Here’s a little update about what’s going on at the pub in the next few weeks.
Brewery Expansion Update
The new glycol chiller is on the roof and waiting for the tanks to be delivered on January 30th. The Pub will still be open, business as usual, but we might be low on beer for a little bit during the upgrade. Once they are in though, look out!! More beer, more beer, more beer…….. Big shout out to Rich Dowd, architect extraordinaire, who helped guide us through the entire process and helping us with satiating all the Town of Fairfax requirements. You rock Rich!
As a result of the upgrade, we will open at 4pm on Monday January 21st (we usually open for lunch on all holidays, but not this one) because the 21st is a big day in the brewery expansion project and it might be a little noisy during the day.
Late Seasonal Draught (LSD)
An English-style Extra Special Bitter coming in around 5.5% ABV.
The Dark Path Dark Lager
A roasty but not heavy black lager hopped with Czech Saaz hops.
Barrel Aged Beer Month Starts February 1st!
One of our favorite Iron Springs traditions will kick off on February 1st. The brewers always outdo themselves with a new barrel aged beer each week – taste them while they last because once they are gone, they are gone.
2012 Zinfandel Biere de Garde – Our Coup d’etat Biere de Garde aged for five months in a French Oak Zinfandel wine barrel.
2011 Bear’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale – English Strong Ale aged in a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel for over 16 months.
2012 Chardonnay Barrel Aged Apricot Rye Ale – Our Chazz Cat Rye Ale aged in a French Oak Chardonnay wine barrel for six months with over 30 pounds of fresh *CandiCot variety Apricots.
2013 Rye Whiskey Chipped Flashover Smoked Porter – The Flashover Porter aged on straight bourbon soaked chips for seven weeks.
Super Bowl Iron Springs Style
We will be celebrating the 49ers in the Super Bowl with some great bar specials and munchies during the game. Come join the party!
We are now open for Lunch Wednesday through Sunday
Lunches are in full swing! Not only do we have our standard lunch menu, but we have Grab & Go Lunch Boxes for those in need of a quick lunch fix. From Wednesday to Friday, our special lunch menu has four great sandwiches with housemade chips or handcut French fries for only $9.99.
Fish and Chips Mondays
Every Monday, you are guaranteed to find our succulent Fish & Chips on the specials board. Combine that with happy hour all day on Monday you have yourself a winning combo! Chef Alex has incorporated a new & improved beer batter that is out of this world delicious!
The newest Iron Springs tradition. Every Thursday we feature a different variety of oyster, served either on the ½ shell or BBQ. Prices will vary, depending on the type of oyster. So far we have showcased Hog Island Oysters, Tomales Bay Oyster Company, and oysters from various locations in California,Washington State, & Vancouver BC. Let us know if you have a favorite oyster you would like to see “on tap.”
GIVE BACK TUESDAYS
We are now donating 15% of sales to the day’s sponsored organization – 10% from us, 5% from Marin Produce. It’s great to work with another local group that wants to give back to the community. To nominate a group, or for more information, please email email@example.com.
The Rest of January
Every Tuesday in January we are supporting the YES Foundation, which provides support to the Ross Valley School District for programs like art, PE and music that otherwise wouldn’t have enough funding. Find out more at www.yestokids.org. We also have a special YES night in January coming up:
January 22nd- Wade Thomas Elementary School Celebrity Waiter Night
Ever wanted to have your teacher wait on you? Well now is your chance!
The California Craft Brewers Association
The California Craft Brewers Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California. The primary function of the CCBA is to monitor legislative activity at the state Capitol and to provide a single and coherent political voice that represents the interests of all of California’s craft breweries.
Additionally, the CCBA provides a broad realm of services for the craft brewing community, which includes addressing critical business and supply issues, developing marketing campaigns that promote California produced craft beer and offering gatherings and events to help foster communication and education among our family of brewers.
The CCBA is proud to represent the rich and diverse collection of artisans and entrepreneurs that make up the family of California’s craft brewers. Find out more at www.californiacraftbeer.com
Happy Craft Beer month!
Please send booking inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Saturday winter music continues with our annual Casual and Cozy music sessions! Every 2pm on Saturday come by the pub for amazing tunes. Here’s our poster for the full schedule!
We of course also have our Wednesday night music during December. Music starts at 8:00 p.m on Wednesdays and 2:00 pm on Saturdays.
Wednesday January 23rd
Josh McIntosh began performing original songs in San Francisco in 1992 at the age of 19. In the years following, he started an acoustic duo called Blew Willie and started performing at cafes and small venues all over the city. By 1996 Blew Willie had picked up a rhythm section and was operating as a four piece throughout Northern California. With Josh’s powerful vocals and lightning fast acoustic guitar work, the band quickly developed a loyal fan base. Throughout the late 90′s (having become a full six piece band), Blew Willie toured the western US delivering three hour sets and earning return spots at the High Sierra Music Festival, H.O.R.D.E, Marin Summer Music Festival, and headlining venues like Slims, House of Blues (Hollywood), and The Great American Music Hall. The music that come out of those years was featured in a full length motion picture (Around The Fire), used as the theme for the Woodstock reunion concert “A Day In The Garden,” and received airplay on college radio as well as AAA stations like San Francisco’s KFOG and Flagstaff AZ’s The Eagle. http://www.facebook.com/joshmcintoshmusic
Saturday January 26th
Featuring Larry Carlin and Claudia Hampe. Their angelic harmonies hearken back to the early days of country and bluegrass music, as they sing songs of the famous brother duos of that era — The Delmore, Louvin, and Everly Brothers — as well as songs from contemporary duos such as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Barry & Holly Tashian, and Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum. http://www.carltone.com/kc.html
Wednesday January 30th
Long time Bread & Roses Alumni Kurt Huget & Friends
CD Release Party
Original Americana and choice covers, featuring songs co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. With friends Pat Campbell on bass (Jerry Garcia, New Riders) and Julia Harrell on percussion, and special guest Dave Getz (Big Brother & The Holding Company). This will be a CD release event (“Mystery To Me”).
Saturday February 2nd
Gary Kaye and Friends of Savannah Blu
High in the hills above Richardson Bay cradled by Mt Tam Gary Kaye, Dore Coller and Dave Hanks started pickin together. Joined by Tom Lucas on fiddle and many other luminary friends from the Northern California Bluegrass Scene these boys continue to tear it up with their amalgam of Traditional Newgrass all over town. http://www.facebook.com/Savannablugrass/info
We’ll see you at the pub!
– The Iron Springs Team