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aka The Horse's Mouth

Making our thoughts known via letters, words and pictures, rife with typos and references to tacos.

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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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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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 »

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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 »

Nic Cawley-Murphree

Namaste At The Brewery

Yoga at a brewery.  At first, this concept seemed counterintuitive and odd, but the last decade has seen an increase in yoga and breweries. With this has come a wave of brewery and yoga studio collaboration projects. Some great combinations of yoga classes, brewery tours and taproom takeovers have undoubtedly occurred. There also have been some… 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 »

Paul Copenhaver

Not Down With The Sickness

I’m writing this blog post from the comfort of my wood-paneled 1950s ranch-style home, as opposed to the relative comfort of my wood-paneled construction-trailer-style office at Iron Horse Brewery. Why you ask? Because I’m sick. Nothing serious, just the common cold, but it’s the 3rd time in the past month I’ve had to stay home… Read more »

Jettrell Stetner

Holy Christmas Balls, How Did I End Up In HR?

Holy Christmas Balls, how did I end up in HR?  If you know me, you know it’s a terrible fit. If you know IHB culture then you realize it’s a GREAT fit! I was first introduced to IHB about 5 years ago, about the same time I was getting into mountain biking. The two things… 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 »

Nicole Klauss

Compost At [ The Pub ]

Part of being a responsible business is being an environmental steward. When Eric Welsh of River Farm Worms approached Iron Horse Brewery about collecting food waste from [ the pub ] for one month to see if it could save us money on our trash bill while also helping him get his new compost business off the… 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 »