My dear reader, is there something missing from your life? Are you feeling weighed down by the usual day to day? Have you grown tired of super bitter, over hopped pale ales? Of course not, they’re delicious; the hell’s the matter with you!?!? Now, to be fair, even I crave a change of scenery from time to time. Listen close kiddies cuz Oscar’s ‘bout to drop knowledge with this month’s staff pick. Drum roll please…

Krombacher Dark - Krombacher Brauerei

Schwarzbier, 4.3% ABV

That’s right folks DARK! Clocking in at a modest 4.3% alcohol by volume, this Schwarzbier still manages to deliver complex flavor. Drink deep and allow its rich maltiness to envelop you in its warm embrace. Just one taste makes you realize that you’re not strangers meeting for the first time, no; you’re old friends who’ve found each other once again. Hailing from the motherland, this balanced brew is the perfect compliment for the one, the only, the sinfully decadent Iron Press Wookie! A waffled cookie made from scratch (by yours truly I might add) with Hershey’s milk chocolate, topped with creamy vanilla ice cream, and bathed in a Ghirardelli chocolate drizzle. Dessert and a beer!?!? Why not, you’re an adult, right? Treat yourself to both and be captivated by visions of busty milk maids and the picturesque Bavarian countryside.


I look forward to seeing you at Anaheim, enjoying an ice cold pint, as golden black as the morning sunset. I know I will. And don’t forget to check out our upcoming tap takeover starring none other than Southern California’s own King Harbor. Join us and become a part of history on Tuesday April 14, 2015 A.D. at The Iron Press Anaheim. See you soon!

Waffle Presses & Sharp Knives,

Oscar Ornelas A.K.A. “Mr. Fahrenheit” (Because our kitchen is crazy hot!)