What a Long Strange Mash It’s Been…
All of our beers are hand crafted on location here in Fairfax, California in 10 barrel batches. We start with the freshest water from the seven Marin reservoirs, as well as the Russian River, and add the finest ingredients available on the global market. While remaining true to traditions, each of our beers also brings its own unique characteristics to the palate. From the brew-house to the taps, to your glass, without filtration, our beers are “alive” and made with great care and craftsmanship.
Iron Springs strives to provide the finest crafted ales possible using only the best ingredients from around the world, including our own proprietary house yeast. You will always find at least 12 beer pouring at all times. This includes 10 CO2 taps, 2 nitrogen taps, as well as our Cask beers. Everything from Pilsner & Kolsch all the way up to Imperial IPA’s & Barley Wines and everything in between.
This is a brewery more than 20 years in the making dating back to when Mike started washing kegs for McMenamin’s in Portland Oregon in 1991. This is were the original Epiphany was first brewed-many thousands of batches of beers ago.
Come on down to the Pub and quaff a nice cold one, or find Iron Springs beers at a store near you.
What’s On Tap
Our latest “let’s have fun with science and use up a bunch of different hops for a new IPA” – This is the quintessential West Coast IPA style brewed with a neutral base made up with Pilsner malt and a little oatmeal but hopped aggressively. There is enough bitterness to feel it linger but not enough that you’ll need to scrape your palette. All big jammy citrusy and dank finishing hops are what gives this beer the west coast feel. We also left this beer unfiltered because that’s how the kids like it but without any of that East Coast milkshake yeast or crazy protein rich adjuncts added to the mash. California knows how to party
Our Sless’ Oatmeal Stout infused with over seven pounds of Bourbon barrel aged coffee beans from Petaluma Coffee and Tea Company.
A Scotch-style Ale we brew annually just in time for the holiday’s. This year’s 2016 Winterscotch is medium to full bodied, tawny in color, and has a light smoky cherry pipe tobacco character. The balanced lingering finish carries a mild toasted caramel flavor followed by a clean malt balance. Also a limited availability in bottles to go!
Side B Track 4 is the coda of our Hip Hoppy album/series of Single Hopped Pale Ales. This beer features the new hop called Pekko. Pekko starts off with a light minty Juicy Fruit gum flavor and then finishes with a dry lemon lime. Big Pekko, Spendin’ G’s!
Session-style India Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with our friends at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. Light hoppy pale ale brewed with a touch of Rye malt and aggresively hopped in the late additions with Mosaic and Cascade hops to give it a spicy and very citrusy flavor and finish.
Tart German-style wheat beer with over thirty pounds of fresh Huckleberries added to the end of the boil. This bright pink unfiltered beer has pleasant aromas of berries and roses. The finish is a refreshing and clean wheaty. Not vegan friendly as we used a non-fat dairy based lacto culture source to sour this beer.
Our Fall seasonal dark lager-style beer. The Dark Path is brewed with German pilsner, Caramunich, and chocolate malts and lightly hopped for balance. Smooth and roasty. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.
A beer we developed as the house ale for Hawker Fare in San Francisco and Oakland. Light and spiced with Galangal Root and Kaffir Lime Leaves.
*WINNER, GOLD AWARD, 2008 & 2014 WORLD BEER CUP, OATMEAL STOUT*
*WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, 2016 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, OATMEAL STOUT*
Dark, hardy, thick, rich, roasted and chocolaty, this ale is amazingly smooth due to the generous addition of whole oats. Named for a friend of Iron Springs and easily the finest pedal steel player around, Barry Sless, this one is layered with flavors.
Caramel, toffee, and slight chocolate notes accent this complex American style amber that is full of crystal malts and minimal in hop flavor or bitterness. This ale is generously sweet, yet bold, like the woman for whom it was named.
*WINNER, BRONZE AWARD 2006 AND GOLD AWARD 2016 WORLD BEER CUP, AMERICAN RED ALE*
A Pacific Northwest hoppy amber ale with floral and citrus aromas. Ready for an Epiphany?! There is a great story to how this beer got its name – if you are curious please ask Mike! Wheat free.
This double IPA has twice the hops and grains as its counterpart. Significant floral, citrus, and peppery notes on the nose, yet even with the enormous hop profile, the huge grain bill results in a very well balanced brew.
A Fairfax favorite! We call this “The County” style IPA. Laid back, not too bitter, but sassy like a local. Late hop additions are Galaxy and Citra. Goes great in a hot tub or after yoga.
*WINNER, BRONZE MEDAL, 2011 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, GOLDEN/BLONDE ALE*
Our rendition of this classic from Cologne is brewed with all German ingredients. This light and crisp ale holds many characteristics of a lager with some tangy and tart notes. Water for this beer is locally sourced from Kent Lake.
Where’s the Beer?
You can always find your favorite Iron Springs beers and ales at the pub. We bottle five beer brands ( Kent Lake Kolsch-style Ale, Epiphany Red Ale, JC Flyer IPA, Casey Jones Imperial IPA, Sless' Oatmeal Stout, and quarterly seasonals!) and you can find them in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and parts of Southern California.
If you'd like to have Iron Springs' beers distributed to a dealer near you - or if you are a dealer and would like to know about distribution options - then please contact:
For bottles in Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties: Morris Distribution - http://www.morrisdistributing.com/
For bottles in Alameda and Contra Costa counties please contact our Brewery Sales Manager by calling the direct sales line (415-233-2207) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For draft in Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Sonoma, and Contra Costa counties please contact our Brewery Sales Manager with the information above.