Beer + Charity… Count us in!  We here at the Iron Press in Anaheim have been so fortunate to get our hands on one of the ULTRA rare and highly sought after magnum (That means, “Gargantuan!”) bottles of Bottle Logic’s coveted “Red Eye November”.  Because of how lucky we’ve been feeling, we’ve decided to pass it on with a little extra positive juju added in for good measure!  From January 23rd until February 20th, with the purchase of every pint of House Lager, Bottle Logic 714 Blonde, and Stone Delicious IPA - customers will receive a raffle ticket entering them into the raffle of our prized “Red Eye November” magnum bottle!  That’s right!... We’re raffling that bad boy off to one of you!

What makes this deal even sweeter for us here at The Iron Press Anaheim is that a portion of the proceeds from this epic month-long event will be going to CHOC Hospital.  This hospital and the children in it have a special place in our hearts, so we are over-the-moon to be able to give back to them!

It will kick-off on January 23rd (starting at 5:00PM) at the J. Wakefield Brewing Tap Takeover that we’ll be hosting at our little craft beer bar in the Packing House.  This event is not one you want to miss!  We’re calling on all our fellow craft brew nerds to come on out to this super special event.  Nowhere else in California can you drink J. Wakefield suds on tap, as they do not distribute out here on the West Coast.  PLUS, we will have some SURPRISE kegs we’ve been hiding from our homies at Bottle Logic!  We feel like this event of rarities is just what we need to start this legendary month of craft beer and community coming together!  An official winner will be drawn by random on February 20th!  

Here’s what we’ll have on tap for the J. Wakefield Brewing event:

El Jefe Hefeweizen, 5.5% ABV
A traditional German Hefeweizen in its core, but with the addition of fresh coconut flakes for a taste of South Florida and it's beautiful surrounding beaches.

Miami Madness Berliner Weisse, 7%ABV
Our world famous Florida Weisse is brewed with Guava, Mango, and Passionfruit and has been rated #1 Best Berliner and #2 Best Berliner on BeerAdvocate.com & RateBeer.com.

Even More Nuts Imperial Stout, 14% ABV
Specially brewed in collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing, this full bodied rich stout is loaded with tons of Macadamia, Pecan and Hazelnuts.

Atomik Apple Imperial Berliner Weisse, 7% ABV
Another great collaboration beer, brewed with RAR Brewing infused with fresh Hidden Rose Apples.

What about Barb Imperial Sour Ale, 7% ABV
Complex and tart with Strawberries & Raspberries added.

All I do is Wynnwood New England DIPA, 10.5% ABV
The specialties keep on coming with this delicious beer brewed in collaboration with Untitled Art featuring Citra & Hallertau Blanc hops and infused with Gewurztraminer grapes. All I do is Wyn, wyn, wyn, no matter what.

2nd Breakfast Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV
A richly sweet stout brewed with copious amounts of Almonds, Cinnamon and Vanilla.

PB and Gains Imperial Stout, 13% ABV
J. Wakefield’s twist on the Fluffer Nutter bar.  PB&Gainz is an Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with RAR. This specialty features loads of Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Vanilla.


Also, coming up next for us:

Tuesday, February 20th at 5:00 P.M. we’ll be hosting our annual “My Boozy Valentine” event.  This is where we stack our taps with hard-to-find and vintage heavy hitter craft beers!  So, come celebrate love or commiserate about love with US, your favorite Beer Cupids!

The Iron Press Costa Mesa-Victory at Sea Day Beers

The Iron Press Costa Mesa-Victory at Sea Day Beers

We’ve got the winning list of mouthwatering beers from Ballast Point!

Enjoy the High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea- 12%. Ballast Point partnered with their friends at High West® Distillery to create a barrel-aged version of  Ballast Point Victory at Sea, their award-winning Imperial Porter with cold-steeped coffee and vanilla. From a blend of Ballast Point Victory at Sea aged in High West’s own bourbon & rye whiskey oak casks, new layers of complexity emerge with notes of soft caramel and smoky oak over a dark chocolate and roasted almond body. High West crafts delicious and distinctive whiskeys to honor the American West, making it the perfect pairing with their signature San Diego-born porter.


Peanut Butter Victory at Sea- 10% - This Peanut Butter Victory at Sea is a nutty version of their popular Imperial Porter. They took their trademark robust porter brewed with Caffè Calabria coffee and vanilla and added peanut butter, adding another level to this roasty, flavorful beer!


Coconut Victory at Sea-10 %- This Coconut Victory at Sea takes their popular Imperial Porter to another place. They added sweet roasted coconut to their robust porter brewed with Caffe Calabria coffee and vanilla, the perfect complement to this beer’s subtly roasty intensity. A favorite at their annual Victory at Sea Day, but it’s worth enjoying anytime you need to be transported.


Guest Beers Also Available:

North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin

Claremont Royal Imperial Oatmeal

ALSO! Shuck, our neighbors over the The OC Mix is offering 20% off to go orders when you join us for Victory at Sea Day!

Shuck Yeah! Let's make it to Victory!

The Iron Press Costa Mesa-Victory at Sea Day with Ballast Point!

The Iron Press Costa Mesa-Victory at Sea Day with Ballast Point!

We thought to ourselves: it’s getting cold, and what’s a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than drinking comforting stouty beers from Ballast Point? So, we’re doing it! Tuesday, December 19th at our Costa Mesa location starting at 5pm we will be offering THREE Ballast Point Victory at Sea variants plus guest beers from North Coast Barrel Brewing Co. and Claremont Craft Ales. How about a Peanut Butter or Coconut Victory at Sea? Barrel Aged in High Whiskey Barrels Victory at Sea? WE GOT IT! Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. Ballast Point infuses this robust porter with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.  ABV 10%

And because we’re not pairing any food with the beers at this time, Shuck (our neighbors over at The OC Mix) is offering 20% off to go orders to grab and eat with the Victory at Sea beers! Shuck yeah, party people!

Now who’s ready to make it to Victory!

The Iron Press Anaheim- British Invasion Food Specials!

The Iron Press Anaheim- British Invasion Food Specials!

One last reminder…

‘ello Guvnahh!  We’re throwing a British bash fit for a Queen and we want you to be there!  This Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 A.D. at The Anaheim Packing House, we are throwing it down UK style with our old chums- Karl Strauss Anaheim and Yorkshire Square Brewing!  So, put on your favorite Union Jack jumper and get over here!  Check out what our kitchen is cookin’ up special for the event-  

Dinner Special

Bangers & Mash-

A London classic with our Iron Press waffle twist! We start out by braising mini British sausages in Karl Strauss Anaheim’s Cimmerian (a well-balanced and delicious Brown I.P.A.). We grab one of our golden Belgian waffles hot off the press and then we just let the PILING OF YUMMY commence!  We stack the Belgian with a nice thick layer of our creamy mash potatoes, those beer braised sausages and finish it all off with a nice healthy dollop of our pork country gravy!  These flavors are so good, they’ll have you reciting Shakespearean love sonnets!

Dessert Special

The Hot [Eton] Mess-

We got our hands on a proper English dessert and took it out to party!  The result… A fluffy sweet mound of scrumdiddy-umscious! It’s our golden Belgian waffle topped with macerated strawberries, a thick pillow of meringue and then for the grand finale- a nice heaping dose of fresh homemade whip cream!

So, come on down and have a pint (or three) with your favorite beertenders and party like a royal with us! You don't want to miss this epic event!


The Iron Press Crew

THE IRON PRESS ANAHEIM - British Invasion Tap Takeover!

THE IRON PRESS ANAHEIM - British Invasion Tap Takeover!

It’s a British Invasion in the OC!  And no it’s not the second coming of the Beatles!  October 24th, 2017 A.D. from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. at the Iron Press in the Anaheim Packing House, we’re gettin’ down UK style! (Cue the Austin Power’s theme song!)   For this awesome event  we’ll be celebrating all things British Beer with the rad BLOKES from  Karl Strauss and Yorkshire Square Brewing!  We’ll also, be running one of their craft suds through a pumpkin cask!  That’s right beer being poured from a pumpkin!  Check out the specialties they’re bring us-

Early Doors on NITRO- Yorkshire Square Brewing
English Bitter, 3.8% ABV
A beautiful copper gold in color.  Light in body but with a delicious hop bitterness.  Nice and mild with a creamy nitro finish.

Little Nipper- Yorkshire Square Brewing
Session Pale Ale, 4% ABV
A nice deep gold color.  A beautiful balanced taste of hops and malt, with notes of fruit, spice and bready goodness.

Strongest Language Possible- Karl Strauss Anaheim x Yorkshire Square Brewing collab
ESB, 5.8% ABV
A rad collab from head brewers-  Andy Black and Stephen Hicks.  Richly malted, sufficiently hopped, with a dry finish, this is an ESB done right.

Butter Knife Fight- Karl Strauss Anaheim
New England Hazy IPA, 4.7% ABV
This haze bomb is all things juicy, fruity and packs a hoppy punch!  Finishes with a delicious bitterness.

Cimmerian- Karl Strauss Anaheim
Brown IPA, 6.4% ABV
Midnight Wheat and English toasted malts give this brew a complex bready and roasted mouth feel, while additions of Nugget and Centennial hops provide the grapefruit & floral hop character of a complex yet hoppy brown IPA.

This is going to be a one-of-a-kind event that you won’t want to miss!  We’ll also be running one of these specialty brews through our PUMPKIN CASK!  Plus, our kitchen is putting together some super tasty dinner and dessert specials to pair with these specialty suds. It’s going to be a taste of all things UK!!!  You better mark this down on your calendar!

Pip! Pip! Cheerio!,
The Iron Press Crew

The Iron Press Costa Mesa Celebrates Barrel Aged Beer Day!

The Iron Press Costa Mesa Celebrates Barrel Aged Beer Day!

It’s Fall y’all! Let’s bring on the heavy beers to warm us up! #BABeerDay is approaching us this Friday, October 6th, and we’re celebrating with specials and flights ALL DAY! Yup, you heard that right! For one day only we will have a bunch of barrel aged beers on tap for all you heavy hitters! And, if you feel like grubbing, our exclusive chicken wings dripping in Barrel Aged BBQ Sauce will pair well with these brews!

Here’s a nice, healthy list of barrel aged beers we’ll have on tap! We’ll have flight specials, or, if you already know what you like, solid pours to get you going!

Clown Shoes - Crasher in the Rye- Stout- 11.5%-  For 2017, we brewed the base beer, Undead Party Crasher, and replaced the smoked malt with rye malt to complement the roasted chocolate core of the brew. Then we aged the beer in 100% rye barrels to create a new version of Crasher in the Rye.  95.5 Beer Advocate score.

Knee Deep -  BA Twisted Barre- Belgian Dubbel- 11%- A smooth Belgian Dubbel, Twisted Barre has a perfect balanced medium body composed of Belgian and German malts. This beer has a dry spicy flavor held together with a caramel backbone.

Booze Brothers- Horse Blinder-  BBA Brown Sour- 7.7%-  Brown Ale base with Strawberries & Cranberries

Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale- BA Pumpkin Nitro - 8.5%-  Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey® barrels, this bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale is pleasantly creamy with a silky body and sweet caramel flavor. The aging process imparts notes of coconut, vanilla, and oak to compliment the tang of the spices and a hint of hops, all wrapped in a smooth, round finish.

The Bruery Saule -  Old Ale-16.1%- Our ninth anniversary ale, Saule, follows in the footsteps of our anniversary releases before it, which are loosely based on an English-style old ale, fermented with our house yeast strain, aged in bourbon barrels and blended using the solera method.

Boulevard - Whiskey Barrel Stout -  Stout-  11.8%-  Over-the-top but surprisingly approachable, this twist on the classic style starts with several types of malted barley, rye, oats and wheat. Robust flavors of vanilla, espresso, whiskey, chocolate and roasted grain are balanced by hints of date and plum, with just enough hops to round it all out. Roughly one-third of the final blend is freshly brewed beer; the rest is aged for up to a year (or more!) in both first and second use whiskey casks.



TOMORROW NIGHT, from 5PM to 10PM it’s our Flight of Tartness event is going down with a whole lotta delicious sour beers, music from DJ Lex-A-Khan and TACOS! Instead of regular shells we’re whipping up waffle taco shells, filled with ground beef, shredded romaine, diced tomato, cheddar cheese and Eric’s hot sauce (Shark’s blood)!

ALSO don’t forget the sour beers on tap:
Almanac -  Sangriaveza - 6.5%
Almanac -  Dogpatch Currant - 7.5%
Beachwood Blendery -  Fortune Favors the Funk - 6.0 %
Phantom Carriage - Strawberry Broadacres -  3.9%
Phantom Carriage -  Zombo Gose - 4.5%
The Good Beer Company -  Peach Soltera -  5.0%
Ommegang - Sour Pale Ale - 6.9%
Petrus - Sour Quad - 10.5%
Concrete Jungle -  Hollywood Babylon - 6.5%
The Bruery Terreux -  Tart of Darkness w/ Raspberries and Cacao -  7.1%
The Bruery Terreux -  Befuddlement -  9.9%

Bring your crew, get ready to taste some sours and let’s grub! See you there, party people!

The Iron Press - Tart Tuesday Takeover - Brew List!

The Iron Press - Tart Tuesday Takeover - Brew List!

Hey, Party People! We have a long list of sour beers to look forward to at our Flight of Tartness event on Tuesday, 8/29 from 5PM to 10PM! We’ll also have really good food; hint: it's the sort of grub that typically gets alotta love on Tuesdays! DJ Lex-A-Khan will be spinning the jams since we’ll all be going up on a Tuesday! Also, get those creative juices flowing because we have an interactive blending component to this one...

We will have four different sours on hand to blend and curate your own tart combination. Get excited for The Bruery Terreux -  Tart of Darkness w/ Raspberries and Cacao, Petrus Sour Quad, Almanac Sangriaveza and the Ommegang Sour pale. You will receive a Petrus Quad taster glass to pour, mix and create a blend to your liking! Or, taste on their own!

And now, our impressive list of sours for TART TAKEOVER:

Almanac -  Sangriaveza - 6.5% - Inspired by everyone’s favorite brunch drink, Sangriaveza is a barrel-aged sour beer with more personality than it knows what to do with.  We aged blackberries, raspberries, cherries and merlot grapes separately in a mix of red and blonde base beer barrels, before creating the perfect blend. The result explodes with deep red fruit flavor and tannic notes, combined with light barrel-aged funk to make something special. Pair with seafood paella, dark chocolate desserts and siestas.

Almanac -  Dogpatch Currant - 7.5% -  The art of creating the perfect fruited sour ale starts with the barrels. As sour beer ages in barrels, each cask displays unique traits: bright fruit flavors, intoxicating aromas, and clean sour character. We selected our favorite Dogpatch Sour barrels, a Flanders red-inspired ale, and added a small mountain of blackcurrants. Inside the barrel secondary fermentation kicks off as the fruit and beer merge into one. The resulting barrel-aged ale is deep burgundy in color, laced with complex sourness, and rich in currant flavor. Pair this crimson ale with grilled venison, duck leg confit, and summer fruit marzipan tarts.

Beachwood Blendery -  Fortune Favors the Funk - 6.0 % -  Belgian-style sour ale fermented and aged in oak barrels and dry hopped with ex-598 hops.  We were fortunate enough to get a chance to bring back the Sierra Nevada crew to blend round two of ‘Fortune Favors the Funk’! We decided to dry hop with the same experimental hop as round one in hopes of recreating what we thought was an excellent beer. Lots of funk in the aroma, with notes of farmhouse cellar, barnyard, and citrus. Slightly hoppy with a nice round acidity similar to a traditional Belgian-style sour.

Phantom Carriage - Strawberry Broadacres -  3.9% -  A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.

Phantom Carriage -  Zombo Gose - 4.5% -  A refreshing tart and fruity wheat ale with a salt character.

The Good Beer Company -  Peach Soltera -  5.0% -  Mixed culture ale aged in oak with yellow peaches.

The Good Beer Company - Nectarine Smörgåsbord - 7.0% -  Mixed Culture blonde aged in a Smörgåsbord of oak barrels with Nectarines. This sour ale highlights amazing California Nectarines with an intriguing character from the second, third and fourth use American and French oak barrels.

Ommegang - Sour Pale Ale - 6.9% -  A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas.

Petrus - Sour Quad - 10.5% -  From the innovators at Brouwerij De Brabandere we have something totally new: a Sour Quad. The Petrus Sour Quad is a limited edition blend of quadruple and 30% Petrus Aged Pale. The quadruple is a complex, dark, malty beer made from 5 different malts. Adding Petrus Aged Pale, pure foeder beer, to the full bodied strong quadruple creates a refreshing and complex taste.

Concrete Jungle -  Hollywood Babylon - 6.5% -  A Belgian-style ale fermented with a classic saison yeast strain and then aged in wine barrels with wild brettanomyces yeast.

The Bruery Terreux -  Tart of Darkness w/ Raspberries and Cacao -  7.1% -  Tart of Darkness is a sour stout aged in oak. Brewed to resemble a stout at its foundation, the journey into tartness begins with fermentation in large oak puncheons at Bruery Terreux, where it’s treated to a special blend of souring bacteria and wild yeast cultures. Following a slow but wildly active fermentation, the beer is transferred for extended aging into a dedicated collection of used oak barrels for Tart of Darkness. This includes emptied bourbon barrels from The Bruery that previously held beers such as Black Tuesday®. This special edition was aged with raspberries, cacao nibs and vanilla beans, imparting ripe, velvety notes to our awesomely dark and roasty sour stout.

The Bruery Terreux -  Befuddlement -  9.9% -  It’s rather ridiculous the melding of flavors that can be achieved by folding an incredible amount of boysenberries into a blend of our barrel-aged sour rye ale and bourbon barrel-aged anniversary ale. But Befuddlement does just that. This recreation of one of our favorite blends - a Hoarders Society exclusive release in 2014 - is a baffling, rich and balanced creation that showcases rich dark fruit, subtle funk, zesty jam, prominent oak and ribbons of caramel and toffee.

Bring your salivating taste buds because we’re about to knock you out of the TART! See you there, friends!!



Who's in the mood for a Tart Takeover!?

Save the date for Tuesday, August 29: we're bringing you our Flight of Tartness tap takeover and we’ve got a healthy amount of sours to pucker you up! We're also planning a delicious food special and DJ Lex-A-Khan will be here helpin' us get our groove from 5PM to 10PM! Also, we’re excited to announce you’ll be able to create your own blend of sours with four different beers for a unique experience in the art of tart! Cue: mouthwatering!

Get this on your cal, and tell all your friends! 

Can’t wait to see you here!

The Iron Press Crew - Costa Mesa



One last reminder…

Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! This Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 A.D. at The Anaheim Packing House, we are throwing it down Beer Savage style!  They'll be amazing craft beers, booty shakin’ and our kitchen is getting hype too!  

Check out the Dinner Special we will be turning out just for the event...

Dinner Special: The Burger Savage!
For a big ballsy event, we needed a big ballsy burger! It starts with our fresh brioche bun and a big juicy all-beef patty! We aren't timid with piling the ingredients high on this bad boy! On top of that patty is a heaping stack of pastrami, beer battered onion rings, smoked Gouda and a nice slather of our house fancy pants sauce! You might want to wear a bib! This bangin’ smorgasbord comes with your choice of a side!

So, throw on your favorite Beer Savage shirt or just buy one here at the pop up mercy booth! We’ll save you a stool! And make sure you pick up our collab pin while you're here. It will give you all day hoppy hour on select days that we’ll announce via our social media! You don't want to miss this epic event!

The Iron Press Crew