The Horse's Mouth

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

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holly kolb

The ins and outs of any customer/server friendship

How to get under your server’s skin: Snapping for our attention As adorable as dogs are, I’m not one. Just wait a minute, I promise that all of us as servers are anticipating your needs. Putting your mug on its side when you need another Mugs are hard, we can’t see in them when you… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

60 Seconds With…Episode III

We like Pat Kelly. He likes us so it works out. Name: Patrick Kelly Family:  A couple of kids and a couple of grandkids Profession: Owner of Tim’s Chips Cascade distribution Residency: Ellensburg, WA Mug Club Status: First year member, “Bulldog” Favorite Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Prefers his Eggs: Scrambled

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Ross Chalstrom

Pant Crapping Story

I have nothing.  Well I have other things, but I currently don’t have the ability to create any original content.  This is strange to me, mostly because I spent/wasted four years in undergrad majoring in English.  As you could imagine, a fair amount of creative writing is required to complete a BA in English, yet,… Read more »

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Tyson Read

Anton-Paar & Other Stuff

Just got this piece of equipment in. It is a small piece of the continual strive to make better beer, consistently. It was sold to me by a very nice Danish or Swedish guy who works for an Austrian company (sorry ‘merica). What it does is measure dissolved oxygen (DO) in beer as well as… Read more »

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Aimee Bach

Barista to Beerista

It was a normal morning at the IHB Coffee Stand (please take a moment of silence to remember the beloved stand). I arrived to work at around 5:30 a.m. in the middle of winter after an night’s snow dump. It was my job to open up the coffee stand and part of that routine was… Read more »

trap queen
Nic Cawley-Murphree

The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience

“What beer would you most like to try and why?”  When this question was posed to me for the assignment of writing this blog I thought it would be a relatively straightforward and easy question to answer.  As I thought about the question more however, the task proved more challenging than I originally presumed.  Without… Read more »

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Greg Parker

Gar-Bear

My Father. Also known as Gar(prounced gare)-Bear I kind of work with him. He foolishly put a substantial chunk of his life’s earnings on the line by investing in Iron Horse at my suggestion so naturally, he gets a say. I can only imagine two reasons why he would do that and they both boil… Read more »

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Dane Williams

Alcohol and Government

With the presidential election right around the corner, I was curious to see what kind of a role the Alcohol Industry plays in an election year. In an article written by Monica Vendituoli, she talks about how the industry is made up of wine, beer and liquor producers, distributors, and wholesalers as well as liquor… Read more »

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Rikki Welz

Beer People, Dear Reader

Easter 2016 in the Welz household was a momentous occasion. My brother Dave and I had been able to convince our mom, Kelly, that her fried chicken should be the main dish, instead of the traditional ham (though she can make a mean ham gravy). We both had been dreaming about her chicken for a… Read more »

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Greg Parker

Drying out after CBC

The Craft Brewers Conference is a lot of fun. This year it was in Philadelphia to which I had never been to before. I like that city. Much like other cities it offers lots of opportunities for bad choices. My bad choices started Monday night. In case you hadn’t inferred, that means I spent an… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

60 Seconds With…Episode II

You weren’t wondering what IHB fans are like but we’re going to show you anyway. Rene Hough really likes Irish Death. She really like spaghetti too.

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Aimee Bach

Love Mug Club

The greatest feature of [ the pub ] is not having televisions. This is our way of forcing awkward yet satisfying social situations between strangers. As a server, I observe many dynamics of people. My favorite interactions are the ones that lead to a freshly brewed relationship (pun intended). These relationships, whether romantic, friendly, or… Read more »

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Karina Mohan

11 Brews for Summer

Memorial day is a day for us to celebrate those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. So while you are honoring those who have died, go outside, crack open a beer and appreciate what they fought to protect….But don’t crack a beer in public because that’s illegal and we don’t want you to get… Read more »

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Adam Ransavage

Camping Tips From a Real Dirt Bag

I love what I do, but I love not doing what I do even more. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job (and I’m not saying that just cause my boss is going to skim over this).  Work can be crazy at times but it’s something I enjoy.  The people here are direct, authentic,… Read more »

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Morgan Moran

A Big Package

As a consumer cracking open a 12oz can of Irish Death and enjoying the dark elixir with each sip you may ponder how exactly the beer got into it’s package. I am here to tell you the untold story of your loyal packager and just what one goes through to get these wonderfully delicious brews… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

Shut Up and Drink

We like making beer. We experiment with ingredients, styles and wacky names. Some of our stuff has been well received, some of it hasn’t. When a beer seems to be popular we keep making it, when it’s not as popular we stop. That’s generally the way a business works in a free market. Untappd and… Read more »

support your mouth
Jared Vallejo

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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Greg Parker

America. The beer by AB-Inbev.

America. Bahahahahaha!  Are you serious AB-Inbev, the Brazilian managed Belgian brewer? America. Please tell me in what way your product is worthy of being labeled America? Please tell me how in any way you embody what is great about America or even what is unique about America. I doubt that you can or more likely… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

60 Seconds With…Episode I

You weren’t wondering what IHB fans are like but we’re going to show you anyway. Devin Miller really likes Iron Horse Brewery. We didn’t ask him why but we did as him if he prefers Star Wars or Star Trek.

pay beer forward
Ashley Stevens

Pay Beer Forward

When you work for a brewery you have access to a copious amount of beer. Over the 5 years I have been at Iron Horse I have acquired a glorious collection of brews. I very well could have built a separate house to store my collection, but I didn’t. That’s stupid. Instead I have decided… Read more »

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Greg Parker

Craft Is Dead, Drink Indie Beer

Indie: cool short-hand for independent, right? Yes, and more. Indie implies a bit of a could-give-a-shit view of what is practical, popular and wise. Indie is a freedom of choice. The early punk rockers didn’t consult with their producer and record labels to determine what kind of music they should be making, they didn’t have… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

Earth Beer

It’s Earth Day which means today everyone celebrates how beautiful the earth is, discusses the many ways humans are destroying the Earth, some children plant a few trees, you recycle a can and feel good about yourself and then tomorrow everything goes back to normal. The brewing industry uses a lot of stuff. Water, crops… Read more »

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Billy Meagor

The Best Bars I’ve Ever Been To

Bars are the ultimate escape.  People go to hang out with friends, go on dates, watch sporting events, or get away from their wife….um wait….  Whatever the reason, bars are the best.  From sports bars to wine bars, pubs, taverns, theme bars, there’s a bar to suit every interest.   In my previous job I… Read more »

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Connie Morgan

Vegan Beer?

At first the term “vegan beer” may seem unnecessary. Afterall, beer is made with four main ingredients, water, malts, hops and yeast. Those four ingredients are all vegan friendly but there is some debate or rather confusion as to what the definition of vegan is or what beers are considered vegan. A lot of the… Read more »

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Rikki Welz

National Beer Day

April 7, 1933, something really neat happened. Let’s let Wikipedia tell you what it was. The beginning of the end of Prohibition in the United States occurred as a result of the Cullen–Harrison Act and its signing into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his… Read more »

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Dane Williams

16 Ounces of Irish Death

Last month we announced that Quilter’s Irish Death would be available on draft at Century Link Field (Washington Craft House – Section 109). As a Craft Brewer in the Pacific Northwest, we feel very lucky that we have local sport teams (concessionaires) that understand the value in offering what the consumer demands while at either… Read more »

easter
Emily Palmer

Adult Easter Games

Growing up my Easter traditions were fairly similar to anyone else’s. Spending time with family, dying hard-boiled eggs, lots of candy, and the wondrous Easter Egg Hunt. As I get older it gets harder and harder to be able to make it home every year for Easter.  This has left me wondering, what do I… Read more »

beer runs
Connie Morgan

Beer Runs

Beer and running. The two seem to go hand in hand these days. We put on our own St. Paddy Day Half K “run,” races like the Warrior Dash include a free beer in your entry fee and the Beer Mile is an official Flotrack event. I am an avid runner myself and I have… Read more »

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Greg Parker

You won’t be getting the beer you want

Perhaps you don’t care about why not. Maybe you shouldn’t. However, I am going to attempt to convince you that you should. Iron Horse is running out of beer right now and it will be felt all over, but it will be felt in the worst way by our own pub. I won’t digress into… Read more »

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Adam Ransavage

The 5 worst people you’ll see on St Patrick’s day

“Everything in moderation, including moderation” -Oscar Wilde St. Patrick’s Day is one of the best holidays for a reason.  The food is incredible, the beers are even better, but more so than anything, it’s the final nail in the coffin of that fad diet you started as a new year’s resolution.  It’s one of the… Read more »

adam drunk off his ass
Connie Morgan

The Morning After

St. Patrick’s day is approaching which means a hangover is approaching. I am lucky that for whatever reason I rarely get hangovers but St. Paddy Day gets me every time. Even though there isn’t a drop of Irish blood in me St. Paddy Day has got to be one of my favorite times a year…. Read more »

weird
Jared Vallejo

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 »

paddy on places
Connie Morgan

PADDY ON places

You may not be able to #paddyon at [ the pub ] in-person but you can #paddyon at [ the pub ] with us in spirit somewhere else. EASTERN WASHINGTON Milepost 11 Cashmere, WA Senor Frogs Chelan, WA Willie’s Sports Bar East Wenatchee, WA The Loft Leavenworth, WA Stick+Stone Richland, Wa Fast Eddie’s Spokane, WA… Read more »