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Great news CLS! Galveston Bay Brewing is getting ready to open this summer. While we wait, we want to introduce you to Skyler Forshage and Chad Kosina, GBB crew and soon-to-be our CLS neighbors.
“My name is Skyler Forshage and I'm the head brewer here at Galveston Bay Brewing. My responsibilities span every aspect of beer production from grain to glass. I was born and raised here in the Clear Lake area and have always been a fan of fermentation making beer, wine, mead, cider, bread, cheese and all sorts of other delicious fermented foods and beverages at home. My passion for expressing aspects of both the science and art of fermentation is something I am always happy to share with others. Seeing an opportunity to help start a brewery from the ground up back in 2014 I made the leap and got to work crafting an array of traditional beers as well as new and exciting styles of ales and lagers that reflect the tastes and easy going nature of our community. Since then we've grown at a steady pace and now distribute to bars, restaurants, and stores all over the Greater Houston/Galveston area. Over the years our brewery taproom has developed into a wonderful little local spot where you can relax, enjoy freshly brewed beer, and have a good time. Our new facility in Clear Lake Shores with it's spacious taproom, kitchen, and outdoor patio looking over the water is sure to be your new favorite hang-out with a wide selection of beer, food, and fun for the whole family. We're all thrilled to share this new space with the Clear Lake Shores community as we plan to open this Summer. Cheers!”
“I want to thank the City of Clear Lake Shores for welcoming our brewery with open arms on behalf of Galveston Bay Brewery. As the General Manager of Galveston Bay Brewery, I bring 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry spanning from managing well-known local restaurant chains to managing multi-states in the wine industry to restaurant consulting. Our goals will be steadfast in brewing craft beer of distinct quality and variety for beer lovers and beginners, serving delicious food, and providing friendly customer service in a fun atmosphere that promotes family and friends gathering for everyday conversation.
Clear Lake Shores mirrors what Galveston Bay Brewery promotes: family and friends gathering for simple fun, and we couldn’t be more excited. The brick is going up soon, and we promise to have plenty of golf cart parking spaces, so get ready to have a lot of fun this summer.”
In April 2021, the City of Clear Lake Shores and the Economic Development Corporation announced that Galveston Bay Brewing will be joining the CLS community. The brewery will be conveniently located on Marina Bay Drive, next to the CLS East Parking Lot. Residents and visitors will be able to easily move around between the brewery and existing establishments in the Town Center.
Galveston Bay Brewing will bring its newly awarded bronze medals to Clear Lake Shores as well as many other award winning beers. At the 2021 Great American Beer Festival, Galveston Bay Brewing was awarded bronze for Captain’s Coffee Stout and Bull Shark Scottish Ale.
While we wait for summer 2022, GBB invites our CLS residents and visitors to check out their beer collection on their website at www.galvestonbaybeer.com