Established in 2009, Galway Bay Brewery was Galway’s first microbrewery. Situated in the Oslo pub in Salthill village, but soon due to move to an on-premises building at the back of the pub instead, Galway Bay Brewery will be expanding to include brewery tours and talks on the craft of brewing with the brewer himself.
They also plan to serve their beer in select city restaurants, eventually leading to distribution across Ireland and overseas. This is the latest business venture from Jason O’Connell and Niall Walsh, the Galway natives responsible for The Cottage, The Oslo and The Salthouse.
The brewery currently produces Bay Ale, an Irish red ale; Stormy Port, a porter; Strange Brew, a pale ale; Buried at Sea, a milk stout; and Full Sail IPA. The beer is currently only available in their Galway and Dublin pubs (The Oslo, The Cottage, The Salthouse and The Scholar’s Rest in Galway; and Against the Grain, The Black Sheep, The Brew Dock and The Dark Horse in Dublin).