The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a favorite among both locals and the international travel community who visit us for our many natural and cultural attractions. Known for its house made craft brews, locally sourced food, and welcoming, beautiful beach-side atmosphere Half Moon Bay Brewing was selected by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s best beach bars. It comes highly recommended from our guests here at the Mill Rose Inn. They are also recognized throughout the community for more than just a stellar menu, but also their commitment to sustainable business, and giving back to local causes like education.
The Half Moon Bay Brewing company is devoted to their artisan craft as the first brewery on the San Mateo coast. They offer a large variety of their classic brews as well as creative seasonal brews. After the elaborate brewing process is completed they recycle their grains by giving them to local farmers to use as livestock feed. Their session ales include the Pace Setter Belgian Style Wit, the Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale, and the Pit Stop Chocolate Porter. Their Mavericks Amber Ale won bronze at the World Beer Cup 2012! You can buy their beer with a meal, or to go in a case, growler, or five gallon keg.
Their menu features some of Northern California’s most celebrated produce and livestock, all spearheaded by nationally acclaimed chef, Gaston Alfaro. You’re sure to find a fresh, seasonal meal at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guides for purchasing all their seafood in order to uphold their philosophy of sustainability. Their house-made soups and chowders are a hit, as well as their scrumptious burgers, salads, and mouth-watering steaks. You won’t be disappointed with a meal at the brewery, nor will you leave hungry.
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is just yards away from Mavericks, the world class surf spot famous for its annual international competition. The brewery is the closest establishment to the famous wave and streams the competition on their beach-side patio. They also host the after-party, which is one of Half Moon Bay’s biggest events of the year. When there isn’t a famous sporting event happening, you’ll be sure to find this beachy environment quiet, welcoming and cozy. If it’s a cool day you can still enjoy the view on the patio and stay warm with a fresh brew beside one of their many open fires. The view is breathtaking and your dogs are welcome to join you.
The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has been a favorite in its decade of existence, and continues to improve even its staple, year-round brews, along with its seasonal beers and creative menu. If you’re in town with us at the Mill Rose Inn, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Once you’ve enjoyed their delicious treats, treat yourself to a walk on the beach. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in our local culture, including the famous food and beverage scene of Northern California.