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October Newsletter

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At Iron Springs, we have a special place in our heart for October.  After all, it’s our birthday!  We’ll celebrate our 12th anniversary at the pub on Wednesday October 5th, starting with a 1 game playoff between the Mets and the Giants at 5pm, followed by an amazing night of music from the Kate Gaffney Band, the release of our Anniversary Alt, fun surprises for all our guests, and a little bubbly.  Come join us and raise a glass!  We’ll be cheering for all of you who make Iron Springs a great place to work, to eat, to drink, and just to hang out.


New Beer Releases

Anniversary Alt – 10/5 – A toasty slightly hoppy amber Dusseldorf-style Ale.  5% ABV

Other Seasonals on Tap

Okhopositive-bottletoberfest – Our annual German Marzen-style Amber Munich Lager. Lagered over five weeks. 6.3% ABV.  Available in steins and glasses, with an Oktoberfest friendly fare to much on while you enjoy – 6.3% ABV

Hopositive – Our bi-annual strong oatmeal pale ale hopped aggressively with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops that gives this beer a huge tropical and lemon dill flavor.  Now in bottles as well as on draft only in the fall by popular demand!  7.5% ABV

Major Science IPA – Unfiltered West Coast IPA – 6.5% ABV

Boom Boom Blonde – Light and spiced with Galangal Root and Kaffir Lime Leaves – 4.5% ABV

Jarrylo’s In Different Area Codes – Single Hopped Session Pale with bright lemon and cedar notes- 4.9% ABV

Czechered Past Pilsner – 4.9% ABV

Coming Soon

“As Yet To Be Named” Single hop session pale ale – 2nd week of October – Featuring New Zealand Nelson Sauvin hops.

“Huckleberry Gose” – 2nd to 3rd week in October – A tart wheat beer finished with fresh huckleberries.

October Casks

We are moving our casks to Fridays!  Join us on the next Firkin Friday.  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.

On Friday October 21st we’ll be featuring a cask of the new single hop session pale ale.

October Brewery Events

Join our brewers and find our brews at these fine events!

October 6th-8th – Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO

October 15th – Biketoberfest, here in Fairfax (more below)

October 22nd – End of the line Fest, Oakland


Join us at Biketoberfest, in the parking lot next to the pub on Saturday October 15th.  Admission is free – beer sampling ticket info can be found below.   We’ll be pouring Oktoberfest and Kent Lake Kolsch.

Biketoberfest is a free celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – and a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled celebration is for everyone, including commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixies, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious!
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Soul Ska, Tony Magee and Full Soul Jacket
BREWFEST: Sampling of 35 beers from 20 California brewers in a souvenir glass for just $40! (buy NOW and save $15!)

Get more info at:


In our efforts to promote environmental ways to get to the pub, we’ve worked with the Fairfax Town Council to convert one of our front parking spaces into a bike corral.   Bike on down and check it out!  We have implemented a bike lock check out program so you can enjoy a cold beverage knowing that your bike is safe and secure locked up out front!  Just ask for a loaner lock at the bar. Please send any feedback on the new corral to


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday October 5th

12 Year Anniversary Party featuring 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 October 12th

Matt Jaffe & Friends

Matt Jaffe is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. With a growing arsenal of new wave/rock songs, he performs regularly in venues such as the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the Bitter End in New York City and the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Los Angeles. In addition, Matt is currently at work on his first album of original material. In bringing the ambitions of the studio to rambunctious life onstage, he sought out the monster rhythm section of Alex Coltharp and Sammie Fischer.

Wednesday October 19th

Jazz In The Neighborhood

The mission of Jazz in the Neighborhood is to “celebrate and invigorate the Bay Area’s rich musical jazz heritage by creating more opportunities for established local musicians to perform, mentor aspiring players, and share this great American art form with the community.  Through collaboration with school music programs and adult big bands, the project enables top-caliber artists to push creative boundaries while helping developing musicians “learn on the bandstand” according to the great jazz tradition.  Performances in neighborhood venues not only showcase our wealth of local talent, but also create regular destinations for people to enjoy rich cultural and social experiences where they live.”

Wednesday October 26th

John Korty’s Koolerator

John Korty’s smashing new band, featuring Danny Uzilevsky, Tommy O’Mahoney, and Inkx Herman throwing down funky blues.  A show you won’t want to miss!


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

In October we will be supporting the YES Foundation, which provides support to the Ross Valley School District for programs like art, library, and music that otherwise wouldn’t have enough funding.  Find out more at  We also have one special YES night in October:

Tuesday October 25th

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from White Hill Middle School.

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team