Brooke Kvinsland

Beer Coaster How-To

Cost per each one: $ 3.50 + pair it with a 22oz bottle = $8.50. Pretty sweet gift, it you ask me! Time: 5-10 mins. Difficulty: SUPER duper easy. Tools Needed: Your hand. Materials: This awesome kit from Amazon that has everything you need in it. I started buying things separately and came across this… 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 »

Dane Williams

Craft Beer Crystal Ball

As part of the sales and marketing team, I spend a considerable amount of time researching and trying to predict the next big “thang”. With over 4,500 craft breweries, it’s an absolute dumpster fire of category noise. IPA continues to be roughly 36% of the Craft Beer category, with fruit and vegetable based hops driving… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

Growler Tote How-To

I will be trying different crafts I find on Pinterest and seeing if there are as easy as they say. All crafts will relate to beer in some way and hopefully you can learn from my success and failures. This one in particular is inspired by this. Cost: $30.00 Time: 5 hours, this includes glue… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

The Not-so-Righteous Path to Making Beer for a Living

*Originally written by Paul Von Hagen I vividly remember the very first craft beer I had the pleasure of ingesting. For legal purposes, let’s say that IT WAS TOTALLY not ON MY 18TH BIRTHDAY. I HAD DEFINITELY not BEEN DRINKING complete garbage (Busch Light and Natty Ice), for a couple years now at this time…. Read more »

Sabrina Enders

Lessons in Beer

So I’m still sort of new to IHB, (hi, nice to meet you!) but I’m certainly not new to beer. I’ve traveled quite a bit and it seems beer has been the only consistently present factor throughout my travels. My experience of becoming acquainted with beer parallel a lot of important lessons I’ve had to… Read more »

Greg Parker

Craft Is Dead, Drink Indie Beer

Indie: cool short-hand for independent, right? Yes, and more. Indie implies a bit of a could-give-a-shit view of what is practical, popular and wise. Indie is a freedom of choice. The early punk rockers didn’t consult with their producer and record labels to determine what kind of music they should be making, they didn’t have… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

The Best Bars I’ve Ever Been To

*Originally written by Billy Meagor who quit us. Bars are the ultimate escape.  People go to hang out with friends, go on dates, watch sporting events, or get away from their wife….um wait….  Whatever the reason, bars are the best.  From sports bars to wine bars, pubs, taverns, theme bars, there’s a bar to suit… Read more »

Connie Morgan

Vegan Beer?

At first the term “vegan beer” may seem unnecessary. Afterall, beer is made with four main ingredients, water, malts, hops and yeast. Those four ingredients are all vegan friendly but there is some debate or rather confusion as to what the definition of vegan is or what beers are considered vegan. A lot of the… Read more »

Greg Parker

You won’t be getting the beer you want

Perhaps you don’t care about why not. Maybe you shouldn’t. However, I am going to attempt to convince you that you should. Iron Horse is running out of beer right now and it will be felt all over, but it will be felt in the worst way by our own pub. I won’t digress into… 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 »

Connie Morgan

I Have a Dream for Craft Beer

Someone I work with recently brought to my attention that there is a major lack of color in the brewing industry. I was already aware of this but having the cold hard facts laid in front of you can be pretty disheartening. Not only are my fellow brothers and sisters missing out, so is the… Read more »

Dane Williams

AB-InBEV’s Positive Impact on the Craft Industry

You may be one of the many who believe there’s no way ABI could have any positive impact on the Craft Beer Industry. If you’re one of these folks you might be mistaken. ABI continues to develop its Global Management Trainee Program and put less value on seasoned employees. Veteran employees with countless years of… Read more »

Connie Morgan

11 Beerdogs who Define what it Means to be a Craft Drinker

Man’s best friend shows us what it means to be a craft beer lover. Rhonda R, Facebook 1)When you promised yourself you’d just have one but then someone asks you if you want to try theirs. @seattlecraftbeerdog 2)When one of your friends insists on instagramming everything but you just want to drink. @barleythebrewpup 3)When you… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Because Food.

Sometimes all you want is a sandwich. And other times you want specifically made food for that delicious craft beer you are drinking. We’re going for the latter. read on or don’t. Iron Horse Brewery Announces Food at The Pub, Making [ the pub ] an Actual Pub. Because the beer is looking for a… Read more »

Greg Parker

seven best/worst sellouts of 2015

best/worst craft beer sellouts of 2015 according to Greg Parker Best *And by best I mean the least worst or most inevitable and thereby the brewery was kind of scummy from day one. Full Sail, they may have turned their backs on the consumer, but at least everyone at the company got a vote. Golden Road,… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Women are Good for Your Beer

*Originally written by Ashley Stevens It’s a common belief that the world of beer is dominated by men, beards, and man buns. Sure, females are few and far between in the craft beer industry, but we are far less uncommon when compared to previous years. Working as a saleswoman has enlightened me as to why… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Revenge Brew

*Originally written by Hannah Hanson who quit Because we recently acquired a new German Brewhouse, Head Brewer Tyson and Brewhouse Supervisor Jake traveled to Deutschland earlier this month to “learn about it”…leaving the rest of the production staff behind. Iron Horse Brewer Hannah Hanson documented the creation of a revenge brew on Twitter. Made with… Read more »

Greg Parker

In the name of Craft Beer, sabotage the sell-outs

  Why consolidation is bad for Craft Beer and why you should actively sabotage brands that have sold out. It undermines the craft movement Craft beer, in the mind of the consumer, is made by small, independent brewers in small batches. And no, this is not my opinion, this is the opinion of 1,000 craft… Read more »

Tyson Read

Pumpkin Spice Bulls#$%

I saw a posting the other day on one of the brewers forums where somebody was asking how much rice hulls to put in the mash to solve a slow runoff problem caused by mashing with pumpkins.  I thought to myself, “I know how to solve this problem.  Start with throwing the squash in the… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

80s Movie Intern Update

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We don’t have any good behind the scenes pictures from last weeks photo shoot. Well, either that or we are just trying give #mustachepete a break. Whichever one it is, week three proved to be the most difficult yet. So here it is, the big reveal. Our poster:… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

High Five a Charity part dos

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Hello people of the internet. This quick blog is to let you know we are creeping up on part two of our High Five a Charity initiative. What is that you say, young marsupial? You don’t know about this ‘High Five a Charity’ thingy? Well that’s crazy that… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

The Interns Recreate the 80s: Take Two

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We’ve used Random.org to pick our week two winner and they have been notified. You only have to wait two more days to play this game all over again. To get you through these next two, most hardest days of your life, we offer you some behind the… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Embracing the 80’s has finally paid off

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit I just got back from a 10 day vacation. That is not just a fact and a brag. Or a Frag. Bract. I needed to tell you this so that I could then say this: The highlight of my vacation, besides drinking 21 bottles of wine (responsibly. sorry,… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

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 »

ironhorsebrewery

Mustache Update: Week Two-ish

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre We know you’ve been missing these golden locks. Oh, and there is a blonde little mustache in there somewhere. Good work Mustache Pete. Or Mustache-ish Pete. High Five. We can’t wait for the week when it really pops.

ironhorsebrewery

#H5Project

Hugging has got to be one of the worst communication devices ever invented. The intention is good and all, letting someone know you care enough about them to touch their torso to yours; but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. What heartwarming form of human contact doesn’t suck you ask? The high… Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

#NoNicknameRobyn

*Originally written by Robyn Stewart who quit Hi. I’m Robyn. Usually that’s enough said due to the fact that I have what you call “personality.” However, the slave drivers here at Iron Horse are forcing me to divulge into useless information about myself that you don’t want or need. But maybe you do. That’s weird…. Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

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 »

ironhorsebrewery

Show Us Our Cans

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit We’ve spent about 1,000 hours over the past six months obsessing over the release of our Iron Horse six-pack cans of High Five Hefe. Finally after 47 temper tantrums, 21 presentations, and a lot of fanagaling [is this even a word?], last week we canned that -ish up. Woot. Kapow…. Read more »

ironhorsebrewery

Hey Tess, Why are you Crying?

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit. I’m feeling so many emotions. Like a lot. Like real ones. Usually this “feeling the emotions” would get me shunned and/or kicked out of Iron Horse World Wide Headquarters but today, they’ve made an exception. High Five Hefe Cans exist. exclamation point. Yes, they are empty, but we’re… 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 »