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• Brewery update
o New Labels
o New Beer Releases
o SF Beer Week
• Valentine’s Day and Open President’s Day Lunch
• Construction Update
• Music in February
• Give Back Tuesdays®
We are very excited to announce our that we’ve worked hard to completely redesign the labels to our bottled beers. Starting next month expect to see these labels on bottles at a store near you. We hope you like them as much as we do!
Friday February 6th
Screaming Eagle An American light lager, 3.9 % ABV. This beer was brewed in collaboration with our friends down at Oakbarrel Winecraft and Homebrew Store in Berkeley
Wednesday February 11th
The Crippla’ makes it’s triumphant return! A strong Pale Ale with low bitterness and a huge tropical Hop aroma and finish. The addition of Rolled Oats add smoothness to the mouth feel. 6.8 % ABV
San Francisco Beer Week
San Francisco Beer Week is so fun it last for almost two weeks starting on Friday February 6th. Iron Springs will be participating in 16 different events during SF Beer Week. Get a full schedule at sfbeerweek.org.
- Friday 2/6 – Opening Gala @ Fort Mason SF
- Saturday 2/7 – Double and Triple IPA Fest @ The Bistro Hayward, IPA Appreciation Day @ Øl Beercafe Walnut Creek, Screaming Eagle release @ Westbrae Biergarten Berkeley
- Sunday 2/8 – Beer Trivia Night @ Commonwealth Café Oakland
- Monday 2/9 – 2014 Quad two ways release @ Pizza Antica Mill Valley, Marin Brewery Highlight @ The Growler Danville
- Tuesday 2/10 – Bay Area Brewery Highlight @ Diving Dog Oakland, Iron Springs/Marin BrewCo/Half Moon Bay Tap Take Over @ Beer Revolution Oakland
- Wednesday 2/11 – Iron Springs Tap Take Over @ Caskhouse SF
- Thursday 2/12 – Iron Springs Tap Take Over @ 540 Club SF
- Friday 2/13 – Compulsory/Voluntary release night @ Pizza Antica Mill Valley, Iron Springs Night @ The Ave Bar SF
- Saturday 2/14 – Barrel Aged Beer release night @ Lost and Found Oakland, Iron Springs Valentines Beer Dinner @ Portal Oakland
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 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 12th – JC Flyer IPA
February 26th – The Crippla
As you may be aware, we were finally able to take over additional space in the back of the pub and we are in the middle of doing a major bathroom renovation as well as increasing brewery production. There will be some slight inconveniences and dust, but out of the ashes will come great things in 2015, making your dining experience at Iron Springs that much nicer. Thank you for your patience during the remodel – only one month to go!
VALENTINE’S DAY AND PRESIDENT’S DAY
Join us with your sweeties or the whole family for a special Valentine’s menu on Saturday February 14th. It’s the only day of the year that we take reservations for small parties as well as large, so call the pub at (415) 485-1005 to make yours. Here’s what Chef Alex has in store:
Oysters on the 1/2 Shell (4 each)
French Kiss (Nantucket), Kusshi (Vancouver), Hog Wash mignonette, Meyer lemon
Duck on Toast
Torchon of Artisan Foie Gras (formerly Sonoma Saveurs), Minneola orange – Satsuma marmalade, butter brioche toast, “Barrel Aged” Demi glacé, duck cracklings
Seriously Deviled Eggs
Hard cooked Skillman Ranch Bantam eggs, aioli spun yolk filling, Tsar Nicoulai Estate White Sturgeon caviar, chive, shallot, Cowgirl creme fraiche
Nice Rack of Lamb
4- Bone rack of Colorado lamb, rosemary thyme rub, double stuffed potato, crispy artichoke, basil – mint jelly
Lobster & Crab Cannelloni
Poached Maine lobster, local Dungeness crab, Bellwether Farms Sheep’s milk ricotta filling, handmade semolina pasta, Meyer lemon – tarragon bechamel, ciabatta crumb crust
Strauss Farms creme brûlée
Turbinado sugar crust, waffle cookie tuile
We also will be open for lunch on President’s Day, Monday, February 16th. Hope to see you there!
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.
Please send booking inquiries to email@example.com. Music starts at 8pm.
Wednesday February 4th
The Known Unknowns
David Gans and Phil Savell – guitar
Zach Partain – bass
Neil Hampton – drums
The Known Unknown is an improvisational quartet (with frequent appearances by guest improvisers) formed in 2014 by guitarists Phil Savell and David Gans with the goal of making fresh, unstructured music every time they perform. “We jammed at a couple of holiday parties in December 2013,” says Gans, “and we clicked with sufficient intensity that we decided it would be fun to put a band together.” Zach Partain joined on bass for the first couple of gigs, and drummer Neil Hampton signed on shortly thereafter.
The band takes the stage with no plan. “We begin with a moment of silence; somebody plays something, the rest of us respond, and we’re off and running,” says Gans. “I think of it as spontaneous midair architecture.” The ensemble wanders into an actual song occasionally, but “pure improvisation” is the heart of the mission.
Wednesday February 11th
Petaluma based singer-songwriters Katie Freeman and Chris Chappell (The Incubators) fold their harmonies with a nest collective of talented musicians into their American roots-rock omelet of blues, folk, country and jazz music. Joined for this special Weds evening session by Mike Pascale (Go By Ocean, Nicki Bluhm) on guitar and Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Rusty Stringfield) on keyboards/accordion.
Wednesday February 18th
1 Grass 2 Grass Redgrass Bluegrass
One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass deliver hard driving, fun loving, old timey, new timey, California string band music. These fellas bring a high energy show infused with the laid back nature of the members themselves. They breath their very own brand of new life into a beautiful old American music tradition. Much of their unique sound is a mesh or yesterdays established protocols with the need to bring strings to the times in their own exciting way through a mix of old mountain tunes, upbeat original pieces, and an occasional stomping classic rock number. Come join ‘em!
Wednesday February 25th
Buck Nickels & Loose Change
Buck Nickels & Loose Change play honky tonk and Western swing with verve, grit, and a sly sense of humor rooted in the wilds of Sonoma County and Marin.
If you like your swing with a twang, Buck Nickels & Loose Change serve up honky tonk you can dance to, steeped in blues and booze, cars and bars, and the cowgirl that got away.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 3rd – Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Support the Environmental Action Committee to Protect the West Marin You Love! The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin is the only local organization advocating to protect Marin’s spectacular coastal areas, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and the rural character of West Marin. During their 44 years of grassroots environmental advocacy, they have stopped numerous ill-conceived development proposals, protected the rare Tomales Dunes, ensured implementation of coastal regulations, lead the charge to prohibit jet skis on our waters, and championed protection of the West Coast’s only marine wilderness area at Drakes Estero. Support EAC’s work that keeps West Marin Wild for current and future generations! Find out more at www.eacmarin.org.
February 10th – Marin Agricultural Land Trust
By protecting farmland here, MALT protects so much of what we love about Marin: beautiful rolling hills, great local food, clean air and water, and wide open spaces. To learn more about MALT, visit www.malt.org.
February 17th – Sustainable Fairfax
Sustainable Fairfax’s vision is to provide Community Education events that support the local economy, teach sustainable environmental practices, and build community. They strive to inspire citizens to take action on issues such as Climate Change, Toxics, Zero Waste, Food, Water, and other sustainability topics. They also work actively with our town and county governments, businesses, other non-profits, and community groups to create a connected community, strenghten our local economy, and support diverse ecology. Visit www.sustainablefairfax.org for more information.
February 24th – Wise Academy
WISE Academy is a program of The Sonoma Academy of Arts And Sciences and is a learning community dedicated to the whole child development inspired by Waldorf methods. Our mission is to provide a challenging and enriching education for our students. An education that will enable them to graduate with a love of learning, be proficient in all core subjects, and to be well-prepared to pursue further academic and personal goals. Our education model motivates our students to make positive, ethical, and creative contributions to our world. WISE Academy is a learning center located in Marin County at the beautiful Bothin Youth Center with home schooling options available. Learn more at wise-academy.org.
We’ll see you at the pub!
— The Iron Springs Team