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Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 5,109
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by PuckLSHS:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I always make a point of stopping at Moylan's anytime I am up in the area. The beers there are great and the service is fantastic.
When you walk in, it looks like the same old giant brewpub location. It has a rather long bar and plenty of seating for a large number. The people are very nice and know their stuff. I prefer to sit at the bar when I am with a couple of people or just want quick service. If I want to relax a bit, I will sit at a table because it is easier to lounge and talk to the people you are with.
The food here is great. I would suggest getting the ultra garlic fries and one of the many sandwiches on the menu. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
I am a fan of the Hopsickle and the Kilt Lifter here. The seasonals at this brewery are some of the best in the area and their regular beers are also pretty awesome.
Definitely hit up this place if you are in the area.
04-20-2006 23:06:38 | More by PuckLSHS
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3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here for lunch and beers on our way up north. We were waiting for them to unlock the door so we had the place to ourselves. Apparently locals don't drink beer at 11am on a Monday. Nice wide open restaurant feel to the place. The taps were all standard Moylans offerings. My wife went for the gusto and started with hopsickel. She regretted it but finished it like a true beer geek. We cycled our way through every beer they had and enjoyed a hearty lunch. The bartender was super friendly. She didn't have much else to do since the place was a ghost town.
Overall a nice pit stop on our way up to the north.
02-15-2012 02:20:27 | More by beerwolf77
3.74/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
For the tourists like me, Moylan's is in the middle of nowhere but it was also a convenient stop on the way to Santa Rose from SF.
Basically a large shed in a commercial area north of SF with a brewery and a big restaurant/bar in the way only the US does it.
The beer on tap was all house beer with a couple of hand pumps for a bit of interest. The quality was varied with the beers I had being average for the American craft scene.
Service was decent but with only 1 bartender tending a full bar, it was a touch slow.
On the whole I'm sure Moylan's is popular with the local suburban crowd. It offers a reasonable environment for dinner with the family and is equally suited to a couple of drinks with friends but to me it felt a little dull and lacked the character of a Hair of the Dog or Lagunitas.
11-22-2011 01:25:58 | More by dgilks
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited while in SF on business. The pub is in a pretty commercial area and has a pretty commercial feel to it (not that unlike a Chili's or Friday's). They have TVs and draw a big football crowd on NFL Sundays. I prefer the more unique and authentic brewpubs that simply grow out of the brewery.
The beer selection is solid with basically everything they brew on tap. There were about 20 when I visited. This was a brief stop for us so we just went with samples of the IPA, DIPA and Hopsickle. It was a nice progression. They were tasty and very fresh.
The Moylan's Brewpub isn't unique, personal or especially memorable but they get the job done and offer some great beer.
09-12-2011 12:40:57 | More by GJ40
3.5/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
(Visited 01/2011): Moylan's is located off the 101 in Novato right past a busy intersection on Rowland. The brewpub has a private parking lot.
Inside the bar is along the right wall, and there is restaurant style seating elsewhere. The place is relatively dark and has a casual atmosphere. Some Moylan's breweriana as well as TVs behind the bar, along with a tap listing. Dart boards in the back too.
The brewpub has around 12 beers on tap with some seasonals and at least one cask ale. Aside from the flagship beers they have one-offs like Wet Hopsickle (Chardonnay Barrel) and a 2 year-old Old Blarney on my visit. The beers are average to above average overall.
Service on a slow weekday lunch was good. The bartender was approachable and knew their beers.
Salads and sandwiches for me and my colleague were pretty standard fare.
Overall this brewpub doesn't really stand out, especially when compared with a place like Russian River, but it is worth checking out for travelers in the area.
08-31-2011 20:09:00 | More by Dogbrick
Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
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