Galena Brewing now open, but not in Galena

Written by on September 18, 2018 in Beer, Taprooms - 3 Comments

The explosive growth of craft breweries in Licking County took another step forward on September 15 with the grand opening of Galena Brewing Company, but don’t be fooled by the name — the brewery is not in Galena, it’s actually 12 miles down the road in Johnstown.

Owners Walt Chrysler and Brad McCleary have spent the last 18 months working on recipes for their launch lineup which is chock full of movie references: Stay Golden Pony Boy blonde ale, Frank the Tank Russian stout, Shenanigans wheat ale, McLovin pineapple pale ale, The Dude IPA, Baby in a Bar milkshake IPA, Motorboatin’ SOB hazy IPA and Buzz the Tower Imperial IPA.

“We’re not married to these recipes,” said Chrysler. “We will continue to tweak them based on feedback from our customers.”

The taproom and brewery are located in the former Goodies Frozen Yogurt Shop on State Route 62. The brewery is equipped with 2-bbl and ½-bbl brewing systems and supporting nine fermenters.

The 18-seat taproom features eight taps is open Fridays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 12-8pm. Galena Brewing is located at 129 E. Coshocton Street.

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Bill Babbitt is a retired engineer, beer lover, and freelance writer for Beer Advocate Magazine.

3 Comments on "Galena Brewing now open, but not in Galena"

  1. Paul S October 1, 2018 at 1:09 PM · Reply

    Why call it the Galena Brewing Co?

  2. Larry raphael December 22, 2019 at 8:43 PM · Reply

    Great place for real beer. Check wall mural of famous movie actors. Great painting,some serious stuff. try Sunday afternoon for wood fire pizza, totally alsome, and they do have take home boxes . Just try it you will come back again.

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