November Newsletter

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It’s all about the gold this month!  We’re celebrating the Sless Oatmeal Stout winning a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in October, and the Epiphany winning a gold medal at the World Beer Cup in April.  Join us for gold week for special prices on these two fine beers and special food to match.  We also will be releasing our Winter Four Packs on Black Friday – more details below.

Also don’t miss a special Saturday night of music with Soul Ska on November 19th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.    It will be a dance party for sure.


year-of-the-goldGold week kicks off on Monday October 31st for a full week of celebration of the Sless Stout and the Epiphany.  You’ll find both beers at happy hour prices at all times of day, all week long. Never tried one of these two award winning ales? Make sure you get into the pub to give them a try, and take one home in a 22 oz. bomber for your after party.  Did you know this is the 3rd gold medal for the Stout? It also won gold at the World Beer Cup in 2008 and 2014.

We’ll also be featuring special entrees that pair well or feature the Stout and the Epiphany, like:

  • Golden Beet Salad
  • Hong Kong XO Brussels Sprouts
  • Kazakoff’s Gold Medal Stout Steak Sandwich
  • Imperial Red Cooked Pork
  • Volcano Lamb Shank


Release of the Holiday Four Packs

We’ll be releasing our annual holiday winter four packs this year on Friday November 25th.  These 4 seasoned ales arrive in a handy carrying case and make a great holiday gift.  Quantities are extremely limited, so make sure you get yours early!  This year we are featuring:

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

New Beer Releases

Huckleberry Gose – available 10/29 a tart wheat beer finished with fresh huckleberries.

Dark Path Lager – by 11/21

The Firkin will be released on Friday the 18th

Other Seasonals on Tap

Hopositivhopositive-bottlee – Our bi-annual strong oatmeal pale ale hopped aggressively with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops that gives this beer a huge tropical and lemon dill flavor.  Now in bottles as well as on draft only in the fall by popular demand!  7.5% ABV

Boom Boom Blonde – Light and spiced with Galangal Root and Kaffir Lime Leaves – 4.5% ABV

Shotgun Willie Nelson – Single Hopped Sesson, rich pine – 4.9% ABV

Anniversary Alt – A toasty slightly hoppy amber Dusseldorf-style Ale.  5% ABV

Coming Soon

Winterscotch – our winter bottled seasonal – released 12/20.

November 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 November 18th we’ll have our firkin pouring!


Please send booking inquiries to  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday November 2nd

Gold Week Celebration featuring Barry Sless (of Sless Stout fame) & Friends

We are extremely excited to celebrate the Sless Stout winning a very prestigious gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival last month. Please join us for a night of amazing music with Barry Sless and a gold star line up featuring Tim Bluhm,John Molo,Katie Skene, plus special guests….

Wednesday November 16th

Aaron Redner & Friends

Saturday November 19th

A very special Saturday night of music with Soul Ska

Soul Ska is a 10-piece San Francisco Bay Area collective formed in 2014 dedicated to keeping SKA music alive! The band serves up a high-energy mix of original and classic Jamaican/UK ska covers to ever growing audiences. The band is comprised of veteran Bay Area musicians:

-Jonathan Korty – keys (Vinyl/Les Claypool’s Electric Apricot)

-Lex Razon – drums (Vinyl/Ernest Ranglin)

-Ryan Scott – trumpet ( Monophonics/Katdelic)

-Gardner Goetze – guitar (The Right Time)

-Tommy O’Mahoney – bass (The Shams)

-Liz Larson – trombone & Patrick Byers – baritone sax (Albino!/El Radio Fantastique

-Sean “Stymie” Sharp, Jethro Jeremiah and Noelle Glory on vocals (Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra).

Wednesday November 23rd

Chris Haugen Trio & Friends

Come out and celebrate the night before Thanksgiving with a great night of music featuring Chris Haugen.  Known for his musical intuition, creative drive, inventive style, and solid roots chops, Chris has produced four critically acclaimed records and is looking forward to entertaining Fairfax with a trio of friends.  It’s a holiday special – slide guitar with a side of gravy.

Wedhnesday November 30th

Shakey Zimmerman

Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true-to-form sound to venues throughout California. The acoustic/electric band is led by Bay Area musician Pat Nevins on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Shakey Zimmerman packs the powerhouse and iconic songs of legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The songs are carried by Nevins, who has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young’s trademark voices, while giving them his own stamp.


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 1st – Marin County Library’s FLAGship Program

FLAGship busThe F.L.A.G.ship program, in partnership with Marin County Free Library, offers FREE drop-in (not drop-off) preschool classes for families with children 0 to 5 years old.  Bilingual storytimes, kids songs, games, crafts and other fun Kindergarten-readiness activities engage children and adults together on-board this incredible custom RV. Information about local family services & events are always available.  Check out for more information.

November 15th – San Anselmo Co-Operative Nursery School

SACNS_logo Founded originally in 1947 as the Fairfax Community Nursery School, the San Anselmo Co-Op is celebrating its 69th 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

November 22nd – Drake HS Mountain Bike Program

drakemtblogo-2016 The Drake High School Mountain Bike Team is a 6-time California State Champion and 10-time NorCal High School Mountain Bike League Champion. Winning 2016’s league and state championships – with several riders winning individual titles – the riders are gearing up for another exciting season. The team is an inclusive club sport at Drake High School, is active in local volunteering and trail advocacy, and is funded primarily by riders and our generous sponsors. We thank Iron Springs and the community for supporting the team!  Read all about them at

November 29th – TeamWorks Art Mentoring Program

teamworksTeamWorks Art Mentoring Program provides on going arts intervention for high-risk youth aged 11-18 in Juvenile Hall and in Alternative Education high schools in Marin County. TeamWorks Art promotes creative expression, self-discipline, and community engagement for youth who are underserved and economically disadvantaged. Students who enter Marin’s juvenile justice system and lower-prioritized alternative schools receive no art education within the system. Find out more at


Our “mountain” logo pullover sweatshirts are now on sale for $20, so pick one up today! And don’t miss our new Casey Jones Imperial IPA t’s featuring our bottle art.   We also have great gear for all your holiday shopping – new hats, great t-shirts, and zip-up hoodies.  Ask any manager or server to see your favorite style.


Iron Springs is looking for a part-time host (2-3 shifts a week) and a part-time busser (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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