|Brewery History at One Eleven
One Eleven Main showcases the flavors of the Heartland and the rich history of the Midwest. The Lounge at One Eleven Main pays tribute to Galena’s brewing history by showcasing regionally brewed beers and sodas as well as brewery memorabilia and photographs as its décor.
It is well known that in the 1800s Galena was known for it lead mines and river trade. However, many do not realize that it was a thriving area for brewing beer. In 1857, a Galena Daily Courier article mentioned seven active breweries in the area. This concentration of breweries may have been related to the mass of people arriving daily on the huge steamboats or the abundance of miners working in the area -- many of them immigrants who considered beer a necessary part of their diet.
One Eleven Main offers a selection of
regionally brewed beers and soft drinks.
Visit our Local Beer page
for a complete list
and local brews offered at One Eleven Main in Galena, IL.