Two pioneering Bay Area breweries are closing their doors this month after more than three decades in the beer and hospitality industry.
The venerable Marin Brewing, which opened on April Fool’s Day 1989, will close on January 31, ending a long and much-loved run. Owner and Founder Brendan Moylan told me that COVID and continued staff shortages were making it difficult to pay rent at his Larkspur Landing location, and the owner’s patience eventually ran out. The material is currently for sale.
Hope is not lost, however, for Mt. Tam Pale Ale lovers. Moylan plans to continue making Marin Brewing beers at its Moylan’s Brewing in Novato and is also considering renaming that brewery.
In the meantime, you can still enjoy beers, burgers and this pancetta macaroni and cheese at 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle in Larkspur until January 31; marinbrewing.com. Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday at 15 Rowland Way in Novato; moylans.com.
Other sad brewery news comes from Mountain View, where Tied House announced its closure exactly 34 years after serving its first pint on January 7, 1988. In its heyday, Tied House had breweries in downtown San Jose. and Alameda, as well as the bar. and restaurant on Villa Street in Mountain View.