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April Newsletter


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  • Iron Springs in the News
  • More Bike Parking for All
  • Brewery News
    • New Releases
    • April Casks
    • Brewery Events
  • April Madness
  • Give Back Tuesdays® 
  • Kitchen News


We were pleased to be featured in two great publications this month!  Check out a great piece on the pub in the newest edition of Celebrator Beer Magazine ( or pick up a copy at the pub).  In addition, Marin Magazine’s latest article of cooking beer in food featured our barbecued pork cooked with Fairfax Coffee Porter.  Read it by clicking here.


In our efforts to promote environmental ways to get to the pub, we’ll be speaking with the Fairfax Town Council this Wednesday April 6th about adding more bike parking for the Fair-Anselm Plaza area by creating a parklet in one of the parking spaces in front of the pub.  Have an opinion?  Come on down and join us or email your thoughts to


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New Beer Releases

Moonwalker® Spring Bock Now in Bottles and on Draft

In March we released the first in our bottled seasonal series with the Moonwalker®, a spring bock formerly called the Thriller.  Weighing in at 6% ABV, this strong golden ale is just the thing for a brisk April wind or a warm sunny day.  Ask for it at the pub and also at your favorite bottle shop.

We also have some other seasonals at the pub right now for your tasting pleasure:

  • Screaming Eagle -a refreshing American light lager, 3% ABV
  • Bridge Spanner’s Gose – a collaboration we did with Hoi Polloi – inoculated with a liberal amount of lactobacillus and kettle soured, 3.9% ABV
  • Boom Boom Blonde – a spicy light blonde ale, 4.5% ABV
  • Winterscotch – Malty, chewy and toasty, 8% ABV
  • Fairfax Coffee Porter – pouring on Nitro, 6.5% ABV
  • Pommelo Pilsner – coming 4/15.  4.5% ABV
  • 99 Problems Mosaic – coming 4/15.  Single Mosaic hopped session-style IPA.  5% ABV.

April Casks

Cask Thursday happens one Thursday a 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.

April Cask:

Thursday 4/14 Casey Jones Imperial IPA infused with Meyer Lemon

April Brewery Events

Our brewers are out and about!  Catch a pint and join them at the following April events:

Saturday April 2nd – Spring Brews Fest at Todos Santos in Concord

Saturday April 9th – 19th Annual IPA Fest at The Bistro in Hayward

Saturday April 9th – Battle of the Brews, Santa Rosa

Saturday April 16th - Hop Chef, Drakes Dealership, Oakland (Hop Chef will showcase Iron Springs Kolsch infused with sweet Thai basil, our secret ingredient!) – click here for ticket information

Saturday April 23rd – Brewbies, Faction Brewery, Alameda


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday April 6th – Neck & Neck

Neck and Neck is a unique Marin County trio that features dual guitars and percussion. They play an incredibly eclectic range of music shifting from instrumental jams on jazz classics by Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to three part vocals on tunes by Bob Marley and the Grateful Dead to blues by Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal to some very cool originals. Individually they have performed with such well known musicians as Little Richard, Steve Miller, Phil Lesh, and Jose Feliciano as well as touring internationally. Now they have come together locally to create a brand of music thats fresh, exciting, and fun to listen to.Jai Josefs is a life-long musical artist who has performed in some of America’s prime venues and also is responsible for hit recordings and soundtracks for the movie and TV industries. He brings musical excellence and has fun doing it!Peter Bellak has performed internationally as a guitarist and song writer. Peter is a solid sender with an awesome bag of musical guitar tricks.Mika Scott first started drumming as a child, inspired by the rich Bay Area musical community. He has performed live with Steve Miller, Zero and Hamza Al DIn, as well as Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead.

Wednesday April 13th – The Machiavelvets

Always a great time on this musical exploration.

Childhood friends and faithful bassist chart new musical territory in a blaze of Jazzedelic glory. All-original, high-energy instrumental funk/jazz/rock.

Wednesday April 20th – Our special 4/20 show with the return of 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 April 27th – The Cherry Pickers

The Cherry Pickers are a 4 piece bluegrass/americana band from the San Francisco bay area, their influences include Del McCoury, John Hartford, Bill Monroe & Doc Watson and the Grateful Dead. Band includes members of The Waco Ramblers, Windy Hill, Bucky Walter, The Grateful Bluegrass Boys and The Dusty Green Bones Band. This talented young crew has competed and placed at regional and national competitions, put out records and produced events and feature some of the hottest young pickers on the West Coast.


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

April 5th – San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool

SAPS 2014This Tuesday we’ll be supporting San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool.  The San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool is committed to the growth of each child in an emotionally supportive environment that encourages self-acceptance and self-exploration.  Learn more at

April 12th – San Geronimo Valley Community Center

40sgvcc logo copyGive Back Tuesday helps support the San Geronimo Valley Community Center’s Youth Programs which include:  Zoila’s After School Childcare, VAST (Valley After School Tutoring Program), Summer Bridge, Summer Camp and Donation-based Holiday Camps. Learn more at

April 19th – Amigos de las Americas

Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is the leading organization in community service and youth leadership development across the Americas. Our mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. Since 1970,  the Marin chapter has sent nearly 1,200 local youth volunteers into Latin America, and continue to have one of the largest, strongest chapters in the country. Read more at

April 26th – Whistlestop

Whistlestop ends loneliness and social isolation by getting people out of their homes, taking them where they want to go, and offering a full range of fun programs at the Whistlestop Active Aging Center.  Their services are not age or income dependent, everyone is welcome.  If they succeed in our mission, ultimately the result is a thriving and happy community.  They need your help today to keep rolling tomorrow, please support them at


Iron Springs is pleased to announce the return of Chef Alex Klarkowski.  Alex is returning with some fun and fresh new ideas to share with our community.  We are sad to see Chef William go, but want to give a big warm welcome back to Chef Alex!  Look for him in his whites by mid April.

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team