December Newsletter

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  • What a Year!
  • Holiday Gifts and Such
    • Holiday 4 packs
  • Holiday Hours
  • Brewery News
  • Kitchen News
  • December Music
  • December Give Back Tuesdays©
  • Become Part of the Iron Springs Team!


As we all start to put the finishing touches on 2016, we are feeling the love here at Iron Springs.  2 gold medals this year at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup, a Best of Pacific Sun honor, and countless other nice thoughts that you all write us on comment cards and tell us over at pint at the pub.  We raise our glass high and give a big Iron Springs cheers and thank you for your support of us, our staff, our food and beer, and our community.  As head brewer Christian Kazakoff always says, “Prost!”


holiday-gift-poster-2016Give the gift of Iron Springs this season!  Looking for a special gift for that beer lover in your life?  Don’t miss our Winter 4 packs.  Four unique 22 oz bombers with some of our most special brews, hand labeled, bottled, and packaged in a handy tote. More information on this year’s beers can be found below:

  • Chardonnay Barrel Aged 10 Years Strong Golden Aleholiday-gift-poster-2016
  • 2014 Belgium Quad on Currants
  • 2015 Winterscotch
  • Mocha Mark Twain Summer Ale

We sell out every year, so get yours while you can.

We also have lots of Iron Springs gear in stock, including short sleeve men’s and women’s Casey Jones Imperial IPA, JC Flyer, Iron Springs logo, and brand new batik t’s, hoodies and zip up sweatshirts, and some rare Iron Springs super fat growlers. Our “mountain” logo pullover sweatshirts are also now on sale for $20.  Come check out our styles and colors!  We also have logo pint glasses, gift certificates in any amount, and beer tokens for that Christmas stocking.  Just ask any server or manager and they’ll be glad to help you out!


The holidays are a great time to hang out with friends at the pub and enjoy a festive pint!  Here’s our holiday hours:

Monday December 5th – closed for our annual staff holiday party

Tuesday December 6th – Friday December 23rd – open regular hours (M/T open at 4pm, W-S open at 12pm)

Saturday December 24th – Sunday December 25th – closed. Happy holidays!

Monday December 26th – open at 12pm for lunch and dinner.

Tuesday December 27th – open at 4pm for dinner

Wednesday December 28th – Friday December 30th – open for lunch and dinner

Saturday December 31st – open for lunch and early dinner, 12pm-8pm

Sunday January 1st Monday January 2nd – open for lunch and dinner

Tuesday January 3rd – back to regular hours (M/T open at 4pm, W-S open at 12pm)


New Beer Releases

winterscotch-bottleWinterscotch – a toasty scotch ale at 8% ABV will be our final seasonal packaged ale this year.  Available 12/20 in bottles and on draft.

We will bottle the 2016 Winterscotch on December 20th as the final seasonal packaged brand for the year.

Other Seasonals on Tap

Jam Session IPA – A hoppy rye pale collaboration with Terrapin Crossroads.  5.3% ABV

Boom Boom Blonde – Light and spiced with Galangal Root and Kaffir Lime Leaves and brewed with toasted jasmine rice – 4.5% ABV

Dark Path Lager – An American black beer, roasty with medium body – 4.3% ABV

Huckleberry Gose – A fruit “gose” style beer that is tart and unfiltered and a bit pink – 4.5% ABV

Coming Soon

Major Science IPA – Mid-December – Unfiltered West Coast IPA hopped with all the highly coveted aroma hops for that super dank tropical citrus nose and flavor – 6.5% ABV
Big Pekko, Spendin’ G’s – Mid-December – The last of our Hip Hoppy Session Pale Ale series featuring the hop known as Pekko which has complex and clean characteristics of floral, citrus, and mint – 4.9% ABV

December 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 December 16th we will release a cask of the Major Science. 


Keep your eyes peeled for new a changing Happier Hour Bar Bites Menu! Look for new tasty treats like  pork lumpia, onion rings, potstickers, and pork snax – who knows what is coming up next!

In December the kitchen will also be showcasing some fantastic steaks and Prime Rib, featuring two types of in-house dry aged C.A.B.Y strip steaks –  sea salt cured and bandage wrapped as well as traditional dry aged New York Strip Steaks.

Also look for a New Year’s Eve Treat – better than Prime Rib.   Snake River Farm’s American Wagyu Roast Eye of Beef – Kobe Beef limited cuts with traditional accoutrements.


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday December 7th

Festival Speed

Festival Speed is a Marin County bluegrass combo, Joe Helm on guitar/bass, Bob Hoffman on guitar/bass, Josh Bernstein on banjo, Joe Osborne on fiddle, and Julie Steier on mandolin. We seek to honor the towering progenitors of our genre by playing pure, 190 proof, soulstirrin’, traditional bluegrass. We started as a group of friends who met at local bluegrass jams. Looking to move beyond the jam scene, we formed a band in the spring of 2014 to focus on a set of songs and perfect our sound. When we first started practicing together, our original banjo player (who ended up moving to Cleveland) would use the term “festival speed” to encourage us to play faster. Every song we practiced began with, “This one needs to be played at festival speed!”

Wednesday December 14th

The Rowan Brothers featuring special guest Ken Emmerson on Dobro

Chris & Lorin duo, known for their intimate Acoustic roots/Americana-modern day Everly Brothers meets the Beatles, Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young, with a splash of Bluegrass, signed by Clive Davis/Columbia Records 1971 and David Geffen 1974 for they’re tight harmonies and haunting melodies underscored by crisp guitar and mandolin. Lorin’s song ‘Soldier of the Cross’is the title track of country artist Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy winning CD. They’ve also recorded and toured over the years as a The Rowans with older brother Peter.

Dobro player Ken Emerson will be joining the Rowan Brothers as a special guest

Wednesday December 21st

John Korty’s Koolerator

One of the hottest new quartets on the North Bay music scene – Koolerator is a Fairfax, CA based funk-blues band. Consisting of veteran players from the Bay Area this group presents a contemporary take on classic New Orleans soul/funk with a splash of honkytonk and pinch of boogie. The band includes keyboardist/vocalist Jonathan Korty (Vinyl, Soul Ska, Electric Apricot), guitarist/vocalist Danny Uzi (Chrome Johnson/Ring of Fire/Honeydust), bassist Tommy O’Mahoney (The Shams, The Right Time, Soul Ska) and a platoon of drummers – either Michael Pinkham (New Monsoon/PSDSP) OR South African drummer Ian “Inkx” Herman (Paul Simon/Hugh Masekela).

Wednesday December 28th

Lorin Rowan’s Rattlebox featuring Barry Sless & Doug Harman

The music of ‘Rattlebox’ features Lorin Rowan’s finger pickin’ acoustic roots/Americana in folk/rock and world music, complementing his clear tenor vocal, backed by fellow musicians; Barry Sless, steel guitar extraordinaire, from the David Nelson Band,Phil Lesh & Friends and Moonalice; and cellist virtuoso, Doug Harman (Norton Buffalo, Alex DeGrassi,Susan Cianni) . The combination of these musicians and their unique instrumentation, together create a fresh, exciting sound with powerful melodies and intriguing lyrics, as well as acoustic ‘jam band’ interludes.


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

December 6th – River Otter Ecology Project

River Otter 2015River Otters have returned to the SF Bay Area, and this is good news for our watersheds!  As wetlands and watersheds are restored, and conservation measures are taken, river otters are able to find food and habitat to thrive once more.  The conditions that make watersheds healthy for otters (clean water, functioning ecosystem, plenty of healthy fish), make them healthy for all of us.  The River Otter Ecology project is a volunteer-run citizen science project providing research, education for adults and children, and lots of volunteer opportunities.  Their mission is to support wetland restoration with research, education and restoration partnerships.  Check out their videos and photos of local river otters at, and type on over to their website at!

December 13th – Kids Cooking for Life

kidscookforlife2016-logoKids Cooking For Life (KCL) is a nonprofit organization which teaches nutrition and inspires lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits through hands-on cooking classes to students from low income communities.. We believe that instilling an understanding of proper diet and nutrition is one way to help fight the childhood obesity epidemic and the early onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, which are all rising at an alarming rate among children today.  Learn more at

December 20th – Children For Change

children-for-change-2016Children for Change is shaping a generation of global citizens, empowered with knowledge, empathy and confidence to make a difference in their world.  How does C4C contribute to this?  C4C cultivates, curates and contextualizes experiential service learning opportunities around issues that impact our world.
They believe that if kids are given the opportunity to do good through experiential learning and empowerment, their innate desire to connect and contribute to the world around them will emerge and they will be leaders of good in their communities and will become strong global citizens.  Learn what they are up to at


Iron Springs is looking for a part-time host (2-3 shifts a week), a part-time busser (2-3 shifts a week), and a part-time server (2-3 shifts a week) to join our team.  If you’re interested and have weekend availability, please email your resume to

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team

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