Moylan's opened at Rowland Plaza over 20 years ago, bringing craft beer to Novato for the first time. The family-friendly brewery and restaurant prides itself on a unique, local, North Bay vibe, with a diverse pub-style menu, in-house award-winning beers on tap, and wines from nearby Sonoma and Napa counties. Stop in to watch a game, taste our wide variety of beers, or enjoy a meal with the family.
Moylan’s Brewing Co. is your one stop shop with a style of beer for everyone. We produce excellent examples of sessions, ales, lagers, porter, stouts, IPA’s, malty, hoppy, strong, fruit, sours and nitrogenated beers either American or foreign in nature. We average 20 different and delicious styles on tap at all times. Click on the right for today’s selection.
Moylan's has garnered over 100 Gold Medals in the last 20+ years since our brewery was founded.
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Kilt Lifter Scotch Style Ale
The ORIGINAL KILT LIFTER SCOTCH ALE is robust and strapping, brewed with both balls, taking BIG beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods or as a meal unto itself... Sharing is encouraged, as this is one ale that lives up to it's name... (and don't be fooled by those bearing the same name!)
Northern California IPA
Exciting and provocative, India Pale Ale provides a stimulating assault on all senses. Our version of the IPA style possesses a deep golden hue that nearly winks at you from the glass. Extremely full-bodied, it's rich with a spicy hop finish. Two hop varieties in the dry hopping provide an enticing floral bouquet, with notes of resin and herbs, creating a delightfully quaffable and refreshing ale we're sure you'll love!
Moylander Double IPA
"If One is Good, Then Two is Better!" Our Moylander Double IPA is fat and resiny, with aggressive and excessive hops swinging on an enormous malt backbone like naughty monkeys swinging on a vine. Double malt, double hops - do the math! It's academic! This brew has twice the things you're looking for, and it's big enough to share with the ones you love. And isn't that what it's all about?
Danny's Irish Style Red Ale
A rich ale recipe from the Homeland, Danny's Irish Red Ale is malty sweetness in liquid form. A low-hop profile dances above the massive barley character, creating an invigorating aroma and carmel richness that will complement most foods. Hardy and luscious, this brew is what leaves those "Irish Eyes A' Smilin'"!
Tipperary Pale Ale
Our version of the classic Pale Ale Style is named in tribute to County Tipperary, Brendan's Father's homeland. Sweetly sharp and smoothly bitter, this beer straddles the line between what you want and what you need. It's not a "long way to Tipperary" anymore! Slainte!
Old Blarney Barleywine
Our Old Blarney Barleywine Ale is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness. Barleywine is the "Brandy" of the Ale World. A great sipping ale, and a perfect finish to any meal or any day.
Celts Golden Ale
Our Celts Golden Ale is gold in color, sweet and fruity, with a slight dryness and crisp hoppiness in the finish. This California Golden Ale is the perfect "session" beer - an excellent ale that complements all occasions.
Dragoons Dry Irish Stout
Dry, roasty and incredibly rich in flavor, Dragoons Dry Irish Stout is made with a unique blend of imported hops and malted barley from the United Kingdom. This award winning stout is brewed in the Irish tradition to commemorate General Stephen Moylan, Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons during the American Revolutionary War.
This ale is a reflection of the many dedicated hearts and minds needed to brew a quality beer. Moylan's Extra Special Bitter is made exclusively with Maris Otter Pale malt, Munich and Crystal malt and Torrified Wheat malt all grown, germinated and roasted in Stowmarket, England by Muntons Malt. This beer was fermented with a pure culture US-05 from Fermentis, a division of Lesaffre Incorporated in France. Many thanks to Crosby and Baker, Ltd., for providing the quality malts and yeast used for this celebratory beverage.
Chelsea Moylan's Porter
The Irish brewers of Dublin brewed the "Porter Style" until the mid 1970's and we here at Moylan's have decided to revive this classic brew. Chelsea Moylan's Porter is a rich, robust porter cleverly crafted to integrate the aromas and flavors of espresso coffee malt and bitter-sweet chocolate malt. Inspired by our founder's daughter, Chelsea, we hope to begin a new tradition of brewing an American-Irish style Porter that any black beer lover will enjoy.
White Christmas Spiced Winter Ale
It's the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle-belling and everyone yelling "brew us new beers!" And so we did. In celebration of the season, Moylan's presents our White Christmas Spiced Belgian-Style Ale. Malty and smooth with a light tart and zesty finish, this year's Ale contains Holiday Spices: Orange Zest, Cinnamon and Corainder. This Holiday Ale will warm you and your sweetie inside and out. Share the love and make it a White Christmas. Happy Holidays, and Slainte'!
If you can't get to the "Weis' n" for the German Fall Festival Season, we've crafted this beer for you. Made with Pilsner, Vienna, Caramel Pilsen and Aromatic Malts, it pours a golden hue with a big malty flavor. German Tradition and Czech Saaz Hops play in the background, right next to the Oompah Band!
A Scottish-Style Ale, aged for 8 months in Pinot Noir barrels with 2 strains of Brettanomyces, as well as acid producing bacteria Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. Vinous flavor with sweet malt and dark fruit notes with acid and funk undertones.
Hopsickle Triple IPA
In celebration of the Hop... this is a "Hop" tribute, worthy of a King's Imperial Court. Enjoy the blast of fresh Amarillo, Palisades, Simcoe and CTZ Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly Imperial Fashion. Pucker Up!
Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout
Originally brewed to withstand the long voyage from London to Czarist Russia, Imperial Stouts are rich, thick and intense. Named in honor of St. Patrick's Day Piper, Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout brings chocolate truffles, espresso coffee, burnt currants and the sweetness of sherry to mind. This is the classic "Cigar Stout."
Orange and Black
To honor our World Champions at the Cove, we have brewed a smooth, American black ale with a unique blend of California-grown oranges. A hearty brew for the bleacher bums, gardeners of turf, and patient fans who have endured the 54 years of pine grabbing torture. We at Moylan's never stopped believing and we plan to bust this rookie out on opening day for the Orange and Black faithful all over the world. WARNING: Do not fear this beer for it will freakishly offer two Cy's of relief without putting any hair on your face. ARE YOU READY?
This crisp Golden Lager is brewed in the Dortmunder Export style. The malt flavor is simple and slightly sweet, with a crisp refreshing note. The hop flavor is mild with a spicy and floral not, but not as predominate as a Pilsner-Style Beer. We ferment this at cooler temperatures for 2 weeks, before cold storing, or lagering, for an additional 3-4 weeks.
Brewed with a traditional German lager strain, we think the simplicity speaks for itself with this dry, crisp lager. Two simple malts create a straw-yellow hue, and a sweet cracker-like flavor. Copious amounts of hops added at the end of the boil create an Old-World hop flavor of floral and slightly spicy notes. We ferment the beer for two weeks, and then cold store (or "lager") the beer for an additional 3 to 4 weeks.
Hop Craic XXXX IPA
As if our Hopsickle wasn't imperial enough! Some addictions need to be taken to the next level. Laced with resinous oils from the lupulus cultivar, Hop Craic satiates and satisfies the cravings of the hard-core hop abuser. Warming alcohol and mind-bending hops will send you on a trip you will want to take again and again.
Haze Craze IPA
A hazy unfiltered Northeastern-Style IPA made with a fair amount of flaked wheat and flaked oats to provide a soft mouthfeel. Almost exclusively hopped in the whirlpool, we use newer Hop Varietals with pungent aromas of Citrus and Tropical Fruits. To amplify the flavor and aroma, we dry-hop judiciously with juice-forward hops.
Pomegranate Wheat Ale
Tasty, unfiltered wheat, blended with pomegranate juice, that makes for a perfect summer afternoon treat.
For that perfect tropical refresher, we hit you with a big blast of lush aromas; mango, papaya and passionfruit. The light malt body allows the hops to explode on your tongue, but finishes to the ultimate drinkable beer.
We have partnered with our friends at RITUAL Coffee Roasters in San Francisco to bring you this end-of-the-evening elixir. The roasters at Ritual work with small, fair-trade organic coffee farmers from around the world to collect fresh in-season coffee beans. The base beer style is
an Imperial Stout with notes of dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate and espresso. We expand on this with over-the-top addition of coffee beans. The first sip is reminiscent of finely brewed espresso, then finishes with a dark chocolate candy bar hint.
Double Kilt Lifter
A big beer that doesn't come around often, usually only brewed for special occasions. We modify the grain bill slightly for our signature Scotch Ale, Kilt Lifter, adding a little bit more crystal malt. We only collect the first half of the running of the wort to create a huge malty beer with just enough malt to balance the sweetness. We cold ferment it in the true Scottish style to create a wonderfully complex beer. Slainté!
Lonely Tarts Club Ale
Lonely Tarts Club Ale is a sour brown cherry Belgian and is made with both sweet and sour cherries, fermented with three Belgian yeast strains, and soured with Lactobacillus. A very light use of German Northern Brewer and East Kent Goldings hops balances out this sensational sour. Lonely Tarts Club comes in at 5.3% ABV and is making its debut at the famous Northern California brewery just in time for Valentine's Day.
American Wheat Beer base, kettle soured with Lactobacillus before being fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellinus Troi Vrai strain providing some acidity and slight fruity notes. Towards the end of fermentation, we added 1501bs of raspberries and the zest and juice of 801bs of Eureka lemons to provide tartness. Summer Raspberry Lemonade!!!
American Wheat Beer base, fermented and transferred into Pinot Noir barrels with a special blend of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus bacteria, then soured for 8 months. This beer was then sent to stainless steel, where Merlot, Barbera and Cabernet Franc Grape Must Concentrate was added. Then it was fermented for 4 more months.
Wet Hop American Summer Hazy IPA
Now available in 16 oz cans to-go! Get them by the individual can, a 4-pack or a 24 flat as well!
Therapy Session IPA
For the hotter days of summer when you need your hops fix, but don't need the 7.0% alcohol content. Late kettle additions of Galaxy and Centennial provide plenty of fruity overtones, most notably peach, mango, and orange. Adding those two hops amplify those aromatic qualities, while a complementary dose of Simcoe adds nuances of pine.
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