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Galway Bay Brewery


Going from strength to strength

Over the last few years, the craft beer industry in Ireland has gone from strength to strength, with approximately 14 microbreweries operating in Ireland today. Beer connoisseurs from across the country seek out brew pubs in favour of the mainstream bars. The process of brewing is age-old and greatly appreciated by fans as each brew is lovingly created through a hands-on, complex brewing process. The result is that no two brews are the same while the beer is in development and the unveiling of a new craft brew is cause for celebration among the craft beer community.

Galway Bay Brewery will be expanding to include brewery tours, talks on the craft of brewing with the Brewer himself and plans to serve their finest products in select city restaurants from November. Eventually, leading to distribution across Ireland and overseas. This is the latest business venture from Jason O’Connell and Niall Walsh, the Galway natives responsible for Oslo and The Salthouse.

Cheers for craft beers!

We brew our own: Full Sail, Bay Ale, Stormy Port and Buried at Sea. Keep an eye on our rotational tap for limited edition brews too! We also have a huge range of imported and local bottled beers.

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Monivea Rd,


News and Events

So second year in a row we've taken Best Brewer and Best Beer for Ireland! Also The Brew Dock voted best bar for the year and with awards going to our friends at The White Hag Irish Brewing Co. and Boundary Brewing.

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

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You've probably seen it already but we are delighted to be namechecked in the attached article which also places Ireland a very respectable number 7 in the top European beer producers. Thanks Thrillist

Hopefully this doesn't start any wars...

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

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Every European Country, Ranked by Its Beer

Out on delivery today to Dublin is our newest rotational brew, Kompass, which is an 8.2% ABV Hopfen Dunkelweisse. Brewed with Mandarina Bavaria and a Hefeweisen yeast. Be sure to check it out over the weekend!

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

What a great day! A new head brewer AND a new Galway Bay Bar signed up today. 2016 is getting off to an amazing start. #WeCraftBeer

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Some before and after shots of our new baby The Gasworks Bar #WeCraftBeer

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

So, as you may have heard, our Head Brewer Chris Treanor is heading off on his own path early March. In the meantime, he and the rest of the crew are all working hard on getting a few special releases out, and of course, Two Hundred Fathoms is so very close! Chris is not an easy person to replace, but when he mentioned that he was parting ways, he presented a person he thought would fit the bill perfectly. We’re working tirelessly to bring a brewer over from the States, whose skills as a stateside brewer are going to fit perfectly into the direction of Galway Bay Brewery. We’d like to welcome Will as the new Head Brewer for Galway Bay Brewery. Will hails from Burnt Hickory Brewery in the States. Ultimately Will is going to drop into the Galway Bay team, and continue on the great work that we’ve put so much into over the last few years. He will oversee the install of the new brew-house, bring his skills in brewing outrageous American Styles and continue expanding our sour beer program. Here’s to Chris, Will and Galway Bay, may the future be bright and full of great beer!

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