Waiters and waitresses working at Moylan's
Brewery and Restaurant in Novato are going to have to taste it's
suds in private.
That was one of the final conditions the Novato City Coucil
put on it's approval of the plans to build a nrew pub at the Rowland
Brendan Moylan, now the brewmaster at Marin Brewing Co., expects
to have his own pub open in late 1995.
The City Council approved Moylan's plan on Nov. 30, but had
to handle some clean-up issues at its' meeting Tuesday night.
His plans drew opposition from the city Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Prevention Council, which argued that the area, Rowland Plaza
and the Vintage Oaks shopping center, would have had too many
The city has no ordinance discouraging having too many bars
and liquor-selling businesses in one location.
The drug and alcohol council asked the city to prohibit waiters
and waitresses from tasting the beer, but the City Council agreed
it could be done out of view of the restaurant's dining room and
Moylan said that on occasion waiters and waitresses have to
taste small samples, about 2 ounces, in order to describe the
flavor to customers.