Blaum Bros. Distillery and Goldmoor Inn Mixin’ Things Up

Goldmoor and Blaum Bros Mash-upOne of the many very cool things about Galena is how the local businesses work – and play – together. This Saturday, Feb 27th, Goldmoor Inn and Blaum Brothers Distilling Co. are mashing it up. Executive Chef Valdez will be presenting a dinner menu with recipes inspired by spirits presented by Mike and Matt Blaum. Weather forecast for Galena on Saturday is SUNNY and 55 degrees, so come to Galena, check out the local shops and then swing by Goldmoor Inn around 6:00 for dinner to enjoy what is sure to be a special Galena experience! Click on the image for all the details.  
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Galena’s Wine Lover’s Weekend – March 18-20

Wine Lovers Weekend

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GaleBrewna Brewing Company’s “Maifest” celebration – May 14, 2016

For EVERY beer purchased on this date The Galena Brewing Company will make a donation to Safe Haven Animal Shelter which is a NO KILL shelter in Jo Daviess County.  Safe Haven will be hosting a pet adoption right outside the Brewery so be prepared to fall in love and perhaps take home a sweet dog or cat looking for their new family.  Can’t wait until May?  Meet Basil and Tilly who feel the same way!  Click on their cute little faces to go to the Safe Haven website for more information on Basil and Tilly and some other adorable potential additions to your family.

Basil and Tilly

KUDOS to Galena Brewing Company for their support for this much needed cause. Go to the Brewery’s website for more information on this and other upcoming events!

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Poopsie’s of Galena

Baggallini BagPoopsie’s is a fun and quirky local store conveniently located on Galena’s Main St.  A new shipment of Baggallini Bags has arrived just in time for spring.  Love these bags!  Poopsie’s has a fantastic deal on shipping, so if you can’t make it to Galena, go to their website  and shop online.   Click Here to Shop Online At Poopsie’s

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Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery


Robert and Joyce Lawlor started making wine in the 1970’s in McGregor, Iowa. In 1978 the family opened a second winery in LaCrosse, WI. In 1985, the Lawlors opened the newly restored 1840’s granary building on Main Street in Galena. 5,000 gallons of wine were produced in the first year. By 1990, the family decided to focus production solely in Galena and closed the Iowa and Wisconsin wineries. It was at this time the Lawlors began growing experimental grapes just outside of Galena. In 2002 and again in 2008 Christine Lawlor-White was awarded the “Winemaker Of The Year” award by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vinters Association. In 2004 Galena Cellars opened a Tasting Room and Gift Shop in Galena.

2011 Vineyard Tour Schedule

Today, three generations of Lawlors invite you to experience Galena Cellars first hand. You can take a tour of the vineyard and visit the beautiful Vineyard Tasting Room and gift shop and sample Galena Cellar’s finest wines. You can even stay at the vineyard in a cozy guest suite above the tasting room or in the guest house.

Check out the Galena Cellars Website!

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