's beer history is that the well-known Red Stripe beer was a Galena label for over 100 years (1833-1938) before it became the Jamaican beer as it is today. Consolidation of the industry and stiff competition caused the Galena Brewing Company to close its doors in 1938, selling their right to the Red Stripe brand to two British gentleman (Geddes and Martindale) who then relocated it to Jamaica where it is still being produced today. During WWII, large numbers of US. and Canadian troops became familiar with the brand and due to an outpouring of demand, it was later imported back into the United States
Soups & Greens
Beer Cheese Soup
roasted tomato, house pickle, crouton, chopped greens
Christmas Eve, Dec 24th:
Open from 11am to 3pm. Kitchen closed, buffet lunch service only
Christmas Eve Buffet Lunch served from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Christmas Day - Closed
New Years Eve, Dec
The Galena Brewing Company opened in Main Street Galena, in August 2010 with the vision of reviving the rich brewing traditions of Galena, IL which had 9 breweries in its heyday. Since opening the brewery has just exploded with over 80,000 gals of rich flavorful brews which have won no less than six National and International Awards.
Our Mission is to “Celebrate” and our customers lead us in that mission, dancing to live music every weekend, smacking their lips at our delicious bar menu, bringing their many parties to our halls, and quaffing the best beer the region has to offer, bar none!
Shop the pub: Four/Six packs of our regular ales, logo glasses, DA Beers!, BEER ME, and many more T Shirts, and stickers in our gift shop satisfy the shopping urges.
2013 and 2014 NABA Gold Award winners, Annabelles IPA and Fevre River Ale (Hefeweizen), as well as Farmers Blonde Ale are distributed in 16 oz can 4 packs to Illinois and Iowa, including the Quad Cities to satisfy the growing demand for the best of regional craft beer.
At our brewery Midwesters just love to gather around our 11 fresh taps of delicious Stout, Brown, IPA, Hefeweizen, Blonde, and Amber Ales and new seasonals added every month. Come on down to join in the fun. You are most welcome!