Galena Brewing CO
227 N. Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-9917



227 North Main Street
Galena, IL 61036 - Map and Waitlist
(815) 776-9917

This is in the Northern end of Main Street where there is a clustering of restaurants, bars and night life. 

BEER: 13 delicious ales on tap AND full bar Click here to view Drinks Menu

DINING: Indoor dining and outdoor/curbside takeout is available. The indoor dinning is in a spacious room with high roof trusses, spaced seating and plenty of ventilation.

FOOD: We have a full range of delicious pub food Click here to view Food Menu

BREWERY TOURS: Tours available Fridays at 3pm or by appointment. Space is limited, first come-first served, $15 per person which includes a beer or wine to take on the tour with you. No reservations required just arrive 15mins early please.


WEDNESDAY: 11am to 7pm
THURSDAY: 11am to 8pm
FRIDAY: 11am to 11pm
SATURDAY: 11am to 11pm
SUNDAY: 11am to 8pm

Holiday Hours:

CLOSED: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas

SPLIT CHECK POLICY: For maximum efficiency we do not split checks for parties of 8 or more. 20% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more.


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 6)


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 28, ABV 5.5)


Uptown™ Brown Ale

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 5.2)


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 5.0)

Thirsty Squirrel

Pecan Nut Brown Ale

A full bodied nut brown ale with a tasteful malt complexity, complemented by a sweet, nutty flavor and aroma from 40lbs of roasted honey glazed pecans. 

(IBU 19, ABV 5.2%)  


Seasonal Brews

Hoppy General

Hoppy General (New England IPA); ABV 6.2%, 18 IBU
Rich and smooth with a heavy helping of tropical hops from double dry hopping, creating a juicy character. This brew is also featuring a brand new yeast strain that amplifies bio transformation/juiciness and aroma.   

Smokin' Red

Smokin' Red (Scottish Red Ale); 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU’s…A complex twelve grain malt profile showcasing sweet bread, caramel and subtle roast flavor that is enhanced by a mildly smoky aroma and taste. 

Culture Glass

Culture Glass (Belgian Wit)  5.4% ABV, 14 IBU’s….Get a glass of Belgian culture with this true to style Wit featuring all Belgian grains and yeast that’s complemented by freshly ground coriander and sweet orange peel.   

Beerded Billy Bock

Beerded Billy Bock (Bock)  5.6% ABV, 17 IBU’s….A rich and malt forward amber German lager that features notes of bread, caramel, raisins and roast. Bock beer started in the village Einbeck in the 1400's and by the time it made its way to southern Germany the locals misconstrued Einbeck with Einbock, which translate to billy goat in German. 

Nitro Holiday

Nitro Holiday (Milk Stout)  6%ABV, 16IBU’s ...Rich and smooth thanks to dehusked dark and roasted malts that’s been enhanced with moderate amounts of cinnamon, allspice and hand grated ginger and lactose that’ll give you a holiday hug when sipping. Santa and dad approved as a replacement for cookies this holiday season! This is a nitro beer which means it wasn’t fully carbonated with CO2 but rather saturated with Nitrogen which adds body and smoothness to the beer. 

Eve's Forbidden Apple (Fruited Kettle Sour) 6.6%ABV, 15IBU's...Potent and flavorly intoxicating, this wheat and Pilsner malt based beer was soured with lactic bacillus and infused with 100% domestic apple.  A kettle sour is a beer that has been inoculated and let to rest overnight in the kettle with a souring agent (such as lactic bacillus) during the production process.