Category: Marketing n Stuff

Jared Vallejo

Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest # 6

Well, this is the second to last 80’s movie scene. Next week, it will be a three movie mash up, so prepare yourself. But until the shoe drops, we’ll focus on the present. Today’s photo features a very special guest and muppet fan Rikki. Why? 1. because she is awesome and 2. because she was… Read more »

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80s Movie Intern Update

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We don’t have any good behind the scenes pictures from last weeks photo shoot. Well, either that or we are just trying give #mustachepete a break. Whichever one it is, week three proved to be the most difficult yet. So here it is, the big reveal. Our poster:… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes – Contest #3

Okay, so the first two rounds of the Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes were a bit on the easy side. Or, you all know your 80’s movies too well. I’m going with the former. This week’s photo is from one of my favorite movies. And by favorite, I mean, I watched it once and laughed…. Read more »

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High Five a Charity part dos

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Hello people of the internet. This quick blog is to let you know we are creeping up on part two of our High Five a Charity initiative. What is that you say, young marsupial? You don’t know about this ‘High Five a Charity’ thingy? Well that’s crazy that… Read more »

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The Interns Recreate the 80s: Take Two

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We’ve used Random.org to pick our week two winner and they have been notified. You only have to wait two more days to play this game all over again. To get you through these next two, most hardest days of your life, we offer you some behind the… Read more »

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Chrons of the Summer Stache Pt. Something

*Originally written by Peter Heinen Hello again, Mustache Pete here and proudly reporting on the progress of the summer stache. Okay, proudly might be poorly worded but the stache is coming along. Once again I will state if I was a brunette then the stache would be way more impressive…. but if you get PRETTY… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest #2

It’s that day of the week again. No, not the day when you realize your roommate forgot to pay your internet access bill and they are going to turn it off. Yes, the day in which we start another round of intern recreated scenes from 80’s movies. No, not the day before Friday. Yes, it’s… Read more »

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Embracing the 80’s has finally paid off

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit I just got back from a 10 day vacation. That is not just a fact and a brag. Or a Frag. Bract. I needed to tell you this so that I could then say this: The highlight of my vacation, besides drinking 21 bottles of wine (responsibly. sorry,… Read more »

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Cool Things in Beer History

*Originally written by Paul Baker who quit Hey Everyone I’m back from my self imposed exile from blog writing. Beer is a fickle and demanding mistress and she has been demanding a lot more time recently. In any case. I’m back with some history that I thought you might enjoy. So we know that beer… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Interns Recreate 80’s Movie Scenes Contest #1

As you may or may not know, Iron Horse Brewery has 3 interns working at Iron Horse Brewery. While they are all unique, smart, and driven individuals, they have one big thing in common which I find quite compelling. They have a collective willingness to try ridiculous ideas for the sake of “this might be… Read more »

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Mustache Update: Week Two-ish

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre We know you’ve been missing these golden locks. Oh, and there is a blonde little mustache in there somewhere. Good work Mustache Pete. Or Mustache-ish Pete. High Five. We can’t wait for the week when it really pops.

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#H5Project

Hugging has got to be one of the worst communication devices ever invented. The intention is good and all, letting someone know you care enough about them to touch their torso to yours; but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. What heartwarming form of human contact doesn’t suck you ask? The high… Read more »

Connie Morgan

#UnicornConnie aka the 3rd Intern

People who know me well may be surprised that I landed an internship at Iron Horse Brewery. I’m the girl who didn’t drink until I was 21, practices a “dry season” while competing in track and the only thing I’ve ever shot-gunned is a 20 oz. bottle of water after a cross-country race. All this… Read more »

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High Five A Charity Update for your Faces

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Yes. Yes. We here at Iron Horse Brewery tend to conduct ourselves with a melange of sass, irreverence, and sarcasm and that’s how we like to present ourselves to the world. And triple Yes, we have indeed launched a campaign to end the hug. Replacing full body contact… Read more »

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#NoNicknameRobyn

*Originally written by Robyn Stewart who quit Hi. I’m Robyn. Usually that’s enough said due to the fact that I have what you call “personality.” However, the slave drivers here at Iron Horse are forcing me to divulge into useless information about myself that you don’t want or need. But maybe you do. That’s weird…. Read more »

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Chronicles of the Summer Stache Pt. 1

*Originally written by Peter Heinen Hello Iron Horse lovers and beer connoisseurs, I am one of the three new interns at Iron Horse Brewery. I would love to tell you all about myself but honestly, who really cares about the interns anyway? Right? My names Peter, I’m the tall blonde with the Farrah Fawcett haircut…. Read more »

Jared Vallejo

10 Year Anniversary Ale, Version 8, Quarter 3

For the last 7 years our 3rd quarter seasonal release has been an “anniversary ale” in which we celebrate another year of “still being here.” I’m going to overuse “air quotes” in this paragraph. Just an “fyi.”  This year is no different, except we realized it was the brewery’s 10th year in “business.” While the… Read more »

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Show Us Our Cans

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We’ve spent about 1,000 hours over the past six months obsessing over the release of our Iron Horse six-pack cans of High Five Hefe. Finally after 47 temper tantrums, 21 presentations, and a lot of fanagaling [is this even a word?], last week we canned that -ish up. Woot. Kapow…. Read more »

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Hey Tess, Why are you Crying?

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit. I’m feeling so many emotions. Like a lot. Like real ones. Usually this “feeling the emotions” would get me shunned and/or kicked out of Iron Horse World Wide Headquarters but today, they’ve made an exception. High Five Hefe Cans exist. exclamation point. Yes, they are empty, but we’re… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

High Five Hefe in 6 – 12 oz Cans

Hello. I want to High Five you. But first I want to tell you about High Five Hefe. Below is the press release. Please read it, or don’t. Or do. Either way, now, I high five you. Extra bonus: Here’s a picture of the pilot cans, which are not the real cans, but the pretend… Read more »

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Want to work at IHB? Of course you do.

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit  Iron Horse Brewery and Coffee Co will be hiring for 7 positions in the near future. Positions are within the fields of retail, marketing, and production.  We are looking for motivated 21+ candidates that have a strong interest and desire to work within the craft field.There will be… Read more »

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Adventures in Brewfesting

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Today I’m going to tell you about me. 1. because its one of my favorite subject and 2. because we foster narcissism here at IHB.  Maybe that’s not true and maybe those are both the same reason and maybe, maybe, it’s my parent’s fault. I don’t know.  I’m confused…. Read more »

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Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington

LOOKING FOR 2015 Eastern Washington Brewfest Info? It’s RIGHT HERE. It may seem like we are shouting. We are. Here’s the press release announcing our little Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington. UPDATE: Here’s the list of participating breweries.  We’re stoked. Icicle Brewery Wild Earth Brewing Yakima Craft Top Frog Brewery Orlison Brewing Co. Alpine… Read more »

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PaddyOn on St.Paddy Day Weekend

I was going to try to make this a more interesting post, but then realized you don’t care about interestingness. You probably only really care about where you can get your St. Paddy Day on, on. To that end, here is a list of bars across Washington, Idaho and Montana that are having specific Iron… Read more »

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Iron Horse Brewlette is Ready-Ish.

So here’s the official press release, which is infinitely easier than making a separate blog post. And go. ####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Iron Horse Brewlette Round 1 is About to Hit the Market This limited release contains three different beers and you have to guess what they are. Boom. ELLENSBURG, WA… Read more »

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Complete List of Iron Horse Brewlette Locations

This is the list. We’ll update it as we need to. Not every account will have the beer on at the same time. This list is sorted by CITY. And Go… Name Address City State Phone A Town Bistro 418 Commercial Ave Anacortes WA (360) 899-4001 Brown Lantern 412 Commercial Ave Anacortes WA (360) 293-2544… Read more »

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Washington Beer Lovers Open House and IHB Make a Baby Named Rikki

Greetings Fellow Beer Lovers! We are proud to join the Washington Beer Open House, happening this very soon to be weekend! We don’t procrastinate on advertising or anything…. Iron Horse Brewery is proud to open it’s doors and welcome you to tour the brewery this Saturday Feb 22nd. Our handsomest bravest brewers have gotten together to… Read more »

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ThankASideKick UPDATE

Here is an update from our previous post, #ThankASideKick, which you can read by clicking that link. Or you can ignore it, because really, it’s kind of the same thing, except worse because it’s outdated. Do you know why Sidekicks are so great? Because they are supportive badasses that help their friends. When we first… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

#ThankASidekick

The following is a summary of a word for word account of a day in the life of Iron Horse Brewery’s Marketing Department. Or we made it up. But we mean it. *** Tuesday 12.17.2013 9:42am T: Hey, Jared? J: Yes, Tess? T: You in the middle of something? J: Of course not. When do… Read more »

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Adios River. Hello New Person.

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit It’s the end of an era. Our man Daniel ‘River’ Rios has decided to hang up his trivia microphone and pass the torch to someone a little less handsome and a little more excited by the idea of finding interesting and relevant pieces of trivia. We will mourn… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Press Release: Iron Horse Brewlette

I could modify our press release for the purpose of this blog, or we could just copy and paste, because that’s faster. Yes, I’m lazy. ####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces New Brewlette Beer Series Where They Have no Idea What Type of Beer You Will be Drinking A limited release beer series… Read more »