A Blog about independent craft beer

aka The Horse's Mouth

Making our thoughts known via letters, words and pictures, rife with typos and references to tacos.

Ross Chalstrom

10 Weird Gift Ideas For All Of Your Favorite People

Tis the season for buying stuff for your loved ones.  Most people stick to the safe gifts like gift cards, tasteful clothing and items the receiver had previously hinted at wanting.  Since all of that is pretty cut and dry, I thought I would do you, the faithful reader, a service by illuminating some gifts… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Cozy Community Fund Recap Because Helping Others Is Rad

During this holiday season, Iron Horse gets the opportunity to reflect on growth, failures, relationships, and new opportunities. We have a lot to be thankful for as a company such as, living in such a compassionate and engaging community. With that being said, Iron Horse Brewery, with help from Kittitas County residents, committed to donate… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Iron Horse Beer in 2018

Over here in the Iron Horse Brewery trailer department, we spend a ridiculous amount of time behind our computers, looking at charts, analyzing graphs, reading the reddit.com/r/beer forum, making these calendars, or just visiting this site. This time of year is particularly cumbersome because of all the “planning” and “best-guessing” that is happening for the… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Be Gentle, We’re New

For our first show, we sample Harpoon House Golden, talk about the Hazy IPA beer craze, NFL vs. College Football, and whether tips should be earned or entitled.

Jared Vallejo

Sorry, You’re Not A Sport, Pumpkin

On this episode, we sample Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple Nipple and a 2 year old Super Session #2, talk about pumpkin beers, hunting for sport vs hunting for life, and whether Marching Band is a sport.

Jared Vallejo

Barrel O’ Bikes

On this episode, we sample Founders KBS, talk about proper bike riding etiquette, and whether or not, there’s too much nostalgia in Hollywood.

Jared Vallejo

You Got Fragged

On this episode, we sample Night Shift Ever Weisse AND Logsdon Cerasus, we talk about Battlefield v. Call of Duty, all-time video game experiences, and the best of Thanksgiving.

Molly Glockner

Beer That Pairs Well With Holiday Shenanigans

Beer (and other alcoholic beverages) that pairs with holiday shenanigans and how I won the lottery- TWICE! Ok, this blog is definitely about Holiday Shenanigans, but first a quick note; Something that some people may or may not know about me is that I’ve won the lottery, not once but TWICE. I know crazy right?… 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 »

Greg Parker

We’re Actually Still Pretty Small

An interesting thing happens as a business like ours grows, some people stop wanting to support it, simply because of that growth. I’m not sure what principle is at play, but I think it has something to do with not being cool any longer because we are too mainstream which to me implies, we are… Read more »

Taylor Castillo

“Don’t Get Stuck In Ellensburg” They Say

“Don’t Get Stuck in Ellensburg” They Say. Trust me, I’ve heard this way too often. Many of times, it is said by people who have never lived here. Other times, it’s by people who went to Central, but couldn’t wait to graduate and get out of here. The funny thing is, those are the people who… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Where Are They Now: Elliott Schmitz Edition

Here at Iron Horse Brewery we’ve had some fine cousins (what we call our employees) over the years. And while we think that giving them free beer will make them stay with us forever, some of them end up leaving to follow their dreams or something. We have a hard time letting go so we’ve… Read more »

Will Bergman

Just A Sailor Bloggin’ ‘Bout Stuff

Hey All, Want to start off this blog with a quick introduction. My name is William Bergman (Will or Wills) and this is my first blog, so I’ll do my best to put down the random thoughts of a young Navy veteran, now working for a brewery, down in the finest fashion my “professional” experience… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Worthless Clickbait About Music And Beer

If you ever get to know me, you’ll find out pretty quickly I’m passionate about music. It’s what led me to get IHB up on Spotify and try to curate some fine beer drinking tunes. It’s leading me through some other fun IHB endeavors and such.  So, excuse me when I’m flicking through the latest… Read more »

Catie

10 Things I’ve Learned Since I Got Hired At [The Pub]

What I’ve Learned Since I Got Hired – A Non-beer Drinker’s Journey into Craft Beer Hi Friends! My name is Catie, and I am one of the newest Cousins! I got hired in June to work as a server in [the pub], and you’ll find me there most evenings and weekends, pouring beer and chatting… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Press Release About Cozy Community Fund Changes

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund in a Different Format Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ]. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 31, 2017) The holiday season inspires us to open our hearts to help others. Every year we facilitate the Cozy… 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 »

ironhorsebrewery

The Top Grub At [The Pub]

Our food is a little different and so are we. We started serving food at [the pub] in 2016, and have since been satisfying your tastebuds with a variety of pre-funk snacks, salads and wraps, grub for your hands and palate pleasures. Because we’re curious we decided to take a look at what dishes have been… Read more »