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 added 3 new photos.

We're pretty over the moon to have received the Beoir award for best beer in Ireland at the Killarney Beerfest for 200 fathoms . Pretty sure it's the best moment of DavyDoyle's life.

Posted 11 hours, 52 minutes ago

If yer down in Kerry this weekend stop by the Kilarney Craft Beer festival and say hello to Davy.

Posted 2 days, 20 hours ago

Congrats to one of our brewery guys John Fahy, who won the Midlands Homebrew club's summer competition over the weekend.

Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

The Salt House has been nominated for a digital media award. For their fantastic video shot by Eileen Maude Design. If you're a fan of the bar or a fan of our beer, please go vote!

People's Choice | OMiG Awards 2017. People’s Choice closes on Wednesday 24th May at 23:59 only one vote accepted per visitor.

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

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People's Choice | OMiG Awards 2017

We are pretty excited about our collaboration with Kirkstall Brewery. Look for it around Leeds in the next couple of weeks and GBB pubs soon!

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

Galway Bay Brewery shared Fat Freddy's Restaurant Galway Ireland's photo.

Head out to Fat Freddy's in Galway!

Are you a fan of different beers? Next time you're in, why not try the Galway Bay Brewery Full Sail - The simple malt bill gives an ABV of 5.8% which carries the flavour and really allows the hops to shine through. The hops used are of American origin, Colombus, El Dorado and Cascade (45 IBU). With multiple generous additions in the kettle and further dry hopped before it reaches you as fresh as it can be #FatFreddys

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