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JC Flyer I.P.A.

A Fairfax favorite! We call this “The County” style IPA. Laid back, not too bitter, but sassy like a local. Late hop additions are Galaxy and Citra. Goes great in a hot tub or after yoga.»


Kent Lake Kolsch

*WINNER, BRONZE MEDAL, 2011 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, GOLDEN/BLONDE ALE*

Our rendition of this classic from Cologne is brewed with all German ingredients.  This light and crisp ale holds many characteristics of a lager with some tangy and tart notes. Water for this beer is locally sourced from Kent Lake.

 

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2006 Epiphany Ale Bronze

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery Wins Award at World Beer Cup®

Iron Springs claimed a bronze award in the 2006 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories.

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery was awarded a bronze award in the American Red Ale beer style category for its Epiphany Ale, a Pacific Northwest hoppy amber ale with floral and citrus aromas. 

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition, the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.»


2014 Sless Stout Gold 1

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery Wins Gold at World Beer Cup®

Iron Springs claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery was awarded a gold award in the oatmeal stout beer style category for its Sless’ Oatmeal Stout, a fresh and delicious take on an old brewing standard. 

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition, the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.»


2008 Sless Stout Gold

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery Wins Gold at World Beer Cup®

Iron Springs claimed a gold award in the 2008 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery was awarded a gold award in the oatmeal stout beer style category for its Sless’ Oatmeal Stout, a fresh and delicious take on an old brewing standard. 

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries.»


Dave

Dave Pickford – Lead Brewer

Dave grew up right here in Fairfax and caught the beer bug at a young age while watching his father, Bill, make beer at home. From there, his fascination grew as he became old enough to start making beer himself. After returning back to Marin from attending school in Humboldt County, he started working at J&M Brewing Supplies in Novato while honing his craft. Dave started working at Iron Springs in 2015 as the cellarman/delivery driver and quickly moved up to lead brewer where he is today, making world class craft beer for you all to enjoy!»


The Ambrewlance

We bought an ambulance to deliver beer with… How awesome is that?

Back Ambrew LogoSince Iron Springs opened in 2004, we have always had our sights set on a beer delivery vehicle powered by our own waste vegetable oil. For the first two years of being open, we found ourselves devoting most of our attention to various events and special needs of establishing the community restaurant that fit the owner’s vision. We kept our eyes peeled for the right van and, as more venues wanted our brew for their taps, the need for a devoted vehicle became stronger and then, as the sun broke through the fluffy clouds of another stellar fairfax day, we had our epiphany.»


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Iron Springs is Green Certified

logo-green-lgAfter much hard work Iron Springs has now become a Green Certified Business by the Marin County Community Development Agency. We now will continue to strive to operate the most Green friendly Brewpub that we possibly can.

What does this mean?

Green businesses practice resource efficiency and focus their operations on limiting their impact on the earth and its resources. A green business not only conserves resources but also educates employees and customers abut resource conservation.

As a Green Certified hospitality business we feel we are pioneers in our industry. Our program as an industry leader in sustainability and certified green business practices has been a part of Iron Spring’s mission statement since its inception in 2004, when Michael and Anne Altman brought their dream to Fairfax, CA and opened up Iron Springs Pub & Brewery as a community gathering spot that provides the finest award winning, hand crafted ales and affordable, healthy, locally grown food with the least amount of environmental impact.»