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Moylan's Brewery

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64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 5,508
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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 -5.7%

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.

beerwolf77, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Nothing special here. Decent beer selection but space is really tired looking. Nice large bar area is a good spot to pop into for a beer if you're stuck on the 101 or 37 parking lots. Food is OK.

MIrvine, Yesterday at 07:16 AM
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Rubalaca, Mar 19, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

IRONRakkasan, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Databrew, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jaydoc, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

leprakhan, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

EFR94, Oct 29, 2013
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MISSALMA_XO, Oct 16, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

dgilks, Nov 22, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

GJ40, Sep 12, 2011
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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.