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New Cousin At [ The Pub ]

Catch up with the family. Name: Kyle Garcia Position at IHB: My position at the IHB Pub is a cook. Least favorite style of beer: My least favorite style of beer tends to be strong wheat beers. Bottles, cans, draft: I would have to choose a draft beer, then bottled, then canned. Favorite past-time: My… Read more »

Pink Boots Collaboration Day Brew
Rikki Welz

Pink Boots Society and a Fresh Hop Pale Ale

In my day to day activities at the production facility at Iron Horse Brewery, there are 3 women I see (of 20 employees based out of the headquarters, two women are in production, 1 woman is our HR). Company-wide (including our pub and sales teams), there are 15 women of our 44 employees. While the… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

How To Say Goodbye At Work

Here at Iron Horse Brewery we’ve had our fair share of goodbyes. We live in a college town so naturally a lot of the turnover we see is cyclical. Since I started working here 3 years ago at least 39 people have left the brewery leaving room for new people to join the team. (It’s… Read more »

Crystal Hall

Hungry For More Dive Bars? Feast Your Eyes On This!

Hungry For More Dive Bars? Feast Your Eyes On This! (22 Washington dive bars and what to order at each) Hello everyone! I’m back and I’m bringing you more Dive Bars in Washington. I got mad love on my previous post (25 Best Dive Bars in Western Washington). Haven’t read it? Check it out here…. Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Cole Ridley 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: Cole Ridley Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery?Cole Ridley: I was a line cook at IHB. IHB: And… Read more »

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What is Quilter’s Irish Death?

What is Quilter’s Irish Death? Who is Jim Quilter?  Two commonly asked questions we will attempt to answer.  Quilter’s Irish Death isn’t a tribute to crafting or sewing although we do love the blanket our grandma made us for our birthday. Thanks, Gramms. Irish Death is our flagship beer, a dark ale with hints of… Read more »

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Beers With TV Characters

Which TV character would you have a beer with and why? Beer is great. TV shows are also great. The only thing that would be better is if we could have a beer at [ the pub ] with our favorite TV characters. We asked our cousins who they would choose to enjoy a cold… Read more »

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New Cousins Part 2

Catch up with the family. Bailey Maxson Position: Packaging Technician Least Favorite Beer Style: American Wheat & Smoked/Rauchbier Bottles, Cans, or Draft: Definitely Draft! Favorite Pass Time: Brewing Look-a-Like: Johnny Depp, Dave Grohl, Jesus, or Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks (I’ve been told I look like others I can’t recall as well) Favorite… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Aimee Bach 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: Aimee Bach Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery?Aimee Bach: Barista to Server to Local Marketing & Event… Read more »

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New Cousins Part 1

Catch up with the family. Brad Swanson Position at IHB: Server  Least favorite style of beer: Nitro Beers Bottles, cans or draft: Draft Favorite past-time: Mountain biking and rock climbing Who do you look like: Leonardo DiCaprio, with less hair and more beard  Least favorite superhero: Batman, Christian Bale not Ben Affleck Favorite Samuel L Jackson movie: Pulp… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Game of Thrones Characters Drinking Iron Horse Beers

SPOILERS. If you have not watched Game of Thrones but want to, you probably shouldn’t read this blog. We don’t have an Iron Throne at Iron Horse Brewery, but we have a number of tasty beers that you should consider picking up for your Game of Thrones viewing party on April 14th. Like everyone else… Read more »

Ross Chalstrom

Remembering Matt Bonney

A little more than a week ago, Seattle’s craft community lost one of its more impactful personalities suddenly and unexpectedly.  Matt Bonney passed away in his sleep leaving a void that will take a long time to fill. Check out this link for some background on the man… The beer world shocked and saddened by… Read more »

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Beers With Movie Characters

Which movie character would you have a beer with and why? Beer is great. Movies are great. The only thing that would be better is if we could have a beer at [ the pub ] with our favorite movie characters. We asked our cousins who they would choose to enjoy a cold pint of… Read more »

Rikki Welz

More Beer Slang

Morgan really got the ball rolling on abbreviations used in IHB Beer Slang, but here are some more specific terms and sayings that can strike love, fear, and humor into us in the IHB production circle. 1. Nut Rolls BSG (Brewer’s Supply Group) would send us a special candy bar hidden in a pallet of… Read more »

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A Fundraising Palindrome

Five years ago we decided we needed another St. Paddy Day event to keep us busy during our busiest time of the year so we added the .5K race in Ellensburg. In its first year we had about 230 participants show up, and we collectively raised $2,800 for FISH Food Bank. We thought about stopping… Read more »

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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 Western 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 »