June Newsletter from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery


•    Brewery update
•    Fairfax Festival June 14th & 15th
•    Father’s Day Brunch on June 15th

•    New wine happy hour
•    Music in June
•    June Give Back Tuesday’s ®


New Releases

Saison D’ete

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.  Just on tap and getting rave reviews.  7% ABV.

Czechered Past Pilsner

One of 4 lagers created at Iron Springs, this traditional Czech Pilsner is crisp, smooth, light, and refreshing. A “porch pounder.” Brewed entirely with imported malts and Saaz hops. 4.5% ABV.

Ales for ALS ale

This beer is brewed as part of the second annual beer brewing event that brings brewers together from all across the nation. Every brewery starts with the same exact hops and then make a beer of their choice beer using this experimental hop blend from our friends up at Loftus Ranches in Washington with the proceeds going to help fight ALS.  Find out more at http://www.alesforals.com

Cask Card Programcask card

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 at www.ironspringspub.com.
After 10 pints of cask ale, you will receive a commemorative cask glassware only available by having your cask card punched.

June Casks

June 5th

Alsatian Pale Ale hoped with Meridian Hops

June 19th



June 14th & June 15th – Fairfax Festival!

Our 10th year taking part!  Come join us in the parade at 10am Saturday and watch for the t-shirt cannon shooting out treats to the crowd!  Then we will be hanging with the Ross Valley Fire Dept. pouring our great Iron Springs beer – with all proceeds going to the Fire Department.  Don’t miss out on this fabulous Fairfax tradition.

Sunday June 15th Father’s  Day Brunch

Fairfax Festival AND Fathers Day AND Sunday Brunch – whew! Rest assured Alex and his team will have a day long series of specials all lined up for Father’s Day – both during the day and at night. Make your reservations now!


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.


We love brunch.  Love going to brunch, love eating brunch, and now we love serving brunch!  Did we mention brunch?

We started serving Sunday brunch at the beginning of November and it has taken off like hotcakes!  No pun intended.  Brunch starts every Sunday at 10am.  Don’t miss our Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $6.99 – refills are only $1.  Plus some amazing kitchen specials that will start your day off right.  And there’s never a wait.


Please send booking inquiries to booking@ironspringspub.com.  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday June 4th

Kinky Buddha – an Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum) side project

Kinky Buddha is the brainchild of Aaron Redner, the fiddle/mandolin player from Hot Buttered Rum. The music consists of Aaron’s original songs and also includes covers meant to get the people singing along! Aaron’s music is heart-felt acoustic rock that draws from Bluegrass, Irish, and Americana traditions. The other members of Kinky Buddha are: Chris Haugen (guitars), Ben Jacobs (keys), Bryan Horne (bass), and Denielle Basom (vocals). The tunes are suitable for the whole family and anyone who enjoys virtuostic violin playing, dancing, and singing at the top of their lungs!

Wednesday June 11th

Rusty Stringfield

Born in San Francisco’s Mission District, this high energy acoustic four piece have been spilling out of their corner pub and onto some of the finest stages in town. No song is sacred once Rusty Stringfield get fired up, on the street corner or round the campfire. Take a twisted trip from traditional bluegrass to soul, reggae, and arena rock (maybe all at once). Tight harmonies, tasty instrumentals… and a side of accordion. Prepare thyself for a foot stompin, two steppin good time. Yee-Ha!
Russell Ives – mando/vox (Naked Earth, Wig Salad)
Russell Simon – upright bass/vox (Funk Logic, The Push)
Matt Lauer – guitar/vox (Spindrift, Montana Slim)
Ben “Jacobs” – accordion/vox (Jugtown Pirates, Kinky Buddha, Brough Brothers

Wednesday June 18th

Michael Lamacchia

A gifted guitarist and prolific composer there is always a buzz in Michael’s music with a feeling of freshness and passion.  Bridging musical worlds together Michael creates a sound that is personal and unique drawing from experiences of Jazz, Brazilian, African, Latin, Classical and Pop.  http://www.michaellamacchia.com/home3.html

Wednesday June 25th

The Machiavelvets

Childhood friends and faithful bassist chart new musical territory in a blaze of Jazzedelic glory. All-original, high-energy instrumental funk/jazz/rock.  http://www.reverbnation.com/themachiavelvets?kick=747520


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 anne@ironspringspub.com.

June 3rd – Marin YMCA

YMCAThe Marin and Novato Ys serve communities from Sausalito to Novato and all areas in between.  They are a volunteer mission-driven organization charged with building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.  Visit their website at http://www.ymcasf.org/marin/

June 10th – The Hungry Owl Project

2013-HOP-Logo-InvoicesThe Hungry Owl Project, based in San Anselmo, was founded almost 10 years ago in an effort to reduce the residential and commercial use of pesticides and rodenticides by emphasizing reliance on beneficial predators such as Barn Owls, Western Screech Owls, American Kestrels (a falcon), Western Bluebirds and bats.  By putting up appropriate nesting boxes for these creatures, we can keep rodents and insects at bay without poisons.  Through the years they have expanded from Marin into Sonoma and Napa where we are working with vineyards such as Kendall-Jackson and Honig to help make their operations sustainable.  In addition to selling and installing boxes (made by community volunteers, high school woodshop students, Eagle scouts, etc.), they give educational presentations at local schools, featuring our non-releasable Barn Owl, Wookie, do rescue and rehab of owls and raptors in connection with WildCare and other programs.  You can find out more at www.hungryyowl.org.

June 17th – Fairfax Open Space Committee

fairfax open spaceThe Fairfax Open Space Committee’s mission is to preserve the visual and environmental values of our community through the purchase of undeveloped land in and around Fairfax.  Their goal is to provide sanctuary for indigenous flora and fauna for future generations.  This year, they will be using funds raised primarily for acquisition of the Upper Ridgeway Trail above the Willow Avenue neighborhood in Fairfax.  Find out more at www.fairfaxopenspace.com.

June 24th – Memorial Skate Park Project

The Memorial Skate Park Project will be a new skate plaza developed in the basketball court area of Memorial Park in San Anselmo. It will be a shared space with half-court basketball, and will include a very exciting skate run for all of the skaters and scooter riders in our two towns. This program came about as a result of the growing need for a safe and legal place for local kids and teens to skate. Currently we have close to 100 young people throughout San Anselmo, Fairfax and the Valley who skate exclusively or in addition to their other structured sports and activities. They are counting on community support to help them reach our financial goal of $45,000 to build the park.


We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team