Tag: beer

Molly Glockner

Beer v Wine

I’ve delved into the wine world a bit, I used to sell wine, drink wine, buy wine and drink wine. I love it, it’s delicious, fun and interesting. What I didn’t like about wine? The pretentiousness, oh so much. When I was selling wine I had to dress up every day. Seriously nice clothes I… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Beer Guessing for 2017

If you know me, which you probably don’t, because I’m anti-social, but if you did, you would know that Scheduling Things is not one of my, er, best attributes. There is something so damn appealing about winging it and using gut instinct for, like, almost everything; the idea of planning more than 10 days in… Read more »

Connie Morgan

Gettin’ Handsy

Handshakes. For a working person they’re a part of daily life. Most people probably don’t think anything of them. By most people I mean most men. Handshakes get weird with women. Here are the weirdest things that happen when women try to shake hands with men. The Noodle Hand – I have watched a man… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Chrons of the Summer Stache Pt. Something

*Originally written by Peter Heinen Hello again, Mustache Pete here and proudly reporting on the progress of the summer stache. Okay, proudly might be poorly worded but the stache is coming along. Once again I will state if I was a brunette then the stache would be way more impressive…. but if you get PRETTY… Read more »

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Cool Things in Beer History

*Originally written by Paul Baker who quit Hey Everyone I’m back from my self imposed exile from blog writing. Beer is a fickle and demanding mistress and she has been demanding a lot more time recently. In any case. I’m back with some history that I thought you might enjoy. So we know that beer… Read more »

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Chronicles of the Summer Stache Pt. 1

*Originally written by Peter Heinen Hello Iron Horse lovers and beer connoisseurs, I am one of the three new interns at Iron Horse Brewery. I would love to tell you all about myself but honestly, who really cares about the interns anyway? Right? My names Peter, I’m the tall blonde with the Farrah Fawcett haircut…. Read more »

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Meet Jade

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Hello people of the digital world. Meet Jade. Jade, meet all these people. Oh good, you now you know each other. Jade will be guest blogger here over the course of the next little while. or something. We’ll let her introduce herself and let you know the crazy bad… Read more »

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Adventures in Brewfesting

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Today I’m going to tell you about me. 1. because its one of my favorite subject and 2. because we foster narcissism here at IHB.  Maybe that’s not true and maybe those are both the same reason and maybe, maybe, it’s my parent’s fault. I don’t know.  I’m confused…. Read more »

Rikki Welz

Reinheitsge-blog

Happy Reinheitsgebot Day! Hi Everybody! Rikki here again! Yay! This blog was also contributed to by Tyson, and Jeff. But they are doing real stuff right now… Today, while “working”, Jeff, our new and knowledgeable master of kegging (and master of beards) wished me a happy Reinheitsgebot day. What a guy! What is Reinheitsgebot you… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Washington Beer Lovers Open House and IHB Make a Baby Named Rikki

Greetings Fellow Beer Lovers! We are proud to join the Washington Beer Open House, happening this very soon to be weekend! We don’t procrastinate on advertising or anything…. Iron Horse Brewery is proud to open it’s doors and welcome you to tour the brewery this Saturday Feb 22nd. Our handsomest bravest brewers have gotten together to… Read more »

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Iron Horse Coffee Company: It’s a thing

*Originally written by Alison Duff who quit Last November Greg called me into his office for a meeting with Suzanne. I usually hang out upstairs at my broken and over crowded table, so to be in the bosses office was a little intimidating. He revealed to us that, feeling nostalgic for his pre- brewery days,… Read more »

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How I Have Come to Write a Beer Thesis

*Originally written by Alison Duff who quit  Almost three years ago, I was introduced to the lovely culture of craft beer. At the beginning I had a limited range of flavor profiles, did not know what hops did for beer, understood nothing about fermentation, and had no idea what was in store for my future… Read more »

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Adios River. Hello New Person.

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit It’s the end of an era. Our man Daniel ‘River’ Rios has decided to hang up his trivia microphone and pass the torch to someone a little less handsome and a little more excited by the idea of finding interesting and relevant pieces of trivia. We will mourn… Read more »

Greg Parker

We all get a medal, congratulations

Many wonder why IHB doesn’t enter beer in competitions, here’s why: It probably started with BeerAdvocate. I appreciate that their motto is respect beer. Which makes sense. Kind of like when I want to respect women, I gather a bunch of them up and have them stand there while me and a bunch of my… Read more »

Greg Parker

I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

It was a nice sunday afternoon, mid 80s, and we had just gotten back from a failed family hike, which they usually are. I picked a trail that was about 15% grade, no real destination and little shade.  Grousing from a 6 and 9 year old is pretty much mandatory at that point. Since it… Read more »

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Cool Things in Beer History

*Originally written by Paul Baker who quit Hey everyone. I’m Paul, one of the brewers here. Once I was a historian, then I found out that A) Nobody wants  a Russian historian and B) Beer is awesome. So I’m going to combine them. There are a lot of things in the history that are beer… Read more »

Tyson Read

Beer Enhancement

“Every beer is your own beer,” he said. “You don’t have to drink what some brewmaster has decided what beer should taste like.” The statement above was made by an entrepreneur that has recently created a liquid flavor enhancer for beer (think Mio). I take incredible offense to that statement. While he is correct, you… Read more »

Tyson Read

Hooray for Malt

While hops often take a center stage in beer discussions, malt is the essential backbone of beer. It provides us the color, a large amount of the flavor, and all the building blocks that we need to make sugars to feed the yeast. How does it do all this? Well, I’m glad no one asked… Read more »

Greg Parker

Win-Win

Most of my days are devoted to finding win-win outcomes. Everybody serves themselves, what an individual in my position must do is foster and describe situations in which someone is able to feel they have gotten what they always wanted while providing benefit to the brewery. The secret to finding a win-win, in my estimation,… Read more »

Natalia Parker

Go High Five Yourself

I love our High Five Hefe for many reasons. Because its delicious. Because it was one of the first beers that Greg homebrewed, and therefore I got to watch the maiden batch ferment in our bathroom. Because it’s an original interpretation of a prolific style. But mostly because, every time I look at the label,… Read more »

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Another Reason why Craft Beer Kicks Ass; Food.

*Originally written by Suzanne Vargas. The food pairings are endless!! Typically, people think of wine when talking about food pairings but what people don’t realize is that beer is a far superior when pairing with really any food. Thats right I said it- ANY food. I dare you to try to prove me wrong. There… Read more »

Tyson Read

The Color of Beer and Why It Confuses People

And now…back to the rants. This week: The light beer/dark beer conundrum. Here is a statement commonly overheard by me at bars/beer festivals: “I don’t really like dark beer.” Oh, the ignorance (think overly dramatic acting). The fact is that color and flavor don’t necessarily go together hand in hand. That doesn’t necessarily mean they… Read more »

Ross Chalstrom

A Post Somewhat Related to Craft Beer

Hello again. Today’s post was originally going to be authored by Regan, but we decided to postpone her work for another week as she recovers from a bachelorette party in Vegas. Apparently it was a good time and she was able to come back with her body mostly in tact and her brain power only… Read more »

Tyson Read

IBU’s: I’m Better Than U

This is what they should really call them because since breweries started advertising IBU’s (International Bitterness Units for those that aren’t already obsessed), they have really been a d**k measuring stick. “Hey look at me and how many IBU’s I can put in my beer.” Or “look at how many IBU’s I can drink.” The… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

The Iron Horse IPA Horse.

One day, several weeks ago, Natalia and I were having one of our impromptu note taking sessions in the beer room. (we talk to each other about marketing related stuff, take notes, then dare each other to be in charge of that thing we just noted) One of our discussions led to Iron Horse IPA… Read more »

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Customer is King

*Originally written by Suzanne Vargas /kiNG/ Noun A person or thing regarded as the finest or most important in its sphere or group. or from Urban Dictionary awesome, above the rest, the bomb. etc used when refering to something As our handbook states, “the customer is king. every employee of the brewery is expected to… Read more »

Tyson Read

Less Rant, More Rave. Plus, More Rant.

Alright, it has come to my attention that I may have come off a bit harsh in my last rant so I must put in a disclaimer. While my rants are based on truthful opinion, I am overly dramatic in my words for entertainment purposes. I do not really care that much about a person’s… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

My Thought Process When Posting on Facebook

Exactly zero people are interested in this subject, which makes the point of this post worthless and probably one of your biggest wastes of time. After you finish reading this, you will come to the conclusion that you are less of a human being for having spent the 2.375 minutes it takes to read. You’re… Read more »

Greg Parker

PART 1: ‘This beer tastes like shit!’

Response; “Lady, there are two things I know, one with certainty, one with near certainty. My beer does not taste like shit (certainty), and you don’t really know what shit tastes like (can’t be certain of that). This was an actual exchange I had with a person at a brewers night at one of our… Read more »

Natalia Parker

Double Rainbow Chili: It’s Really Happening

Since it is still reasonably cold, although the roads are turning to slush pits similar to mini ponds, I thought I would toss in one more awesome winter warmer recipe, this one featuring our Seasonal Malty Red Ale just released: The Double Rainbow. I wanted to make this recipe nice and simple and hand crafted… Read more »