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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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New Cousin At [ The Pub ]

 Catch up with the family.  Meet our newest cousin. Rachell Brant, line cook Least favorite style of beer: I’m not a fan of dark beers. (I love sour beer. It would be so cool if Iron Horse made a sour beer.) Bottles, cans or draft: Draft! Favorite past-time: I love to read. I’m super into… 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 »

Wes Cutlip

Does beer lose its flavor after the expiration date?

We answer the question you may or may not have asked. Breweries put a lot of hard work into ensuring their product is delivered to consumers in a fresh and ready-to-drink state. Not all, but many go through the effort to also put a packaged-on or best-by date on their beer. What is the significance… Read more »

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Greg Parker

New Pub Updates

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? You are keeping the… 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 »

Brooke Kvinsland

A Cozy Party

Have you been to a cozy party at [ the pub ] before? If you have get ready for the most epic, mind blowing throwdown of some of the ugliest sweaters you have even seen… and what some called the best Santa in town… If you haven’t you might not want to miss this one…. 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 »

mocha death
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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 »

Taylor the pub
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 »

Beer gifts for everyone
Nicole Klauss

Beer Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

Beer Gifts For Anyone Who Likes Beer You like beer. We know beer. Let us help you find the best beer gift for the special people in your life. Whether you’re shopping to celebrate a birthday, a promotion or the fact that your brother finally beat that one level of the video game he’s been… 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 »

Sabrina Enders

“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and Other Useful Tips for Behaving in Public Spaces

If you’ve spent any amount of time browsing the internet in the past two years, I know you’ve happened across the plethora of brilliantly sarcastic, occasionally brutal, and all too poignant memes and messages surrounding appropriate interactions between customer service professionals and our patrons (and if you haven’t, fret not! I’ve linked a bunch in… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

New Food On The Menu At [ The Pub ]

New year, newish menu…. If you have visited the pub over the last couple of months, you might have noticed the specials. Welp, the top sellers made it to the menu. Check out below to see which of your favs made the cut. Weekly specials coming in hot… each week there will be a special,… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

What I Have Learned The Past 2 Years

What has IHB taught me the past 2 years? Wow! Where in the whole world do I begin? I applied for a part-time coffee position, desperate to get out of the house (I was working a sales job from home). Let’s just say I found myself not getting out of my yoga pants and maybe… Read more »

Taylor Castillo

“Don’t Get Stuck In Ellensburg” They Say

“Don’t Get Stuck in Ellensburg” They Say. Trust me, I’ve heard this way too often. Many of times, it is said by people who have never lived here. Other times, it’s by people who went to Central, but couldn’t wait to graduate and get out of here. The funny thing is, those are the people who… Read more »

Will Bergman

Just A Sailor Bloggin’ ‘Bout Stuff

Hey All, Want to start off this blog with a quick introduction. My name is William Bergman (Will or Wills) and this is my first blog, so I’ll do my best to put down the random thoughts of a young Navy veteran, now working for a brewery, down in the finest fashion my “professional” experience… 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 »

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What Is The Deal With Those Mugs?

“What is the deal with those mugs on the wall?” “Can I buy one?” “Pretty please?” Questions about the mugs hanging on the wall at [the pub] are common. Almost as common as IPAs or kids with fidget spinners. But to answer your questions, no, we do not serve coffee out of them, and they… 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 »

Brooke Kvinsland

Beer Coaster How-To

Cost per each one: $ 3.50 + pair it with a 22oz bottle = $8.50. Pretty sweet gift, it you ask me! Time: 5-10 mins. Difficulty: SUPER duper easy. Tools Needed: Your hand. Materials: This awesome kit from Amazon that has everything you need in it. I started buying things separately and came across this… Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

Grad Student by Day, Beer Pourer by Night

Hello and welcome to the experience of reading one of my somewhat entertaining blog posts. I’m here to tell you all a little something about my personal life. Now, I understand that most of you don’t care but I’m going to tell you anyway because…well….talking about myself is probably on my top ten favorite things… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

A Rant About Thievery

We have been running out of glassware non-stop for the last couple of weeks and I clearly wasn’t thinking it could be anyone stealing it, until a customer asked me “ is it ok if I take this glass with me?” My response was sure it’s $4.00 or 4 for $12! I informed the guy… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Social Fuel

It is just about that time where love is imminent: wedding season. For most, this stimulating time of the year is welcomed with champagne bottle pops and floral wines. For others, the thought of being committed to one person forever is grieved with copious amounts of the most liver-poisoning hard alcohol. Point being, the type… Read more »

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11 FAQs at IHB Because 10 Just Doesn’t Cut It

*Originally written by McKenzie Knowlden who quit As I am approaching my one year anniversary with IHB, I thought it would only be appropriate to use my  year-long expertise to answer some of the most asked questions around [ the pub ]. #yourewelcome Q: Do you fill other breweries growlers? A: Absolutely! $10 for a… Read more »

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Six Things Beer Servers Will Understand

*Originally written by Hailey Roe Okay, fair warning here guys, this gets slightly mushy. Yuck, I know. Bear with me! As I was searching the web, researching for this blog, all I could find were lists of how annoying this kind of customer was and the shitty things that happen when we’re on shift and… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Beer Wolf IPA

IPA, IPA, IPA, IPA According to  the Craft Brewers Association and just about everyone else, IPAs are going to continue to dominate the craft beer segment for the next 324 years.  This might not be true. Or maybe it’s completely true. I don’t know, only time will tell.  Regardless, I love IPAs and 30% of… Read more »

Adam Ransavage

live by the sword…

If you have paid any attention to the craft beer industry recently, you’ve probably seen articles about how the four horsemen of the craft-apocalypse are coming: hop (and ingredient) shortages, brewery buyouts, distributor challenges, market saturation, etc.  Everyone with a blog and a thirst for clicks seems to have some special insight to an impending… Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

Shout out to the Homies

Here at the pub we get plenty of customers that come in for various reasons, number one being our fairly decent beer. As a server, I hate giving bad news to customers. I never want to be the bad guy. However, if you walk in here with your baby and try to sit down for… Read more »

Sabrina Enders

Good People at [ the pub ]

There are good people. Everywhere. I have found that [ the pub ] tends to draw in some of the kindest, most generous, most understanding people I have ever met. I have seen our regulars and staff pull together to support each other when hardship strikes more than a couple times in the six months… Read more »

Tyson Read

Batch #1621

There’s a new, special, fancy, unique, one-of-a-kind beer available at [ the pub ] and this is how it came to be. Three years ago, former IHB Brewer Paul Baker came to me and said, “Hey, I got this barrel that we should put some stuff in.” I said, “Okay.” Well the barrel was a… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

Wall Mount Bottle Opener How-To

Cost: $4.25 (each) Time: 30 mins or an hour if you paint on the wood. You may want to add additional dry time. Difficulty: SUPER easy. Tools Needed: Drill, screwdriver Materials: 1 foot pine wood pieces (one for each wall mount you want to make), stain, brushes, sand paper, paper towel, bottle openers (best deal… Read more »

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Foodie Holidays

*Originally written by Kevin Camarillo Christmas gifts for the foodie you love as recommended by Cheffery. Books: Thug Kitchen Prison Ramen Movies: Chef Jiro Dreams of Sushi El Bulli Tortilla Soup