Category: Beer Culture

Molly Glockner

Beer v Wine

I’ve delved into the wine world a bit, I used to sell wine, drink wine, buy wine and drink wine. I love it, it’s delicious, fun and interesting. What I didn’t like about wine? The pretentiousness, oh so much. When I was selling wine I had to dress up every day. Seriously nice clothes I… Read more »

Dane Williams

Pickled Ginger

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, let’s just go ahead and get this out of our system. Ginge, Ginger, Stepchild, Whitewalker, Freckle-face, Soul-less freak, Mailman’s kid…just a few examples of how one would reference the 1%. Go for it, I’ve heard em all…yay, we wear 75 SPF, we have a bad temper, certainly quirky,… Read more »

Ross Chalstrom

Fatherhood and Poop

My wife and I made the questionable decision to have children later on in our thirties.  After taking the requisite steps, my wife spawned a life form roughly seven months ago.  The experience has reinforced the notion that parenting is best suited to young people as they are more resilient and confident in their abilities…. Read more »

Greg Parker

LaDonna

1996 Dodge Stratus 4 door in Gold. What an awful vehicle. I’m not exactly certain why it’s awful but it probably is mostly due to the fact that it was gold and the styling was completely uninspired. However, LaDonna, the Stratus which is the focus of this story was pretty dear to the brewery. LaDonna… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Growin’ Nonstop

By Hood Aimee Critics can’t break us, we’re growing nonstop growing nonstop IHB we’re climbing to the top Critics can’t hold us, we’re growing let me first say yes, you’re welcome no we’re not pretentious, our goals are just endless we make indie beer, what the fuck is craft beer guidelines they get the shaft… Read more »

Greg Parker

How to please your partner and go to the bar

Up to this point, grocery shopping has been more or less an irritating necessity. It will always be a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be irritating. But it usually is and here is why; I don’t make the list and it is freaking chaos. Let’s start with dispensing a possible argument you (the reader)… Read more »

tyler hansen

Arnold Schwarzenegger Drinks Beer

Workouts and beer pairings. Why? Because I love beer and I love lifting. And who doesn’t enjoy a cold beer after a hard workout? So here are my personal favorites to pair after lifting some heavy weight or sprinting down a mountain side. After a heavy leg day? Heavy lower body workouts that leave you… Read more »

nicole klauss

On Having a Forgettable Face

I have a forgettable face. Scratch that. I’ve got a forgettable face and name. At least that’s what I convinced myself of after a public official forgot my name and forgot he ever met me previously though we’ve met in professional settings multiple times. This blog is not about that public official who forgot me… Read more »

jay skeen

What’s Wrong with the NFL

This season, the number of people tuning in to watch NFL games has dropped by over a million. There doesn’t seem to be any other indicators of it dropping in popularity yet. Merch is still selling well, and Bud Light’s ad campaign struck a vein of gold by putting the team logos on NFL cans… Read more »

Greg Parker

Van Life

As you may have figured, chronicling our misadventures is one of my favorite past times.  Did the string cheese bandit strike again? As you may or may not have heard, our less-than-pristine 2006 GMC Savana van went missing. It was stolen right off the lot of the brewery while we brewed away. It took us… Read more »

Greg Parker

Give It 85%

It will come as no surprise that this blog looks to upend some conventional wisdom, it’s kind of what we do. Although, I’m not certain that what I am about to question is either conventional or wisdom. I would probably describe it more as idiotic business cheerleading. Although that’s probably not a fair assessment either…. Read more »

Rikki Welz

The Well-Read Beer Geek

Hello again, y’all! My goal blog has yet again evaded me. I have been trying to write basically a book report on “American Women and Repeal of Prohibition” by Kenneth D. Rose. But, yet again, summarizing such a momentous effort and cultural revolution leading up to the enactment and repeal of Prohibition evaded me. Do… Read more »

Emily Palmer

Skiing vs Snowboarding

Skiing versus Snowboarding- a debate almost as important as Cozy Sweater versus Mocha Death. Growing up in the eastern part of the PNW meant for long cold snowy winters. As the Idaho and Montana IHB Sales Rep, I live in an area riddled with mountains and ski resorts to help pass the time. I started… Read more »

Taylor Castillo

Hiking…With Beer?

Ahh, the Pacific Northwest. The place with great views and even greater brews. Hiking not only brings you closer to nature, but it gives you an opportunity to get away from all the stress and the noise of everyday life. And what better way to escape the craziness, then with an ice-cold beer atop a… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

Growler Tote How-To

I will be trying different crafts I find on Pinterest and seeing if there are as easy as they say. All crafts will relate to beer in some way and hopefully you can learn from my success and failures. This one in particular is inspired by this. Cost: $30.00 Time: 5 hours, this includes glue… Read more »

Connie Morgan

How to Spot a Basic Bro

Recently I wrote about basic bitches and their slow takeover of the indie beer scene. But their counterpart “basic bros,” are also taking over what was once a “hipster” hobby. Now indie beer is something the frat dudes take part in too. Like the term “basic bitch,” basic bro refers to men who predominantly like mainstream… Read more »

Connie Morgan

10 Seconds of Beer

Snapchat – A mobile messaging service that sends a photo or video to someone that lasts only up to 10 seconds before it disappears. During that time, the recipient can take a screenshot, and the sender is notified that it was taken. That is the internet explanation of what Snapchat is. Even if you don’t… Read more »

Emily Palmer

Big Sky Bucket List

John Steinbeck famously said “I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.”   I’m lucky to have a job that requires me to travel across the state of Montana selling delicious indie crafted Iron Horse beer. Because of my job I… Read more »

Morgan Moran

Tattoos and Brews

Since the dawn of civilization we know two things about ancient humans: They were inked up and loved themselves a good jug of beer. Fast forward 7,000 years and what you find is that things have not changed much. People still enjoy adorning their bodies with artwork, albeit better quality, and drinking the everlasting elixir… Read more »

holly kolb

Best Friend Goals

One of my most reliable friends is Irish Death. With Irish Death there’s no judgment, no drama and we don’t have to say a lot to enjoy each other’s company. The other day we enjoyed some time at the park, it was lovely.  One thing I love is that even when Irish Death is busy… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Put Your Phone Down

Let me first say this… I’m 21, almost 22 years old. Yes, I know what a landline is. And yes, I remember dial up internet.  LOL, and yes you are so funny for assuming I’ll never understand the struggles you went through. I hear so many stories that begin with, “Well back in my day…”… Read more »

Hailey Roe

IPA Infused Shampoo

As a newbie to the Iron Horse world many of you may not know yet, so I will take a moment to introduce myself; my name is Hailey and I am going to cosmetology school while working at [ the pub ]. While brainstorming blogs, a suggested idea was something combining my two current interests:… Read more »

Nic Cawley-Murphree

A special place for a special taste

There are a lot of great beverages offered throughout this county and plenty of great  places to consume them. Whether it is a great glass of Washington wine with dinner at your favorite Kittitas county restaurant, a homemade specialty cocktail at the party for the big game or a delicious Iron Horse beer at your… Read more »

sabrina enders

Lessons in Beer

So I’m still sort of new to IHB, (hi, nice to meet you!) but I’m certainly not new to beer. I’ve traveled quite a bit and it seems beer has been the only consistently present factor throughout my travels. My experience of becoming acquainted with beer parallel a lot of important lessons I’ve had to… Read more »

Dane Williams

Fantasy Football: The Best At-Work Distraction

It’s that time of the year again. Where the casual football fan transforms into the second coming of Vince Lombardi. Countless hours of research and analysis are later outplayed by the sheer luck of the auto pick strategy. For someone that enjoys Fantasy Football simply because of office interaction and company moral, it’s amazing what… Read more »

Connie Morgan

How to Spot A Basic Bitch

Everyone is at least a little bit basic, yes even men. It’s impossible not to be, humans have been on Earth for about 200,000 years, there’s nothing new under the sun, you’re just like everybody else, you’re a basic bitch. If you’re not familiar with the term basic bitch (or simply “basic”) it can be… Read more »

Taylor Castillo

Started From the Bottom now it’s BEER

Freshman year in college is an interesting time to say the least. You’re no longer under the scrutiny of your parents, you create your own class schedule (which means no classes before 10 a.m.), and you get to experience your first traumatic hangover. Before turning 21, I absolutely hated beer and couldn’t fathom the way… Read more »