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Beer Available At Moylanís Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Moylans Going, Going, Gone Saison , Moylans Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale 74, Moylans Chelsea Moylanís Porter 90, Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout 99, Moylans Therapy Session IPA , Moylans Northern California IPA , Moylans / Hargreaves Hill / NÝgne ō Our Dark Secret 95, Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout 91, Moylans Tipperary Pale Ale 87, Moylans Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Moylans Pomegranate Wheat 58, Moylans Nor Cal IPA 95, Moylans Dannys Irish Style Red Ale 48, Moylans Unfiltered Wheat 30, Moylans Special Bitter 60, Moylans Moylander Double IPA 99, Moylans Celts Golden Ale 25, Moylans Hop Craic XXXXIPA 98
t0rin0 (960) Riverslime, California | September 11, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
We didnít arrive until about 9:30 or so but the restaurant was still open and full of people. There was a really nice atmosphere and the employees were helpful. The place looks more like a cafeteria than a brewery or a restaurant. Thereís a long bar on the one side and theres plenty of beers to try from.
I got a sampler of everything they had which was about 16 different things at that time. What I thought was neat was the fact that they had some cask aged versions of some of their beers. Found some pretty good ones.
I got a burger that was really good especially after drinking a bunch of beer and my friend got the fish and chips which wasnít very good. The beer prices werenít too bad but the food prices made up for it. I think we spent $55 for the sampler, 2 meals, and a pint glass.
Update: summer 2012, stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon while meeting some up and coming brewers that were still in the process of raising money to open a brewery (Beltane and Van Houten). Much quieter and more easy going. Tried a couple of new beers including the Orange and Black world series beer.
Meilby (38) Kristiansand, Norway | August 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A rather huge restaurant with a very long bar. A great and very variared selection of their beers on tap. Friendly staff and very reasonable prices specially on bombers to go.
yngwie (204) Kristiansand, Norway | August 8, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice interior, but a bit dark. Friendly and mostly quick service, and the selection is almost as good as one can expect from a brewpub. Didnít get to try all of them, but thereís certainly some fine brews coming out of this brewpub. Didnít get to try the food. I youíre to chose between Marin and Moylans, Iíd say go for Marin and sit outside if the weather is good. Else, Iíd go for Moylans.
bytemesis (291) Sunnyvale, California | August 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Drove up on a day when the wife was going to a show. Asked for a sampler flight and was served a platter with about 17 4 oz samples on it, for $34. Interesting! Staff was super friendly - I didnt ask, but I think I was served by Chelsea Moylan (of Chelsea Moylans Porter). Beers ranged from mediocre to pretty good. Food was fair to middlin.
bvc (62) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Feels a little odd inside, kind of like a chain Irish feeling family restaurant brewpub. Service was great, prices were fair, couple of things on draft from them that I have never had/seen. Easy to get to if driving by, but I wouldnít go out of my way to get here
swanmann (7) Norman, Oklahoma | December 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Spacious pub/ sports bar, nice warm atmosphere. Menu has a variety of traditional and neuvo pub fare, even enticing vegetarian options. 16 Moylanís brews on tap including seasonal and cask options. Samples are $1.75 for four ounce, which may seem pricey, but some of the higher abv are only available in 10oz servings anyway. I had the Californian sandwich, piled high with veg and mashed taters with brown gravy. No complaints except some of the menu items seemed over priced, but then again the food was good quality. waitress was very nice and accommodating.
strongpieman (112) Mount Airy, Maryland | August 5, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Overall an okay place. Situated like a restaurant / brewpub with a long bar. Service was pleasant, we didnít have any food on this trip, pricing was fair. Overall worth a stop if you like their beer.
joeneugs (120) Livermore, California | July 4, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here on my way to Russian River one day. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it here. The place is absolutely huge with a massive bar. There must be 30 seats at this bar, no joke. Lots of tables as well. The ambiance was typical of a nice brewpub. The service was pretty good. The girl at the bar didnít seem particularly knowledgable about the beer, but she was friendly and gave me free samples of the beers that didnít come with the sample tray. The selection of Moylans beer was impressive. I didnít count, but it seemed like there was at least 25 different beers with a couple cask options. A good number of them are not available in bottles. The Hopsickle was amazing on draft. Much better than the bottled version in my opinion. I only got the beer sampler and it was reasonably priced. I think this place gets lost in the sea of great craft beer in this area, but I will try to definitely put this in my rotation when Iím up in the north bay.
BVery (370) Burnsville, Minnesota | May 12, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great joint. 16 house taps with samplers available. Cool beer hall vibe. TVs and outdoor seating.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | August 31, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 01/2011): Moylanís 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 Moylanís 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 doesnít really stand out, especially when compared with a place like Russian River, but it is worth checking out for travelers in the area.
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