Category: Beer Culture

Greg Parker

In Defense of Nikos Ridge

What an obnoxious title. Yeah, that’s how Iron Horse does it. Or maybe that’s how I do it and I am trying to cover. More importantly, Nikos Ridge doesn’t need defense. He’s an articulate individual who runs a great business. And chances are you haven’t read his recent article and possibly don’t even know who… Read more »

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New Market Manager Q&A

Get to Know Our Newest Market Manager Name: Sam Heron Job: Market Manager Contact: sam@ironhorsebrewery.com IHB Start Date: 3/12/18 Family (parents, siblings, spouse, etc): I have all of those things. Describe your job in once sentence: Let’s sell some ****ing beer. Favorite style of beer: Cold Bottles, cans, draught: Cans Least favorite super hero: Superman.  … Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

My Beer Journey

“Sampler Saturday” is a pretty common phrase among the Pub staff at Iron Horse. This is referring to the obnoxious amount of samplers (flights) that get ordered from the customers on Saturdays. Although I say obnoxious, I actually am quite proud of those who are brave enough to go with a sampler as their drink… Read more »

Aimee Bach

How Not To Offend People in 2018

When (willingly) tasked with this blog topic, I knew going into it I was going to offend some people. It’s just the norm, now. Sorry not sorry because there will always be people that disagree, “what if situations” and extreme outliers. That is one identifiable issue. There is not one right way to live or… Read more »

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Our Take On Growth In Craft Beer

A recent article in the Washington Post asks whether the craft beer industry has peaked. The article references a report by the Brewers Association, which showed craft brewers saw a 5 percent rise in production volume in 2017, but also cited more brewery closures than in previous years. Another statement said, “The total beer market… Read more »

Alex Grosby

The Culture Of Waiting

When we figured out the tagline of Send It was going to be “waiting can wait”, it made me think a fair amount about waiting. Waiting takes a lot of patience, discipline, and determination. I’m not great at waiting for Christmas. My wife often says I’m very difficult to shop for because if there’s an… Read more »

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Our Take On Beer Foam Art

To print or not to print? That may soon be the question breweries and bars find themselves asking when this printer that puts text and images onto beer foam becomes available for purchase. According to this article we found online while we were being unproductive, Beer Ripples prints edible ink onto beer foam so your pint… Read more »

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Training for the .5k

Alex gives us a sneak peak into how he’s been training for the Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day .5K. Are you ready? St. Paddy Day .5K Boise on March 10th St. Paddy Day .5K Ellensburg on March 17th Tickets at www.stpaddydayhalfk.com.

Justine Malland

Get to Know A Market Manager

Get to Know Our Spokane Market Manager Name: Justine Malland Job: Market Manager, Eastern WA & Northern ID (aka Brew Magic Merchant aka Brewnicorn) Contact: justine@ironhorsebrewery.com IHB Start Date: 09/26/2017 Family: Sales Describe your job in one sentence: Just one step closer to helping the public engage with their inner ale desires through Iron Horse brew magic. Favorite… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Double Dates With Coworkers

I’m 28. I’ve been dating since I was 16, which means I’ve been dating for 12 years. That’s a lot of bad dates, a lot of good dates and a lot of going out to the movies. But in 12 years of dating I’d never been on a double date with another couple until 2… Read more »

Greg Parker

We Can’t Get Anything Right

That may not necessarily be true, but I never have been able to properly classify Irish Death. It’s true. We used to try. It never worked. What is this? A robust porter. Um, no, too high of alcohol and no roasty dryness in the finish You’re right.   What is this? A sweet stout. No… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Dear Facebook Fans of 2018

Dear Facebook Fans of 2018,  (or is it Dear Fans of Facebook?), As you may be aware, Facebook recently announced they are altering their newsfeed algorithm in an effort to return the platform to its founding roots.  I think this is good.  There is a bunch of clutter and a shit-ton of false news –… Read more »

Catie Hoffmann

Failing Forward

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Sir Winston Churchill I wrote this blog before my Pats lost the Super Bowl (Jay Skeen, bet you’re happy right now), but the content just seemed too perfect to not share just days after my team suffered a crushing defeat. Tom Brady…. This… Read more »

Duncan Pratt

The Super Bowl Super Party

It’s that time of year again! We are finally through the longest, coldest, and most boring month of the year, January. Everyone is trying to be their “New, Improved Self”, determined to make it through “Dry January” or stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Most have done well; most have at least given it the… Read more »

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My Poor Mother

*Originally written by Jay Skeen who quit us. I was 12 lbs when I was born. My mom did not get a C section, but she does have the body frame of an Amazon so that helped. But there’s no doubt that before I was even born, I was difficult. At six months pregnant she… Read more »

Sabrina Enders

“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and Other Useful Tips for Behaving in Public Spaces

If you’ve spent any amount of time browsing the internet in the past two years, I know you’ve happened across the plethora of brilliantly sarcastic, occasionally brutal, and all too poignant memes and messages surrounding appropriate interactions between customer service professionals and our patrons (and if you haven’t, fret not! I’ve linked a bunch in… Read more »

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Choosing A Team In The Apple Cup

*Originally written by Jay Skeen who quit us. It’s rivalry week in college football, which means it’s time for the Apple Cup, a game that’s a huge deal in Washington and the definition of irrelevant everywhere else. The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars will square off this Saturday, and once again I have… Read more »