In 2000, a group of coastsiders opened a casual family restaurant on Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA, and in 2003 opened the first operating brewery on the San Mateo Coast since 1873. Over the years, we've expanded and now have a tap room, event center, inn, and mobile tap room. We invite you to experience all the Brewing Company has to offer at each of our unique locations.

who we are

green business


We were the first green-certified business on the San Mateo Coast, and continue to focus on and take pride in our environmentally-friendly policies like our low energy/water usage, recycling programs-including spent grain from the brewing process- and use of sustainable seafood. We were also the first brewery in California to brew a beer made from recycled water.

Through our philanthropic efforts, we’ve donated more than $750,000 in scholarships, charities, event sponsorships, gift certificates, services, products, and food. We are also proud of our beer sponsorships to many great local organizations. Each year, we give a minimum of $10,000 in scholarships to students from Half Moon Bay High School. Because of our numerous contributions, we have been honored for Outstanding Commitment to the Community by the National Restaurant Association. We look forward to expanding our tradition of giving back with our tap room in the East Bay.


Winner of a silver medal at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship
Selected by The Food Network as One of the Best Clam Chowders outside of New England
Selected by Men’s Fitness as one of America’s Top Ten Craft Breweries
Selected by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of America’s Best Beach Bars
Selected by Coastal Living magazine as one of America's Best Coastal Breweries
Winner of a gold medal at the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship
Silver medal at the 2015 California State Fair
Two silver medals at the 2016 California State Fair
Voted best place to hear live music on the coast by locals

dog friendly


Our patio is a dog-friendly hangout that welcomes your pooch with house-made dog treats. Dubbed Maverick Bones, these canine creations are made with the spent grains from our artisanal beers. We’re proud to say that Bay Woof's Beast of the Bay Awards has named us Best Dog Friendly Restaurant in the SF Bay Area for five years running! (2012-2016). Check out our Doggie Menu here!



+ Read All About It

HMB Brewing Company Announces the Return of Alection Beer Series in 2020 - Press Release, January 15, 2020

Hometown Hungers: Best Clam Chowder Outside of New England - Food Network - January 31, 2018

11 Spots to Dine Out with Dogs and Kids - Red Tricycle – January 26, 2018

Where to Hangout Near Northern California's Mavericks Surf Competition - - January 17, 2018

Dungeness crab 2017: Where to buy, eat in the Bay Area - The Mercury News - November 15, 2017

Where politics stand in the taproom in 2017 - Draft Magazine - October 29, 2017

Best Places To Get Your Pumpkin Fix In The Bay Area - CBS SFBayArea - October 3, 2017

What's Next In Your Beer? Wastewater! - The Beer Necessities - September 29, 2017

8 Must-Try Restaurants For Outdoor Dining - - August 16, 2017

California Cruising - All About Beer - July 1, 2017

Beer List of The Week: Pacific Standard Tap Room by Half Moon Bay Brewing CompanyEater- April 20, 2017

Don’t Dump It! Craft Brewers Put Wastewater to Better Use- Craft Beer - December 20, 2016

Where to drink beer in January- Draft Magazine - January 1, 2016

Expanding recycled water to brewing: Half Moon Bay brewery owner wants state laws to catch up- The Daily Journal- February 3, 2016

A 12-Pack of the Bay Area's Best Spring Beer Releases- Thrillist- March 18, 2016

Bay Area Bites Guide to the Best Spots to Drink Beer This Summer- KQED Food (Bay Area Bites) – June 20, 2016

Half Moon Bay Guide- SF Bay Area Buzz- July 23, 2016

Half Moon Bay Brewing puts Clinton and Trump labels on its flagship IPA for election- – August 6, 2016

Clinton vs. Trump beer battle at Half Moon Bay Brewing- San Jose Mercury News - August 11, 2016

Half Moon Bay Brewing continues expansion, plans East Bay tap room- Liquid Bread – September 25, 2016

2016 election-themed food and drink specials- USA Today - September 26, 2016

Election Beers Tap Into Chaotic Campaign Season- All About Beer – October 21, 2016

Election Day freebies offered around the Bay Area- SF Gate – November 7, 2016

Where to Drink + Watch the Election Results in the Bay Area- 7x7 – November 7, 2016

Where to Find the Best Dungeness Crab Dishes in the Bay- Thrillist – December 22, 2016


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390 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
P.O. Box 879
El Granada, CA 94018





(650) 728-BREW (2739)