The process of naming a beer has become a serious point of contention in the current craft beer landscape. With over 4000 breweries in America, pumping out new brand after new brand to satiate our ever changing market pulls, you have to be on the top of your game. Because of this, employees at IHB… Read more »
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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.
Did you know that Iron Horse Brewery, located in Ellensburg, WA, is just a quick 40 minute drive from the hop capital of the nation? That’s right; just beyond Ellensburg’s Manastash Ridge is the Yakima Valley, which produces 75 percent of all the nation’s hops. Well, beer nerds, hop heads, self-proclaimed connoisseurs, I thought maybe… Read more »
A quick and easy tutorial on making a reusable bag out of an Iron Horse Brewery t-shirt, or any old t-shirt you have around your house because crafting.
New year, newish menu…. If you have visited the pub over the last couple of months, you might have noticed the specials. Welp, the top sellers made it to the menu. Check out below to see which of your favs made the cut. Weekly specials coming in hot… each week there will be a special,… Read more »
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Hello. It’s me, Connie. A girl you used to hear from all the time. Well, the reason you don’t anymore is because I joined the Army. Yep, that army. I shipped for basic in September, finished that up at the end of November, headed straight to Officer Candidate school. If I don’t fail OCS, I’ll… Read more »
We are impressed. You drank a lot of our beer in 2017 — 5,927,944 16-ounce pints specifically (give or take a few because math is hard). If you even consumed just one of those pints, high five yourself. It’s because of you that we get to spend our days brewing tasty beers, making videos about… Read more »
You don’t have to have a “dry January” or “give up beer” this year. Here are 15 perfectly viable alternatives to giving up beer. We think these resolution ideas will also help you feel like a better person, or like you’ve grown or something like that. 1. Don’t give up beer. Use a wider variety… Read more »
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: Tess McIntyre IHB: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? TM: While at IHB… Read more »
What has IHB taught me the past 2 years? Wow! Where in the whole world do I begin? I applied for a part-time coffee position, desperate to get out of the house (I was working a sales job from home). Let’s just say I found myself not getting out of my yoga pants and maybe… Read more »
“Where can I find Irish Death?” It’s a question we’re going to answer because many people out there in the beer universe have the same question. Iron Horse Brewery’s beer is distributed in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and parts of Oregon. If you don’t live in one of those five states and have somehow developed… Read more »
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 »
If you’re stumped for a gift idea, what’s better than a brewery tour to see where Irish Death is made? We’ve been allowing some of you into our super not-at-all secret brewing lair for a year now and here’s what happened: One hundred forty-seven people registered for our IHB tours through official channels. Some of… Read more »
If you’re needing a little bit of light in your life you should probably get one of those light therapy boxes (which a handful of our cousins swear by) or drive someplace where the sun is actually shining. If you just want to win something really bright to show off how much you love Iron… Read more »
Tis the season for buying stuff for your loved ones. Most people stick to the safe gifts like gift cards, tasteful clothing and items the receiver had previously hinted at wanting. Since all of that is pretty cut and dry, I thought I would do you, the faithful reader, a service by illuminating some gifts… Read more »
During this holiday season, Iron Horse gets the opportunity to reflect on growth, failures, relationships, and new opportunities. We have a lot to be thankful for as a company such as, living in such a compassionate and engaging community. With that being said, Iron Horse Brewery, with help from Kittitas County residents, committed to donate… Read more »
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 »
This week we’ve made a carrot gnocchi (nee-oh-key) with browned butter and sage topped with parmesan. Available today through Monday 12/11 for only 5 doll hairs ($). Who knew carrots could taste so good?
Beer (and other alcoholic beverages) that pairs with holiday shenanigans and how I won the lottery- TWICE! Ok, this blog is definitely about Holiday Shenanigans, but first a quick note; Something that some people may or may not know about me is that I’ve won the lottery, not once but TWICE. I know crazy right?… Read more »
*Originally written by Jay Skeen who quit us. It’s rivalry week in college football, which means it’s time for the Apple Cup, a game that’s a huge deal in Washington and the definition of irrelevant everywhere else. The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars will square off this Saturday, and once again I have… Read more »