November News

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  • Pub Happenings
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  • Brewery News
  • Kitchen Events
  • November Music
  • November Give Back Tuesdays©


Iron Springs Public House is Coming Soon!

We’ve been hard at work at our new taproom and restaurant in San Rafael at 901 4th Street, at the corner of Lootens and 4th.  We plan to hope sometime this early winter, and can’t wait to show you all how our vision is coming together!  Follow us on our new Iron Springs Public House Facebook Page at for the latest information about construction, opening, etc… We’ll be starting the hiring process too for both front of house and back of house positions!  Please send your resume in the body of your email to to apply.

Special Music on Saturday November 18th

Don’t miss a special night of Saturday music to get your Thanksgiving mojo flowing.  On Saturday November 18th we welcome back Koolerator with Special Guests Barry Sless and Aaron Redner.  Music starts at 8pm – don’t miss it!

The Holidays and Such

We are beginning to think about the holidays and so we wanted to pass on the following info:

Thanksgiving – we’ll be closed to celebrate with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  The rest of the week we’ll be open like normal, with some killer meals and beers for your Thanksgiving guests.

Holiday Gifts – we’ll be getting in a large supply of Iron Springs t-shirts, sweatshirts, pint glasses and other goodies for your special friends.  Look for a holiday magnum released right after Thanksgiving – more to come on that!



We’ll be celebrating and dancing in our lederhosen at Biketoberfest Redux, the rescheduled  MCBC celebration of all things bicycle and beer held right next to the pub on Saturday November 4th.  Find out more at

We’ll also be pouring some mighty sweet brews at the Triple Rock Firkin Fest on Sunday November 5th in Berkeley.

November Beer Releases

Chocolate Baltic Porter – Strong porter brewed with lager yeast and conditioned with TCHO chocolate nibs.  6.8% ABV.

Other Seasonals on Tap

Gose Candy – Tart and fruity salted wheat ale made with marrionberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.  4.3% ABV.

Dark Path Black Lager – Black Beer lagered for over five weeks. Clean, roasty, chocolatey, and opaque. 5.3% ABV.

Coming Soon

Winterscotch ’17 – Strong slightly smokey English Wee Heavy-style.  8% ABV.

Chazz Cat Rye – A rye pale ale.  “We all got high on the Chazz Cat Rye”.  5.5% ABV.

November 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 November 17th look for a Casey Jones cask.


Menu Revisions

We’ve been working on some menu revisions and changes – we’d love to hear your thoughts! Please send any feedback to  We’ve also been listening to your feedback and now are pleased to be offering a gluten free bread option locally made right here at Flour Craft bakery in San Anselmo.   People love it.  Come check it out.


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday November 8th

Kelly Peterson Band

For over ten years Kelly Peterson’s smoky soulful voice has captivated audiences around the Bay Area and beyond. Her live show showcases unique interpretations of classic Americana as well as striking original compositions. She counts none other than Sean Penn as a fan, who used one of her songs in his 2007 film “Into the Wild”. A powerful solo performer in her own right she now tours with the support of an all-star band featuring Taylor Cutcomb (This Old Earthquake) on upright bass and Erik Smyth (Mo’fessionals/ELP) on guitar and harmonies and Michael Pinkham on drums (Albino!, New Monsoon). Kelly Peterson’s beautiful, pure voice cuts through the fog of mediocrity like a beacon of light. She is not to be missed.

Wednesday November 15th

Musicians Helping Musicians – Featuring Funky Little Shack

Tonight is a very special night of music. A night we hope helps the healing and the family that is in need right now. Funky Little Shack is a high energy dance-party band! Founded over a decade ago by guitarist Adam Lipansky FLS gets everyone out on the floor with a funky party groove. FLS features dynamic vocals, a slamming rhythm section, and blazing hot horns. Along with Adam, FLS features Karla Downey on vocals/percussion, Jeff Cleland on bass, Jamison Smeltz on sax. Be prepared for some special guests as this night is for a special friend of ours, a lifetime member of the FLS, who has been an absolute warrior fighting stage 4 cancer for 2.5 years! Come on down and let the love flow (and beer) and make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Saturday November 18th

Koolerator with Special Guests Barry Sless and Aaron Redner

Our second annual pre-Thanksgiving Saturday bash featuring John Korty & Danny Uzi’s Koolerator along with special guests Barry Sless & Aaron Redner.

Wednesday November 22nd 

Matt Jaffe and the Distractions

Jaffe’s band, The Distractions (referencing Elvis Costello’s first backing band, The Attractions), consists of Alex Newell on guitar, Sammie Fischer on bass and Alex Coltharp on drums. They released their five-song EP, Blast Off, in 2015. Former Uptones co-founders Eric Din and Paul Jackson played guitar and keyboards respectively on the recording. Matthew King Kaufman produced four of the songs on the release. Coincidentally, Kaufman, formerly of Beserkley Records, co-produced the seminal The Modern Lovers album in 1976—Jerry Harrison is a founding member of The Modern Lovers.  While touring to support the EP, the band has opened for Mavis Staples and The Damnwells. The band embarked on its first extensive U.S. tour in 2015, opening for Blues Traveler.

Wednesday November 29th 

Charlie Hickox Trio


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

November 7th – Trips for Kids

TFK_Logo_Clr_revisedTrips for Kids® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1988, they now operate in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone. Their mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Through their signature Rides and Earn-A-Bike programs, they have opened the world of cycling to over 150,000 youth. These programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. They also operate The Re-Cyclery Bike Shop that sells affordably-priced, repurposed bikes, parts, accessories and clothing to the general public. For more information, please visit them at

November 14th – Marin Charitable

MC_logo_finalMarin Charitable believes that every child deserves the opportunity to have a happy and fulfilling childhood. Marin Charitable provides grants to organizations that offer critical support, education and enrichment for school-aged children in Marin County who have limited opportunities. Find out more at

November 21st – Drake HS Mountain Bike Team

drakemtblogo-2016The Drake High School Mountain Bike Team is the most popular club at Drake High School, with over 60 riders gearing up for the 2018 season. Their goal is to get kids on bikes – helping them achieve personal and competitive goals and develop the skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are an inclusive club sport at Drake High School, active in local volunteering and trail advocacy, and funded primarily by riders and our generous sponsors. They thank Iron Springs and the community for supporting the team!

November 28th – California Wilderness Coalition

Colorado Wilderness 2017The California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) protects and restores the state’s wildest natural landscapes and watersheds on public lands. These important wild places provide clean air and water, refuges for wildlife, and outstanding opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal for people. CalWild is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the wild places and native biodiversity of California’s public lands.


We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team

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