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
The Chocolate Bourbon Stout is the same Sless’ Oatmeal Stout only that it’s cask-conditioned with bourbon soaked chocolate nibs and blended with a little bit of our currently fermenting Belgian Quadruppel-style Ale.
On tap 11/27/2014
Mocha Stout is our Sless’ Oatmeal Stout infused with fresh coffee toddy from Fairfax Coffee Roasters and TCHO Chocolate nibs from Ecuador.
On tap 11/22/2014
Cleveland’s Chocolate Brown is an American style Brown ale infused with the TCHO Ecuador Nibs.
On tap 11/15/2014
Chocolate Bothin Porter is a robust porter infused with TCHO Chocolate nibs from Ghana.
On tap starting 11/8/2014
Our current flagship Amber infused with TCHO Chocolate Cocoa Nibs from Ecuador.
On tap starting 11/1/2014
Home brewer Jeremy Pendrey, who won a gold medal at the Alameda County Fair for this beer, joined us to make a crisp black lager. Slightly sweet with a medium body, chocolate and bread crust flavors dominate with a very mellow noble hop character.
To celebrate our ten year anniversary this October, we brewed a Belgian-style strong golden ale. As fate would have it, this beer is also our 1100th batch brewed at Iron Springs since opening. Cheers to a decade with a century! Wheat free.
*WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, 2008 & 2014 WORLD BEER CUP, 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.
The Coffee Porter returns! Our classic robust porter infused with a cold press extraction of fresh roasted coffee from our neighbors at Fairfax Coffee Roastery. Rich in toffee and chocolate flavor and big on coffee aroma.
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 MEDAL, 2006 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.
Strong Double Pale Ale brewed with German malts, Oatmeal, and hopped delicately with Sorachi Ace and Citra.
A Fairfax favorite! This IPA is smooth with great floral notes; big & bold, yet smooth & mellow.
Farmhouse style pale beer spiced with Fennel Pollen and Lemon Verbena.
A two hopped IPA that is low alcohol, full of flavor, and easy drinking. Hopped with Mosiac and Centennial. Wheat free.
*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.
Guest Beers for November’s Chocolate Beer Month
November is Chocolate Beer month and in addition to our own awesome Chocolate offerings, we're having a few Guest Beers in for the party:
- Moylan's (Chocolate Porter Surprise)
- Marin (Chocolate Breakout Stout)
- Faction (Anomaly which is a White Chocolate Milk Stout)
- Triple Rock (Firkin of Cocoa Nibbed Coffee Stout)
- Magnolia (Belgian Chocolate Stout)
- Three Weavers (Chocolate Inglewood Special Bitter and Chocolate Strawberry Glittered Kolsch - Yes, Glitter)
- Ale Industries (Cocoa Porter)
- Heretic (Chocolate Hazelnut Porter)
Where’s the Beer?
You can always find your favorite Iron Springs beers and ales at the pub. We're bottling most of our beers 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:
Lime Ventures - www.lvbev.com