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The Menu for Tonight’s Wednesday Tap Takeover – The Nepenthia Edition

Nepenthia x Inspire Artistic Minds x Noble Ale Works X The Iron Press Phew, so we made it to the final day of Nepenthia!  Come join us for the wrap-up party at The Iron Press in Costa Mesa tonight from 5 PM - 10 PM-ish for seventeen (17) specialty kegs from the breweries who participated in the beer garden.

Our very own, Paco, has come up with a fantastic dish for tonight:

1. Country Belly - Beer braised pork belly served on a waffle with coleslaw + served with a tangy BBQ sauce - $11

We can't wait to cheers it up with everyone tonight and bounce our back bumps to the tunes of DJ LexaKhan!

Smoochies, The Iron Press x Inspire Artistic Minds x Noble Ale Works

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Wednesday (What?! Yes, Wednesday) Tap Takeovers - The Nepenthia Edition

Nepenthia x Inspire Artistic Minds x Noble Ale Works X The Iron Press Hello My Little Beer Lovers!

Wednesday Tap Takeover?  YES YOU HEARD/READ RIGHT!  This Wednesday June 25th, 2014 AD from 5 - 10 PM PST, we will be hosting our first Tap Takeover not on a Tuesday.  On a Wednesday.  The day before Thursday.

After a crazy fun Saturday at Nepenthia Beer Garden in Anaheim with a lot of you who are peeping this now, we will be closing up the five (5) day beer event at The Iron Press in Costa Mesa!  We will be featuring a special keg from each of our sixteen (16) awesome breweries that partnered up with us for this event.  Included in this will be Nepenthia 2014 brewed by Noble Ale Works - yum.

As always, DJ LexaKhan will be jamming it away and making everybody's rump shake!  Check back with us soon for the final beer list and food specials that evening.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Smoochies, The Iron Press x Inspire Artistic Minds x Noble Ale Works

The Common Grain - Art x Beer x Wood x Waffles

The Common Grain - Art x Beer x Wood x Waffles Attention fellow art, beer, wood, and waffle lovers, it is time to unite!

Join us at The Iron Press in Costa Mesa for a one night event debuting art and photography on finely sanded, UV cured, wood canvasses curated by Classic Wood Prints.  Beer Savage will also be on hand with limited edition coasters sets and $10 custom glasses that come with a free pour of a select beer!

Along with our usual selection of craft beers, The Iron Press and Cismontane have teamed up to bring a special collaboration beer - Heavy Toast - a barrel aged black barley wine topping the charts at 130 IBUs.  ONE.  THREE.  ZERO.
Check back with us tomorrow for some other gnarly beers we will have on tap.  As usual, DJ LexaKhan will be making your butt wiggle with some rad tunes.  Big thanks to Bobby Navarro and the Team at Inspire Artistic Minds for helping tie things together.
We hope to see you guys there!  Space will be limited, so come early (with an empty liver).
Smoochies, The Iron Press Crew

Nepenthia - The World's First One Day Beer Garden

Nepenthia Beer Garden “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.” - Oscar Wilde

I guess what everyone has been taught all these years about procrastination isn't always the case.  For all those who have waited this long and still haven't picked up your tickets, we are offering up a buy three (3) tickets get one (1) free deal!  In other words, 25% off of four (4) tickets.  Even better yet, that's only $41.25 each ticket when you buy four (4) for *ALL-YOU-CAN-STUFF-YOUR-FACE*!

From creative mind that brought you 100 Eats 100 Days and Pigout, Bobby Navarro, has teamed up with some great restaurants, awesome breweries, and talented artists to bring to Costa Mesa the world's first one day beer garden!

Details below, or you can pop on over to:

“The Art of Beer” made possible by TravelCostaMesa

WHO: Up to 25 of the most celebrated Breweries, up to 15 of beer-friendly eateries, and artists galore.

WHAT: Beer, Art, Food, and Music Festival

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013 3-7pm

WHERE: TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Parking in Lot G at OC Fair & Event Center


Saturday, June 8th, there is sure to be music in the air, and it won’t stop there.  Bobby Navarro of is brewing up an innovative event masterpiece in conjunction with Evan Price of Noble Ale Works and Leonard Chan of The Iron Press.  This creation will challenge your perception on how to enjoy craft beer in an inspiring, artistic environment.

The best breweries from the West Coast will be paired with some of Orange County’s best local restaurants – purposefully paired to heighten your experience. While you wash down your savory dish with a cold brew, take in the sights and sounds of one of Orange County’s most beautiful recreation areas, TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.  Breweries will be represented throughout the park alongside life-size art installations, eye-capturing floral displays, live art, music and more.

FOR ONE, ALL-INCLUSIVE TICKET PRICE, you have the opportunity to try food and drink to your heart’s desire – and unlike some events, PARKING IS INCLUDED.  To upgrade your experience, choose a VIP ticket, a luxurious lounging experience including exclusive bottled beer samplings and a service professional to replenish your glass with more delicious bottled offerings.  Bring a few extra dollars! There are opportunities to purchase some of the one-of-a-kind art pieces and floral décor that will be displayed, with the proceeds supporting Inspire Artistic Minds

Inspire Artistic Minds (IAM) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to furthering the education of culinary and visual artists, kids and adults alike.  Your support helps strengthen education in small business establishments, supports the local economy and creates a cultural influx by giving passionate individuals the opportunity to be inspired through experience.

Leonard Chan and The Iron Press team will be joined by some other fantastic BEER FRIENDLY- restaurants:

  • The Haven Collective (Haven Gastropub and Taco Asylum)
  • Hopscotch
  • Slater’s 50/50
  • Nieuport 17
  • Chapter One: The Modern Local
  • Linx
  • Rooster PM
  • Wild Goose Tavern
  • The Cheese Shop
  • Crow Bar and Kitchen
  • Mick’s Karma Bar
  • Slapfish

Evan Price, of Noble Ale Works, has helped us hand select some of the most incredible brewers to be a part of this event:

  • Ballast Point Brewing
  • The Bruery
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
  • Tustin Brewing Co.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
  • Pizza Port Brewing Co.
  • Cismontane
  • Culture Brewing Co.
  • Bootleggers Brewery
  • Ritual Brewing Co.
  • Haven Brewing Co.
  • Taps Brewery
  • Left Coast Brewing Co.

Art and Beer Friendly Vendors Include…

  • Drunken Udder Ice Cream
  • Bad Pickle Tees

As the event approaches, keep visiting this web page and our social media outlets for updates on the event.

Facebook: @100eats100days

Twitter: @100eats100days #IAMbeergarden

Instagram: @100eats #IAMbeergarden

Want a Free Ticket to this event?!?!? We need your help! If you would like to volunteer and be part of the IAM team for this event, please contact Bobby at Thank you so much!

This event would NOT be possible without the following companies, and individuals whom I owe many thanks…

To all who have a hand in this event… Thank you…

Check out our buzz!

Len & Jerry & Bobby

Tuesday Tap Takeovers - The Noble Ale Works x Han's Ice Cream x Nepenthia Beer Garden Edition

Tuesday Tap Takeovers - The Noble Ale Works x Han's Ice Cream x Nepenthia Beer Garden Edition Phew!  It has been just under a month since our anniversary basheroo, but rest assured, we have been working diligently on our next Tuesday Tap Takeover on May 28th, 2013 AD.  This time around, we will be featuring brews by Noble Ale Works and special desserts paired up with Han's Homemade Ice Cream!  Not only this, we will be unleashing onto the beer drinking world a brew specially made for The Iron Press and Nepenthia - The World's first one day beer garden - WOO HOOO!

Check out details for Nepenthia here:

Without further ado, here is the lineup for the evening:

1. Pistol Whip'd - 4.5% ABV - A fresh take on a Czech-Style Pilsner brewed with New Zealand’s Motueka hops. Pale yellow in color and medium in body, it showcases a vibrant, floral hop character, lots of lime, a bit of juicy fruit, and some snappy dryness in the finish.

2. Rosalita - 4.5% ABV - Our Hibiscus Lager is bright pink in color and medium in body, the Pistol Whip’d becomes the perfect companion to the mass quantities of dried hibiscus flowers that are cold soaked in the beer for 48 hours. Flavor notes of cranberry, rose and lime pave the way to its tart finish.

3. Breakaway Pale Ale - 5.0% ABV - American Ale brewed in true California fashion, it’s pale-golden in color and light to medium in body. A hoppy bouquet of orange blossom and honeydew leads into a soft undertone of breadiness. The dry finish lingers with notes of green tea and passion fruit.

4. Naughty Sauce - 5.4% ABV - Golden Milk Stout w/ Coffee on Nitro – Head Brewer Evan Price worked together with Roast Master Jeff Duggan from Portola Coffee Lab for this paradox. It’s a stout made with oats and milk sugar, Guatemalan coffee instead of roasted grain and then served on nitro to add even more creaminess! Full bodied, deep golden in color, with smooth and flavorful layers of pecan pie, cinnamon and cookie dough.

5. The Good Ship - 5.8% ABV - Caramelized malts are the backbone for this Pub Ale and add a clean toastiness that marries perfectly with American hops, delivering a beer that drinks on the drier side of balanced.

6. Big Whig IPA - 6.8% ABV - Hop-forward throughout, this West Coast style ale hits the palate with layers of tangerine, honey, and rosemary that harmoniously unite into a big, resinous, lingering finish.

7. Too Darn Hot - 6.8% ABV - Noble named their Habenero IPA after an old Ella Fitzgerald song. The peppers and American hops meld well together with similar citrus-like flavors and aromas creating a beer that hits hard with a big sting of heat.

8. Picnic Bubbly - 8.5% ABV - Our American Saison has a striking flavor profile reminiscent of peaches, hay and Bartlett pears from the combination of Belgian yeast and American hops. Its finish cleans up the palate with some soft acidity and pepper like dryness.

9. Nepenthia - 7.0% ABV - The description for this bad boy will be revealed on the day of the event.  Prepare your taste buds!

Food specials to follow soon, as our little factory is cooking up some new recipes.  Hope to see all of you there!

Smoochies, Len & Jerry