Warren and Kathy Bell opened the doors to The Galena Brewing Company as recent as July 2010. But, Galena’s love affair with stout began long before that…
In the early 1800’s when the lead mining industry was booming, Galena was home to nine breweries, which are represented as the nine stars in the Galena Brewing Company logo. After the prohibition era the original Galena Brewing Company gave Galena its own local beer label once again, and was the last brewery standing. They closed their doors in 1938, and Galena would be without their own local label for the next 72 years…
Warren and Kathy arrived in Galena in 2003 as owners of Captain Harris Guest House. Sharing the history of Galena with their guests must have fueled a fire in them because it was during this time their desire to end the beer brewery drought in Galena grew. They launched a local beer label brewed to their recipes in Wisconsin in 2009, and in July of 2010, they brought it to Main Street, while tipping their hat to the original Galena Brewing Company by taking their name.
The Galena Brewing Company says “Come along to the Galena Brewery to taste our offering of 6 delicious beer styles and a delectable tapas menu proudly made with local ingredients by local folks right here in Galena”.
October is just around the corner and what would October be without Oktoberfest. Come on down to Galena Brewing Company October 1st and celebrate the return of a local Galena brew.
Galena Brewing Company hosts numerous events throughout the year so check out their really cool website and come on down!
I don’t know about you, but I’d like to say cheers to Warren and Kathy for bringing a local brew back home to Galena! I will be seeing you soon….