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- January Recap
- Best in the Bay!
- Brewery News
- February Beer Releases
- Casks for February
- Beers on Tap
- Music for February
- Give Back Tuesdays®
- News from The Kitchen
- Join us for Valentine’s Day!
- Happy Hour Happiness
- We’ll be open at noon on Monday February 15th (President’s Day)
January was such a great beer month here. Not only did we have our best Barrel Aged Beer Month yet, but we also released 4 amazing beers in one day to kick off SF Beer Week, including the Compulsory Triple IPA, which won a gold medal in the Bistro Double IPA fest in 2014. This year we were named “Best in the Bay” at the Diving Dog Brewhouse’s annual SF Beer Week event.
New Beer Releases
Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on February 2nd, and we believe him! Spring is just around the corner. We’re going to ease into our spring beers this month with the release of the Czechered Past Pilsner: our famous and always asked for Czech-style hoppy Pilsner. Dry-hopped with Mandarina and lagered for over five weeks. Drink it by the end of February.
We’ll follow that soon after with our spring seasonal, the Moonwalker ® Spring Bock (which for the first time you’ll also be able to get in a handy 22 oz. bottle – see below).
We’re also still pouring, for a limited time, our January releases:
- Compulsory Triple IPA! A fan favorite, this big bold beer is almost gone.
- Voluntary Ale – A single mosaic hopped pale ale brewed from the final mash runnings from the Compulsory
- Screaming Eagle -a refreshing American light lager weighing in at 3.8% ABV
- Bridge Spanner’s Gose – a collaboration we did with Hoi Polloi – inoculated with a liberal amount of lactobacillus and kettle soured
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.
February 11th - Cask of Casey Jones
February 25th – TBD
New Seasonal Bottle Releases – Coming Soon!
We are working on our quarterly seasonal beer releases. Big Shout out to Eric Read & BrandMade Design for creating these amazing labels! Each season we will be releasing a new beer in 22 ounce bottles:
- Fall= Hopositive ® Oatmeal Pale Ale (formerly Crippla’)
- Winter= Iron Springs Winterscotch
- Spring= Moonwalker ® Spring Bock (formerly Thriller)
- Summer= Iron Springs Saison d’Ete
Beers on Tap
Kent Lake Kolsch – Kölsch-style Ale – Light, crisp, lager like – 4.5% ABV
Epiphany Ale – Red Ale – Hoppy amber, floral, citrus – 6% ABV (WBC 2006 Bronze Medal)
Anne Marie’s Amber – Amber Ale – Caramel, toffee, toasted bread – 6% ABV
JC Flyer IPA – West Coast IPA – Dry, orange blossom, lemon zest – 7% ABV
Casey Jones Imperial IPA – Bold, flavorful, huge hops – 9% ABV
Sless’ Stout – Oatmeal Stout – Rich, thick, hearty, on NITRO 8% ABV (WBC 2008 and 2014 Gold Medals)
Compulsory – Triple IPA – Big, jammy, smooth, dank, boozy – 11% ABV
Voluntary Ale – Single Hop Pale – Peachy, clean, medium bodied – 5.5% ABV
Bridge Spanner’s – Gose – Tart, bright, unfiltered, lactic – 3.9% ABV
Boom Boom Blonde – Spiced Blonde – Spicy, light, food friendly – 4.5% ABV
Screaming Eagle – Light Lager – Fizzy, faint pale, American – 3.7% ABV
Hopositive – Oatmeal Pale – Strong, silky, tropical, dillyicious – 7% ABV
Winterscotch – Winter Warmer – Chewy, toasty, malty, woody – 8% ABV
Fairfax Coffee Porter – Coffee Beer – Chocolate, smooth, caffeinated, on NITRO – 6.5% ABV
Please send booking inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Music starts at 8pm.
Wednesday February 3rd – Kelly Peterson Band
“For over ten years Kelly Peterson’s smoky soulful voice has captivated audiences around the Bay Area and beyond. Her live show showcases unique interpretations of classic Americana as well as striking original compositions. She counts none other than Sean Penn as a fan, who used one of her songs in his 2007 film “Into the Wild”. A powerful solo performer in her own right she now tours with the support of an all-star band featuring Taylor Cutcomb (This Old Earthquake) on upright bass and Erik Smyth (Mo’fessionals/ELP) on guitar and harmonies. Kelly Peterson’s beautiful, pure voice cuts through the fog of mediocrity like a beacon of light. She is not to be missed.” The Space Cowboy – Pacific Sun Magazine https://www.facebook.com/KellyPetersonBand
Wednesday February 10th – The Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Hot off a sold out Terrapin show, these cats are ready to have a hoedown here at Iron Springs. Grateful Bluegrass Boys began when Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum) and David Thom (Vintage Grass), both Sonoma residents, decided to mesh their love for traditional Bluegrass music with the songs of the Grateful Dead. Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum) soon joined the mix on bass and the trio played a few private events before deciding to play in Bay Area clubs and festivals. Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey) plays accordion and a rotating cast of musicians fill out the band.
Wednesday February 17th – The Kate Gaffney Band
The Kate Gaffney Band consists of singer-songwriter Kate Gaffney, guitarist Jeff Miller, keyboardist Phil Ferlino, drummer Marty Ylitalo & bassist David Russ. Kate honed her skills in her native Philadelphia, jumped from coast to coast and toured everywhere in between. She laid musical roots in Northern California, building a strong base in Sacramento and then found her niche within the fertile Bay Area music community. With High Sierra Music Festival & Hardly Strictly Bluegrass performances under her belt, she is thrilled to bring together a new band consisting of some of the bay area’s best local, touring musicians. Guitarist Jeff Miller and keyboardist Phil Ferlino are members of local and nationally touring band, New Monsoon. Both musicians also perform with The Contribution, Knights of Saturn, and Sunshine Garcia Band, in addition to their duo project PA Furnace. They are longtime Marin locals, also with roots in Pennsylvania. Drummer Marty Ylitalo is a former member of New Monsoon with a performance resume of great variety. He currently plays drums with Sean Lehe’s Family Practice Band and recently performed as part of the Blue Man Group at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Bass player David Russ, also a Marin local, plays with Phil and Jeff in the Knights of Saturn. David has toured nationally with Reggae band, The Shakers, and plays locally with blues bands, The Blue Devils and Deluxe. With each musician adding a unique sound and soul to the songs, the Kate Gaffney Band is excited to bring their refreshing style of folk/groove/roots/rock to the stage.
Wednesday February 24th – Erik Stieg Birthday Show featuring Mike Saliani & Friends
Come down and wish Erik a happy birthday as he rocks out with Mike Saliani and Friends. This band blends a nice variety of genres ranging from rock and Americana to groove and soul.
FEBRUARY GIVE BACK TUESDAYS®
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 email@example.com.
February 2nd- DayCaring Preschool
DayCaring Preschool is a family oriented, child-centered, non-profit preschool located in Fairfax that has proudly nurtured Marin County children ages 2-5 since 1975. Find out more at their website at www.daycaring.com.
February 9th – WISE Academy
WISE Academy is a non-tuition based, Waldorf-inspired independent study program with classroom based instruction located on 150 wooded acres in Fairfax, CA. For more information or to come on a tour, please visit their website: www.wise-academy.org.
February 16th – Five 4 Five
Five 4 Five launches young people ages 14 to 27 into lives of success by helping them Map and Dream and Make it Real. Our goal is the empowerment and job placement for all youth. Five 4 Five has started a new initiative called Launch! Find out more at http://www.five4five.org.
February 23rd – Sun Valley School PTO
Sun Valley School PTO is an active group of parents, teachers and staff dedicated to enriching children’s education and building community. PTO fundraising enables Sun Valley to offer art, music, P.E., science, poetry, The Mindful Program, Classroom Technology and more. We sponsor field trips, class supplies, book fairs, author visits, career assemblies, garden club and family events.
Chef William and his team are doing a great job and putting out some of our finest food to date! If you haven’t met William yet, come on by and say hi.
Happy Hour Happiness
Our happy hour has been going through some changes! Here’s what you need to know:
Every Monday- Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- We have great prices on beer ($4.00/pints, $4.25 Casey), (all night on Mondays)
- PLUS we have happy hour deals on wine-$5.00 glasses of Lagaria Pinot Grigio and Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon
- PLUS Happy Hour prices for 2 Rivers Cider ($5.00 pints).
- PLUS a special Happy Hour menu courtesy of Chef William and his team.
- Taquitos Dorados De Pollo
- Barbacoa Pork Sliders
- Warmed Mixed Mediterranean Olives
- Mini Grilled Black Bean & Cheese Quesadilla
What better way to celebrate with your sweetie than to spend it with us! We’ll have our full regular menu for those of you looking for a great burger, but Chef William has been putting together a great set of Valentine’s Day Specials as well. See below!
Cupids Couples Plate & Paddle – A quaffable paddle of Iron Springs selected beers & a dish of house marinated medley of Mediterranean olives & artisan bread
Salad Valentinus – Bibb lettuce, pickled beets, lima beans, fingerling potato, boiled egg, shaved Manchego cheese, champagne vinaigrette
Cold Cured Wild Salmon – House cured salmon, watercress, pear & parsnip latkes, crème fraiche, chives
Seafood Bisque- Pencove mussels, Manila clams, gulf prawns, poached ling cod, saffron steamed basmati rice in seashell stock & coconut milk
Petite Beef Tenderloin – Grilled beef tenderloin, cognac cream, potato gratin, braised wild mushroom confit
Porchetta Pasta e Fagioli – House made porchetta, flageolet beans, fennel & escarole, pappardelle
As we do every holiday Monday, we will be opening at NOON on Monday February 15th.
We’ll see you at the pub!
— The Iron Springs Team