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September Newsletter


  • September Events
    • Open for Lunch on Labor Day, 9/7
    • Mexican Independence Day, 9/16
    • Oktoberfest Weekend, 9/25 – 9/27
  • Beer News
    • New labels-same great beer
    • Casks for September
    • Beer Lineup and New Releases
  • Music for September
    • Scott Guberman makes his Iron Springs debut 9/16
    • Mike’s 4th annual birthday blowout show THURSDAY 9/24
  • Give Back Tuesdays® in September
  • News from The Kitchen
    • Happy Hour Happiness


Join us for lunch on Monday September 7th – we will open at 12pm.  Happy hour starts at 4pm.

And try out some amazing Mexican specials on Wednesday September 16th as we honor Mexican Independence Day!

Starting September 25th and continuing through Oktoberfest weekend we’ll be celebrating with some great specials, including:

House made Bratwurst & Duckwurst bites with ale mustard0
Wiener Schnitzel & Spatzle
Porter braised brisket & Potato-Pancake
Schweinebraten & red cabbage
Oktoberfest Lager stew


Full labels

New Labels

Our new labels have been very well received and our bottle sales are going strong, especially since we teamed up with Morris Distributing. Look for these 5 great flavors in any local Whole Foods, Good Earth, Andronico’s, local bottle shops, specialty grocery stores, et al… Don’t see our bottles in your local outlets? Email our sales rep, Richard Angeles at and ask how you can get our beer locally.  (We’ll still distribute kegs ourselves – wouldn’t want the Ambrewlance to get rusty.)

Cask Card Program

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 acask cardt  After 10 pints of cask ale, you will receive a commemorative cask glassware only available by having your cask card punched.

September Casks

Thursday September 3rd – Anne Marie’s Amber

Thursday September 17th – JC Flyer IPA

Beer Lineup and New Releases

Right now we’re pouring 13 of our finest hand crafted ales!  Here’s a list to help you decide what to try next:

Flagship Beer (Almost always on, your tried and true favorites)

Kent Lake Kolsch

Epiphany Ale

Anne Marie’s Amber

JC Flyer IPA

Casey Jones Imperial IPA

Sless’ Stout

Seasonals (For your drinking pleasure – get them while you can!)

Petite Saison (Session Style Saison)

Voluntary Dark Ale (Northern English Brown Ale)

Saison D’ete (Saison-style Farmhouse Ale)

Oktoberfest (Friday 9/4 – German-style Amber)

“As yet to be named” Strong Oatmeal Pale Ale (Friday 9/11 – Formerly known as the Crippla’)

¡Que Valor! (Friday 9/11 – Vienna lager)

Escape from Fairfax  (Friday 9/18 – Belgian-style Pale Ale)


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm except for Thursday September 24th at 8:30.

Wednesday September 2nd

Todos Santos

Todos Santos is Wendy Fitz, Gary Bauman, and Jack Pribble; an acoustic trio created in the small village in Baja California that inspired the name. The band’s sound has been described as “Cantina Americana”, a harmony driven mixture of soaring vocals, fiery guitars, and accordion. The music is roots to the core and includes not only originals but also many unique covers.

Visit their website at:

Wednesday September 9th

Matt Eakle Band

Flute-Fired Fusion

The flutist in the David Grisman Quintet since 1989, Matt Eakle, teams up with Joey Edelman on piano, Alex Baum on bass and Jack Dorsey on drums to create a synergy that is a force of nature. The Matt Eakle Band plays all original instrumental jams inspired by traditions from New Orleans to Bombay. “Matt Eakle & his band have brought their incredible flute fired fusion energy & music to the Iron Springs Pub & Brewery this past year,” says Mike Altman, owner, “and Fairfax is truly a better place because of this. Matt and his band are consummate professionals, and from the very first note played they mesmerize the room with their incredibly tight and polished jams. Do yourself a favor and make a bee line to wherever the Matt Eakle Band is playing to see what flute fired fusion is all about!”

Wednesday September 16th:

Scott Guberman Band

Scott Guberman’s band members are some of the Bay Area’s best musicians.

Mike Pascale- bass/vocals

Pete Lavazolli- drums/vocals

Alex Jordan- guitar/vocals

Scott Guberman has performed in various venues throughout the U.S. with various musicians. He Played B-3 on a CD with Buddy Cage of Bob Dylan; Toured with Tom Constanten at the Grateful Dead; Toured with Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead; Former member of Jaimoe’s (Allman Brothers) Jasssz Band; performed with Reed Mathis of Billy and The Kids and Golden Gate Wingmen; Performed with bassist Mike Gordon of Phish; Performed with Dave Stoltz and Matt Zeiner of The Dickey Betts Band; Performed with Kali Baba of Arloe Guthrie; Performed with Jeff Pevar of Crosby Stills and Nash; Performed with Melvin Seals of Jerry Garcia Band; Performed with Scott Murawski of KBM Trio, Performed with Mark Karan (Dave Mason, Huey Lewis), Robin Sylvester, and Kenny Brooks of Bob Weir and Ratdog, Performed with Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead, Performed with Sebastian Bach of Skid Roe, Performed with Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers.

THURSDAY September 24th

4th Annual All Star Birthday Show (8:30 pm)

Another trip around the sun for Mike, which means it is time for the annual all star birthday jam featuring an amazing line up that will be announced the first week of September.  More details on exact show time, poster info to follow!   This is going to be a barn burner, save the date…


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

September 1st – Trips for Kids

TFK_Marin_Logo 2015  Trips for Kids® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1988, they now operate in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone. Their mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Through their signature Rides and Earn-A-Bike programs, they have opened the world of cycling to over 150,000 youth. These programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. They also operate The Re-Cyclery Bike Shop that sells affordably-priced, repurposed bikes, parts, accessories and clothing to the general public. For more information, please visit them at

September 8th – Marin County Library’s FLAGship Program

FLAGship busThis Tuesday we’ll be supporting the Marin County Free Library FLAGship program.  The FLAGship, a mobile library and activity center on wheels, is a favorite for kids and adults alike.  Storytimes, kids’ songs, games, puppets, crafts and other fun kindergarten-readiness activities are presented to children and modeled for adults. The FLAGship offers education and health workshops to adults and their children 0 to 5 years old. Referrals and brochures about family health and education opportunities are always available.

September 15th – Pro-Bono Doula Services of Marin

PBDSM_Logo 2015This Tuesday, help Pro Bono Doula Services of Marin (PBDSM) as we work to birth a healthy community!  PBDSM provides free birth and postpartum doula care for low-income women and families in Marin. They  believe that all women are strong, competent, and capable; that all women should have the opportunity to be present in their birth experience; and that every woman should be afforded caring, non-judgmental support as they themselves are born into motherhood.  Help them expand their efforts, support the health of our whole community, and grow our non-profit organization by eating, drinking and being merry!  Buy raffle tickets at the door for exciting give-aways including a chance to win a 1-year membership to Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga and Parent Center in San Anselmo ($900 value). Check out their website for more information:

September 22nd – Lagunitas Schools Foundation

LEAPLEAP (the Lagunitas School District Foundation) is the all-volunteer, nonprofit foundation that develops and sustains resources to benefit all children in the Lagunitas School District.Their small K-8 district focuses on educating the whole child in three unique programs, the elementary Open Classroom and Montessori programs, and our 6th-8th grade Middle School. With a focus on immersive projects, experiential learning, and collaboration, they provide opportunities for their students to explore and express many facets of the curriculum. They encourage teachers to be creative and agile in engaging their classes, so each child finds their own path to achievement. LEAP works to provide opportunities for cross-program collaboration, foster school unity and equity, and support this vibrant culture of learning by raising much needed funds. Learn more at

September 29th – West Marin Youth Soccer League

West Marin Youth Soccer 2015The West Marin Youth Soccer League has been introducing the world’s beautiful game to kids from San Anselmo to Bolinas for more than 25 years!  Their primary goal is to provide kids of all ages in all of West Marin with a positive introduction and exposure to the game of soccer by teaching the fundamental skills of the sport, fair play and good sportsmanship in a fun, supportive and safe environment. While attempting to instill a love for the game we also aim at promoting health and fitness as well as teamwork and camaraderie.  They are a 501 c non profit and depend on parent volunteers to run the league.


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 Leese Fitch Chardonnay 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
    • Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls
    • Warmed Mixed Mediterranean Olives
    • Mini Grilled Black Bean & Cheese Quesadilla

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team