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2008 Sless Stout Gold

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery Wins Gold at World Beer Cup®

Iron Springs claimed a gold award in the 2008 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery was awarded a gold award in the oatmeal stout beer style category for its Sless’ Oatmeal Stout, a fresh and delicious take on an old brewing standard. 

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries.»

Iron Springs is Green Certified

logo-green-lgAfter much hard work Iron Springs has now become a Green Certified Business by the Marin County Community Development Agency. We now will continue to strive to operate the most Green friendly Brewpub that we possibly can.

What does this mean?

Green businesses practice resource efficiency and focus their operations on limiting their impact on the earth and its resources. A green business not only conserves resources but also educates employees and customers abut resource conservation.

As a Green Certified hospitality business we feel we are pioneers in our industry. Our program as an industry leader in sustainability and certified green business practices has been a part of Iron Spring’s mission statement since its inception in 2004, when Michael and Anne Altman brought their dream to Fairfax, CA and opened up Iron Springs Pub & Brewery as a community gathering spot that provides the finest award winning, hand crafted ales and affordable, healthy, locally grown food with the least amount of environmental impact.»


Iron Springs Pub & Brewery Announces Give Back Tuesday Partnership with Marin Produce 1

 Iron Springs is very proud to announce a partnership with Marin Produce of San Rafael to donate additional funds to local nonprofits through its Give Back Tuesday program    Currently, each Tuesday, Iron Springs donates 10% of the day’s sales to a local nonprofit.  Starting in February of 2012,  Marin Produce will contribute an additional 5% of daily sales, for a total of 15%.

In May of 2008, Iron Springs Pub implemented its successful “Give Back Tuesdays” program. During the past four years, over $60,000 has been donated to a variety of local causes, many of them environmental & educational in nature.


Get Rescued by the Ambrewlance: San Anselmo Patch

Get Rescued by the Ambrewlance

Restaurateur Mike Altman and brewer Christian Kazakoff of Iron Springs Pub & Brewery craft beer to pair with food and the seasons.

By Christina Mueller Welter: April 6, 2011

During a visit to Oakland with his wife, Anne, in the summer of 2004 for a short-term consulting opportunity, Mike Altman learned the Ross Valley Brewing Company was for sale. With 20 years of restaurant management and brewery experience already under his belt, many of those years with the McMenamins portfolio of brew pubs in Oregon and Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in Boulder, Altman visited the 765 Center Blvd.»

San Anselmo Patch: Great American Beer Fest

Entering 11 of their brews in the U.S.’s biggest beer competition, Iron Springs team is off to Denver looking for luck and medals.

One of the world’s biggest events in beer — aside, perhaps, from Munich’s Oktoberfest — is the annual Great American Beer Festival, held each year in Denver. And several area breweries are getting pumped for this year’s proceedings, which takes place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.

Phil Meeker, assistant brewer at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery in Fairfax, will make his third visit on behalf of the Center Boulevard brewpub and his eighth overall… <more

Ross Valley Reporter: Marin Dining (January 6, 2010)

Marin Dining

Iron Springs Pub brews up a winner

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:09 PM PSTLeslie Harlib

When a brew pub is functioning at peak capacity, it’s a lot more than a restaurant — it becomes a community center, thanks to good home-brewed beers, large portions of hearty, inexpensive food, personal attention from the owners and an atmosphere that encourages people to adopt the place as a home away from home.

I found all these elements at Iron Springs Pub and Brewery. It celebrated its fifth anniversary in October and has become one of Fairfax’s most popular hangouts for all kinds of people: families, mountain bikers, musicians, you name it.»

Iron Springs Ranks High in Thimmakka Green Contest


San Franciso, Calif., August 18, 2008 –Thimmakka, an award winning non-profit organization that has helped over hundred Bay Area restaurants become green, conducted the first ever contest to determine the most environmentally friendly restaurants in the Bay Area. The nomination period for the “Who’s the Greenest of Them All” contest was from April 22 to May 31, and winners were determined in early August. “San Francisco Bay Area is a hub of the green restaurant industry in the United States – it was the perfect place to have the first annual green restaurant contest.” says Executive Director for Thimmakka, Ritu Primlani, who started Thimmakka in 1998 and its Thimmakka Certified Green program in 2002.»