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
Vanilla Latte is a robust Porter-style beer infused with whole bean Madagascar Vanilla and fresh roasted whole bean Ritual Roasters Costa Rican coffee. Served on Nitro by one of our experienced Beerista’s
A New England-style hazy IPA that is chock full of tropical citrus fruit flavors and aromas. All the late hopping is Nelson, Galaxy, and Simcoe. This is the Swan Song beer from our now ex-Lead Brewer Dave Pickford who is now brewing up in Reno for Revision. We wish him the best.
Silk Smoking Jacket is our riff on a strong winter ale with a little smoked malt. The hops are balanced so the beer isn’t sweet, the smoke is subtle but present, and a silk jacket is encouraged to wear. The base malt for this beer came from our good friends at Admiral Maltings in Alameda.
Quad Goals! is a Maderia wine barrel aged Belgian-style Quadruppel Ale. This beer was cellared in the barrels for a little over fourteen months. Amber and malty, with a fair amount of that typical Maderia nutty flavor and a bright finish. Also available in a very limited amount of 750mL bottles to go.
One of the original beers when Iron Springs opened way back over 13 years ago. 40% Rye, 50% Maris Otter, and 10% crystal malts make up this spicy backbone of a beer. Hopped delicately with East Kent Golding hops and Cascades.
Beer Day is a mild pale ale brewed exclusively with California grown Maiden Voyage barley malted locally in Alameda by Admiral Maltings. Beer Day references a two beer ration that US Navy sailors would get after 90 days of straight sea time without a port of call. Hopped delicately with East Kent Goldings.
Gose Candy is our latest foray into kettle soured beers we do here at the pub. Gose Candy is a wheat ale soured with Lactobacillus, salted, and conditioned with well over a hundred pounds of fresh Marrionberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries. Super pink, tart, wheaty, with a tart fruit in the finish. Adult Halloween candy so to speak.
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.
*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 package three beer brands in 6 X 16 ounce cans (Kent Lake Kolsch-style Ale, JC Flyer IPA, & Casey Jones Imperial IPA) and you can find them in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
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 cans in Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties: Morris Distribution - http://www.morrisdistributing.com/
For cans 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.