Galway Bay Brewery: About The Brewery

Galway Bay Brewery


Going from strength to strength

The Oslo was the start of Galway Bay Brewery and remains our flagship pub based in Salthill; our owners Jason O’Connell and Niall Walsh added a brewery on site in 2009, making The Oslo one of the country’s first brew pubs. Since then Galway Bay Brewery has expanded operations to 11 bars based in Galway and Dublin and have grown and re-positioned the Brewery just outside of Galway in Ballybrit. We now produce four core beers along with a plethora of rotational beers that are released throughout the year.

Most recently we have undergone some changes. We have a new Head Brewer Will Avery who joined us from Georgia, USA and we have undergone another expansion project at our Ballybrit site.

With the installation of our new brew house we are turning our focus towards exporting and making our beers available in the UK and Europe.

Cheers for craft beers!

We have a core range of beers available year round: Full Sail, Bay Ale, Althea and Buried at Sea available at most independent off-licences around Ireland. Keep an eye out for our rotational taps with limited edition brews and seasonal bottle releases! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date news on GBB.

Contact us

Monivea Rd,


News and Events

The Quay Street Kitchen in the heart of The Latin Quarter. The perfect location for a yummy meal and cold craft beer. #wecraftbeer

Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago

Galway Bay Brewery added 4 new photos from March 13.

The Pie Maker a perfect spot in the heart of Galway for the scrumptious homemade pie experience, all made with the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, perfectly washed down with one of our phenomenal craft beers. Pie & beer a match made in heaven #wecraftbeer

Posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

Galway born and bred! The pride we feel, the love we have, the passion we give, the beer we brew! We couldn't be who we are without the beating heart of The City Of Tribes! #wecraftbeer #galway2020 #proudtobegalway #galwaybeersforgalwaybars

Posted 6 days, 15 hours ago

Galway Bay Brewery recommends 1520 Bar, Galway.

1520 Bar, Galway one of Galway's busiest bars, full of character, live music every night, sensational atmosphere and amazing local craft beer, perfect place to enjoy a cold crisp Full Sail. #wecraftbeer #galwaybeersforgalwaybars #galway2020

Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

The perfect combination, craft burgers & craft beer! Galway's Westend has it going on with BóTOWN proudly representing. #wecraftbeer

Posted 6 days, 18 hours ago

At Carroll's on Dominick Street now another proud Galway bar serving Galway Bay Brewery Full Sail IPA. These guys have one of the best beer gardens in Galway and the pizza is off the chart tasty! Live music, great craic friendly staff and now cold crisp refreshing craft beer, everything you need for a great day out in Galway. #wecraftbeer #galwaybeersforgalwaybars #galway2020

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

McGinn's Hop House has such a warm family feel to the pub, friendly locals and happy tourist mix perfectly to make this bar a must when visiting the town. McGinn's has Galway pride running through and through, and with that they are proud to be serving Galway Bay Brewery Full Sail IPA & Althea session IPA on draught. Drop by and get yourself a cold fresh pint of yummy craft beer. #wecraftbeer #galwaybeersforgalwaybars #galway2020

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Galway Bay Brewery is at Ballivaughan Pier.

She's a beauty and she on a little day trip. Buried at sea, yummy milk stout. Big flavours of dark chocolate, roast coffee and lovely soft sweet balance as it washes over the taste buds. Simply phenomenal #wecraftbeer

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

The Huntsman Inn for amazing food, great service from the very dedicated staff, real warm atmosphere and it's now the perfect place to enjoy Galway Bay Brewery Full Sail on draft, enjoy it as part of your dining experience or as your first stop for a pint before a connacht rugby game. #wecraftbeer #galwaybeersforgalwaybars #galway2020

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

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