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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.

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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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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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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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 »

Nicole Klauss

Game of Thrones Characters Drinking Iron Horse Beers

SPOILERS. If you have not watched Game of Thrones but want to, you probably shouldn’t read this blog. We don’t have an Iron Throne at Iron Horse Brewery, but we have a number of tasty beers that you should consider picking up for your Game of Thrones viewing party on April 14th. Like everyone else… 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 »

Ross Chalstrom

Remembering Matt Bonney

A little more than a week ago, Seattle’s craft community lost one of its more impactful personalities suddenly and unexpectedly.  Matt Bonney passed away in his sleep leaving a void that will take a long time to fill. Check out this link for some background on the man… The beer world shocked and saddened by… 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 »

Rikki Welz

More Beer Slang

Morgan really got the ball rolling on abbreviations used in IHB Beer Slang, but here are some more specific terms and sayings that can strike love, fear, and humor into us in the IHB production circle. 1. Nut Rolls BSG (Brewer’s Supply Group) would send us a special candy bar hidden in a pallet 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 »

Crystal Hall

The 25 Best Dive Bars in Washington

As a Market Manager I visit A LOT of bars. I genuinely like most that I find myself in, but I do feel drawn to a specific type of bar; the dive bar. You love them, I love them, we all love them… but why? I like to think that dive bars take you back… 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 »

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 »