Craft beer and spriti enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Jo Daviess County breweries and distilleries The Galena area is home to a couple of craft breweries and distilleries, some of which offer excellent tours.
Most of us enjoy a tipple now and again, especially these days with craft brewing and distilling making such big waves. The Galena area is not immune, with some great breweries and distilleries here in county.
Enjoying a beverage is one thing – seeing how it is made is another, entirely. The process of taking fruit, grains, water, and yeast and transforming it into a delicious, craft beer or liquor is fascinating. When you see a brewery or distillery up close, first hand, you gain new respect for the end product. It doesn’t hurt that you’re typically offered a free sample or two, either!
Jo Daviess County Breweries
Galena Brewing Company
815-776-9917 – 227 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
The Galena Brewing Co. has a brewpub offering house brews and small bar bites: wraps, soups, sandwiches, and more. Weekends bring live music and brewery tours.
Pecatonica Beer Company
608-558-5257 – 136 Main St., Warren, IL 61087
Pecatonica Beer Company’s taphouse offers fresh craft beers on the historic Stagecoach Trail. Varieties include IPA, amber ale, pale ale, and a black lager. Be sure to try their seasonal Oktoberfest beer if it’s available.
Jo Daviess County Distilleries
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
815-777-1000 – 9380 US Hwy 20 West, Galena, IL 61036
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. distills and produces fine spirits in the heart of Galena using the best grains from the local area and abroad. Take a tour to see the process and enjoy a sample or two!
Paradise Distilling Company
563-587-8142 – 245 Railroad Ave, Dubuque, IA 52003
Paradise Distilling Company produces a number of rums, each with its own, distinct flavor profile. Tours are available Saturday through Monday and include samples.
Jo Daviess County Breweries & Distilleries
Jo Daviess County was home to nine breweries before prohibition. Galena Brewing Company brought local beer back to the area in 2009. Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. is another great Galena attraction. Be sure to stop in to either during your Galena getaway and try some of their celebrated craft beverages.
Jo Daviess County Lodging
Come see why everyone loves Galena, Il. Booking your stay at Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast is the surest way to make your Galena visit the best it can be. Come relax in our opulent, European-style accommodations and luxuriate in our meticulously groomed outdoor gardens.