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Hop Selection

Every year our cousins drive to Yakima to sniff hops and pick out the ones that smell the best and are most useful for what we’re trying to brew. We asked them for their thoughts on this year’s hop selection experience. Tyson: It’s awesome.  I mean hops smell wonderful, it’s interesting to smell the differences… Read more »

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Fresh Hop 2018

Fresh Hop Tasting notes from Wes Cutlip. This beer can be found at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival this Saturday, September 30th, and will be available at [ the pub ] this weekend while supplies last. Appearance: White head with moderate retention, gold, moderate haze Aroma: White peach, ripe banana, guava, lightly floral Palate: Guava, lime… Read more »

Josh Kratzer

Yeast Mode

I’m going to talk to you about the one worker at the brewery that never complains. It works for meals and a comfortable place to stay and happens to work for every brewery in the world. I’m talking about the unsung hero of the brewery. Without it we would not be able to make beer… Read more »

Tyson Read

What the Hell is PCR and why should I care?

Kinda Non-boring Summary What does PCR mean? Well, literally what it means is Polymerase Chain Reaction. What it really means to you (the consumer) is a warm and cozy feeling, a blanket of protection if you will.  The knowledge that the beer you are about to enjoy is surely free of unwanted flavors that are… Read more »

Greg Parker

The Story of Mocha Death

Ever wonder where we came up with Mocha Death? You either? Yeah well, who asked you anyway. Whatever year it was I can’t remember but a long time ago we used to make an anniversary beer that was not only for Iron Horse but also for the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, found here and here…. Read more »

Jake Fleming

The Perks of Being Tall

There are very few downsides to being tall. Indeed, cars are horrible contraptions made by the jealous vertically challenged, planes are a tall person’s worst nightmare, and hobbit holes are just out of the question, but the perks of extreme height far outweigh the downsides.   Fact: when you are tall you are 62% more… 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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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 »

Greg Parker

The Beer is First

While you may have noticed that we at Iron Horse Brewery take a pretty irreverent approach and put emphasis on many things that seemingly have nothing to do with beer, like the platypus, we’ve always been beer first. It isn’t for the purpose of the sales pitch, but it sure makes a good one, that… Read more »

Tyson Read

Anton-Paar & Other Stuff

Just got this piece of equipment in. It is a small piece of the continual strive to make better beer, consistently. It was sold to me by a very nice Danish or Swedish guy who works for an Austrian company (sorry ‘merica). What it does is measure dissolved oxygen (DO) in beer as well as… Read more »

Tyson Read

Anton-Paar & Other Stuff

Just got this piece of equipment in. It is a small piece of the continual strive to make better beer, consistently. It was sold to me by a very nice Danish or Swedish guy who works for an Austrian company (sorry ‘merica). What it does is measure dissolved oxygen (DO) in beer as well as… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

What makes beer, beer?

Good question. Here’s an answer from Tyson, one of our great brewers. As with all good beer, it all starts with malted barley (sorry Japan). The huge array of different malt varieties and the flavors and aromas they produce is like coloring with the big box of crayons. Bready, nutty, caramel, coffee, chocolate are just… Read more »