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Moylan's Brewery

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 5,193
Beer Avg: 3.63

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
very good

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

15 Rowland Way
Novato, California, 94954
United States
phone: (415) 898-4677

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Reviews by beerwolf77:
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of dougieboy


4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2014 20:15:47 | More by dougieboy
Photo of Rubalaca


3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-19-2014 02:15:16 | More by Rubalaca
Photo of IRONRakkasan


3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $$

The staff were knowledgeable of the beer, of which they had a large range to choose from. The beer range is also well worth it too.

The food selection was good, ambience fine. I enjoyed myself there, along with the sample platter. What I didn't expect was my sister's fiancé from Italy regarding the meal and beer there tops as far as eating out during his trip.

03-17-2014 22:57:24 | More by IRONRakkasan
Photo of Databrew


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-01-2014 00:01:33 | More by Databrew
Photo of jaydoc


4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-19-2014 01:01:14 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-20-2013 02:32:35 | More by leprakhan
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-29-2013 01:11:54 | More by EFR94


3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-16-2013 22:57:04 | More by MISSALMA_XO
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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
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
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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.