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New Hibiscus Lime Wheat

Batch 6284 | Hibiscus Lime Wheat Tasting Notes & Beer Nerd Info ABV: 5.77% Appearance: Clear pink liquid with light pink foam Aroma: Citrus fruit and hibiscus with a light wheat grain aroma Palate: Light tartness and citric with hibiscus Mouthfeel: Medium body Finish: Quick and smooth Available at [ the pub ] while supplies… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Batch 6207 With Pink Boots Hops

Hey Folks! As you can probably tell, I get passionate about beer, in many many facets. The liquid, the process, the nuances, and even the culture of beer is something I consider important to our experience with this tasty liquid. Historically, women were often the brewers of beer, but as industrialization improved the production and… Read more »

Greg Parker

Grain Shed Collab

This collaboration started about 13 years ago, for me anyway. While I was residing in Bozeman, Natalia bought me a book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. I think it was a Christmas gift, but I really don’t recall. I am no connoisseur of bread books but I do believe this to be one of the finest… Read more »

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EWBF Beers

A list of all the beers at Eastern Washington Brew Fest Eastern Washington Brew Fest Saturday, May 18th, 2019 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Rotary Pavilion Downtown EllensburgIf you don’t know where that is, just head to [ the pub ] at 412 N. Main St. and we’ll point you in the right… Read more »

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English Gramma: A Distinguished Pale Ale

Plate of Fresh Baked Cookies Not Included… All the things you love about grandma – apricots, Earl Grey tea, hugs… but in a lightly hopped pale ale. ABV: 5.8% ABV Hops: 2 Row, Copper Carapils, Caramel 30 Special: Earl Grey Tea & Dried Apricots Malt: Bravo, Delta Best Paired With: Knitting, Crumpets & A Terrier… Read more »

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Brooke Kvinsland

Spring Changes At [ The Pub ]

Spring at [ the pub ] is in effect! Blooming flowers, sunny days, and longer nights are officially here… along with some changes to the pub! Change #1 Remember the good ol’ days when you were able to bring your furry friends into [ the pub ]? Then, we had to change our policy because… 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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Iron Horse Announces Artist Series

################################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Artist Series Releases 509 in 16-ounce cans with label designed by local artist Ellensburg, WA (January 25, 2019) Iron Horse Brewery is announcing its first Artist Series beer label for 16-ounce cans featuring local favorite 509 and artist Justin Gibbens. The beer will be released at [… 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 »

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Sportsballing At The Half K Press Release

For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Fifth Family Friendly Fun Run For FISH Food Bank This will be the toughest micro-run sportsballathon you’ll ever run. Ellensburg, WA (January 15, 2019) Humans of all ages are invited to the fifth St. Paddy Day Half K, a micro-run containing all the fun of an ultra marathon… 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 »

Dane Williams

Putting Beer In 16 oz Cans

As Iron Horse Brewery looked to 2019, it was apparent that being agile in an ever-changing marketplace would need to be a priority. Couple that with a brewery that has a flagship brand (Quilter’s Irish Death) representing close to 80% of the volume mix, it’s essential to have a fluid cycle of innovation. One of… Read more »

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Stinking Viking Pilot Batch

Stinking Viking Vienna Lager Bastardized Batch 5953   This beer comes to us from Cousin John Patchett. John is an enthusiastic consumer of craft beer news and information, and as such noticed the emergence of a little-known yeast, Kveik (pronounced Quake with a little V in it, so QUvAKE?) that has been used since antiquity… Read more »

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Pilot Batch – Milkshake Stout

Milkshake Stout Hazy Milk Stout – Lots of Lactose Batch 5906   This beer comes from our Head Brewer, Tyson, who has a love-hate relationship with, well many things, but in this case beer trends. Trend in question: Hazy Beer. Unwilling to just plug-and-play in the IPA Haze Craze Tyson decided to apply his aptitude… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

New Pub Location Updates

January 23, 2019 Update So many questions, so many vague answers. The process of acquiring a building and planning for the move of our retail operations to that new building has reminded me just how much people seem to crave certainty. At least that is my interpretation of questions like: What is the open date?… Read more »

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Press Release About Mocha Death in Cans

For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Mocha Death in Cans Irish Death + Espresso + Cocoa + Cans = Your Pacific Northwest Toolkit   ELLENSBURG, WA  (September 3, 2018)  – Mocha Death is your Pacific Northwest toolkit that now comes in 6-pack 12 oz cans so it’s even easier to take with you on… Read more »

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Hopping Hands: Awesome Ain’t Easy IPA

Iron Horse Brewery Announces Awesome Ain’t Easy IPA An Ales for ALS creation benefiting Team Gleason  Helping others is rewarding. You can’t argue with that. Indie beer is great. That’s another irrefutable fact. Because the two seem to go hand in hand we joined the Ales for ALS program, and we are releasing a limited… Read more »

Send It Pale Ale by Iron Horse Brewery
Jared Vallejo

Surprisingly, we received a cease and desist.

UPDATE: We have resolved the issue with the other PNW brewery; they will continue with their product until the end of the year – allowing them to recoup expenses, and perhaps, more importantly not throw away perfectly good, independent beer. +++++++++ But first, let’s flashback to October 9, 2017. I was sitting in the trailer… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Send It

Going for it. Slam through it. All in. Balls to the wall. F#%k It. Send it. They’re not just words. They’re a lifestyle. And it’s calling you. You want to hit the slopes with your friends and take that big jump you’ve been eyeing? Sure, it’s three times anything you’ve ever done before and your… Read more »

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Paddy On Places

If you can’t #paddyon with us in person at [ the pub ] this Saturday here’s a list of places where specific #paddyon themed events are taking place. More are being added as they come in. IDAHO Capones Pub & Grill – Coeur d’Alene, ID Capones Pub & Grill – Hayden, ID Capones Pub & Grill – Post… Read more »

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Mug Club Signups Are Open

It happens every year. Someone forgets to sign up for mug club and is then super bummed out when all of their friends have new mugs and they have to use a regular old pint glass. We get it. Remembering to check in with us in March is random, so we’re trying to be proactive… Read more »

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Guess When: The Interview

The first in-depth q&a style interview with the band you’ll see taking the stage at the St. Paddy Day Half K events in Boise, ID and Ellensburg, WA. Iron Horse Brewery is tickled to present Guess When. No, don’t guess when. It’s the band, Guess When. This dynamic quartet will rock your socks off in… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Life Behind Beer: A Podcast

     Here in the trailer department at Iron Horse Brewery, we’ve developed a rule of thumb to apply to any situation. It’s called the 79/21 rule. It means that on all of our printed content we try to maintain that 79% of the information is useful while 21% is irreverent. We forgot about this rule… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Iron Horse Punnery – Naming Hand Cannon IPA

The process of naming a beer has become a serious point of contention in the current craft beer landscape. With over 4000 breweries in America, pumping out new brand after new brand to satiate our ever changing market pulls, you have to be on the top of your game. Because of this, employees at IHB… Read more »

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FWD: FWD: FWD: YOU’VE BEEN HIT BY THE IHB BEER TRUCK ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRAMPS HAZY IPA

FWD: FWD: FWD: YOU’VE BEEN HIT BY THE IHB BEER TRUCK ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRAMPS HAZY IPA   l*********************l ll_ l____IHB_TRUCK__l ll””’l””’\___ l_________________l lll_l_l_l___l) l(@)*(@)********(@)**(@)****(@)   ONCE YOU’VE BEEN HIT, YOU HAVE TO HIT 12 OF YOUR FRIENDS, INCLUDING WHO SENT IT TO U IF YOU GET HIT AGAIN YOU’LL KNOW YOU LIKE OUR BEER… Read more »

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Super Mega Ultimate Contest For An LED Giveaway

If you’re needing a little bit of light in your life you should probably get one of those light therapy boxes (which a handful of our cousins swear by) or drive someplace where the sun is actually shining. If you just want to win something really bright to show off how much you love Iron… Read more »

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Press Release About Cozy Community Fund Changes

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund in a Different Format Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ]. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 31, 2017) The holiday season inspires us to open our hearts to help others. Every year we facilitate the Cozy… Read more »

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This Is A Press Release About Big Cans Of Beer

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Use Of Crowlers At [The Pub] This handy invention that we didn’t come up with will make it easier for you to transport your favorite beer. ELLENSBURG, WA (October 4, 2017) Iron Horse Brewery is bringing the 32-ounce crowler to [the pub] to help transport more craft… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

On Allowing Minors at [The Pub]

tl:dr Minors will be allowed in [the pub] starting just in time for Labor Day. When we introduced food to [the pub] last year, we had to make some necessary changes to our policy,  namely, unwelcoming dogs and keeping outside food, well, outside.  While some of you shared concerns, most of you indicated that you… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Greg Parker

Faster Branding

Faster, it’s an impulse that subconsciously drives a lot of my decisions even when it shouldn’t. It’s not always a good thing, but more often than not it is. Faster represents living a life with fewer limits and concerns. Faster is the devil on your shoulder that encourages you to risk more and fear less…. Read more »

Adam Ransavage

Iron Horse Brewery Announces: We are Now Iron Horse Vapery

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Complete Shift in Business As of today Iron Horse Brewery will cease to exist in the form you all know and love.  We are done with beer.   ELLENSBURG, WA  (April 1, 2017)  Some will say market trends caused craft/indie beer to not be profitable, others will… Read more »