Moylan’s Brewing Company | Novato, California
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Moylan’s Brewing Company
Good based on 38 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

15 Rowland Way
Novato, California United States 94945 [ print map ]
415 898 4677 | facebook

Hours: Sun-Thur 1130am-12am; Fri 1130am-1am

Mayor: GenDV138 (3) | Taps: 18 |

Moylan’s Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Moylan’s Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout 91, Moylans Nor Cal IPA 94, Moylans Dragoon’s Dry Irish Stout (Port Barrel Aged) , Moylans / Hargreaves Hill / Nøgne Ø Our Dark Secret 96, Moylans Ryan Sullivans Whiskey Barrel Russian Imperial Stout 97, Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout with Blackberries , Moylans Special Bitter 60, Moylans Unfiltered Wheat 30, Moylans Moylander Double IPA 99, Moylans Going, Going, Gone Saison 63, Moylans Dannys Irish Style Red Ale 47, Moylans White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager (2008-2009,2013) 47, Moylans Tipperary Pale Ale 86, Moylans Pomegranate Wheat 55, Moylans Girard Berry Special
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38 reviews for Moylan’s Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  75%
 Selection  74%
 Food  71%
 Value  73%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138  (175) Falls Church, Virginia | June 30, 2014
Stopped in for a beer on the way to San Francisco. Friendly service. Good selection of beers including two casks. Good sized bar and an ample amount of tables. Not too busy on Friday around noon. Didn’t try the food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
alagnak  (73) Littleton, Colorado | June 30, 2014
Run by the same folks as Marin Brewing. I believe this was the ’first’ of the two, but don’t hold me to that. Exactly the same layout as MBC, minus the outdoor area down there. Food menu is also basically the same. Beer selection @ Moylan’s tends to be lengthier and personally I like them a bit better (especially with more low-ABV options that fit well with a quick lunch in Novato). Solid.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (913) Orange County, California | January 4, 2014
Conveniently located right off of 101. In a small little shopping center with a McDonalds. The interior is a pretty typical brewpub set up. Nice long bar with some bar tables and regular booth/table seating as well. Lots of beers on tap with a good mix of the usual bottled offerings, a couple casks, and some brewpub only beers. Service was really friendly and fast. They do tasters of all of their beers for about $1.50, which is appreciated. Didn’t eat, but seemed like pretty typical brewpub food. Certainly worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
We didn’t 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. There’s 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 wasn’t very good. The beer prices weren’t 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby  (57) Kristiansand, Norway | August 8, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie  (256) Kristiansand, Norway | August 8, 2013
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. Didn’t get to try all of them, but there’s certainly some fine brews coming out of this brewpub. Didn’t get to try the food. I you’re to chose between Marin and Moylans, I’d say go for Marin and sit outside if the weather is good. Else, I’d go for Moylans.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis  (411) Sunnyvale, California | August 4, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
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 wouldn’t go out of my way to get here
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann  (7) Norman, Oklahoma | December 17, 2012
Spacious pub/ sports bar, nice warm atmosphere. Menu has a variety of traditional and neuvo pub fare, even enticing vegetarian options. 16 Moylan’s 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman  (123) Mount Airy, Maryland | August 5, 2012
Overall an okay place. Situated like a restaurant / brewpub with a long bar. Service was pleasant, we didn’t have any food on this trip, pricing was fair. Overall worth a stop if you like their beer.

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