Galena Brewery

227 North Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
In historic down town Galena, IL

The Brews

Major Daviess™ American Wheat Ale
A Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation Collaboration!


50% of proceeds from this beer will benefit JDCF. "The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) is a nonprofit, conservation organization that works throughout Jo Daviess County, IL and the surrounding area. Their mission of protecting land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife is supported by over 1,000 individuals in the Tri-State area. JDCF currently owns and manages thousands of acres of public and private property for education and recreation. They focus their work on ecologically and culturally sensitive areas in the southern Driftless Area that contains threatened and endangered plants and animals, unique scenic vistas, as well as Native American burial mounds and villages." More details!

Anna Belle’s™ IPA

NABA Gold Award Winner 2013!

A ruby beer with a burst of hop flavors and aromas are paired with a solid malt backbone and a clean and pleasant bitterness that lingers on the palate. Aromas of pine and citrus are prevalent due to heavy dry-hopping with a blend of West Coast hops.

(IBU 80, ABV 7.5)

Uly's Dark™ Oatmeal Stout

NABA Bronze Award Winner 2011 and 2013!

President Ulysses S. Grant’s (Uly to his friends) Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is what this ale is all about!

Dark as the mines of Galena, this stout has a rich and creamy tanned head which leaves beautiful lacing in your glass as it is enjoyed. It's a full bodied ale with profound notes of chocolate and roasted malts which help to round out its flavor profile. Sweet coffee notes also linger on the palate to entice the next sip! Find out more about General Grant here!

(IBU 38, ABV 5.7)

Uptown™ Brown Ale - No longer in Production

World Beer Cup Silver Award Winner 2012!

The Uptown Nut Brown Ale won a silver award in the Category 92 "American Style Brown Ale"

This beer pours a deep chocolate brown color with light struggling to show through the edges of the pint. As a rocky off white head forms, aromas of roasted nuts and molasses pour from the glass. This beer is malt oriented with flavors of roasted malt and golden toasted bread and finishes quite dry with a noticeable but not overwhelming floral and earthy hop presence. We dedicate this beer to Ely Parker, who served on General Grant's personal staff. Find out more about Ely here.

(IBU 29, ABV 5.5)

World Beer Cup awards 2012 in San Diego.
This competition hosted 3921 entries from 799 brewerys in 59 countries.

Silver means "An excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters while maintaining close adherence to the style and displaying excellent taste, aroma, and appearance"

Fevre River Ale™ Hefeweizen
NABA GOLD Award Winner 2014, NABA Bronze Award Winner 2013!

A classic Bavarian style wheat beer that is straw in color and somewhat cloudy due to the yeast in suspension. The yeast gives the beer a medium to heavy mouth feel yet it is very refreshing due to banana and clove overtones. This beer finishes with a light hop flavor that is smoothly notable..

(IBU 10, ABV 5.3)

Miner’s Treasure™ Amber Ale

One of our most popular offerings, this ale is deep amber to mahogany in color and has a clean toasted and caramel malt taste.

The beer has a medium to light mouth feel that is lightly hopped. It has a sweet finish which is reminiscent of raisin bread.

(IBU 24, ABV 5.0)

Farmer’s™ Blonde Ale
NABA GOLD Award Winner 2015!

This is our lightest ale which has a very crisp and refreshing flavor with a pleasant malty sweetness and a brilliant white head.

Finishing with a hint of citrus hop, it is a great introduction to craft beer for the explorer, but enjoyed by connoisseurs just the same..

(IBU 13, ABV 4.0)

Seasonal Brews

Limited Release...
PILOT BATCH #9: Colonial-Style...

Firkin Challenge

Saturday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
We will be featuring a surprise firkin every saturday 'til Christmas. Stop in Dec. 24th, show us your receipts proving the purchase of all 4 firkins, and you could win a stainless steel Nomad Growler ($55 Value). It's that easy! We will be collecting receipts until 3pm on Dec. 24th and will announce the winner of the growler on facebook that afternoon. You do not have to have facebook to win, we will take contact info upon receipt redemption.


Brut IPA; ABV 7.0%
Inspired by the dry Brut style champagnes of France, this IPA features a ton of Galaxy and Citra hops to accentuate its light and effervescent finish.

Project Pink

American Wheat; ABV 5.3%
Refreshingly fruity, this Ros beer features 5 gallons of local honey (Sweet P Creative), cranberry juice and hibiscus, with hints of apricot. A portion of this beer's proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness... Drink Pink!


Winter Ale; ABV 8%
This Winter Warmer showcases cinnamon, sweet orange peel, and ginger root while cozying up with dark berry and chocolate notes provided by roasted caramel grains.

Mad Monk '18

Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout; ABV 13.1%
Awakening from its bourbon barrel slumber, Mad Monk, in its 4th year, draws you in with notes of vanilla, oak, and roasted coffee. This R.I.S. warms the soul just in time for a long cold winter. Limited Availability - Howlers Only.


Barrel Aged Imperial Brown; ABV 8.5%
Golden copper with sweet vanilla bourbon and nutty notes - absorbing every Heaven Hill Whiskey barrel flavor for the last 11 months. Limited Availability - No Growlers. Bombers Available Oct. 11

Binge Worthy

Pale Ale; ABV 5.4%
This Pale Ale uses sweet caramel and honey malts alongside citrus and tropical hops such as Ekuanot, Citra, and Falconer's Flight making this the perfect 'binge worthy' brew.

Flight 5240 - nitro

Porter; ABV 5.5%
Our porter is complex and has a depth of malt character that will surprise you. Creamy, caramel, chocolate, roasty, but oh so easy to drink. The nitro takes the experience to an all new level!

Golden Sour - Returning Soon

Berliner Weisse; ABV 3%
A traditional German style, Berliner Weisse is a light, highly effervescent sour ale perfect for summer. Add our Woodruff, Raspberry or Li Hing Mui syrup to give it a twist.

*Guest Taps Coming Soon

The portraits featured on our labels and these pages show 19th century residents of Galena and the surrounding area. We are grateful to the Alfred E. Mueller collection for their use.