Garland City Beer Works, Since September 2018

The vision and mission of Garland City Beer Works is to brew high quality and tasty craft beers, with the finest hops and yeasts for the people of Watertown, to the Thousand Islands region and beyond. Craft beer lovers from near and far are welcome! Aside from our own brewed beer, Garland City Beer Works also serves cider, wine, mixed drinks, and beer centered food. Families and children of all ages can come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and play games – such as giant jenga, board games, cards, a bowling machine and a dart board. Our patio features seating and chimineas to warm you up on a chilly day. We can’t wait to see you here!

From Home-Brew to Commercial Success: How We Started

The idea to operate a pub had been brewing in the minds of Nancy Henry and Colleen Henegan for awhile. The stars began to align a few years ago when Nancy had retired from teaching after 30+ years. She found herself wondering how she would occupy her time until Colleen also retired from 30+ years in education. As fate would have it, Nancy knew Andy Storino was hired to help start a craft beer bottle shop, so she went along to work with him and thus began her interest in the industry. She fell in love with the challenge to bring the best craft beer to her hometown – Watertown. This is where she met Troy Parker, her manager at the bottle shop. Troy had an interest in brewing beer, so they all decided to start testing the process in Andy’s basement. Eventually the operation moved to Nancy and Colleen’s garage. This became the brew house, where they could play with recipes and talk about beer. Then through Nancy and Colleen’s many trips for “research and development”, ideas for opening their own brewery began to take shape. Garland City Beer Works went from a dream to a reality. The name “Garland City Beer Works” is an homage to Watertown’s history when the downtown buildings were decorated with red, white, and blue bunting to show their patriotism. The name is also part of Nancy’s family history as her uncle Bill and his brothers operated Garland City Auto Parts in Watertown for many years.

Locally Inspired

Our mission is to produce the highest quality beer and to make Garland City Beer Works a destination brewery.

5 comments on Home

  1. Sheryl Weisenberg says:

    Is it possible to get a gift card/certificate? My sister lives there and has been helping me out, big time. I know she and her husband frequent here and would like to buy her a remote round to say “thank you”. Is there a way to do that?

    1. Admin says:

      We could if we had your credit card information. You can private message us through our Facebook page or give us a call at 315-782-2337 to order one over the phone. We do not do internet sales at this time. Hope we can help you out! Thanks for thinking of us!

  2. Admin says:

    George, You can call the brewery at 315-782-2337 to make a reservation. I will delete your message.

  3. Christine says:

    We like Garland City and never had a bad experience until today. We had a Lamb burger a California burger and a meat and cheese tray. The burgers were grate the meat and cheese tray a very big disappointment. I would have atlas expected local meats and cheese. I felt like I was getting Aldi very disappointed and I will never order this again. If you charge quality price you need to serve quality food. We threw it away.

    1. Admin says:

      Christine, We are very sorry that you were not satisfied with your meat and cheese tray. We try very hard to use as much local product as we can. Unfortunately, lately we have had a difficult time finding local meats and cheeses through our providers. We will continue to search for as much local product as we can get. This may not be the case, but I wonder if that type of order does not travel well and may be best ordered in house. We hope you will continue to visit us and hope to improve. We will let our kitchen staff know of your concerns.

      Colleen and Nancy, Owners

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