May Newsletter

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  • Pub Events
  • Brewery News

    • Our New Crowler!
  • Kitchen Events
  • May Music
  • May Give Back Tuesdays©
  • Now HiringMarin IJ award jpeg


Awards and Accolades

We’re proud to be named the Marin Independent Journal’s Readers Choice for Best Brewpub for 2017!   We’re thrilled to be your favorite.  We’ve also been named Pacific Sun’s Best Microbrew for 2017 (and 2016), and on Sunday May 7th we’ll be honored by the Fairfax Volunteers for our support of that organization here in Fairfax.  Thanks to all of you who voted for us!  pacific sun BestOfLogo_2017

Come Get Your Crowler!

We are now filling 32 oz. crowlers filled with any Iron Springs beer at the pub!  What’s a crowler?  It’s a Thirst Repair Kit – a 32 oz. can filled on the spot with the beer of your choice.  Great for hiking, biking, or throwing in your car for a Marin spring adventure.  Now through Memorial Day get a 3 pack of crowlers for $33.

Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week

We are now open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner!   We’ll be pairing this with all day happy hour and fish and chips on Mondays.  Now there’s a winning combo!

Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day Menus

Fun times ahead at Iron Springs! On Cinco de Mayo, check out our south of the border inspired menu paired with the release of the Que Valor.  On Mother’s Day, we’ll treat your mom in style.  Information on both menus can be found below.


Beer Events

Festival season is underway!  Join our brewing team at the following events:

Saturday May 13th – Tap Takeover at Stay Gold Deli, Oakland

Saturday May 20th – Ales and Trails at China Camp, San Rafael

Saturday May 20th – Sessionfest at Jack London Square, Oakland

May Beer Releases

May 5th – Que Valor Vienna Lager 5/5

May 12th – Hop Gravy IPA 5/12

May 17th – Head Change Hoppy Lager

May 26th – TBA Crystal Wheat IPA

Other Seasonals on Tap

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

Cranial Disharmony – Brown ale infused with Equator’s mocha java.  6% ABV.

Hopositive – Citrusy Oatmeal Pale Ale.  7.6% ABV.

Unfiltered Saaz Hands – Czech Style Pilsner.  5% ABV.

Coming Soon

Saison D’Ete – our summer seasonal.  In bottles and draft 6/16.

Fruited Gose – early June

Highly Decent IPA (Ales for ALS beer) – end of June

May Cask

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 May 19th we’ll tap the  “Hopensation” IPA  – Cask version of Hop Gravy dry-hopped with Belma hops, 6% ABV.


We’ve got two great holidays with special menus in May!

Cinco de Mayo

On Friday May 5th join us for Cinco de Mayo.

As always we will be digging into our Mexican recipes and putting together a fantastic first Friday menu together. Always expect fun and fresh specials now that the sun is finally out. Most likely a nice ceviche, local cheese enchiladas, and much more.

Mother’s Day

On Sunday May 14th we’ll join in the Mother’s Day celebration with some great specials.

Bring mom down for a great lunch or dinner. As always we will be packed. What to expect:

Lomi Lomi King Salmon – crème fraiche, avocado, sourdough croutons, Meyer lemon

Asparagus Florentine – grilled Giant asparagus, creamed white corn, baby spinach, tomato, poached duck egg, brioche, Hollandaise

Mache Salad – Lakeville lamb lettuce, Laura’s goat cheese, field strawberries, roasted hazelnuts, raspberry vinaigrette

Petrale Sole Piccata – pan roasted Petrale Sole, nasturtium berries, lemon, zest, Unoaked Chardonnay, Straus butter, Fingerlings, Haricot Vert

Spaghettini Putanesca – fresh handmade pasta, anchovy, San Marzano tomato conserva, caper, garlic, basil, oregano, Taggiasca olives, EVOO

Gluten Free & Vegan Options at the Pub

We are pleased to remind everyone who may have dietary needs or constraints that Iron Springs has plenty of options for you. Here are some choices:

All of our salads can be made with Balsamic or Sherry vinaigrette which are vegan and wheat free. Our sandwiches, burgers and tacos are gladly made Paleo Style in hearty lettuce wraps. Our French fryer is celiac safe and uses 100% NON GMO rice oil. Our Stuffed Chile is wheat free and can be made vegan without cheese or sour cream. The Beans and Greens plate on the dinner menu is now wheat free and can also be made Vegan without the addition of Parmesan cheese. Iron Springs is also happy to work around your dietary needs to provide you with an exceptional meal. Don’t hesitate to ask!


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday May 3rd

Rowan Brothers featuring Lorin and Chris Rowan

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.

Wednesday May 10th

Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Matt Jaffe & The Distractions are a rock & roll band from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on countless open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has continued to churn out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturate the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples, Wilco, and Blues Traveler), and collaborate with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s. Fresh off the release of their first LP, California’s Burning, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions are street-teaming with the best of them to bring rock & roll back to the masses.

Wednesday May 17th

Fly By Train

Fly by Train is a Penngrove born, folky, jam-ericana, country-grass railroad rock band. We play train songs and break up songs.

Wednesday May 24th

Jonathan Korty’s Koolerator

Featuring John Korty on keys, Danny Uzi on guitar, Joe Kyle Jr on bass from The Waybacks, and Rob Hooper on drums from Carolyn Wonderland Band.

Wednesday May 31st

Aaron Redner & Friends


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 May 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 three special YES nights in May:

Tuesday May 2nd

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Manor Elementary School

Tuesday May 9th

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Wade Thomas Elementary School

Tuesday March 16th

Join us for a special concert from the White Hill Middle School Jazz Band


Iron Springs is seeking to hire an experienced Server and also an experienced host.  If you are interested in full or part time work (3-5 days a week, weekends required), please send your resume or any questions to

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team

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