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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 »

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Batch 6233

#2 in the Lupulin Line Hazy IPA series Tasting Notes & Beer Nerd Info ABV: 6.3 % Appearance: Hazy and straw colored Aroma: Mango, citrus, grass Hops: Definitely Mouthfeel: Tangy and citric, silky Finish: Restrained bitterness and subtle sweetness Available at [ the pub ] while supplies last.

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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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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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Eating at [ the pub ] in April

If you’re looking for new food options at restaurants in Ellensburg stop by [ the pub ] to try our specials of the month. We have five new specials on the menu that are only available in April.  Entree Buffalo Chicken Wrap: featuring chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese in a wrap with your choice of… 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 »

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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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Five Reasons To Eat At [ The Pub ] In March

Iron Horse beer goes well with food and vice versa. Here are five food specials for March that you can share with a buddy or hoard for yourself. That’s a personal choice. 1. Entree: Nashville chicken taco featuring lettuce, tomato, cheddar & onion in a chicken taco shell, crusted with Cajun chips, topped with a… Read more »

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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 »

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Ellensburg Restaurant Week

Ellensburg Restaurant Week is here. Support local and head out to your favorite Ellensburg restaurants all week long. Come to [ the pub ] Tuesday through Saturday to try our three-course meal for $35. Appetizer: Risotto Irish Death Cheese balls crusted in pistachios. Main: Pork topped with a High Five, apple and onion marmalade served… Read more »

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Nordic Cousin Tasting Notes

A Norwegian Farmhouse Ale Better than Lutefisk This beer is like the relative you’ve heard stories about, but didn’t believe existed until she showed up on your doorstep speaking a foreign language. Built on one of Norway’s oldest yeasts, Kveik, this ale has moderate haziness with a light fruity and pine hop character. It finishes… 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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Our Take On 8-Ounce Beer Bottles

Off Color Brewing out of Chicago is putting some of their beer in 8-ounce bottles. A recent article by the Chicago Tribune about the packaging change claims the smaller bottles are meant to appeal to consumers because the 22 oz bottle trend is dying, for ABV reasons, and to promote the idea of elegance. We… 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 »

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Our Take On Craft Plus Corporate Collaboration Beers

  If you have had the opportunity to try the IPA-Nut beer that was a collaboration between Planters and Noon Whistle Brewing from Lombard, IL then you’ll have to tell us how it tasted because we haven’t gotten to try it. Planters is not the first corporate company to partner up with an independent brewery… 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 »

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Our Take On Electrolyte Beers

Recovery Beers? After a long workout is a beer the first thing you reach for? It might be once you learn that some breweries are now making beers with electrolytes. A recent article is suggesting electrolyte beers might be the new recovery drink. We asked our cousins for their thoughts on the growing industry trend…. 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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Our Take On Submitting Beers To Competitions

On Episode 31 of Life Behind Beer we talk about Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and why Iron Horse Brewery has traditionally strayed away from entering beer competitions. We discuss the pros and cons to entering a beer festival. Jared: Typically Iron Horse has not submitted our products to judged competitions. Greg has always contended… 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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Our Take On The GABF Hazy Category

This week on Life Behind Beer our cousins discussed the Great American Beer Festival and the Hazy IPA winner. The Juicy or Hazy IPA category was added to the competition lineup for the first time this year and had 391 entries. Earlier this year the juicy or hazy styles were added to the 2018 Brewers Association… Read more »

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Our Take On Sophisticated Beer

Should wine and beer be more like each other? A recent article on VinePair suggests craft beer needs to be more sophisticated like wine and vice versa. We asked our cousins for their thoughts on the article.   What are your thoughts on the piece of the article about beer/wine? “Beer absolutely has a market… 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 »

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Fresh Hop 2018

Fresh Hop Tasting notes from Wes Cutlip. This beer can be found at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival this Saturday, September 30th, and will be available at [ the pub ] this weekend while supplies last. Appearance: White head with moderate retention, gold, moderate haze Aroma: White peach, ripe banana, guava, lightly floral Palate: Guava, lime… Read more »

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Our Take On Wine and Liquor Affecting Beer Growth

Wine and spirits are cutting into craft beer growth. That’s what was revealed in a recent Power Hour hosted by the Brewers Association and then explored in this Brewbound article. The Power Hour speaker, who worked for a market research firm, said that consumers are shifting away from beer purchases toward wine and spirits. He… Read more »