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Moylan's Brewery

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Place Score: 90
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.01
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by drewbage:
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3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stop number four on the 2004 Great Sonoma Beer Run.

Moylan's is the sibling brewery of our 3rd stop, Marin Brewing. Located in a freestanding resturant on a corner lot with a big malt silo right next to the bar entrance.

Similiar to Marin, the room is dominated by a long narrow bar with a large restaurant area running behind.

Unlike Marin's beers, which tend to be along the lines of west coast hoppy beer, Moylan's brews tend to flow more to the UK side of the fence. This time D, the erstwhile navigator, joined me in a whopping sampler of 10 beers each. The funny part is once you move beyond the obligatory blonde and wheat beers, the remaining 7 beers were all in the same color range.

Service was genial and just aloof enough to allow road weary beer geeks the peace and quiet needed after a long period of tire hum.

Not a bad place, a lot quieter than Marin, but since I prefer Marin's beers, I have my preferences.

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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.

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Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA
90 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.