August Newsletter from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery


BREWERY NEWS

Festival Season Continues

We’re out pouring our beer at events across the Bay Area. Come on by any of these fine locations and say hi!

•    Marin Art & Garden – We are continue to pour and be the beer sponsor for their Thursday evening concert series. http://magc.org/calendar/index.html
•    Outside Lands (weekend of August 8th) – we will have a station set up in the beer tent and will be pouring Coffee Porter & JC Flyer IPA
•    Stumptown Beer & BBQ Revival (Saturday August 16th) The brewers will be pairing our Saison & Coffee Porter with Chef Alex’s amazing BBQ

Ales for ALS Month

Iron Springs is proud to be participating for the second year in Ales for ALS month, organized by Hopunion and Loftus Ranches.  This year, 69 breweries from coast to coast are using a special hop blend to brew an Ales for ALS beer and donating a portion of the sales to ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world leader in ALS research.

In 2014 Iron Springs has made the ALS Pale Ale.  $1.00 of every pint of ALS Pale Ale sold will be donated to the fight against ALS. Some come on in and try it, and know that you are supporting a very worthy cause. Check out http://www.alesforals.com to learn more about this project.

In addition, we will be featuring 8 of the 69 nationally brewed beers in July.  We at Iron Springs have been featuring 8 of the 69 nationally brewed beers this summer.  The remaining ALS beers pouring are:
•    Bear Republic
•    Drakes
•    Faction

New Releases

North Peak Black Lager

This is the Pro/Am beer brewed for the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.

Saison D’ete

A rich, unfiltered golden French farmhouse style Saison brewed with Belgian pilsner and wheat malts hopped delicately with hallertaur hops and spiced with locally foraged Verbena, fennel pollen, and mustard seed.  Just on tap and getting rave reviews.  7% ABV.

Czechered Past Pilsner

One of 4 lagers created at Iron Springs, this traditional Czech Pilsner is crisp, smooth, light, and refreshing. A “porch pounder.” Brewed entirely with imported malts and Saaz hops. 4.5% ABV.

Cask Card Programcask card

Cask Thursday is every other Thursday of the month.  Follow us on Facebook for exact cask tapping dates, times, & flavors, or go to our web calendar at www.ironspringspub.com.  After 10 pints of cask ale, you will receive a commemorative cask glassware only available by having your cask card punched.

August Casks

August 14th

Cask of Bothin Porter

August  28th

Fresh hopped (Cascade) JC Flyer IPA

OUR HAPPY HOUR JUST GOT HAPPIER!

We’ve expanded happy hour to include specials on our house white and red wine too.  $4.00 pints ($4.25 for Casey), $1.00 off all our fantastic appetizers, and our house red for $5.50 and our house white for $6.50.   All night Monday, 4-6 Tuesday, 12-6 Wednesday through Friday, and 4-6 Saturday and Sunday.

KITCHEN CORNER

Chef Alex & his team are competing in their first ever Iron Springs BBQ cook off on Saturday August 16th up at Stumptown BBQ and Beer Revival.  This is a sold out event, so if you have tickets be prepared! It’s going to be super fun and tasty.

AUGUST MUSIC

Please send booking inquiries to booking@ironspringspub.com.  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday August 6th

Halden Wofford & the High Beams

Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk all the way from Boulder Colorado – this band is not to be missed! Those that got a chance to see them here last year will remember how good they are.

Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams’ throwback and stylish take on the honky tonk genre is a breath of fresh air amidst other wannabe retro acts. With some of the choicest players on the Front Range and a professionalism that is bar-none, the Hi Beams landed themselves on the famed NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion” in recent years and Wofford’s distinct vocals continue to garner the band well-earned attention.  http://hibeams.com

Wednesday August 13th

Bear’s Belly

Bear’s Belly is an original folk Americana trio from Santa Rosa, CA. Members include Shawna Miller on vocals and keys, Joe Clopton on vocals and guitar and Zackary Miller on upright bass. Their signature sound revolves around the harmony vocals of Joe and Shawna, fluctuating from beautiful and hypnotic to gravelly and gritty. Bear’s Belly’s music breathes and takes on a life of its own in the warm, organic sound of this Sonoma County band.

Wednesday August 20th

Rusty Evans & Ring of Fire

The Worlds Finest Johnny Cash Tribute

Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Rusty Evans and his band Ring of Fire have been burning up the California festival circuit with his rollicking tribute to country music icon Johnny Cash.
With a voice of rolling thunder and a spirit like gentle rain Rusty has been wowing audiences from Nashville to San Francisco with his stunning tribute to the “Man In Black”. His weighted drawl doles out molasses-coated syllables, putting an upbeat spin on less than optimistic situations. Lending his own touch to world famous songs Rusty honors the Man in Black with soulful honesty and exuberance.

Wednesday August 27th

Barren Vines

San Francisco’s Barren Vines are Zack Brough on upright bass (Jugtown Pirates), Brian Byrnes on acoustic guitar (Lonesome Locomotive), Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Rusty Stringfield) on piano/accordion, and Phil Steinwebber on drums. The sound is rootsy Americana with rich vocal harmonies, mixing a great book of originals alongside well chosen classics ranging the past 50 years of country fried rock and bluegrass.

GIVE BACK TUESDAYS ® IN AUGUST

Each Tuesday we are thrilled to donate 10% to local groups working to support our community.   For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact anne@ironspringspub.com.

August 5th – Bread and Roses

Breadbreadandroses 2014 & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society.   For more information check out www.breadandroses  .org.  Come hear Amy Wigton and Robin Hildebrant play from 6:30 to 8:30 pm!

August 12th – River Otter Ecology Project

River Ecology 2014The River Otter Ecology Project strives to build understanding and shed light on the conservation status and ecology of the North American river otter and the ecosystems they inhabit in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our work will serve to fill key gaps in the biology and ecology of these elusive but important aquatic carnivores while also directly engaging the public in their conservation through field-research, environmental education  and strategic restoration partnerships. Find out more at http://www.riverotterecology.org.

August 19th – Ocean Conservation Research

OCR-logoOcean Conservation Research is focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals.  They engage in marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities. We use the products of this research to inform the policies and practice of the public, industry, and lawmakers so that we may all become better stewards of the sea.  Check out www.ocr.org for more information.

August 26th – San Geronimo Valley Community Center

SGVCC 2013This Tuesday we’ll be supporting the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.  Their mission is “To foster a healthy San Geronimo Valley by providing a dynamic center for locally-based human services, arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and community building.”  Their Food Pantry is a non-judgmental user friendly place which serves over 300 families a month.  Check them out at www.sgvcc.org.

 

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team