Moon Under Water Brewery

350 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia Canada V8T1P7
brewpub (Moon Under Water)  4/5.0 10 reviews
M-Th: 11:30a-11p; F: 11:30a-12a; Sa: 11:30a-11p; Su: 11:30a-8p

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mcberko  (701) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 8, 2016
Nice little place just slightly off the beaten path, a little north of downtown. They only had five house beers on tap, with none of their sours or more interesting beers. A bunch more guest taps that are well-chosen. Good for a quick stop, but I was a bit underwhelmed given the good quality of many MUW beers (i.e. their sours).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
PRBeer  (518) Parsippany, New Jersey | May 11, 2016
Only brewery open on the recent Sunday we visited (sorry to have missed Driftwood and fresh Fat Tug). Having said that...had a great time here. Itís all about the people. The beer is good to above average. I tried the 7 beers they had on tap. Enjoyed the saisons...especially the hoppy brett. The IPA was decent too. The atmosphere is fun if not overly memorable...but what makes the place as I said...is the people. We spent a lot of time on a quiet Sunday afternoon talking to the ownerís daughter and a really cool bartender. Enjoyable bar food too. Definitely a place to add to a Victoria craftbeer tour if not a destination stop by itself.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad  (464) Olympia, Washington | July 8, 2014
This place is awesome. Great beers and terrific food. They got a great mix of beers and very good staff to help out. I am going back for sure.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn  (691) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 2, 2014
They have 5 own beers on tap and 5 guests, this is a good idea, since their beers are not too many. The pub has no thrills, itís dark inside, and a few people make it noisy already.
But they are brewing just 3m from us an there is a nice smell of malt.
Even if it has not much to do with the Place, MUW was the only brewery to do some effort for Hopoxia!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
LarryBeast  (3) , | February 11, 2014
Fun little spot. Great beer brewed on location, plus rotating guest taps and occasional cask night features. Growler fills any time. Friendly staff and atmosphere. Tasty food. Rotten location (tough to access industrial park on busy, often snarled-by-traffic portion of Bay Street).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1000) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 8, 2013
A great little brewpub. Although not situated for great views and the ocean like so many here, this seems honest. It is one building, you will likely see or meet the brewer and his wife as they are active daily. Only 1 TV for a specific sports section, and classic rock for everyone else. They are the only brewpub with guest taps and they have 4 that are from not only out of province but out of country. Although I am not a huge fan of their beer, their attitude is spot on and I would bet on them to come out well in the end. The food at the pub is great elevated pub food, they Moroccan Chicket BLT is superb. Itís not far from town make the trek.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (309) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 5, 2013
Decent place lost in an industrial warehouse zone at the end of the brewery tour of Victoria. Not sure if this place ever gets busy but it wasnít on a Saturday around 7. Beers are decent, with the weizenbock being the uncontested best. Bartender was pretty grumpy at the end of her shift. Didnít treat me wrong but snapped at all the other servers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu  (236) Victoria, British Columbia | December 24, 2012
So the brewpub has now grown up... under new management since Fall 2012, the beer has improved immensely since co-owner and brewmaster Clay Potter moved over from Lighthouse Brewing and got this operation out of low-gear. The kitchen is fantastic - I highly recommend the Morrocan Chicken Sandwich ($12.95); lunch colleagues religiously order the Chili with corn bread (Small $6.95 / Large $8.95). As for the beers, everything is now SOLID... I love the crispness of the Pottís Pils - likely one of my Top2 for the style; and the India Red Ale (IRA) is also a good walloping of hops with some malt balance. I canít say enough about the positive change encountered here. With the location being in an industrial park, Iím hoping the off-sale and bottled distribution keeps money flowing in as the geographical location is not terribly near any population and is somewhat difficult to access sans-auto.[Total 76%]

(Original review from March 11, 2011) Location, beer styles and food is all fairly unique. Very British with low-ABV, bar-service (no waiters/waitresses) and siutated in a very modern and expansive industrial complex. The "Toad in the Hole" ($13) wasnít as large as Iíd seen in a recent blog, it was "good" but I like my Yorkshire Pudding to be lofty and not a pancake. Also it was bland so I dressed it up with salt and pepper. Since I was still hungry I ordered the Pulled-pork Sandwich ($10) which was very delicious. At this point there was only 4 beer offerings - for which I sampled the Pale Ale and Blonde, both okay, but the IPA was above average. From my notes and previously sampling, I suspect that their Bitter (3.8% ABV) is their best... though thatís also a tough sell in a town with Canoeís River Rock Bitter (5.2% ABV) and the Canoe view of inner-harbour. [Total 48%]
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | August 8, 2011
The location is a bit of a hike from the harbor, though still not too bad. I found the beers to be mediocre but it was a cool little joint. The folks that I spoke with here were some of the nicest people Iíve ever spoken with. Iíll be back here if I ever make it back into town.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
vicisthebest  (1) , | July 23, 2011
Wonderful beer, great place, great ambiance, friendly people, great food. We are coming back!

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