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

Galway Bay Brewery shared European Region of Gastronomy 2018- Galway, West of Ireland's post.

The first Find It, Cook It episode has aired and features Galway's finest and freshest produce. Kelly Oysters, Sliabh Aughty Honey & Natural Irish Skincare, The Ginger Veg Man and Galway Bay Brewery all feature in this superb series. Take a look at what the west has to offer. Cheers!

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Thanks so much to all our customers in 2018. We'll be back in January from a brand new brewery. Enjoy your Christmas / Festivus / Holidays!! . Team GBB X

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

It’s finally here! TWO HUNDRED FATHOMS. We worked with one of the largest mashes in our brewhouse to produce this decadent & delicate Imperial Stout. To celebrate 5 years of this stunning Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, we hand selected the finest small batch Whiskey casks from our friends at Teeling Whiskey. This years batch was racked to these beautiful barrels back in January, where it rested for 9 months before being bottled for your pleasure. Bottles available In all good off licenses from tomorrow, Wednesday 5th December & very limited keg pours at some Galway Bay pubs.

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

As well as Diving Bell hitting draught & off trade this week, we've one more new one for you!! WESTCOAST SPEEDBALL: Nitro Stout with espresso. A beautifully balanced affair and perfect for the season. Dream Winter Beer! Draught only // 6.5% ABV

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Barrel Beer season is finally upon us. We've been working hard all year maturing a cellar full of Barrel Aged malty bangers & we're opening the season with this beauty! DIVING BELL is our tip of the hat to the Scottish Wee Heavy. A beer style well matched for the stormy days & nights we endure in Galway. Brewed with a base of Scotland's finest Golden Promise malt, heaps of crystal malt & a touch of roast barley. Followed by a long, cool fermentation with Scottish ale yeast before being racked to Nicaraguan Rum Casks on Valentines Day, where it has rested for seven months. Silky smooth with big notes of molasses, stone fruit & a little spice. Diving Bell is a sweet, malty beast with a beautifully delicate structure. 50cl bottle // 9.5% ALC VOL Available from all good Off Licenses & all Galway Bay Bars for in pub enjoyment or to take home. Keep an eye out for it from next week!

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

We are still accepting applications up until July 18th for two positions at Galway Bay Brewery. We are looking for an experienced Production Brewer & a Laboratory Technician to join our small team. Cheers!

Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

They say timing is everything... The craft beer bubble was burst once again last week. After months of rumours & speculation Beavertown announced a partial sale to Heineken. In May of this year we had Jonny & Owen from Tempus Project & Beavertown over to brew with us at Galway Bay. Ive known the guys for a few years & consider them close friends. This collab was born out of friendship, respect & was brewed with the best of intentions. Its a great beer brewed with two great friends. Which is why we are releasing it. Cheers! Polyrhythm is our collab with @beavertownbeer. Its a 7.2% IPA brewed with Golden Promise, Oats, Raw Wheat & Carapils. Hopped heavily in the kettle & whirlpool with Idaho 7. Fermented with New England yeast & dry hopped with 15g per litre of Idaho 7, Simcoe & Azacca. The result is 7.2% ABV of deliciousness! Big on tropical & citrus aromatics, soft on mouth feel, low on bitterness. Best enjoyed with friends!

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Dead Flag Blues is that point where Beer meets Country Wine. We brewed this Beer/Wine hybrid with 48% by weight of blueberry & 52% by weight of malt, then fermented it with wine yeast. The result is a beautifully delicate, fruity, tart & dry beer with layered berry notes that pours an amazingly bright & fun colour. Its the perfect beer for the season.

Posted 7 months, 1 week ago

We've got the lovely Beavertown Brewery in for a collab today! Brewing 2 beers - an Idaho7 IPA & a mixed fermentation beer destined for a foudre. Come by Salt House tonight for a big TTO with the guys. Loads of nice Beavertown Beer & good vibes!

Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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