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Beer in Mill Valley

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I’m so happy Mill Valley finally has a brewery! I used to drive all the way to Fairfax to have beer in an atmosphere I enjoyed, a clean well-lit place with relaxed cool people (not a dive bar and not a high-end snooty place).

Thanks to @SFDoug I got to try Mill Valley Beerworks. Last night Doug and I were talking tweeting about what to do for the next Marin TweetUp and Doug said, ‘we could do a TweetUp right now’ and I said, ‘I’ve been wanting to try Mill Valley Beerworks’ and Doug said, ‘see you in a half hour’. That is how my evening began. (I love my Twitter friends!)

I’ve been wanting to try Mill Valley Beerworks since I learned about it from Doug. Here is what he had to say about it on his blog:

Mill Valley Beerworks has opened up at 173 Throckmorton, almost hidden from view but well worth finding. The house brews won’t be ready for another month, but the really long beer list includes artisan brews — including a healthy selection of Belgian ales and lambics. The casual vibe gives me hope that Central or Southern Marin may finally have a civilized place where many of us can grab an excellent beer without feeling out of place.

Photo by Doug Levy

I ordered my usual favorite beer: a Hefeweizen. I can’t remember what Doug had but it was good… maybe he can comment here and let us know. 😉 We also shared a fresh hot pretzel with spicy sweet mustard made in-house.

After awhile our group grew and we all decided to head over to Small Shed Flat Bread – which I believe has the best Flat Bread in Marin County. We started with the Bolinas Beet Salad and a Ceasar Salad to share. They were both delicious! We then ordered 3 Flat Breads to share among the 5 of us. We ordered the special that had anchovies (because Doug loves anchovies). We also ordered The Q made with Golden Farms all natural, nitrate free pepperoni, pancetta, mushrooms, mozzarella and grana cheese, tomato sauce and herbs. I don’t remember what the 3rd one was… I was too busy enjoying my Hoegaarden White beer.

Fun was had by all!

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