ISSUE 36  |  Brewpub Style

Restaurant Visit: Mill Valley Beerworks in Marin County

September 06, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Newly opened Mill Valley Beerworks brings Brooklyn brewpub style to Marin County. Owned by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana (Mill Valley natives and architect and engineer, respectively), who brewed beer as a hobby before dreaming up the idea, the 1,000-square-foot space features unfinished wood counters, tables, and chairs; roughhewn wood floors, and a moody, dark palette; walls are painted in sober shades of gray and one wall is covered in black pressed tin. The brothers dispense beer on tap as well as craft beers from Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Japan (add to that homemade pretzels and cheese and salumi plates). The spot has caught on like wildfire with the mountain- and road-biking set; still to come: house-brewed rootbeer, ginger beer, and kombucha. Photos by Remodelista contributing photographer John Merkl.