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Visit the Galena Brewing Company This Summer

Enjoy a craft brew at the Galena Brewing Company in downtown Galena This SummerIf you need another reason to visit us in Galena this summer, the chance to sample local brews at The Galena Brewing Company might just be the push you need.  It’s no secret that Chicago has a reputation for being an exceptional craft beer destination. Some would even say it’s one of the best cities for beer lovers in the country. With popular Illinois breweries like Revolution Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Company being based here, that’s no surprise, either.

But head just a few hours west of Chicago to the charming, historic town of Galena, and there’s a surprise waiting for the avid beer enthusiast.  Galena Brewing Company has been producing a healthy range of acclaimed brews since 2009 when they brought brewing back to Galena. It’s not the only worthwhile Illinois brewery worth visiting while you’re here, either, but it’s certainly the easiest to reach when you stay with us at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today!

Enjoy sampling the craft beers at The Galena Brewing Company in downtown Galena

Spend an Afternoon at the Galena Brewing Company

Galena actually has a long tradition of brewing, dating back to its mining heyday in the 1800s.  At that time, there were actually 9 breweries in Galena!  As the town declined and throughout the era of prohibition, these breweries gradually closed.  In fact, the original Galena Brewing company closed its doors in 1938.

Today’s version of The Galena Brewing Company opened its doors in 2009, and is located in downtown Galena, just a quick 3 minute walk away! They brew several different styles of beer, all produced with incredible attention to detail and local ingredients. Over their many years in business, The Galena Brewing Company has no only delighted locals and visitors who come through their doors, but they’ve also earned themselves plenty of awards.

Inside their pub on Main Street, you’ll find 13 taps, a full bar, and a delicious range of pub food. In addition to their standard and regional beers on tap, they also offer a delightful range of seasonal brews that change with the seasons.

Other Great Illinois Breweries Near Us

The Galena Brewing Company is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon – with a great variety of locally brewed beer to taste.  However, if you’re looking to sample more great local beers, there are a few other Illinois Breweries in the area worth sampling. They include:

  1. 7 Hills Brewing Company in Dubuque
  2. Jubeck New World Brewing in Dubuque
  3. Dimensional Brewing Company in Dubuque
  4. River Ridge Brewing in Bellevue
  5. Pecatonica Beer Company in Warren

Friends enjoying a craft brew at the Galena Brewing Company in downtown Galena

Relax at our Galena Bed and Breakfast

As you can see, The Galena Brewing Company will be a rewarding place for you to spend an afternoon – and it’s just the start of a delicious tasting adventure throughout the Galena area.  In fact, the area is also home to a number of wonderful wineries and a delicious distillery, for even more variety!  There are so many wonderful things to do in Galena, and these businesses are just the beginning.

Round out your stay in Galena with a bit of luxury at Jail Hill Inn.  We offer 6 sumptuously decorated suites in downtown Galena, each uniquely decorated and outfitted with the finest range of amenities.  From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel right at home.

We’ll start your day off right each morning of your stay, too, with a delicious gourmet multi-course breakfast made from scratch right here in our kitchen. Breakfast is always crafted with locally sourced ingredients including meats and farm-fresh eggs from Wisconsin and vegetables grown in Jail Hill Inn’s country garden.  We’re happy to accommodate dietary needs, too, as long as we’re provided with enough advance notice.

From drinks at The Galena Brewing Company to touring the historic town of Galena, we have no doubt you’ll love every second of your time here this summer. Rooms are booking up quickly though, so if you really have your heart set on visiting, don’t wait!  Book your room at our top-rated Galena Bed and Breakfast today!


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