The Horse's Mouth aka a blog about indedpendent beer

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

Jake Fleming

The Perks of Being Tall

There are very few downsides to being tall. Indeed, cars are horrible contraptions made by the jealous vertically challenged, planes are a tall person’s worst nightmare, and hobbit holes are just out of the question, but the perks of extreme height far outweigh the downsides.   Fact: when you are tall you are 62% more… Read more »

Sarah Clark

Trivia Lowlights

Because there are too many “Top 5” lists on the internet right now. The low five things about fall trivia. Too much game not enough player. This one time I tried to date 5 guys at once and they all met me for dinner, and I wondered why I was the only one having fun… … Read more »

hannah hanson

Revenge Brew

Because we recently acquired a new German Brewhouse, Head Brewer Tyson and Brewhouse Supervisor Jake traveled to Deutschland earlier this month to “learn about it”…leaving the rest of the production staff behind. Iron Horse Brewer Hannah Hanson documented the creation of a revenge brew on Twitter. Made with some of Tyson’s favorite beer ingredients (pumpkin,… Read more »

Greg Parker

In the name of Craft Beer, sabotage the sell-outs

  Why consolidation is bad for Craft Beer and why you should actively sabotage brands that have sold out. It undermines the craft movement Craft beer, in the mind of the consumer, is made by small, independent brewers in small batches. And no, this is not my opinion, this is the opinion of 1,000 craft… Read more »

Connie Morgan

To the Guy Who Bought Me A Beer and Never Called Back

It’s not the thought that counts. You thought your gesture was harmless, but when you offered me a beer and I accepted, I offered you a piece of my heart. You thought that being enigmatic was an excuse to not take time to notice what made our encounter special. You let your past, your pride,… Read more »


Cozy Community Fund

The holiday season calls for helping people in the community. Every year we facilitate the Cozy Community Fund. This fund benefits deserving families/individuals within Kittitas County. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to make a lasting impact on three families this year. Kittitas County has demonstrated time and again that as a community we work… Read more »

Drew Grannemann

Beer of the Millennial

Although the days of shot-gunning light beer are only a few years ago for me (or this past weekend, since shot-gunning is acceptable during football season), those days are quickly fading away in the millennials’ rear-view mirrors. As millennials leave school and enter the workforce, our pockets deepen, our tastes change, and we become open… Read more »


Spending Halloween with Marty

Halloween is a great time for people to express their inner weirdo. As for myself, it’s definitely my favorite holiday. I personally like to channel my inner Marty. Halloween weekend is when he is most accepted throughout the community. Marty likes three things– beer, partyin’, and his best friend, Steve. Although Marty may seem tough,… Read more »

Tyson Read

Pumpkin Spice Bulls#$%

I saw a posting the other day on one of the brewers forums where somebody was asking how much rice hulls to put in the mash to solve a slow runoff problem caused by mashing with pumpkins.  I thought to myself, “I know how to solve this problem.  Start with throwing the squash in the… Read more »

Connie Morgan

New Cousins

Catch up with the family. Drew Grannemann, Seattle Area Sales Rep Least favorite style of beer: Gluten Free Vegan Friendly Pumpkin Ale infused with Cinnamon. Middle Name: Michael What you wish your middle name is: Lazer Favorite past-time: Swiping right on Tinder. First Kiss: Eyes. Wide. Open. Who do you look like: If Emma Watson… Read more »

Emily Palmer

Boise is Rad

Idaho?! No, U-da—O.K. we won’t go there. Being an Idahoan (Idahoer? Idahoian?) there is nothing I enjoy more than bragging about what an amazing and beautiful place this is while simultaneously making bad jokes about it. I’m sure other Idaho natives have the same feelings.. To get to the real point of this blog post,… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

This is a Press Release About IHB in Boise

For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Entry into New Market Iron Horse Beer is available in Boise, That’s the New Market the headline was referring to. You’re welcome. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 5, 2015) Due to four people requesting an Iron Horse Brewery presence in Boise, ID, they’ve decided to go ahead and do that…. Read more »

Rikki Welz

Guten Nachmittag, y’all!

I own a for-realzies-German dirndl. This fabulous piece of clothing encouraged me (though does not legitimize my knowledge) to lecture you, dear reader, on the fabulous event and beer style called Oktoberfest. It all started back in 1553, when Duke Albrecht the V of Bavaria decreed that no brewing shall occur between the Feast of… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

New Beer Release, Press Release is Released.

For Immediate Release   Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Release of Two New Beers, Coincidentally, Just In Time for the 3rd Quarter. The seasonal offerings are new formulations of water, malt and hops.   ELLENSBURG, WA  (June 24, 2015) Iron Horse Brewery is introducing two new handcrafted, locally made craft brews to the marketplace,  Koytus,… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

New Hire: Dane Williams

In January, we had revelation: We want to get better at things and stuff. One of those things was having a better understanding of the off premise world (note: off premise = places where you buy beer to go = grocery stores). In order to realize that goal, we had two options self-improvement or find… Read more »

Greg Parker

Top 4 Reasons to Support the Small Brew Act.

Every so often, a bit of esoteric legislation comes along that would be a major benefit to a particular industry and people in that industry try to present the information in a way that will motivate their consumers to care. This is what I’m attempting to do right now. If you haven’t already given up… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Eastern Washington Brewfest 2015

May. A wonderful time of year. Beer. A wonderful kind of cheer. Fest. Better than the rest. That’s it. That’s all I got for rhyming. Read the press release then proceed. Or skip it and head on over to… For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces 3rd Annual, Second Consecutive Eastern Washington Brewfest in… Read more »