Major Daviess Summer Ale Now Available

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

The Major Daviess Summer Ale is back on tap at the Galena Brewing Company  It can also be enjoyed at Galena Golf Club on Hwy 20 during the month of June. 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

Native Bee & Pollinator Landowner & Partner Workshop

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

JDCF, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is hosting an informational workshop covering native bees in the Jo Daviess County area. Topics to be discussed include; native bee ecology and life history, sampling techniques and photography, and efforts to conserve native bees, including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Please join […] 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 […] 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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Critters of the Night

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join JDCF on Saturday, October 2oth at 10:00 AM to learn about some of our nocturnal friends, owls and bats. This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member […] Read More

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