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October Newsletter from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery


•    It’s our Party!  10 year anniversary fun.
•    Playoff Baseball
•    Brewery update
•    Music in October
•    October Give Back Tuesdays ®
•    November, Movember & Chocolate Beer Month

10 YEARS, 1,000 BEERS (1,111 batches of beer to be exact)

We are having 1mark karans buds0 days of celebration to commemorate the 10 years of Iron Springs.

Starting on our official anniversary date 10/8 Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys will be throwing down some tasty spirited Bluegrass.  We will be giving away 10 free dinners (Look for the golden tickets!) and we have lots of other fun treats in store.

We then culminate our 10 days of celebrating with a benefit on 10/18 for Fairfax Open Space with a big show featuring Mark Karan’s Buds – Robin Sylvester, Don Eisennberg, Mookie Siegal, and John Hanes.  This show is a $20 donation (all proceeds going to Fairfax Open Space) and we will be selling wristbands prior to the show.  You must be in attendance to purchase wrist bands.  We will be closing the kitchen early (7:00), and Michele from the Hummingbird will have her food truck parked out front for your food needs during the music. Music starts at 8:30, we will be collecting for wristbands around 7:30.  This will be an outstanding event, but please remember we only have a limited capacity and we will do our best to get everyone in.


The Giants are in it to win it baby!!  As part of our 10 year celebration we have a gift we are giving to you, our loyal community.  Come on down on Tuesday October 6th at 6:00 p.m. for game 4 of the NLDS to see what it is all about and to cheer on OUR SF Giants!



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.  We will be serving this beer in a commemorative 10 year anniversary Belgian glass starting on 10/8.

Cleveland Brown Ale

A very special beer we brought out of retirement in honor of its 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.

Iron Springs Oktoberfest

A Märzen style lager brewed in honor of the October 12th, 1810 marriage between the Bavarian Crown Prince Louis and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. A malty light amber made with CaraMunich and Pilsner Malts and hopped with Saaz. At 6.5% ABV, it is perfect for filling Steins, Boots, & Dance Halls.

Saison D’ete – around for only a short time

A rich, unfiltered golden French farmhouse style Saison brewed with Belgian pilsner and wheat malts hopped delicately with hallertaur hops and spiced with locally foraged Verbena, fennel pollen, and mustard seed.  Garnering rave reviews.  7% ABV


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.

October Casks

October 9th

Al’s Session Ale dry hopped with Amarillo hops

October 23rd



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 10/18 when it’s 8:30.

Wednesday October 8th

Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys

Only fitting to have Belle play our official 10 year anniversary date!  10/8/2004 is when Iron Springs first opened there doors to the community and we thank you all for all the continued support!

Look for those Golden Tickets!

Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys have been laying it on the line for Bay Area bluegrass lovers for over a decade. While the band has a great appreciation for traditional bluegrass music, they don’t quite play it straight; they inject a bit of blues, a smidgen of swing, and a whole lot of fun and frenetic energy. Their repertoire includes original bluegrass and versions of popular classics that are distinctively ‘Brewglass’.

Wednesday October 15th

No Music scheduled

Saturday October 18th

10 anniversary celebration with Mark Karan’s Buds featuring

Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester on bass (Ratdog), Danny Eisenberg (Mother hips & Ryan Adams) on B3, Mookie Siegal (Dave Nelson Band) on keys & John Hanes (phe-NOM-inal drummer) on drums… Benefit for Fairfax Open Space

Music starts at 8:30

Wednesday October 22nd

Great Spirit Band

Great Spirit is the Bay Area’s own folk, funk, grassy (and sassy) band. Having just recorded their first EP – “Front Porch to Frontier” – soon to be released, Great Spirit is hittin’ the pavement jamming, playing plenty of shows and most definitely having a good time doing it. The band was assembled at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais and in a matter of hours and over the course of six days, not only recorded the EP at the famed Camp Studios, with 400 million year old fossil-coffee tables!

Wednesday October 29th

Rusty Evans & Ring of Fire

The Worlds Finest Johnny Cash Tribute

Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Rusty Evans and his band Ring of Fire have been burning up the California festival circuit with his rollicking tribute to country music icon Johnny Cash. With a voice of rolling thunder and a spirit like gentle rain Rusty has been wowing audiences from Nashville to San Francisco with his stunning tribute to the “Man In Black”. His weighted drawl doles out molasses-coated syllables, putting an upbeat spin on less than optimistic situations. Lending his own touch to world famous songs Rusty honors the Man in Black with soulful honesty and exuberance. Driving rhythms on his amplified acoustic Martin guitar are augmented by his energetic three-piece band Ring of Fire. A hot rockin’ lead guitar, driving bass and drums create the powerful and irresistible Johnny Cash signature sound, a pulse that drives folks right to the dance floor. People often comment on how much Rusty actually looks like the Man in Black. He’s honored by the compliment and destined to continue in the spirit of the country music legend he holds in such high regard.
When asked how he first came to sing with such conviction the songs of Johnny Cash, Rusty replies, “I met the Man in Black in the 1960’s and was totally inspired, not to mention that Bob Dylan once told me long ago I sounded like Cash.”
Early musical endeavors include performing on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, touring with the New Christy Minstrels, working with renowned producer Phil Spector and producing/recording for CBS, Reprise and Folkway records.



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 two special YES nights in October:

Tuesday October 14th

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the 6th grade teachers from White Hill Middle School.

Tuesday October 28th

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the 7th and 8th grade teachers from White Hill Middle School.



Every November we have Chocolate Beer Month and this year we are taking it to a whole new level.  We will have at least 6 different choclate beers pouring all month long.  This year we are also pairing our chocolate beers with Movember.  We hope you will too as there will be some huge prizes given away.

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.  Stay tuned for more information about Chocolate Beer Month & Movember and come down on Friday October 31st to see Michael Altman -chief bottle washer – shave his facial hair to kick off Movember and start growing that stylish mustache.

Anyone else that comes down on 10/31 at 4pm to join Mike in shaving off all facial hair to kick off Movember and start growing their stylish stache will get dinner on the house that day.

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team