Author: Jared Vallejo

Jared Vallejo

Beer Wolf IPA

IPA, IPA, IPA, IPA According to  the Craft Brewers Association and just about everyone else, IPAs are going to continue to dominate the craft beer segment for the next 324 years.  This might not be true. Or maybe it’s completely true. I don’t know, only time will tell.  Regardless, I love IPAs and 30% of… Read more »

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Gaming the System because Jared is Sloppy

I love collegers. I really do. They are generally enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated to living for ideals, rather than the sometimes cruel reality that life tends to hand you. But I made a mistake confusing resourcefulness with exploitive opportunism. In June of 2014, (2.5 years ago) we decided to run a print advertisement in CWU’s… Read more »

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Beer Guessing for 2017

If you know me, which you probably don’t, because I’m anti-social, but if you did, you would know that Scheduling Things is not one of my, er, best attributes. There is something so damn appealing about winging it and using gut instinct for, like, almost everything; the idea of planning more than 10 days in… Read more »

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New Press Release About Creating Cozy Communities

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ]. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 13, 2016) Cozy Sweater is back and is accompanied by a new beer this year, Cozy-er Sweater. Cozy Sweater, a vanilla milk stout is… Read more »

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Where are you Dirtbag Carnival Picture Taker?

I have a weird memory. I can remember my phone number from 5th grade 509.555.5701, but I can’t remember someone’s name from a year ago. Last year on August 15th, we held our first ever Dirtbag Carnival at the production facility. I remember there was a hot dog eating contest, carnival games (like blow-dart balloon… Read more »

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SUPPORT AMERICAN BEER and YOUR MOUTH

The fourth annual, 3rd consecutive Eastern Washington Brewfest is just around the corner…  It’s weird that it’s Eastern Washington Brewfest, event though it’s held in Central Washington.  You can get your tickets here if you don’t care about any of this banter.  We’re okay with weird, but we’re not okay with only 12% of beer… Read more »

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It’s Getting Weird

I’ll admit it. I like being part of something bigger than myself, probably because I am inherently selfish and need that bigger thing to keep my feet planted and ego in check. So, when it came time to start planning the second installment of the st. paddy day .5 k, we knew we wanted to… Read more »

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Billings: The Final Frontier.

No, not a set of actions where we send paper invoices to collect money for “unmentionable services”. The town, in Montana; That’s what we’re talking about. We’re opening up that market. Iron Horse Brewery Does Fun Things in New Market Iron Horse Beer is available in Billings, That’s a New Market we have. You’re welcome…. Read more »

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Because Food.

Sometimes all you want is a sandwich. And other times you want specifically made food for that delicious craft beer you are drinking. We’re going for the latter. read on or don’t. Iron Horse Brewery Announces Food at The Pub, Making [ the pub ] an Actual Pub. Because the beer is looking for a… Read more »

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New Press Release About a Beer You May have Heard of in Cans

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Irish Death in 12 oz Cans. Yep. ELLENSBURG, WA  (December 09, 2015) Iron Horse Brewery produces a beer you may have heard of that will be available in six pack 12oz cans spring of 2016. Quilter’s Irish Death is already available in 22oz bottles and draught but… Read more »

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This is a Press Release About IHB in Boise

For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Entry into New Market Iron Horse Beer is available in Boise, That’s the New Market the headline was referring to. You’re welcome. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 5, 2015) Due to four people requesting an Iron Horse Brewery presence in Boise, ID, they’ve decided to go ahead and do that…. Read more »

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New Beer Release, Press Release is Released.

For Immediate Release   Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Release of Two New Beers, Coincidentally, Just In Time for the 3rd Quarter. The seasonal offerings are new formulations of water, malt and hops.   ELLENSBURG, WA  (June 24, 2015) Iron Horse Brewery is introducing two new handcrafted, locally made craft brews to the marketplace,  Koytus,… Read more »

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New Hire: Dane Williams

In January, we had revelation: We want to get better at things and stuff. One of those things was having a better understanding of the off premise world (note: off premise = places where you buy beer to go = grocery stores). In order to realize that goal, we had two options self-improvement or find… Read more »

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Eastern Washington Brewfest 2015

May. A wonderful time of year. Beer. A wonderful kind of cheer. Fest. Better than the rest. That’s it. That’s all I got for rhyming. Read the press release then proceed. Or skip it and head on over to… www.easternwashingtonbrewfest.com For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces 3rd Annual, Second Consecutive Eastern Washington Brewfest in… Read more »

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More Bottles of Beer on the Wall

2015 is proving to be a ridiculous year for Iron Horse Brewery. Not only are we releasing a second six-pack can called Finger Gun, we are also introducing a second seasonal bottle only track offering to the marketplace. We are calling this the Fresh-To-Death series, because 1) it is a hip phrase used by millennials… Read more »

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The Half K Recap That is Longer Than The Race

On March 14th, 2015 over 230 of you blood circulating humans descended on ellensburg, wa and walked/jogged/ran/sprinted in the first annual Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day .5 K. Ummm. What were you thinking? Whatever it was, I like it. You are bad ass people. When the idea came up in January we were mostly joking… Read more »

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Finger Gun IPA – A new beer to keep your hands busy.

I’ll preface this once; we are going to be releasing a lot of new beer this year. So you’ll probably get tired of the “hey, here’s a press release about a new iron horse brewery beer” statements. It sounds like I’m apologizing in advance. I’m not. I’m extremely excited about the crap ton of beer… Read more »

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Cozy Community Fund Update and The Giving Virus

Generosity is a curious thing. It inspires or in my case, makes me feel substandard for not living up to the expectations I created in my mind space. What’s incredible though is how giving, without expectation of return, can be infectious, like a virus, but the good kind of virus. As Greg likes to put… Read more »

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Cozy Community Fund

It’s amazing how quickly 10 months can go by. I don’t believe this whole “time is a constant” thing. Anyhow, the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Festivus, Hannukah, Kwanza, and Buying-Stuff-For-People-Just-Because-Time is here. For the last 5 years, Iron Horse Brewery, along with several Ellensburg, WA area businesses and community members have put together a… Read more »

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Pre Pre Cyber Monday Sale that We Just Thought Of Right Now

What better way to celebrate the two Mondays before cyber Monday than with a random flash sale and discounted brewery merch? We can’t think of a better way. For the next three hours, you can get a $2.00 High Five Hefe trucker hat. It’s like a long, exposed flash sale. http://store.ironhorsebrewery.com/collections/pre-cyber-monday-sale/products/high-five-hefe-trucker-hat Why are we doing… Read more »

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Humans are good at fundraising. Here’s the proof.

As you may or may not recall, Iron Horse Brewery had two fundraising initiatives going on during the summer. High Five a Charity and Beer vs Fire. Well, these are both done now and I’m finally get around to talking about it, because my snapchat feed is empty. Thank goodness. High Five a Charity: This… Read more »

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Iron Horse Brewery Updates via a Letter to Aunt Gertrude

Sometimes, I find it difficult to write updates on things, so instead I pretend I have an Aunt Gertrude and write her letters. ———- Dear Aunt Gertrude, It’s been 6 months since our last real correspondence, so I thought I’d take the time to write you a fictitious letter and update you on some things… Read more »

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Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest # 6

Well, this is the second to last 80’s movie scene. Next week, it will be a three movie mash up, so prepare yourself. But until the shoe drops, we’ll focus on the present. Today’s photo features a very special guest and muppet fan Rikki. Why? 1. because she is awesome and 2. because she was… Read more »

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Beer vs Fire, A Joint Fundraising Effort for Wildfire Victims

Fire sucks. Especially when it’s so damn destructive and affects our communities. So, we came up with an idea to help those directly affected by the wildfires. Fortunately for us, Icicle Brewing Company feels the same way, so we decided to make this a joint effort. Read the official press release below. You can also… Read more »

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Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes – Contest #3

Okay, so the first two rounds of the Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes were a bit on the easy side. Or, you all know your 80’s movies too well. I’m going with the former. This week’s photo is from one of my favorite movies. And by favorite, I mean, I watched it once and laughed…. Read more »

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Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest #2

It’s that day of the week again. No, not the day when you realize your roommate forgot to pay your internet access bill and they are going to turn it off. Yes, the day in which we start another round of intern recreated scenes from 80’s movies. No, not the day before Friday. Yes, it’s… Read more »

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Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest #1

As you may or may not know, Iron Horse Brewery has 3 interns working at Iron Horse Brewery. While they are all unique, smart, and driven individuals, they have one big thing in common which I find quite compelling. They have a collective willingness to try ridiculous ideas for the sake of “this might be… Read more »

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10 Year Anniversary Ale, Version 8, Quarter 3

For the last 7 years our 3rd quarter seasonal release has been an “anniversary ale” in which we celebrate another year of “still being here.” I’m going to overuse “air quotes” in this paragraph. Just an “fyi.”  This year is no different, except we realized it was the brewery’s 10th year in “business.” While the… Read more »