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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.

Quay Thomas

A Short Take On Beer And People

Observations from one of our cousins in packaging Beer is a lot like people. Sometimes you love it right away, sometimes it’s an acquired taste, sometimes you simply despise it. Same with people. When I was a juvenile delinquent, I loved the average beers, Coors light being my favorite. Now it’s Rainier if I need… Read more »


Press Release About Cozy Community Fund Changes

####################### For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Return of the Cozy Community Fund in a Different Format Drinking beer helps other people. So does partying at [ the pub ]. ELLENSBURG, WA  (October 31, 2017) The holiday season inspires us to open our hearts to help others. Every year we facilitate the Cozy… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Barrel O’ Bikes

On this episode, we sample Founders KBS, talk about proper bike riding etiquette, and whether or not, there’s too much nostalgia in Hollywood.


The Top Grub At [The Pub]

Our food is a little different and so are we. We started serving food at [the pub] in 2016, and have since been satisfying your tastebuds with a variety of pre-funk snacks, salads and wraps, grub for your hands and palate pleasures. Because we’re curious we decided to take a look at what dishes have been… Read more »


From Ellensburg to Montana

*Originally written by Jim Grover Growing up in the Kittitas Valley was such a great time in my life. Having now lived in Montana for over 25 years, every time my wife Pam and I come home from Montana for Rodeo Weekend or any family event, I can’t help but get goosebumps thinking about all… Read more »


Sorry, You’re Not A Sport, Pumpkin

On this episode, we sample Lawson’s Finest Liquids Maple Nipple and a 2 year old Super Session #2, talk about pumpkin beers, hunting for sport vs hunting for life, and whether Marching Band is a sport.

Greg Parker

An Apology For Humans

I want to apologize. Not for something I have ever done, but for something that I have seen the evidence of and quite literally can’t imagine what kind of depraved, selfish, thoughtless scumbag would ever do. Throwing garbage into pit toilets and Port-a-potties. Here are the only people who could maybe be let off the… Read more »


Where Are They Now? Regan Rinker Edition

Here at Iron Horse Brewery we’ve had some fine cousins (what we call our employees) over the years. And while we think that giving them free beer will make them stay with us forever, some of them end up leaving to follow their dreams or something. We have a hard time letting go so we’ve… Read more »

Duncan Pratt

Boise: The Biggest Secret Of The Northwest

As people have seen, craft beer is shaping a huge part of this generation’s culture. Beer is more than just cracking a cold Bud. It’s an experience where there is something for everyone, from young to old, or cowboy hat, Wrangler wearing, George Strait loving country boy to the one-speed, $100 haircut, indie rock band… Read more »


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 »

Alex Grosby

Iron Horse Banter Machine Is Live

Opinions. Like elbows and assholes, everyone’s got them. In a landscape where they are thrown in your face every waking moment, why bring more? Well, we make beer people seem to enjoy; at least enough for us to bring it to 5 states and keep our cousins afloat. So, Packaging Tech Jay Skeen had an… Read more »


Smash A Pumpkin, Enter to Win

We don’t make a pumpkin beer and we don’t respect pumpkins. That’s why we’re holding the Great Pumpkin Smash contest to collect photos of your smashed pumpkins paired with your favorite Iron Horse Brewery beer. Here’s how to play: Get a pumpkin or use your old carved up one that is going to quickly start… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Be Gentle, We’re New

For our first show, we sample Harpoon House Golden, talk about the Hazy IPA beer craze, NFL vs. College Football, and whether tips should be earned or entitled.

Aimee Bach

New Role, Who Dis?

Change is not something I’m used to. Although I’m not against change, I’ve rarely had the opportunity to experience it. I’ve only made one big move, had two jobs, and two serious relationships in my lifetime. I guess you can say I heavily consider my decisions before I commit. On a completely unrelated note, I’ve… Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

Top 5 Summer Activities That Go With Beer

With the nights becoming shorter and the temperature dropping, I thought it would be appropriate to write about my top five favorite summer activities (spoiler alert: all of which include beer). Summer seems to feel like the shortest season to me and I am the type to cherish every long hot day like I cherish… Read more »


The Dank Knight

*Originally written by Paul Von Hagen who quit “Daaaank bro!” You may or may not have heard the term “dank” before, it probably depends on what kind of circles you run in. Personally, when I had first heard the term used it was in reference to marijuana, but the word now carries multiple meanings. In… Read more »


Hopping Hands: Supporting Veterans and Your Mouth

*Originally written by Paul Von Hagen who quit As summer comes to an end, so does an IHB project very near and dear to me, our Hopping Hands program. For those who aren’t familiar, check out my original blog on the program here. TL;DR: the Hopping Hands Project was a program we ran from May-August… Read more »


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 »

Morgan Moran

The Hardships of a Brewery Worker

This picture speaks a thousand words about what a day in the life of a brewery worker is like. Chaos. Chaos is what we deal with day to day in a brewery. Cans flying overhead, emotions running high. To explain the picture above to the layman is a hard task in itself. The contraption you… Read more »