“One January I went out and bought the Christmas gift I really wanted: a beer brewing kit, and one thing led to another” Moylan said
After taking extension classes on brewing techniques at UC Davis, Brendan Moylan became a founding partner in Marin Brewing Company, which opened in April of 1989. Back then there were around 100 brewpubs across USA. Today, there are more than 2000.
Brendan, of Irish heritage, later moved from San Francisco to Novato and in 1995 Moylan’s Brewing Co. opened, bringing Novato into the ranks of other world class brew towns like Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington.
Moylan’s is a small microbrewery (20 barrel, batch capacity) designed and built from scratch. All beers are brewed on site, where the Brew-pub features a 57 foot long bar, an open fireplace and a reading library.
Moylan’s beers have won global recognition with gold medals and trophies in the Great American Beer Festival, The California State Fair, Best of The West, North American Brewer’s Association, U.S Beer Tasting Championship, World Beer Championship and the World Beer Cup.
Moylan’s continually make the Top 100 Brewers in The World on ratebeer.com, and in 2011 entered the Australian International Beer Awards, which are the largest beer awards held annually in the world (1195 entries are received from 34 different countries). Moylan’s Brewery was awarded the highest honor; Champion Exhibitor Trophy, and Champion Small Brewery, while also obtaining 5 medals.