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
An amber, malty, and medium bodied, 18th Century French Revolution inspired style beer. Viva la Beersistance!
“A premium brewed fresh quality beer” or so we say. This L.S.D. is our NorCal spin on an E.S.B. style English Ale. Mild in flavor and well hopped with East Kent Goldings.
A unique Pale Ale made from the second and third runnings off of the Compulsory Triple IPA. Voluntary is a light bodied and low bitter beer with a forward hop flavor and aroma. Single hopped with Amarillo
Our winter seasonal style beer. A strong Scotch-style ale brewed with Golden Promise, Brown, and Beechwood Smoked malts and delicately hopped with Northern Brewer.
*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.
A Fairfax favorite! This IPA is smooth with great floral notes; big & bold, yet smooth & mellow.
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