HARLOWTON - A Harlowton household with deep roots is opening the city’s first modern brewery in December.
Drew Galahan and his sister, Shanda Pace, are renovating the outdated Montana Bar constructing to open Gally’s Brewing at 30 Central Ave. S. in Harlowton, which is about 92 miles northwest of Billings in Wheatland County.
Galahan, 26, beforehand labored as a monetary analyst in Nice Falls and Billings and has been planning this new enterprise for the previous 18 months. He mentioned he began brewing beer about six years in the past and plans to rotate 10 faucets.
Galahan is an IPA fan, however the brewery could have stouts, blondes and different model to attraction to quite a lot of palates, he mentioned.
Galahan is aiming to open in the first or second week of December.
The opposite co-homeowners are Galahan’s fiance, Melanie Bock, and his brother-in-law, Matthew Pace. Galahan estimated they’re investing between $300,000 and $350,000 into beginning the enterprise, which incorporates main renovations to the 104-year-outdated constructing.
The household is the third era in Harlowton, and their grandparents beforehand owned the Gally’s ironmongery store in city.
“A part of this entire theme was making an attempt to carry one thing again to Harlowton, carry again one thing to the neighborhood,” Galahan mentioned.
The neighborhood is shopping for into the thought. Galahan mentioned 72 individuals in city have donated $30,000 to the hassle, which paid for all of the brewing gear.
The faucet room will seat up to 50 individuals. The brewing space, which was as soon as a pharmacy, will home six brewing vats, Galahan mentioned.
Gally’s is hoping to money in on Montana’s rising beer tourism motion. In accordance to the College of Montana’s Bureau of Enterprise and Financial Analysis, gross sales at Montana breweries doubled over the first half of this decade. The Montana Brewers Affiliation has marketed native institutions by brewery maps and driving excursions.
“I would like us to be aggressive with all the opposite bigger breweries in the state. We’re going to be advertising closely to Billings and Nice Falls and Bozeman to pull as many individuals in as potential,” Galahan mentioned.
Try the Gally’s Brewing Facebook page for progress updates.