The Beers You Need to Try

Headlands Brewing

Marin Magazine Headlands Brewing

You can never have too much of a good thing, right? That’s why Mill Valley–based Headlands Brewing offers its beers in 16-ounce cans. Grab one of the Hill 88 Double IPAs after trekking the real deal.

Marin Brewing Co.

Marin Magazine Marin Brewing Co.

This award-winning brewery has been a Larkspur fixture since April Fools’ Day, 1989. The massive selection is conveniently sorted on the menu in order of richness, taking the guesswork out for thirsty guests.

Iron Springs

Marin Magazine Iron Springs

All the beers at this Fairfax brewery are handcrafted on location in 10-barrel batches. Additionally, the water used to make the beer is sourced from the seven Marin reservoirs, as well as the Russian River. Talk about local flavor.

Moylan’s Brewery

Marin Magazine Iron Springs

Brendan Moylan, who also opened Marin Brewing Co., brought this microbrewery to Novato in 1995. A generous happy hour, favored beers like the Kilt Lifter and pub fare galore make this establishment a community staple.

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Beer Bash“.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.