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November Newsletter



November is Chocolate Beer Month, and it’s also Movember

Movember Style GuideWe will be donating a portion of every chocolate beer sold to mens health programs through MovemberDuring Chocolate Beer Month, $.25 of every chocolate beer sold will be donated to the Movember Foundation.*

What is Movember you ask?  The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.  Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success.

Free Meal for Face Shavers on Halloween!  Shave the Date!

 Anyone that comes down on 10/31 at 5:00 pm to join Mike in shaving off all facial hair to kick off Movember and start growing their stylish Movember stache will get a meal on the house that day (certain restrictions apply).

At the end of Movember there will be a contest for Best ‘Stache and prizes will be awarded. The judges will be “el Presidente” Anne Dubinsky Altman, and our managers Jen Anker and Greta Haber.

*More info about Movember at:

Movember Rules



Movember is a Chocolatey Good Month!

Here is a full list of the chocolatey goodness you’ll find on tap throughout Movember:

Our own Iron Springs ales and their release dates:

•    Chocolate Anne Marie’s Amber – 11/1

•    Chocolate Bothin Porter – 11/8

•    Chocolate Cleveland Brown Ale – 11/15

•    Mocha Sless’ Oatmeal Stout – 11/22

•    Cask-conditioned Belgian Chocolate Bourbon Stout – 11/28

Guest potions:
•    Moylan’s Chocolate Porter Surprise
•    Marin Chocolate Breakout Stout
•    Faction Anomaly White Chocolate Milk Stout
•    Triple Rock Cocoa Nibbed Coffee Porter
•    Magnolia Belgian Chocolate Stout
•    Three Weavers Chocolate Inglewood Special Bitter and Chocolate Strawberry Glittered Kolsch (Yes, Glitter)
•    Ale Industries Cocoa Porter
•    Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter
•    Triple Voodoo Chocolate Belgian Stout

For each chocolate beer ordered in the month of Movember, Iron Springs will donate $.25 to the Movember Foundation.  So drink up!


Other New Releases

10 year Anniversary Golden Ale

We brewed a special beer for our 10 year anniversary (batch 1100) – A strong Belgian Blonde Ale fermented with a blend of Belgian Yeasts.

Cleveland Brown Ale

A very special beer we brought out of retirement in honor of it’s brain child – Ian Blackford.  Much love!  An American Brown Ale that is perfect for the fall season.

Al’s Session Ale

A “Session IPA” weighing in at 4.6% ABV.  An easy drinking, light bodied, tropical session beer.

Voluntary Ale

An American Table Beer. We made this beer from the second and third mash runnings off a strong Belgian Quadruppel. This beer is light in alcohol and easy on flavor with notes of biscuit, toast, and a mild hop aroma.

Winter Four Packs are on their way!

Every year we make a holiday 4 pack with some of the most specially crafted and selected beers.  This year’s 4 pack consists of:
1.    2013 Port Barrel Aged Quad
2.    2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout – This was a partnership with American Oak in Oakland.
3.    2013 Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison
4.    2014 Winter Scotch Ale

On sale on Black Friday! Get them before they go because they always do.  We will also have in a new order of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other fun stuff to help make your holiday shopping easy.

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.

Movember Casks

Movember 6th

Voluntary Golden Ale infused with chocolate nibs

Movember 20th

Sless’ Oatmeal Stout infused with bourbon soaked cocoa nibs


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  Music starts at 8pm except on 11/19 when it’s 7:30.

Wednesday Movember 5th

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 Movember 12th

Migrant Pickers

“If Joe Strummer had come up in Greenwich Village taking guitar lessons from Dave Van Ronk and crate digging for Rev. Gary Davis records, he might sound something like Gary Adler. Acoustic finger-picking guitar with a punk rock edge, Gary’s music combines technical virtuosity with honest, soulful songwriting. Firmly rooted in the subversive tradition of American folk, Gary’s performances are an unapologetic act of defiance– of genre, expectation, and the very laws of physics. It’s rock and roll, man, and it’s good.”

Wednesday Movember 19th

Rattlebox with DDS opening

A rare double header at Iron Springs!
Rattlebox featuring Loring Rowan, Doug Harman, & Barry Sless
Opening the show is Doobie Decibal System featuring Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee

Music starts at 7:30.

Wednesday Movember 26th

The Machiavelvets

Psychedelic Jazz



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


November 4th –

extrafood 2014Over 30,000 Marin residents don’t have a secure food supply. Yet in our abundant county, tons of healthy food goes to waste. picks up excess fresh food from grocery stores, farmers’ markets, caterers, restaurants, and other commercial kitchens and facilities. Their volunteer food runners deliver each donation immediately to a nonprofit serving Marin’s most vulnerable residents. Interested in donating food, volunteering, or receiving food? Visit them at



November 11th – Mill Valley Philharmonic

Mill Valley Philharmonic 2014Mill Valley Philharmonic’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our communities by offering free orchestral programs, from
masterworks to world premieres, to people of all ages and means. As an organization, they believe that music is a vital part of individual and community life. Whether participating as a player or as a listener, music engages our imaginative powers, awakens our aesthetic sensibilities, and inspires our creative expression.  Experiencing music as a community unites our spirits and voices.  Visit them at

November 18th – Ross Valley Breakers FC

Logo RVBFC originalThe Ross Valley Breakers FC is a competitive soccer club for U7-U19 boys and girls in the Ross Valley and West Marin communities.   Their mission is to inspire and develop skilled youth soccer players with a commitment to hard work, cooperation and sportsmanship for success on and off the field.  Learn more at

November 25th – Drake High School Mountain Bike Team

Drake HS MTN NewThis Tuesday we’ll be supporting the Drake HS Mountain Bike Team.  They are the 2009-2012 California State Champions, and 2004 & 2006, 2009-2014 NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League Champions.  Check them out at



We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team