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 was live.

We're live at Gasworks with our head brewer Will, getting ready to pour the first glass of this year's 200 Fathoms!

Posted 2 days, 20 hours ago

Coming to Gasworks Bar this evening? Tweet us a photo of your glass of 200 Fathoms, using the hashtag #200Fathoms, and the best photo, judged by our Head Brewer, will win a free bottle of the famous stout! You can also enter via Instagram, using the same hashtag and tagging @galway_bay_brewery. Best of luck!

Posted 3 days, 3 hours ago

We know that not all of you are near Gasworks Bar or Salt House, so we've made a few kegs available around the country. Check out Abbot's Ale House and Bierhaus Cork in Cork, Thomas Connolly Sligo, or The Woodworkers in Belfast. Bottles of this year's Two Hundred Fathoms will be available in off licence from Friday!

Posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

We're pretty sure Salt House is ready for the release of 200 Fathoms on Thursday. The question is, is Galway ready? That action starts at 7 sharp. Get yourself down there and try three different years of this legendary beer!

Posted 4 days, 6 hours ago

We've got a surprise for you good people coming to Gasworks Bar and Salt House this Thursday. We've managed to stash away a few kegs of both 2015 and 2016 Two Hundred Fathoms for you! Needless to say, we can't wait to taste all of these together. Plus, the launch of the latest rendition of Teeling Whiskey Distillery whiskey aged in the same barrels we aged the beer in. It will certainly be a night not to be missed.

200 Fathoms 2017 launch. Thursday 27th April, 7pm The Salthouse, Galway and The Gasworks, Dublin.

Posted 5 days, 3 hours ago

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200 Fathoms 2017 launch

Just one week until the Two Hundred Fathoms launch at Salt House and Gasworks at 7pm on Thursday 27th of April. See you there. #WeCraftBeer see the long version of this video here:

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

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