Major Daviess Summer Ale Set For Triumphant Return to Galena

Major Daviess howlers – 32 oz refillable bottles available at the Galena Brewing Company.

The Major Daviess Summer Ale will be back on tap at the Galena Brewing Company beginning Memorial Day weekend!  New this year are Major Daviess howlers, 32 oz glass carry outs available at the brewery, 227 N Main Street, Galena.

This seasonal summer ale with a citrus twist represents a unique collaboration between a local business and a regional nonprofit with the overall goal of preserving the special character of the Driftless Area of NW Illinois. A portion of the proceeds from each Major Daviess sold will be donated back to JDCF to support our nature preserves, such as community favorites Casper Bluff and Horseshoe Mound, help us create wildlife habitat through natural area restoration, and educate our youth and families about our natural world.

By purchasing a Major Daviess Summer Ale, you are not simply enjoying a great craft beer, you are enjoying a great taste for a great cause!

Upcoming Events

Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary Grand Opening

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

JDCF will be opening a 409-acre property near Stockton, Illinois, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 beginning at 9 AM.  After opening remarks, trails will be open for self-guided tours; and bird experts will be on hand with spotting scopes to answer your questions.   We will also be joined by the Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and […] Read More

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Potluck & Program: JDCF’s Native American Connection

July 10 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a potluck and program featuring our own Executive Director, Steve Barg, as he discusses JDCF’s Native American connection through conservation of heritage sites and building relationships with tribal descendants.  If attending the potluck, please bring a dish to pass and table service.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  If attending […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound on Saturday, August 11th from 7-11 PM. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn about meteors before the sunset ushers in the celestial show! The event will be cancelled if it is raining, so please check jdcf.org […] Read More

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Fall Forest Hike

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With fall on the way, the appearance of trees changes significantly and identifying them can be tricky – unless you know your bark, berries & nuts. Join us to celebrate the change of season with a Fall Forest Walk on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00- 3:00pm at the Schurmeier Teaching Forest. This free event will […] Read More

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