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Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

I’m a big craft beer fan. Each brewery has its own take on each different type of beer and I like to try most of them (sorry, not a big pale ale or IPA fan). I didn’t know this brewery existed until last week. In preparation for heading down to Galveston I wanted to find dog friendly patio. My wonderful boyfriend found this gem.

We visited Galveston Island Brewing on a Sunday afternoon after a long day on the beach and in the sun. Definitely ready for a beer we parked in the nearly full lot and stepping out of the car heard live music. It was just a single guy with a guitar on of the covered patios but it was something I was not expecting; the live music definitely added to the atmosphere.   img_1794

Not only is their patio dog friendly, it is kid friendly as well. They have a small playground complete with swings. For the adults they have a cornhole set to play. I have a feeling you are not here to read about the patio so now onto the beer.  img_1797

Galveston Island Brewing has a wide variety of brews: wheat beer, amber, IPA, porter, pale lager, kolsch, and saison along with a few seasonal varieties. We got a flight of some of their lighter beers. Those were: Tiki Wheat, Flip Flop Pale Lager, Blue Bridge Hoppy Amber, and Ginger Saison. Of these our favorite was their Tiki Wheat which is their flagship beer. I should have also tried their Causeway Kolsch and Pit Pat Peanut Butter Porter but I was so dang how I just wanted to sit back, relax and drink my beer.img_1795

Beer flavors, I’m going to go backwards a bit here. The saison was almost a bit spicy with the ginger and a bit peppery. The amber was a bit hoppier than I prefered but it still had those little bit heavier, sweeter notes that you love in an amber. Their pale lager was a light, fruity, hoppy beer with lots of flavor. The Tiki Wheat, I enjoyed it so much I took a small growler home. Normally I’m not a fan of wheat beers, too much citrus but this one did have that. It was flavored with a slight peppery bit smoothed with honey. A beautiful beer that you should try if you get the chance.img_1812

A bit more about the taproom and brewery. They have brewery tours on Saturdays and their taproom has WiFi. You can order hot pretzels and sandwiches that are delicious and ready in five minutes at the bar. All and all great little brewery that is worth checking out if you are in Galveston. Family and pet friendly.

If you have visited I’d love to know your thoughts on this brewery and if you haven’t I’d love to know about your favorite beers. Have a great weekend!img_1796

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