October Newsletter

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  • Pub Happenings
    • It’s Oktoberfest!
    • Iron Springs Turns 13 – we’re celebrating on October 6th
    • Watch out San Rafael – here we come
  • Brewery News
  • Kitchen Events
  • October Music
  • October Give Back Tuesdays©


We’ll be kicking off Oktoberfest at Iron Springs on Friday, September 29th and celebrating all weekend long.    You’ll find our great specials below, plus come try our Fresh Hop Oktoberfest Lager, in traditional German beer steins.  Oktoberfest

Crisp meat pastry, wild boar & mushroom, sage, country preserves

Hoptoberfresh Salad
Lemon cucumber, heirloom tomato, celery hearts, cornichons, pickled onion, lemon – dill vinaigrette

Boiled & roasted German style pork belly, sweet & sauerkraut, griddle potato cake, Kolsch Ale pork jus

Butterkasse Pretzels
Soft Bavarian Pretzels, broiled Rhine valley cows milk cheese

Local Lamb Goulash
Braised Valley Ford lamb shoulder, root vegetables, savory, caraway, tomato, buttered rustic hearth baked pumpernickel bread

Iron Springs Turns 13

We’ll be celebrating lucky 13 years on October 6th – who would have thought we’d be a teenager?  Come join us for pints of our flagship beers for only $1.30, $13 specials, and we’ll be giving away 13 meals to 13 lucky customers.  Plus a special release of the 11 Years Strong aged in a Maderia barrel and a 2015 Winterscotch/Stout Blend aged in a bourbon/rye barrel.  Do you feel lucky? Click here for more information.

Watch out San Rafael – here we come

San Rafael – have you heard the news? We are coming your way. Our new taproom and restaurant is under construction at 901 4th Street at the corner of 4th and Lootens in downtown San Rafael. We’re having a great time and planning a late fall/early winter opening.  To learn more, watch walls coming down, or just entertain yourself check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/ISpublichouse.

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!

Reservations for Smaller Parties Now Accepted

Iron Springs has revised its reservation policy – we now take reservations for parties of 4 or more, so make yours today!

Return of Teacher Pints

Teacher pints have returned!  Monday through Thursday, show your teacher ID card to get a pint of your favorite Iron Springs beer for only $3.



Our brewers will be chatting it up and pouring some great beers at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO October 5th-7th.

We’ll also be celebrating and dancing in our lederhosen at Biketoberfest, a MCBC celebration of all things bicycle and beer held right next to the pub on Saturday October 14th.  Find out more at biketoberfestmarin.com.

October Beer Releases

Dark Path Black Lager – week of 10/16

A black beer, 4.7% ABV

Other Seasonals on Tap

Hopositive Strong Oatmeal Pale Ale

Our fall seasonal, available in bottles and draft, 7.5% ABV

Fresh Hop Oktoberfest Lager

A centennial wet hops clean amber lager, 6% ABV

Coming Soon

Baltic Porter

A yet to be named Mosaic CRYO Hopped pale ale

October Cask

Follow us on Facebook for exact cask tapping dates, times, & flavors, or go to our web calendar acask cardt www.ironspringspub.com.  After 10 pints of cask ale, you will receive a commemorative cask glassware only available by having your cask card punched.

On Friday October 27th look for a spooky Halloween themed cask beer. 


Menu Revisions

We’ve been working on some menu revisions and changes – we’d love to hear your thoughts! Please send any feedback to info@ironspringspub.com.  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 booking@ironspringspub.com.  Music starts at 8pm.

Wednesday October 4th

Jethro Jeremiah Band

A reggae infused soul singer who has been performing professionally in the Bay Area for over 20 yrs – current vocalist with SOUL SKA – In 2002 Jethro’s song Hotchkiss Street won the online Make A Star contest, while his voice gained him the honour of opening a summer show for Ray Charles. Jethro has showcased at Great American Music Hall and he and his band have delivered impressive performances at festivals throughout California and beyond.  While Jethro’s writing is evolving over time, his music still finds inspiration in reggae. Jethro’s musical stance is comparable to contemporary bands who pick and mix from different kinds of rock music. Jamaican music has different styles, periods and influences. So in addition to the island rhythms of ska and rocksteady, you’ll find Jethro’s songs are also informed by R&B, gospel and, of course, soul music.  Jethro’s band is fully capable of expressing and embellishing his music. Top drummer Lou Neuburger and Kim Hart-Poindexter on bass form the crucial backbone of the music. Ryan Tatarian adds flavour on the keys, and contributes stellar backing vocals behind Jethro. Steve Munger adds rhythmic punch and melody on tenor and soprano saxophones.

Wednesday October 11th

Tom Finch Trio

A talented local trio featuring Marc Carmi Smith (Jazz Iguanas) on drums and Anna Pfeifer (Zepperella) on bass – Tom Finch Trio – plays a unique blend of Blues, Roots-Rock and world flavors to create what they call “Progressive Americana”.    With thoughtful and hooky originals  and choice covers and groove-heavy instrumentals, the band offers something for everybody!  Featuring: Anna Pfeifer on Bass and vocals and Marc Carmi Smith on drums.

Wednesday October 18th

Songbook Night with Matt Herrero

A Fairfax tradition!  – Sing a long with local Matt Herrero and friends as he leads a band through classic rock and roll hits with verve and humor!

Wednesday October 25th

Danny Uzi/Darren Nelson Duo

Two veteran band leaders and friends come together for an evening of original songs, classic covers and interplay. Danny Uzi (Chrome Johnson/Ring of Fire) and Darren Nelson (San Geronimo/Honeydust) will play acoustic and electric in a duo setting with some very special guests!


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.

YES provides support for the Ross Valley School District including funding for library, art, music, and so much more.  Find out more at www.yestokids.org.  In October, we will be sponsoring YES every Tuesday and also have one very special night planned:

On Tuesday October 10th we will celebrate all YES does for our school libraries.  Come join us for special author readings and a celebration of all things library.

 Eat, drink and be – reading!


Iron Springs is now hiring in Fairfax for a strong server/bartender who is also interested in managing. Schedule includes serving, managing and at least 1 bar shift per week. Weekends a must. This is a full time (30+ hours weekly) position.  If you’re interested, email your resume copied in the body of your email to info@ironspringspub.com.  No attachments will be opened.

We are now also hiring in Fairfax for a sous chef, so if cooking is your thing, send us your resume to info@ironspringspub.com. Same rules – no attachments.

We’re also starting to hire folks for the San Rafael location, so send your resume in if that interests you as well.

We’ll see you at the pub!

— The Iron Springs Team

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