THIS BLOG HAS MOVED

Thank you so much guys for keeping tabs on all of our exciting adventures and announcements here on our wordpress blog.  But we decided to put on our big boy pants and have all of our information located directly in our newly remodeled site!  So while you are peeking around www.theironpress.com feel free to book mark www.theironpress.com/blog to keep up with us and all of our beer guzzling shenanigans.  See you soon.

-The Iron Press Crew

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Tuesday Tap Takeover – Flight of Darkness – The Iron Press Costa Mesa

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Hi there, friends! Shoutout to all of you wonderful people who made it out to the Drake’s Tap Takeover in Anaheim last week! The Iron Press fam had a great time pouring for you and cheersing with you all. Next up is a doozy! Our Flight of Darkness has returned, and it’s bigger and better than ever. All of you dark beer lovers, prepare yourselves! We’ve been saving these specialty kegs from breweries like Ballast Point, Firestone, and The Bruery just for this night. So, save the date: February 3rd, 2015 A.D. from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. at our Costa Mesa Location. As usual we’ll have some scrumptious food specials available, and DJ Lex will be spinning for everyone’s boogy shoes. Stay tuned for the lineup that’ll be getting everyone toasty next Tuesday! Cheers!

-The Iron Press Crew

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Tuesday Tap Takeover Menu – Drake’s Brewing – The Iron Press Anaheim

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Hey Guys!

I know you all got your engines revving for tonight’s Tuesday Tap Takeover lineup with Drake’s Brewing at The Iron Press Anaheim at the Anaheim Packing District.  Our talent in the kitchen decided they were gonna hop in on the party and do TWO killer food specials on top of our sleek and shiny brand new food menu that we launched.  There is so much foodie goodness happening and plenty of Drake’s brew to wash it down.

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1. I ❤ IT WHEN U CALL ME BIG POPPA… CHICKEN $10 – A jalapeno popper in the form of a waffle sandwich with chicken breast, cream cheese, smokey bacon and diced jalapenos.  Comes on a sharp cheddar cheese waffle.

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Photo Credit: 100eats.com

2. THIS AIN’T YOUR GRANDMA’S OATMEAL $8 – A scoop of Chef Mina’s chocolate covered walnut vanilla bean ice cream on top of a chocolate chip, Speculoos, oatmeal cookie waffle. Topped off with our milky maple glaze.

-The Iron Press Crew

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Mexican Cola Beer Coming to The Iron Press Anaheim

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This week at Iron Press Anaheim is action packed!  Not only do we have our Drake’s Tuesday Tap Takeover on Jan. 20th, 2015 A.D., but we are super excited to announce that we are going to have a great specialty beer release this Thursday, Jan.22nd, 2015 A.D.
That’s right! This Thursday we’ll be tapping an award winning recipe beer that was brewed by our own Emily Finch on Angel City’s brewing system. Congrats Em! We are all so Proud to sponsor this big night in your honor!  We present to you MEXICAN COLA BEER aged in RUM BARRELS! This ale not only dry hopped with Mexican Coke-a-Cola, but it packed with some delicious exotics spices.  Tamarind, lime zests, Madagascar vanilla bean, lemon zest and YES, Mexican Coke-a-Cola!!!  So, get your booties down to the Anaheim Iron Press this Thursday night for great food, good people and a delicous 10.5% ABV Mexican Cola ale that will have you saying, “GRACIAS Iron Press!”
-The Iron Press Crew

The Iron Press Anaheim – Tuesday Tap Takeover – Drake’s Brewing Lineup

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Hello fellow craft beer connoisseurs!  Man oh man, do we have something special coming your way!  We’ve teamed up with our brew homies from up north for an all out Tuesday Tap Takeover extravaganza for your tastebuds.  We will have 17 (YES! WE SAID 17!) of Drake’s Brewing’s finest craft beers on tap.  It’s all going down on January 20th, 2015 A.D. from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. at our Anaheim location.  You’ll be able to get your lips on some of their West Coast classics, like “1500”, a hop centric pale ale that echoes Drake’s love for the California coast, or you can go big and sip on a goblet of one of their delicious boozy concoctions, like the super roasty “Santa Brass”, an in-your-face barleywine that doesn’t pull any punches.  If this lineup doesn’t make you thirsty, we don’t know what will!  Check it out:

 

DRAKES BLONDE 4.8% ABV

Drake’s version of a German Kolsch ale. Light straw, gold in color with a light body and spritzy effervescence. A perfect, light, classic session ale with mild aromas of biscuit malt and subtle citrus/lemon. The flavor is light with a slightly sweet malt character and balanced with the soft, spicy Noble hops. A great craft example of a lighter style, balanced beer.
DRAKES IPA 7% ABV

A classic west-coast style American India Pale Ale, Drake’s IPA is copper in color and full-bodied. Hops hit first with strong grapefruit, pine and floral aromas, and the flavor is a burst of citrus, pine, a strong bitterness that is backed up with just the right amount of light crystal and Munich malts to balance the hops and bitterness with a touch of caramel sweetness.
DRAKES HEFEWEIZEN 4.5% ABV

Drake’s Hefeweizen is true to its Bavarian roots, pouring a hazy golden/orange with a thick, creamy head. Classic aromas of bananas and clove mingle with those of light orange/citrus. A great, local craft example of a sought after style. Fresh, refreshing and well suited for local Hefeweizen fans.
DRAKES DENOGGINIZER 9.75% ABV

Denogginizer is a big, bold Imperial IPA. Hops flavors and aromas of grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit hit first backed up with a big caramel, malt sweetness to balance out the intense hop character and bitterness. More balanced than many Imperial IPAs on the market, Denogginizer is accessible and very drinkable despite its big, bold flavors and staggering ABV. Drake’s tells its fans to “Hold on to their heads.” It’s good advice.
DRAKES AMBER 5.9% ABV

Drake’s Amber ale is their take on an English style ESB. Toasted toffee, caramel malts take center stage with a subtle spicy, herbal and earthy hop balance from East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops. The beer finishes clean and fairly dry, and is a perfect complement to many foods from roasted chicken, to pork shank, and hearty grilled or roasted vegetables.
DRAKES ROBUSTO PORTER 6.3% ABV

Deeper, darker, and by style stronger in alcohol by volume than a classic brown porter (thus “robust”), Drake’s Black Robusto is a full-bodied ale that goes down smoothly. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and slight roast from crystal and chocolate malts dominate, and a spicy herbal hop character from Willamette hops balance out the finish.
DRAKES DRY STOUT (NITRO*) 5.4% ABV

Drake’s Dry Stout is served on nitrogen and thus smooth and creamy. Flavors of dark chocolate and roasted coffee abound and finish smooth with just enough hop to balance. True to style this beer is sessionable at 5.4%, and leaves you with a dry, lingering roasted finish.
DRAKES 1500 5.5% ABV

Drake’s hop-forward take on an American Pale Ale. 1500 has all the hop flavor and biting bitterness of a West-Coast style IPA but is lighter in alcohol and in body. The hop-head’s session beer, 1500 is extra hoppy and extra refreshing.
DRAKES 7 X 70 IPA 7%ABV

7×70 IPA clocks in at 7% ABV and 70 IBUs (hence the name) and starts with a citric burst from the Amarillo, El Dorado, and Citra hops in the boil. A lean malt bill lets the hops really shine through with only 2-row and a touch of lightly toasted pale malt. The dry hop features a second boost of tropical citrus from Calypso hops, as well as a slap of pine from the Simcoes.
DRAKES BARREL ROCK 7.75% ABV

Barrel house rock is a collaboration between Drakes brewers, Barrel house employees and Jeff Kimpe of Triple Rock in Berkeley. This Flanders Red style beer was brewed in celebration of the anniversary on Drake’s Barrel house and Triple Rock brewery, and then aged for over a year in Chardonnay barrels from Wente in Livermore. It was inoculated with a blend of house souring cultures to get a mild tartness and traditional funk. The aroma of dark cherries currants, wine and oak melds with a malt sweetness and brett funk. On the tongue the tartness is more apparent; it hits you first, but later gives way to a pleasant malt sweetness with hints of cherry cola and Chardonnay. Grab a glass and celebrate with us!
DRAKES PUNGENT PUMPKIN (wild ale) 4.8 ABV

This is Drake’s yearly pumpkin and squash fall seasonal, aged in Cabernet barrels with their house sour culture for one year. This beer drinks dry and fairly tart with the sour notes playing off of the slight malty flavors of the original beer.  The aroma showcases spicy floral and citrus notes backed with a slight malty, bready aroma and brett aromas.  This beer still drinks with a hint of pumpkin and a distinctly seasonal malt profile, but don’t worry, they didn’t any spices to compete with the flavors of this unique beer.
DRAKES PAPA ROY PECHE’ (Farmhouse Ale) 6.6% ABV

This beer started life as a Belgian pale and was aged for a total of 8 months in stainless steel with Brettanomyces, the last 3 months of which were with 80lbs of fresh peaches.  The beer is named after Roy Kirkorian who sourced the peaches from a friend’s orchard in fresno. Papa Roy’s Peche’ drinks light and refreshing with tons of peach aroma, a very mild tartness, and slight brett aromas of tropical fruit and brett funk.
DRAKES SANTA BRASS (Barleywine) 13.8% ABV

This slightly sweet high abv beer drinks exactly like a big barleywine should. The malty sweetness is balanced by the near 14% abv all while showcasing a complex flavor profile of vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, with hints of Bourbon and oak spice. Santa’s Brass started out life as two separate high ABV beers aged for just over a year in Bourbon barrels. After a year on oak each beer ended up complementing each other perfectly and were blended together to achieve a balance of those great caramel and roasted dark malt flavors. This one is truly a winter warmer and is best sipped next to an open fire sitting in your favorite armchair of your personal Library or War Room.  Dont have a “library” or “War Room”?  Well, Drake’s Barrel house or your local watering hole will work in a pinch.
DRAKES RYE BBL AGED JOLLY RODGER 2013 12.6% ABV

The 2013 batch of Imperial American Black ale aged in Highwest Rye Barrels.  Watch out, this beer is a big one with 12.6% and lots of barrel character.  On the nose there are notes of caramel, raisins and spice backed by distinct rye whiskey aromas.  On the tongue this beer drinks fairly smooth with lots of dark fruit but whiskey character still lets you know its a big beer.
DRAKES JOLLY RODGER (FIRKIN*) 9% ABV

Rich and complex, Jolly Rodger 2014 features luscious chocolaty and subtle roasted malt flavors that blend expertly with a specially made roast of Kenya Kangunu coffee to create aromas of caramelized stone fruit and flavors of black currant, tobacco, and caramel.

So, get your livers ready for what is for sure going to be a great night of craft beer glory!  Make sure to come hungry for some amazing dinner and dessert specialties that we’ll be cranking out and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!  DJ Lex will be here rockin’ your favorite tunes on the 1’s and 2’s.  We hope you can make it!

 

Smoochies,

The Iron Press Crew

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Tuesday Tap Takeover – Drake’s Brewing

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Hey there, beer lovers! A huge thanks to you all for coming out to support the 4 Sons Brewing family and The Iron Press team! Our SoCo Collection location had a blast hosting you all and the bros from down the block, not to mention that tasty Cuban sandwich special. But as one Tap Takeover comes to a close, you know we always have another one lined up for you! Next up we have Drake’s Brewing coming to the The Iron Press Anaheim in the Anaheim Packing District on January 20th, 2015 AD from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M. Drake’s Brewing will be bringing many of their outstanding West Coast Style ales for your enjoyment, and as always we’ll have Dj Lex spinning nearby and some tasty food specials available! Stay tuned for the lineup and more info. See you all there! Cheers!

#tuesdaytaptakeover #theironpress #anaheimoc #anaheim #packingdistrict #packinghouse #atthehouse

The Iron Press Anaheim – Staff Pick – January 2015

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We here at Anaheim Iron Press LOVE us some good old California craft beer, but every once in a while we like to show some love to our surrounding neighbors…

 

Introducing the monthly STAFF PICK!

 

Once a month our staff will be teaming up to bring you a specialty craft beer from beyond our Cali borders.  And guess what???  We’ve chosen our first one!  This craft beer is the stuff that Rowdy Roddy Piper’s dreams are made of…

 

Salty Scot- Parallel 49 Brewing in Canada

Scotch Ale,  7.50% ABV


This brew is choc’ full of salted caramel goodness!  With malty notes of toffee, butterscotch and a little sprinkle of sea salt – this beer is sure to have you playing the bagpipes in no time.  So come down and drink boozy savory goodness with us! (Rocking a kilt is optional!)

-The Punky BREWster, Emily Finch

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4 Sons Brewing Menu

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Just a friendly reminder that tonight at our Costa Mesa location we will be hosting the brothers from right down the street. 4 Sons Brewing Company will be taking over 14 of our taps and 2 of those beers have never been released; Until tonight from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. You will also be able to get your hands on 2 food specials that we have specially constructed just for your enjoyment. Listen close, because this might just be what your stomach has been yelling at you about!!!!

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  1. The Cuban – Russian Dressing + Pepper Jack Cheese + Pastrami + Black Forest Ham and Pickles all on Sourdough Bread.
  2. Pineapple Craziness – Pineapple infused waffle topped with Vanilla Ice Cream + Pineapple Chunks + Coconut Shavings and Cinnamon ‘COCO’ Nuts Amber infused Syrup.


As always you can find DJ Lex posted up in his corner giving your soul the rhythm it has been wanting. See you tonight!!!

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4 Sons Brewing Lineup

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Alright guys, our lineup for Tuesday’s Tap Takeover with 4Sons Brewing is here! On January 6th, 2015 A.D. from 5 P.M. to 10 P.M., 14 of our taps will be flowing with these tasty beers from the boys down the street. Ranging from their outstanding IPA ‘The Great One’ clocking in at 9.9%, to their brand new Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout on Nitro, they’ve put together quite the list for your enjoyment! Don’t forget to grab a glass of our collaboration brew either – a cinnamon stick infused version of their ‘Going (Coco) Nuts’ amber ale.  A big shout out to beerandbaking.com for this beautiful picture.

 

Check out the full list, and see you all on Tuesday. Cheers!

 

Not So Dum – Raspberry Blonde – 4.9%

Blonde with fresh raspberries and dried hibiscus.

 

Sour Hef – ?%

So new, it doesn’t even have a name yet! A tasty sour hef that you don’t want to miss!

 

Going (Coco) Nuts – Amber Ale, on NITRO – 5.2%

Our award-winning coconut amber ale, on nitro!

 

Iron Press Collaboration Brew – 5.2%

Going (Coco) Nuts amber ale infused with cinnamon sticks. Great minds came together for this specialty keg!

 

O’Sonset – Irish Red – 5.5%

Perfectly balanced, super sessionable.

 

Beach Pail – Single Hopped Pale Ale – 5.9%

Hopped with El Dorado, tropical notes.

 

Pair of Pears – Specialty Pale Ale – 5.9%

Pale Ale brewed with 2 types of pears and walnuts.

 

Peach Time – Specialty IPA – 6.3%

Tasty IPA brewed with grilled peaches, yum.

 

Land of Hopportunity – American IPA – 6.3%

A classic American IPA, hops hops hops!

 

Family Harvest – Saison – 7.2%

Unfiltered, dry, with spice notes.

 

The Great One – Imperial IPA – 9.9%

Perfect malt and hop balance. It’ll have you saying ‘ahhhh’.

 

Nightmare on Gothard St. – Chocolate Coffee Stout – 8.3%

Belgian chocolate, cacao nibs, fresh brewed coffee.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, on NITRO – 8.3%

Creamy goodness on Nitro, don’t miss out on this brand new beer.

 

The Subtle One – Specialty DIPA – 9.9%

Our spiced up version of The Great One, brewed with habanero and pineapple.

Smoochies,

The Iron Press Crew

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Tuesday Tap Takeover – 4 Sons Brewing

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Hello everyone, The Iron Press team hopes that the holidays treated everyone well. We have a list of events coming up next so listen closely. For all of you who are going out on the eve of 2015 we will have a cure for your heads the next morning. We will be doing our version of a Bloody Mary at our Costa Mesa location, It will consist of Ballast Point Brewing beer and there amazing bloody mary mix. So if you have a head that’s throbbing, you’re looking for a hangover cure, or just love bloody marys; stop on by. Also on January 1st 2015 AD we will be releasing our brand new menu with a ton of fun goodies. Our new menu will also consist of us being open all day everyday ( Tues – Sat 11 am – 10 pm / Sun – Mon 11 am – 9 pm ) and a Hoppy Hour that is going to blow your mind. From 3 PM – 6 PM we will be selling all beers for $4.50 and select beers for $3. So get your butts over here and try our new and exciting treats that will have you going koo-koo. Last but definitely not least our next tap takeover event will take place at our Costa Mesa location on Tuesday 6th 2015 AD featuring 4 Sons Brewing from Huntington Beach. They will be bringing a special line up of 14 beers. Stay tuned for the list of amazing beers and be safe this new years.

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