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Fairfax, CA 94930
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Open 7 days a Week!
Monday - Tuesday:
Open at 4pm
Wednesday - Saturday:
Open at High Noon!
Sunday:
Open starting at 10am for brunch!
The Iron Springs Calendar
Come on down to the Pub for FREE Live Music every Wednesday night, and keep an eye on our calendar for special events:
What’s Pouring

Kent Lake Kolsch
Alsatian Pale Ale
Die Kraft 1000 Roggenbier
The Crippla'
JC Flyer IPA
Casey Jones Imperial IPA
Naughty Redhead Dunkelweizen
Epiphany Ale
Anne Marie’s Amber
Fairfax Coffee Porter
Sless' Stimulating Oatmeal Stout
Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider
Faction Brewing: Two Hop Collaboration
Click Here for more details on our beers!

Chalk Art by Elyce Burke

Here’s what’s going on this month at Iron Springs:

March News from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

March 10th, 2014

MARCH HIGHLIGHTS

•    Fairfax Brewfest is upon us!

•    We are open for lunch AND dinner on St. Patty’s Day with corned beef and cabbage for everyone

•    Our annual Brewed and Cultured Event

•    Compulsory Triple IPA takes Gold!

•    Batch 1000 is brewing

•    Return of the Crippla’

•    Cask Card Program

•    March Music Madness

•    Sunday Brunch COUPON- buy one entree, get one for free for the month of March

•    Give Back Tuesdays for March

 

 

FAIRFAX BREWFEST

Fairfax Brewfest 2014In Fairfax, we know spring is finally in the air when it’s time for the Fairfax Brewfest.  This year, the brewfest celebrates its 19th annual year on Saturday March 15th from 1-5pm.  Put on by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, this amazing event features some of the finest beers in the Bay Area pouring for your pleasure right in your backyard at the Fairfax Pavilion.  We are proud to be the host brewery and will be pouring our favorites.  Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door.  You can buy them at the pub through Friday, March 14th – cash or check only please.  We will see you there!

 

 

ST. PATTY’S DAY MERRIMENT AT IRON SPRINGS

We’ll be doing ourselves up in green to celebrate St. Patty’s Day on Monday March 17th at Iron Springs.  We’ll be opening at noon to start serving up some of the tastiest Corned Beef & Cabbage west of the Mississippi.  But once it’s gone it’s gone! So come early.

Other items Chef Alex has in store for specials on St. Patty’s day:

Gaelic Fries
Thick cut Burbank Russet potato wedges, melted Irish Dubliner cheese, Cowgirl Creme Fraiche, Irish bacon, green onions

Crispy Fried Lake Smelt
Whole tiny fried fish, lemon caper remoulade, citrus wedge, herbs

Scottish Smoked Salmon Salad
Scottish salmon gravlax, Sausalito Farms watercress, wild arugula, potato bread croutons, torpedo onion, shaved fennel, radish, Goddess dressing

Iron Springs Cottage Pie
House ground local lamb & veal, English peas, carrots, mushrooms, onions, Oatmeal Stout – tomato & meat Ragu, whipped potato crust

Did we remind you about reservations?………. make yours now!

 

BREWED AND CULTURED RETURNS TO IRON SPRINGS

Every once and while we like to get a little classy over at the pub.  Join us this year on Thursday, March 20th, for our third annual Brewed and Cultured night, featuring artisan cheeses paired with some of our finest beers.  See the menu below:

2 Artisan Cheeses paired with 2 Handcrafted Ales

Barinaga Ranch Tziki (Raw Sheep’s Milk)
Aged 3-6 months, bright, grassy, crisp milk sugars
Paired with Helles Angels Lager  5% ABV
Light bodied, crisp, delicate balance of hop & malt

Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk (Pasteurized Cow’s Milk)
Washed rind triple cream, pungent nose, rich creamery finish
Paired with Casey Jones Imperial IPA  9% ABV

 

BREWERY NEWS

Compulsory Triple IPA Takes the Gold at the Bistro IPA Festival

A big congratulations to the brewing team for taking home the gold medal at the Bistro IPA Festival in Hayward with our triple IPA -The Compulsory.   There were some extremely high quality entries and the brewers nailed it!

Our 1000th Batch of Beer is Heading to the Tank

10 years, 1,000 batches of beer.  This is an auspicious occasion.  Mike himself, who brewed batch 1, will be brewing batch 1,000 on Wednesday March 12th along with Anne (of Anne Marie’s Amber fame, the “force behind the brewer”), head brewer Christian, and there is even rumor of a guest appearance by the only other head brewer in these past 10 years, Coley Thinnes.  Come on down and share a pint and join the party.  We couldn’t have done it without all your support.  For batch 1,000 we have decided to brew a RoggenBier, a German dark rye beer fermented with a Weizen yeast.  This Millenium Ale will be available for consumption in April.  We will then age a few kegs for our 10 year anniversary throwdown in the fall of 2014.

Other New and Very Soon Releases

For all you Crippla’ fans out there, she’s back baby!!  Just recently tapped, we will have 2 full batches to satiate all you Crippla’ groupies – and you know who you are.

We also are now pouring the Helles Angels Lager (A Helles Style lager).  Light and refreshing.

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

March Casks

Thursday March 13th: Cask of the Crippla!

Thursday March 27th: Cask of Anne Marie’s Amber

Welcome to Richard!

We wanted to welcome the newest member to the Iron Springs brewing team, Richard Angeles.  If you see him delivering our tasty beer around the Bay Area, give him a shout.

MARCH MUSIC

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

Wednesday March 12th

Loyal Rose

Loyal Rose is a folk jam band, bringing together talented musicians from varying  musical backgrounds. Their recipe for a full dance floor and tasty jams is one part boogie train beat, one part acoustic rock, flavored with a bit of groovy zydeco – the ‘Original West County Sound’. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wednesday March 19th

Gary Gates Band

Gary`s original songs and popular covers include solid grooves, catchy tunes, and extended jams that take the audience on lively musical journeys.
In 1976, Gary toured as the opening act for Neil’s legendary Northern California Bar Tour. As a member of the popular Loma Mar Store Band, later Rhythm Method, and now fronting a band of his own name, Gary has picked up more and more fans and admirees over the decades.

Wednesday March 26th

Sounds of Freedom Project featuring Jose Neto

Featuring the Rowan Brothers -  Chris & Lorin with special guests singer/songwriter Mark Moore and guitarist Jose Neto.  An acoustic evening of Rowan Brothers (www.rowanbrothers.com) Americana music with classic vocal harmonies and backed by virtuoso guitarist Jose Neto (www.joseneto.com), Fairfax local resident and longtime guitarist for Stevie Winwood. Mark Moore is a Marin County songwriter who has recorded several CDs of his music with Jose Neto producing.  Mark’s currently recording his new CD (think Crosby,Stills & Nash) with the brothers Chris & Lorin backing on guitars and vocals, as well as Jose producing and on guitar too. Several of Mark’s new songs are being showcased with this exciting ensemble of musicians. Jose will be joining the brothers as they perform songs from their rich catalogue of original music with a few ‘classic rock’ songs thrown in the mix.

 

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR SUNDAY BRUNCH? TRY THIS COUPON

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.

If you haven’t tried our brunch, we don’t want you to miss out!  For the month of March, bring in a copy of this newsletter to receive a second brunch entree for free when you buy one brunch entree.   Good only through the end of March, 2014. 

 

NEW EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR WILL MAKE YOUR MARCH HAPPIER

New happy hour

Wednesday-Friday from noon-6:00 p.m. you can now enjoy an extended happy hour.  $4.00 pints and $1.00 off all our fantastic appetizers.  Happy hour now runs as follows:

Monday: 4-close

Tuesday 4-6

Wednesday 12-6

Thursday 12-6

Friday 12-6

Saturday 4-6

Sunday 4-6

 

GIVE BACK TUESDAYS

daylight foodsWe are both sad and happy that we have a new Give Back Tuesdays partner.  Marin-Sonoma Produce has been supporting our Give Back Tuesdays for almost 2 years, and we have really appreciated working with Mike and doing more good for the community.  Starting in January of 2014, though, we’ll be partnering with Daylight Foods, who will match an additional 5% of the 10% we give back every Tuesday.  For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact anne@ironspringspub.com.

In March 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 www.yestokids.org.  We also have two special YES nights in March:

Tuesday March 11, 2014

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

Tuesday March 25, 2014

It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the teachers from Hidden Valley Elementary School.

Ever want your teachers to wait on you? Now is your chance!

We’ll see you at the pub!

– The Iron Springs Team

Mid-February Newsletter from Iron Springs

February 12th, 2014

Here’s some fun we’ve got going on for the rest of February!

Iron Springs Wins Big at the Bistro IPA Festival

We’re proud to announce that our newest beer, the Compulsory Ale, won gold in the triple IPA category at the Bistro IPA festival in Hayward this past weekend during SF Beer Week.  Where can you taste this big bold beer (12% ABV)? We’ll have it on tap for a limited time, and you can also find at some SF Beer Week events (through February 16th). For more information check out www.sfbeerweek.org.

Spread the Love this Valentine’s Day ♥

Treat your special someone to a night at Iron Springs on Friday February 14th.  Alex and his team are working around the clock to bring you a gastronomic treat that will rock your world!  Click Here for a sneak peek at our amazing menu.   This is the only day of the year for which we take reservations for any size party, so make yours early and spread the love.

Relax with our Sunday 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.  Click here for the menu.  And there’s never a wait.  See you there!

We’re Open for Lunch on President’s Day

Around for the long weekend? Come in on Monday 2/17 starting at 12pm for lunch after that bike ride, hike,or just lazy morning with the family.

Barrel Aged Beer Month is Pouring Strong

In February we’ll tap a new barrel aged beer five times during the month of February. They are all unique and all amazing – well you should probably try them all.  Here is what is coming up:
•    Firkin of Draconic Mocha Stout from Drakes Brewing – Tapped 2/13
•    Anne’s Amber on Barbados Rum infused french oak chips – Tapped 2/15
•    Sless’ Oatmeal Stout on Fernet infused french oak chips – Tapped 2/22

End of February Music

We are continuing our cozy and casual music series in February, with our last Saturday of music on March 1st.   Every Saturday at 2pm we feature some great local artists.  It’s a perfect excuse to come in from the rain (or the sun) or celebrate the end of a winter outdoors adventure.  Below is the poster for the whole series and then you’ll find info below on both our February and March Casual and Cozy acts as well as our regular Wednesday night music.  For all music booking inquiries, please contact booking@ironspringspub.com

casual and cozy 2014

Music starts at 2pm every Saturday, and 8pm every Wednesday.

Saturday February 15th

Savannah Blu Trio

Wednesday February 19th

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/

Saturday February 22nd

Zac Brough & Friends

Wednesday February 26th

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Blue Grass

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass is a progressive good time string band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Although they will reach deep into traditional standards, they don’t rest there. Much of their unique sound is a mesh of yesterday’s established protocols with a need to push strings into their own exciting fun way. The band tours throughout Northern California and is quickly building a following that includes a wide range of music fans. The band can be reached at www.onegrasstwograssredgrassbluegrass.com.

Saturday March 1st

Liz Pisco & Co.

Give Back in February

daylight foodsWe are both sad and happy that we have a new Give Back Tuesdays partner.  Marin-Sonoma Produce has been supporting our Give Back Tuesdays for almost 2 years, and we have really appreciated working with Mike and doing more good for the community.  Starting in January of 2014, though, we are partnering with Daylight Foods, who will match an additional 5% of the 10% we give back every Tuesday.  For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact anne@ironspringspub.com.

February 18th – Friends of Peri Park

friends of peri park 2014The Friends of Peri Park are working to improve the enjoyment and safety of Peri Park in Fairfax.  Their goal is to develop a community of volunteers, parents, children and friends to help further their mission by supporting the park with volunteer assistance and fundraising efforts.  To donate, please go to http://www.fairfaxfocas.com.

February 25th – San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School

SACNS_logoFounded originally in 1947 as the Fairfax Community Nursery School, the San Anselmo Co-Op is celebrating its 65th year in operation. Except for the faces of the children and their parents, since then little has changed. The goal of the preschool is to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in each child.  The school provides a unique experience for families who wish to be involved in their children’s education and learn alongside them. By sharing parenting issues, insights, joys and struggles, parents gain a sense of community with one another and a greater understanding of their own child’s development. Through their participation, parents create the kind of school they desire for their children. Their many talents, strengths and interests provide the energy that fuels the school. By relying on parent ingenuity, teamwork and labor, we keep fees low and the school available to a wide spectrum of people.  Find out more at www.sananselmocoop.com.

We’ll see you at the pub!

– The Iron Springs Team

February News from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

January 29th, 2014

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

•    Sunday Brunch is in high gear starting 10:00 a.m.!
•    February is Barrel Aged Beer Month!  Plus other amazing beer updates
•    Saturday Casual & Cozy Music Series Finishes with a Bang
•    Wednesday Music line up for February
•    Extended Happy Hour
•    Chef Alex Corner
•    Give Back Tuesday

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH

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.  See you there!

 

BREWERY NEWS

February is Barrel Aged Beer Month

In February we’ll tap a new barrel aged beer five times during the month of February. They are all unique and all amazing – well you should probably try them all.

•    Kent Lake Kolsch on Pisco infused french oak chips – Tapped 2/1
•    Mildest Dreams on Dry Gin infused french oak chip – Tapped  2/8
•    Firkin of Draconic Mocha Stout from Drakes Brewing – Tapped 2/13
•    Anne’s Amber on Barbados Rum infused french oak chips – Tapped 2/15
•    Sless’ Oatmeal Stout on Fernet infused french oak chips – Tapped 2/22

New and Very Soon Releases

We also are tapping some great new beers in February:

•    Compulsory IIIPA- A TRIPLE IPA!!!  Weighing in at 12% ABV and chock full of flavor!
•   We’ll also be tapping our latest collaboration brew – created with our friends at Line 51 down in Oakland.  The boys brewed a West Coast IPA, best described as a “Casey Jones Jr.”  This tasty IPA is coming in at 6% ABV.
•   The Thriller Mai Bock has returned!  Spring is in the air after all….
•  Coming at the end of February or early March will be the return of the Helles Angels Lager (A Helles Style lager)

February Casks

Thursday February 13th: Draconian Mocha Stout (from Drakes Brewing)

Thursday February 27th: TBD

San Francisco Beer Week is February 7th through February 16th

We want to give a BIG shout out to the brewers.  Not only have they put together some amazing beers this month, but they are also stepping out and stepping up for San Francisco Beer Week down in the big city!  Looks for us at various events this week.  Some highlights:

2/9:  Meet the brewer night at  ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop in Walnut Creek

2/11: Albany Tap Room Firkin Night  in Albany

2/12: Starbelly SF Beer Dinner

2/14: Local Kitchen Triple Double Strong Beer Night

You can find out more about the whole week’s events at http://www.sfbeerweek.org.

 

GET CASUAL AND COZY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN FEBRUARY

We are continuing our cozy and casual music series in February, with our last Saturday of music on March 1st.   Every Saturday at 2pm we feature some great local artists.  It’s a perfect excuse to come in from the rain (or the sun) or celebrate the end of a winter outdoors adventure.  Below is the poster for the whole series and then you’ll find info below on both our February and March Casual and Cozy acts as well as our regular Wednesday night music.  For all music booking inquiries, please contact booking@ironspringspub.com

casual and cozy 2014

Music starts at 2pm every Saturday, and 8pm every Wednesday.

Saturday February 1st

Ted Silverman & Friends

Wednesday February 5th

The Brough Brothers

Poor Man’s Whiskey lead singer Josh Brough joins forces with his brother Zack Brough in a four piece string based band featuring their Northern California brother harmonies and songs. Their music is a combination of folk, rock, country and bluegrass and their influences include, Creedence, John Prine, The Eagles and Neil Young.

Saturday February 8th

Dore Coller’s Bermuda Grass

Wednesday February 12th

Matt Herrero’s Song Book Night

Tommy Odetto and John Varn (1/2 of the Bad Jones) will be joining Matt Herrero for Songbook Night at Iron Springs!

Saturday February 15th

Savannah Blu Trio

Wednesday February 19th

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/

Saturday February 22nd

Zac Brough & Friends

Wednesday February 26th

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Blue Grass

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass is a progressive good time string band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Although they will reach deep into traditional standards, they don’t rest there. Much of their unique sound is a mesh of yesterday’s established protocols with a need to push strings into their own exciting fun way. The band tours throughout Northern California and is quickly building a following that includes a wide range of music fans. The band can be reached at www.onegrasstwograssredgrassbluegrass.com.

Saturday March 1st

Liz Pisco & Co.

NEW EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR WILL MAKE YOUR FEBRUARY HAPPIER

New happy hour

Wednesday-Friday from noon-6:00 p.m. you can now enjoy an extended happy hour.  $4.00 pints and $1.00 off all our fantastic appetizers.  Happy hour now runs as follows:

Monday: 4-close

Tuesday 4-6

Wednesday 12-6

Thursday 12-6

Friday 12-6

Saturday 4-6

Sunday 4-6

KITCHEN KORNER WITH CHEF ALEX

Join us for two special events in February!

Super Bowl Sunday

It’s the last great day of the season of football.  Even without the 49ers.  The beer will be flowing (all 16 taps), and  fun food specials will be served.  AND it’s ground hog day.

Valentine’s Day ♥

Treat your special someone to a night at Iron Springs on Friday February 14th.  Alex and his team are working around the clock to bring you a gastronomic treat that will rock your world!  Check our website, facebook, or twitter to get an inside scoop on the menu closer to the date.  This is the only day of the year for which we take reservations for any size party, so make yours early.

 

GIVE BACK TUESDAYS

daylight foodsWe are both sad and happy that we have a new Give Back Tuesdays partner.  Marin-Sonoma Produce has been supporting our Give Back Tuesdays for almost 2 years, and we have really appreciated working with Mike and doing more good for the community.  Starting in January of 2014, though, we are partnering with Daylight Foods, who will match an additional 5% of the 10% we give back every Tuesday.  For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact anne@ironspringspub.com.

February 4th – Slide Ranch

slide ranch logoSlide Ranch is a Marin-based, nonprofit environmental education center that offers a variety of programs for schools, community groups, and families on our coastal farm and wild lands.  Through hands-on activities—from gardening to goat-milking to exploring tide pools—visitors to Slide Ranch discover the connections between the plants, animals, elements and human efforts that sustain life and bring food to the table.  To learn more, please visit their website at www.slideranch.org.

 

February 11th – Enriching Lives Through Music

ELM LogoEnriching Lives Through Music is a music school in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael that serves close to 100 elementary and middle school Canal kids with an intensive music program and a mission to empower children to achieve success in all facets of their lives through music education, performance, and participation in a music community.  The program is free to all students.   Please visit www.enrichinglivesthroughmusic.com for more information.

February 18th – Friends of Peri Park

friends of peri park 2014The Friends of Peri Park are working to improve the enjoyment and safety of Peri Park in Fairfax.  Their goal is to develop a community of volunteers, parents, children and friends to help further their mission by supporting the park with volunteer assistance and fundraising efforts.  To donate, please go to http://www.fairfaxfocas.com.

February 25th – San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School

SACNS_logoFounded originally in 1947 as the Fairfax Community Nursery School, the San Anselmo Co-Op is celebrating its 65th year in operation. Except for the faces of the children and their parents, since then little has changed. The goal of the preschool is to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in each child.  The school provides a unique experience for families who wish to be involved in their children’s education and learn alongside them. By sharing parenting issues, insights, joys and struggles, parents gain a sense of community with one another and a greater understanding of their own child’s development. Through their participation, parents create the kind of school they desire for their children. Their many talents, strengths and interests provide the energy that fuels the school. By relying on parent ingenuity, teamwork and labor, we keep fees low and the school available to a wide spectrum of people.  Find out more at www.sananselmocoop.com.

We’ll see you at the pub!

– The Iron Springs Team