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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.

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Guess When: The Interview

The first in-depth q&a style interview with the band you’ll see taking the stage at the St. Paddy Day Half K events in Boise, ID and Ellensburg, WA. Iron Horse Brewery is tickled to present Guess When. No, don’t guess when. It’s the band, Guess When. This dynamic quartet will rock your socks off in… Read more »

Nicole Klauss

Double Dates With Coworkers

I’m 28. I’ve been dating since I was 16, which means I’ve been dating for 12 years. That’s a lot of bad dates, a lot of good dates and a lot of going out to the movies. But in 12 years of dating I’d never been on a double date with another couple until 2… Read more »

Greg Parker

We Can’t Get Anything Right

That may not necessarily be true, but I never have been able to properly classify Irish Death. It’s true. We used to try. It never worked. What is this? A robust porter. Um, no, too high of alcohol and no roasty dryness in the finish You’re right.   What is this? A sweet stout. No… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

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 »

Catie Hoffmann

Failing Forward

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Sir Winston Churchill I wrote this blog before my Pats lost the Super Bowl (Jay Skeen, bet you’re happy right now), but the content just seemed too perfect to not share just days after my team suffered a crushing defeat. Tom Brady…. This… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Life Behind Beer: A Podcast

     Here in the trailer department at Iron Horse Brewery, we’ve developed a rule of thumb to apply to any situation. It’s called the 79/21 rule. It means that on all of our printed content we try to maintain that 79% of the information is useful while 21% is irreverent. We forgot about this rule… Read more »

Duncan Pratt

The Super Bowl Super Party

It’s that time of year again! We are finally through the longest, coldest, and most boring month of the year, January. Everyone is trying to be their “New, Improved Self”, determined to make it through “Dry January” or stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Most have done well; most have at least given it the… Read more »

Megan Truax

Liquor Before Beer… You’re In The Clear

Liquor Before Beer… You’re in the Clear! We’ve all heard the saying a time or two… and we all probably have a good and bad experience we can share. Personally, I have plenty, but that will take up too much of your time and I’ll save myself the embarrassment. Recently I took a more “adult”… Read more »

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Where Are They Now: Robyn Stewart 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: Robyn Stewart   IHB: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? RS: Marketing Intern,… Read more »

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My Poor Mother

*Originally written by Jay Skeen who quit us. I was 12 lbs when I was born. My mom did not get a C section, but she does have the body frame of an Amazon so that helped. But there’s no doubt that before I was even born, I was difficult. At six months pregnant she… Read more »

Sabrina Enders

“Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and Other Useful Tips for Behaving in Public Spaces

If you’ve spent any amount of time browsing the internet in the past two years, I know you’ve happened across the plethora of brilliantly sarcastic, occasionally brutal, and all too poignant memes and messages surrounding appropriate interactions between customer service professionals and our patrons (and if you haven’t, fret not! I’ve linked a bunch in… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Iron Horse Punnery – Naming Hand Cannon IPA

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 »

Justine Malland

Hop Farms – A Love Story

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 »

Rikki Welz

Reusable Bag How-To

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.    

Brooke Kvinsland

New Food On The Menu At [ The Pub ]

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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FWD: FWD: FWD: YOU’VE BEEN HIT BY THE IHB BEER TRUCK ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRAMPS HAZY IPA

FWD: FWD: FWD: YOU’VE BEEN HIT BY THE IHB BEER TRUCK ANNOUNCING OUR NEW GRAMPS HAZY IPA   l*********************l ll_ l____IHB_TRUCK__l ll””’l””’\___ l_________________l lll_l_l_l___l) l(@)*(@)********(@)**(@)****(@)   ONCE YOU’VE BEEN HIT, YOU HAVE TO HIT 12 OF YOUR FRIENDS, INCLUDING WHO SENT IT TO U IF YOU GET HIT AGAIN YOU’LL KNOW YOU LIKE OUR BEER… Read more »

Connie Morgan

Five Times At Basic Training I Needed A Beer

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 »

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Wow, You Drank A Lot Of Beer in 2017

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 »

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15 Resolutions You Can Do Besides Giving Up Beer

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 »

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Where Are They Now: Tess McIntyre 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: Tess McIntyre IHB: Position at Iron Horse Brewery? TM: While at IHB… Read more »