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.

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Monivea Rd,


News and Events

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 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 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Foudre day: Steaming one of our upright oak vats ahead of filling on Thur. We have some friends coming from the UK to brew with us. We have a beautiful beer of mixed fermentation planned for this foudre. The aim is to have it pouring at our 10th Birthday celebration next summer. More details on that soon.

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Galway Bay Brewery added 4 new photos.

We had the lovely @BrowarStuMostow folks in today for a collab. We brewed a very big beer inspired by Boulevardier. This Barleywine styled beast will be aged in Bourbon & Vermouth casks, then zested with a lot of Orange & a little Grapefruit before packaging next winter.

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Galway Bay Brewery shared Craft & Draft's post.

Today Jason and Will start their journey across the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Come see the lads at Craft & Draft tonight from 8.

Posted 3 months ago

Galway Bay Brewery shared Occitanie Boissons's post.

Posted 3 months ago

Galway Bay Brewery shared Birreria Deus's post.

Posted 3 months ago

We've got a fresh one leaving the brewery today! 🙌 Weights + Measures, our all Citra session IPA. 3.9% ABV. We stacked together Maris Otter, Oats, Vienna & Carapils to give a full flavoured base for this wonderful hop to jump off. Hopped heavily throughout the boil, whirlpool & dry hop for some massive orange, lemon & grapefruit notes. Big on flavour, low on alcohol. The perfect beer to welcome in the spring! You should start seeing this on shelves from this Thursday.

Posted 4 months ago

Heathen is back. And now it's in bottle! Our Black Berliner Weisse is on it's way to discerning beer outlets now. Enjoy! #WeCraftBeer

Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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