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.

Brooke Kvinsland

Beer Coaster How-To

Cost per each one: $ 3.50 + pair it with a 22oz bottle = $8.50. Pretty sweet gift, it you ask me! Time: 5-10 mins. Difficulty: SUPER duper easy. Tools Needed: Your hand. Materials: This awesome kit from Amazon that has everything you need in it. I started buying things separately and came across this… Read more »

Iron Horse Brewery Trivia Nights
Jared Vallejo

Trivia Nights and The Legal Hallows

Things were much simpler in 2008 when Greg and Ross decided they wanted to find a way to engage with customers and support the community through an entertainment vehicle they dutifully named “Iron Horse Brewery Trivia Night”. Back then, things like laws and rules didn’t exist. It was just man (all humans, not males) and… Read more »

Greg Parker

Life Behind Bars Beginnings

This one goes out to Aric Duncan, wherever you are, New Zealand being the last place that I heard. A few years ago he and I were in the mountains, driving around, riding mountain bikes and well, that’s about it and that’s also enough. During the drive, we were having some real light conversation, like… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Co-Habitating With Your Cousins

I like to think of myself as an enthusiastic person. If I really like something, I will get it tattooed on myself, go on themed vacations, pursue certifications in the quest for knowledge, you name it. You may have seen my other blogs, where I commonly speak of my pets, my passions, or my addictions…. Read more »

Connie Morgan

Jack of All Ales

Being a person in the 21st century is tricky. One dimensional personas are a thing of the past. You aren’t just the “nice girl,” you’re the soft spoken lady who owns a cupcake shop until Friday rolls around, the Harley comes out of the garage and you own the roads. You’re not just the “outdoorsy… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Irish Death: The Movie

With Iron Horse hitting Hollywood in a big way on the set of Spare Me, it got us thinking about other entertainment spaces we could fill. We took to Twitter to ask what would Irish Death: The Movie look like and I (you know me as the trivia host) took the ball and ran with… Read more »

Greg Parker

Mock the Sellouts

How to Read this Blog Read about this new logo from the BA. Watch these guys react to the logo in a not-so-positive way. Watch our video reacting to their reaction. We weren’t the only ones with a reaction. Check out Reaver Beach Brewing’s response here. Because you need to kill more time, keep reading for Greg’s thoughts. As… Read more »

Morgan Moran

Hoopfest – A Brewery Workers Downfall

Working at a brewery, most in the industry will tell you, is not the easiest of work. Stress is at an all time high most of the time. Worrying about beers crashing properly, equipment running efficiently, and new brews turning out the way that you want is enough to make the Dalai Lama want a… Read more »

Taylor Castillo

You Graduated from College, Now What?

On Saturday, June 10 I walked across a stage and accepted my Bachelors Degree in Public Relations. This sounds like a major accomplishment and one of the most exciting time in one’s life, and it is. But it’s also one of the scariest transitions to make. For the last 18 of the 22 years that I have been alive, I… Read more »

Tyson Read

Cans vs Bottles vs Draft

If I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard somebody say “this beer tastes better in a bottle” or “I love that beer except in a can, then it tastes like crap,” I’d have like $1.25. Still, I think this sentiment is worth addressing and a little knowledge is worth dropping. First, a ground… Read more »

Iron Horse Brewery in Hollywood
Jared Vallejo

Hollywood or Bust

or something else entirely. About two weeks ago, I ventured down to SoCal ( that’s Southern California, not Sol Caliente, Florida, – I had to look that up to make the joke work ) because Iron Horse Brewery decided to go into show business. We’re going to be famous. Okay, not really, but sort of…. Read more »

Josh Kratzer

Yeast Mode

I’m going to talk to you about the one worker at the brewery that never complains. It works for meals and a comfortable place to stay and happens to work for every brewery in the world. I’m talking about the unsung hero of the brewery. Without it we would not be able to make beer… Read more »

Connie Morgan

Here’s to the Working Man

Iron Horse Brewery is unique in the craft beer space. According to the Brewers Association, millennials are the majority of weekly craft beer drinkers. Think hipster types who like listening to bands like The Black Keys and watching movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The average craft beer drinker is likely to be… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Fifty Shades of Outrage

Having a bad day? Beer can help. Here are some personal recommendations of Iron Horse Brewery beer styles best suited for outrage according to someone who is easily outraged. For the record I think I am generally an OK person who enjoys sharing my beer benefits with others (proof here), but when someone I know… Read more »

Paul von Hagen

Sometimes Shower Dreams Do Come True

Have you ever heard the concept that the best ideas you have come when you’re in the shower? Woody Allen once said, “In the shower, with the hot water coming down, you’ve left the real world behind, and very frequently things open up for you.” I constantly find myself coming up with what I feel… Read more »

Ross Chalstrom

Trolls Gonna Troll

Ahh, trolling.  My favorite past time when I’ve just woken up.  I would say 98% of my time awake is spent in a good mood for a variety of reasons that we don’t need to delve into.  The other 2% is the ten minutes or so after my eyes open and I grab my phone… Read more »

Terreal Brown

Dear Iron Horse Brewery Blog-O-Sphere

I am “your friendly, neighborhood beer(ded) man.” *A triple combination: Spiderman, beer and beard pun that doubles as a blasphemy to grammar. In hindsight, I should have done some market research on that one before getting it printed on a thousand business cards. Too late now! Good thing I have some other job titles with… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

A Rant About Thievery

We have been running out of glassware non-stop for the last couple of weeks and I clearly wasn’t thinking it could be anyone stealing it, until a customer asked me “ is it ok if I take this glass with me?” My response was sure it’s $4.00 or 4 for $12! I informed the guy… Read more »

Alex Grosby

I’ve Got Questions, You (May or May Not) Have Answers

Forgive me if this blog feels like brain spew. I’m finishing up my Masters, so my head’s going a little crazy. I’ve been hosting IHB trivia for a about a year now.  There’s a lot to deal with. People showing up too late for a table. Trying to squeeze more people into space than the… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Social Fuel

It is just about that time where love is imminent: wedding season. For most, this stimulating time of the year is welcomed with champagne bottle pops and floral wines. For others, the thought of being committed to one person forever is grieved with copious amounts of the most liver-poisoning hard alcohol. Point being, the type… Read more »