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JULY 2017
Things To Do • People To Know • Places To Go
Around the
Mere days after celebrating the third anniversary of their
opening on June 17, Galveston Island Brewing was recognized by
the popular review website Yelp as one of the top 13 breweries
in the nation. The article, compiled by Yelp blogger Abby
Schwarz who works for the website as an Associate Regional
Lead, chose one brewery for every week of summer from
brewery listings that span from the east to the west coast and
everywhere in between.
Coming in at number 10 on the list, Galveston Island Brewing’s
mention included a nod to Galveston as a premiere Texas
destination and celebrated not only the brewery’s widely
enjoyed and creative craft brews, but also the “laid-back island
vibe” of the sprawling grounds that are both dog- and kid-
A mere three years ago, a small brewery opened on the west
portion of Stewart Road with barely enough inventory to fill one
wall of the warehouse and only a handful of taps on the wall of
the adjacent bar. Since then, the creativity and quality of owner
Mark Dell’Osso’s island-brewed beers have become a widely-
known local favorite and are now distributed to seventeen
surrounding counties.
Last month, Galveston Island Brewing also brought home
several top awards from the Best Little Brewfest in Texas
Professional Brewers Competition. Their Citra Mellow was
awarded Gold in the American Pale category, Belgian Pale won
Gold for best Belgian Beer, and Tiki Wheat won Silver in the
American Wheat competition.
Galveston Island Brewing is located at 8423 Stewart Road. The
tap-room is open Monday through Friday from 4pm-10pm and
12pm-midnight on the weekends. They offer a family-friendly
venue with an outdoor area complete with playground and
“sundown seats” for enjoying stunning Galveston sunsets. Call
409.740.7000 for more information. Find GIB in Yelp’s
Cheers for Summertime Beers!
Galveston Island Brewing Company
Recognized as One of Top 13 Breweries in the Nation
Cool Off This Summer at
Moody Gardens Palm Beach
Kick off summer with a splash, and keep cool at Palm
Beach at Moody Gardens. The private beach oasis,
complete with white sand, is now open daily through
August 20 and features a 650-foot lazy river, wave pool, and
two 18-foot tower slides.
Other attractions include beach volleyball on regulation
courts and the Aquarium Adventure play area. The
splashpad automated aquatic water feature offers
interactive dump buckets, spray arches, and fountains for a
day of fun at the beach.
After August 20, Palm Beach will be open weekends
only from August 26 to September 9, including Labor Day.
Admission is $23.95 for adults, $18.95 for children and
seniors, or $65 for a season pass. Children age three and
younger can enter Palm Beach free.
Palm Beach is even a great nighttime destination with
Bands on the Sand, a summer concert series Friday and
Saturday nights from 6-10pm through August 12. Each
concert features local and regional R&B, rock, country, and
blues bands. Admission is $15 and children age three and
younger can enter free. Each show ends with a fireworks
display over Offatts Bayou, overlooking the Moody Gardens
For more details about Palm Beach and Bands on the
Sand, visit or call 800.582.4673.