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60 Seconds With Hannah Stewart

Name: Hannah StewartProfession: Professional drinker currently…soon to be designing the shit out of your house. (Interior design major)Family: My physical therapist ginger sister and my curly headed f**k 18-year-old brother and my beautiful mother and santa lookin fatherHobbies: Snowboarding, playing guitar & drinking beerMug Club Name: Crayon# of Tattoos: 10

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Hair Nation: The Interview

The only in-depth Q&A interview with the band you’ll see taking the stage at the St. Paddy Day Half K in Ellensburg, WA. Get your Paddy dance pants on! Iron Horse Brewery is taking you back in time this March to the mid-80’s hair rock scene. Hair Nation has performed all over the country, but… Read more »

Crystal Hall

The 25 Best Dive Bars in Washington

As a Market Manager I visit A LOT of bars. I genuinely like most that I find myself in, but I do feel drawn to a specific type of bar; the dive bar. You love them, I love them, we all love them… but why? I like to think that dive bars take you back… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

On Valentines Day, A Word from Our Sponsors

And now a word from our pretend sponsors. It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, you know the day when we are all supposed to profess our undying devotion to our partners and animals. Why we need one day to focus on this vs. doing this every day is beyond my comprehension. I tend to think… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Karina Mohan

Time for the next former employee feature where we highlight one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life. Name: Karina Mohan Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery?Karina Mohan: Brewer/ Former taproom server IHB: You forgot to… Read more »

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Help Us Support FISH Food Bank

We need your help.  March 16th, 2019 is the 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Half K – A community-focused event that directly benefits FISH Food Bank. Last year nearly 1,000 people showed up to support our community.   We are continually stunned by the growth of this fundraising event and feel incredibly fortunate that people like you… Read more »

Nic Cawley-Murphree

Namaste At The Brewery

Yoga at a brewery.  At first, this concept seemed counterintuitive and odd, but the last decade has seen an increase in yoga and breweries. With this has come a wave of brewery and yoga studio collaboration projects. Some great combinations of yoga classes, brewery tours and taproom takeovers have undoubtedly occurred. There also have been some… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Sarah Clark Edition

Time for the next former employee feature. Each month we’re highlighting one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life. Once a cousin, always a cousin. Name: Sarah Clark Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? (We know… Read more »

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New Cousin Alert

Catch up with the IHB fam! We have a new cousin in packaging. Name: Sean Finnerty-LudwigLeast favorite style of beer: Anything flavorless and low in alcohol. Bottles, cans or draft: Bottles or Draft. Favorite past-time: Football / Relaxing Who do you look like: Not sure. Least favorite superhero: Ant-Man Favorite Samuel L Jackson movie: Unbreakable/Afro… Read more »

Paul Copenhaver

Not Down With The Sickness

I’m writing this blog post from the comfort of my wood-paneled 1950s ranch-style home, as opposed to the relative comfort of my wood-paneled construction-trailer-style office at Iron Horse Brewery. Why you ask? Because I’m sick. Nothing serious, just the common cold, but it’s the 3rd time in the past month I’ve had to stay home… Read more »

Jettrell Stetner

Holy Christmas Balls, How Did I End Up In HR?

Holy Christmas Balls, how did I end up in HR?  If you know me, you know it’s a terrible fit. If you know IHB culture then you realize it’s a GREAT fit! I was first introduced to IHB about 5 years ago, about the same time I was getting into mountain biking. The two things… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Cozy Community Fund 2018

We, the people, don’t agree on a lot. There are so many conflicting viewpoints and major issues in the world, it can be difficult to see the good in humans. The Cozy Community Fund is a chance to realize that regardless of our differences from person to person, our community can come together to support… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Beard Trends In The Brewing Industry

What once was just a natural hormonal effect of the human body, transformed into a lifestyle trend that helps support self identification, and is now surely at most an underrated artform. I silently judge (it’s ok, we all do) those who I think are just being lazy versus those who take pride in the manicured,… Read more »

Daniel Killeri

Takis Takeover

Takis + Beer If you haven’t discovered the awesomeness of Takis, you need to get off your phone, go to the nearest store, pick up a bag and try them right now. Takis are tortilla snacks that resembled rolled tacos and they are seasoned with a variety of different spices that create an explosion of… Read more »

Molly Glockner

How To Survive The Holidays With Your Family

Have family? Forced to spend time with them? Read on. It’s time. The time you ferociously text with your siblings on what to bring for the holiday, whose house it’s going to be at, what time and do you really have to invite Uncle Ron because no one will forget that one time when he… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Best Beer Experiences To Gift To Your Friends

Millennials like experiences.  This article and this one say millennials are paying for experiences more than stuff. I’m a millennial and I can think of two recent occasions where that has been true because I like gifting experiences to other people too. A coworker was getting married and had a registry, and what did I… Read more »

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60 Seconds With Jettrell Stetner

How many cats is too many? Name: Jettrell Stetner Profession: Cousin Coordinator at IHB Family: One kid, 2 dogs Hobbies: Mountain biking Residency: Ellensburg Mug Club Status: S***face Favorite Comedian: Sloptober

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Where Are They Now: Paul Von Hagen Edition

Time for the next former employee feature where we highlight one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life. Name: Paul von Hagen Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? (We know this, but let’s see if we’re… Read more »

Jake Fleming

That Time I Fu#%ed Up The Centrifuge

I wrote a blog a of couple years back about the top 3 fuck up’s that the brewery had experienced.  I think this was a horrible mistake as Karma came back and bit me right in the ass by raining down the worst fuck up probably to happen at the brewery.  I hadn’t ever dumped… Read more »

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Sportsballing Exhibition At [ The Pub ]

################################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Sportsballing Exhibition A limited series photography exhibition showcasing the cousins of Iron Horse Brewery ELLENSBURG, WA (October 22, 2018) – Iron Horse Brewery is pleased to present a limited series local photography exhibition “Sportsballing” at [ the pub ] during the First Friday Art Walk on Nov…. Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Doctor Who Drank My Beer

As almost none of you know, I realized sometime in the year 2006 that I liked watching sci-fi television.  I should have recognized this earlier in life because I had pimples and not a lot of friends. It was one show in particular that caused my former headgear to tighten up like [ insert clever… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

9 Non-Basic Fall Activities

Fall is here. Your friends have been drinking pumpkin spice lattes since August 28th.Your instagram feed is filling up with pictures of couples going apple picking, boots in the leaves, and pumpkins stacked just so. Everyone’s inner basic bitch is coming out this time of year. Being basic is totally acceptable. I’m pretty sure I’m… Read more »

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New Cousins At [ The Pub ]

Catch up with the IHB family.   Joel Ford, line cook Least favorite style of beer: IPA Middle name: Robert What do you wish your middle name is: Roller Favorite past-time: Playing hockey Who do you look like: My dad Most underrated movie of all time: Miracle Least favorite superhero: Spider-Man Favorite Iron Horse Beer:… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Sabrina Enders Edition

Time for the next former employee feature where we highlight one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life. Name: Sabrina Enders Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? Sabrina Enders: I did all the things. I started… Read more »

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Hop Selection

Every year our cousins drive to Yakima to sniff hops and pick out the ones that smell the best and are most useful for what we’re trying to brew. We asked them for their thoughts on this year’s hop selection experience. Tyson: It’s awesome.  I mean hops smell wonderful, it’s interesting to smell the differences… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Mocha Munch Madness

Baking with Mocha Death Is cooking with beer still a thing? That’s a question some of our cousins tackled on Episode 28 of the Life Behind Beer podcast recently. And it was great that they talked about it because I had been planning to try cooking with beer or specifically baking with beer, so it… Read more »

Crystal Hall

Big Beer Vs. Regional Beer: Similarities and Differences

Previously, I worked for Anheuser-Busch in Seattle as an On-Premise Sales Rep. I worked for AB for just a little over a year before I decided to make the switch to Iron Horse Brewery. I wanted to make the switch to gain more experience in the industry. I didn’t see the potential for growth that… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Alex Grosby Edition

Time for the next former employee feature where we highlight one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life.   Name: Alex Grosby Iron Horse Brewery: What was your position at Iron Horse Brewery? Alex Grosby: Marketing Coordinator? Trivia… Read more »

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Our Take On What Makes A Brewery Great

What makes a brewery great? What creates popularity or what it is it about the experience that makes it so good? Is it buzz or small volume or atmosphere? Or something else? We asked our cousins for their opinions. Wes: I think the obvious first answer is craft and quality beer. Along with that I’d… Read more »

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Jared Vallejo

We should all be like Larry David

We should all be like Larry David. First, I’m talking more about his Curb Your Enthusiasm tv personality than his real life personality, since I have never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I suspect there is a great overlap between the two. Second, let me back up for moment. At Iron Horse Brewery… Read more »

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Our Take On PintPass and Beer Apps

We recently heard about PintPass, a new free app currently in its beta phase, which claims that people can get paid real money to drink at breweries. PintPass will also allow people to text their friends beers across the U.S. According to its website PintPass generates a unique debit card for its users that can be… Read more »

The 7 Best Craft Beer Podcasts To Download
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The 7 Best Craft Beer Podcasts To Download

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time while you’re on the road, doing yard work or cracking open a cold one. They can elevate a mundane task into something bearable simply by engaging your brain about your favorite topic and ours – beer. Here is a list of 7 beer podcasts that we… Read more »

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Taylor Castillo

Guess Who’s Back

Hello again. Did you miss me? Because I missed you! If you haven’t heard by now, I am coming back to [ the pub ], baby!! It may not be as often as it was before, and that’s because I still have my full time job with the Ellensburg Downtown Association. So you can probably… Read more »

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The Pursuit Of Holacracy

Iron Horse Brewery tends to have a unique way of doing things, everything really, and that extends to how we work on a day-to-day basis. We are constantly striving to improve and make work an enjoyable place for our 45-ish cousins employed with us. We thought we’d give you a behind the scenes look at… Read more »