Jared Vallejo

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works in the Marketing department

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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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Doctor Who Drank My Beer

As almost none of you know, I realized sometime in the year 2006 that I liked watching sci-fi television.  I should have recognized this earlier in life because I had pimples and not a lot of friends. It was one show in particular that caused my former headgear to tighten up like [ insert clever… 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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Our Take On What Makes A Brewery Great

What makes a brewery great? What creates popularity or what it is it about the experience that makes it so good? Is it buzz or small volume or atmosphere? Or something else? We asked our cousins for their opinions. Wes: I think the obvious first answer is craft and quality beer. Along with that I’d… Read more »

we should all be more like larry david
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We should all be like Larry David

We should all be like Larry David. First, I’m talking more about his Curb Your Enthusiasm tv personality than his real life personality, since I have never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I suspect there is a great overlap between the two. Second, let me back up for moment. At Iron Horse Brewery… Read more »

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Our Take On Indie Seal Adoption Rates

The Brewers Association introduced its independent craft brewer seal about a year ago and recently Brewbound wrote an article about adoption rates in the U.S. A bit of a recap here: The BA created the seal to help craft beer enthusiasts to easily differentiate between the independent brewers (like us) and beer produced by non-craft… Read more »

Send It Pale Ale by Iron Horse Brewery
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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 »

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Our Take On Beer Foam Art

To print or not to print? That may soon be the question breweries and bars find themselves asking when this printer that puts text and images onto beer foam becomes available for purchase. According to this article we found online while we were being unproductive, Beer Ripples prints edible ink onto beer foam so your pint… Read more »

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Dear Facebook Fans of 2018

Dear Facebook Fans of 2018,  (or is it Dear Fans of Facebook?), As you may be aware, Facebook recently announced they are altering their newsfeed algorithm in an effort to return the platform to its founding roots.  I think this is good.  There is a bunch of clutter and a shit-ton of false news –… Read more »

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An Open Letter to Mr. or Ms. Hot Pockets®

Dear Mr. or Ms. Hot Pockets®, Your delicious, creamy melted cheese enveloping perfectly diced meat squares wrapped in buttery baked pastry dough is truly one of the best creations of all time.  And, it’s SO. EASY. TO EAT. that is, once you wait the appropriate 5.7 minutes to let it cool down after the requisite… Read more »

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Iron Horse Beer in 2018

Over here in the Iron Horse Brewery trailer department, we spend a ridiculous amount of time behind our computers, looking at charts, analyzing graphs, reading the reddit.com/r/beer forum, making these calendars, or just visiting this site. This time of year is particularly cumbersome because of all the “planning” and “best-guessing” that is happening for the… Read more »

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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
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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 »

Iron Horse Brewery in Hollywood
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Hollywood or Bust

or something else entirely. About two weeks ago, I ventured down to SoCal ( that’s Southern California, not Sol Caliente, Florida, – I had to look that up to make the joke work ) because Iron Horse Brewery decided to go into show business. We’re going to be famous. Okay, not really, but sort of…. Read more »

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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 »

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Gaming the System because Jared is Sloppy

I love collegers. I really do. They are generally enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated to living for ideals, rather than the sometimes cruel reality that life tends to hand you. But I made a mistake confusing resourcefulness with exploitive opportunism. In June of 2014, (2.5 years ago) we decided to run a print advertisement in CWU’s… Read more »

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Beer Guessing for 2017

If you know me, which you probably don’t, because I’m anti-social, but if you did, you would know that Scheduling Things is not one of my, er, best attributes. There is something so damn appealing about winging it and using gut instinct for, like, almost everything; the idea of planning more than 10 days in… Read more »

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New Press Release About Creating Cozy Communities

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ]. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 13, 2016) Cozy Sweater is back and is accompanied by a new beer this year, Cozy-er Sweater. Cozy Sweater, a vanilla milk stout is… Read more »

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You Got Fragged

On this episode, we sample Night Shift Ever Weisse AND Logsdon Cerasus, we talk about Battlefield v. Call of Duty, all-time video game experiences, and the best of Thanksgiving.

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Where are you Dirtbag Carnival Picture Taker?

I have a weird memory. I can remember my phone number from 5th grade 509.555.5701, but I can’t remember someone’s name from a year ago. Last year on August 15th, we held our first ever Dirtbag Carnival at the production facility. I remember there was a hot dog eating contest, carnival games (like blow-dart balloon… Read more »

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SUPPORT AMERICAN BEER and YOUR MOUTH

The fourth annual, 3rd consecutive Eastern Washington Brewfest is just around the corner…  It’s weird that it’s Eastern Washington Brewfest, event though it’s held in Central Washington.  You can get your tickets here if you don’t care about any of this banter.  We’re okay with weird, but we’re not okay with only 12% of beer… Read more »

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It’s Getting Weird

I’ll admit it. I like being part of something bigger than myself, probably because I am inherently selfish and need that bigger thing to keep my feet planted and ego in check. So, when it came time to start planning the second installment of the st. paddy day .5 k, we knew we wanted to… Read more »

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Billings: The Final Frontier.

No, not a set of actions where we send paper invoices to collect money for “unmentionable services”. The town, in Montana; That’s what we’re talking about. We’re opening up that market. Iron Horse Brewery Does Fun Things in New Market Iron Horse Beer is available in Billings, That’s a New Market we have. You’re welcome…. Read more »

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Because Food.

Sometimes all you want is a sandwich. And other times you want specifically made food for that delicious craft beer you are drinking. We’re going for the latter. read on or don’t. Iron Horse Brewery Announces Food at The Pub, Making [ the pub ] an Actual Pub. Because the beer is looking for a… Read more »

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New Press Release About a Beer You May have Heard of in Cans

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Irish Death in 12 oz Cans. Yep. ELLENSBURG, WA  (December 09, 2015) Iron Horse Brewery produces a beer you may have heard of that will be available in six pack 12oz cans spring of 2016. Quilter’s Irish Death is already available in 22oz bottles and draught but… Read more »

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New Cousins

Catch up with the family. Drew Grannemann, Seattle Area Sales Rep Least favorite style of beer: Gluten Free Vegan Friendly Pumpkin Ale infused with Cinnamon. Middle Name: Michael What you wish your middle name is: Lazer Favorite past-time: Swiping right on Tinder. First Kiss: Eyes. Wide. Open. Who do you look like: If Emma Watson… Read more »

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This is a Press Release About IHB in Boise

For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces Entry into New Market Iron Horse Beer is available in Boise, That’s the New Market the headline was referring to. You’re welcome. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 5, 2015) Due to four people requesting an Iron Horse Brewery presence in Boise, ID, they’ve decided to go ahead and do that…. Read more »

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New Beer Release, Press Release is Released.

For Immediate Release   Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Release of Two New Beers, Coincidentally, Just In Time for the 3rd Quarter. The seasonal offerings are new formulations of water, malt and hops.   ELLENSBURG, WA  (June 24, 2015) Iron Horse Brewery is introducing two new handcrafted, locally made craft brews to the marketplace,  Koytus,… Read more »