Category: Beer Culture


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

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 »

jay skeen

My Poor Mother

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 looked like she could go into labor any… 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 »

jay skeen

Choosing A Team In The Apple Cup

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 to decide who I want to support, and… Read more »

Quay Thomas

A Short Take On Beer And People

Observations from one of our cousins in packaging Beer is a lot like people. Sometimes you love it right away, sometimes it’s an acquired taste, sometimes you simply despise it. Same with people. When I was a juvenile delinquent, I loved the average beers, Coors light being my favorite. Now it’s Rainier if I need… Read more »

Greg Parker

An Apology For Humans

I want to apologize. Not for something I have ever done, but for something that I have seen the evidence of and quite literally can’t imagine what kind of depraved, selfish, thoughtless scumbag would ever do. Throwing garbage into pit toilets and Port-a-potties. Here are the only people who could maybe be let off the… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Iron Horse Banter Machine Is Live

Opinions. Like elbows and assholes, everyone’s got them. In a landscape where they are thrown in your face every waking moment, why bring more? Well, we make beer people seem to enjoy; at least enough for us to bring it to 5 states and keep our cousins afloat. So, Packaging Tech Jay Skeen had an… Read more »

Austin Baucom

Country Music Is Gonna Crash

A lot of weird trends have happened in my life. But the worst one is the rise of popularity in country music and the blasphemous shit it became. I’ve never been a huge fan of country music, but it didn’t use to make me sick like it does now. If you go through Johnny Cash,… Read more »

Molly Glockner

Bite me, Bite of Seattle

This title is definitely a joke, we at IHB love being a part of the Bite of Seattle and enjoy the event immensely. Unfortunately, it didn’t start out very enjoyable for me. You see, I am THE WORST at setting up jockey boxes, and really just anything that requires tools. I’m told I tend to glaze over… Read more »