Pink Boots Collaboration Day Brew
Rikki Welz

Pink Boots Society and a Fresh Hop Pale Ale

In my day to day activities at the production facility at Iron Horse Brewery, there are 3 women I see (of 20 employees based out of the headquarters, two women are in production, 1 woman is our HR). Company-wide (including our pub and sales teams), there are 15 women of our 44 employees. While the… Read more »

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New Cousin At [ The Pub ]

 Catch up with the family.  Meet our newest cousin. Rachell Brant, line cook Least favorite style of beer: I’m not a fan of dark beers. (I love sour beer. It would be so cool if Iron Horse made a sour beer.) Bottles, cans or draft: Draft! Favorite past-time: I love to read. I’m super into… Read more »

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New Cousins

Catch up with the family. Cole Ridley, line cook Least favorite style of beer: Stouts Middle Name: Thomas What do you wish your middle name is: The Riddler Favorite past-time: Conversations with complete strangers. Especially when beer is involved. Who do you look like: I USED to have hair like Justin Bieber. But before Justin Bieber was Justin Bieber, so… Read more »

Send It Pale Ale by Iron Horse Brewery
Jared Vallejo

Surprisingly, we received a cease and desist.

UPDATE: We have resolved the issue with the other PNW brewery; they will continue with their product until the end of the year – allowing them to recoup expenses, and perhaps, more importantly not throw away perfectly good, independent beer. +++++++++ But first, let’s flashback to October 9, 2017. I was sitting in the trailer… 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 »

Adam Ransavage

Sibling Rivalry

Growing up with two older brothers meant that I was constantly fighting an uphill battle to out do them in anything I could.  It’s not like we were ultra-competitive;  we just never wanted to lose at anything.  To this day, everything that we do is a competition.   About 2 years ago, my middle brother… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Where are you Dirtbag Carnival Picture Taker?

I have a weird memory. I can remember my phone number from 5th grade 509.555.5701, but I can’t remember someone’s name from a year ago. Last year on August 15th, we held our first ever Dirtbag Carnival at the production facility. I remember there was a hot dog eating contest, carnival games (like blow-dart balloon… Read more »

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New Cousins

Catch up with the family. Drew Grannemann, Seattle Area Sales Rep Least favorite style of beer: Gluten Free Vegan Friendly Pumpkin Ale infused with Cinnamon. Middle Name: Michael What you wish your middle name is: Lazer Favorite past-time: Swiping right on Tinder. First Kiss: Eyes. Wide. Open. Who do you look like: If Emma Watson… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

New Hire: Dane Williams

In January, we had revelation: We want to get better at things and stuff. One of those things was having a better understanding of the off premise world (note: off premise = places where you buy beer to go = grocery stores). In order to realize that goal, we had two options self-improvement or find… Read more »

Greg Parker

Top 4 Reasons to Support the Small Brew Act.

Every so often, a bit of esoteric legislation comes along that would be a major benefit to a particular industry and people in that industry try to present the information in a way that will motivate their consumers to care. This is what I’m attempting to do right now. If you haven’t already given up… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Eastern Washington Brewfest 2015

May. A wonderful time of year. Beer. A wonderful kind of cheer. Fest. Better than the rest. That’s it. That’s all I got for rhyming. Read the press release then proceed. Or skip it and head on over to… www.easternwashingtonbrewfest.com For Immediate Release Iron Horse Brewery Announces 3rd Annual, Second Consecutive Eastern Washington Brewfest in… Read more »

Rikki Welz

Beer Release: Gary IPA

Who doesn’t love a Family Reunion?  Perhaps you have a family like mine,  awkwardly stacked into Great Aunt Petunia’s parlor,  smells of roasted ham, wind song perfume, and moist earth from the muddy boots stacked by the door.  The kitchen bustling with activity as Magpie the ancient black lab salivates with excitement as your cousin… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

More Bottles of Beer on the Wall

2015 is proving to be a ridiculous year for Iron Horse Brewery. Not only are we releasing a second six-pack can called Finger Gun, we are also introducing a second seasonal bottle only track offering to the marketplace. We are calling this the Fresh-To-Death series, because 1) it is a hip phrase used by millennials… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

The Half K Recap That is Longer Than The Race

On March 14th, 2015 over 230 of you blood circulating humans descended on ellensburg, wa and walked/jogged/ran/sprinted in the first annual Iron Horse Brewery St. Paddy Day .5 K. Ummm. What were you thinking? Whatever it was, I like it. You are bad ass people. When the idea came up in January we were mostly joking… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Finger Gun IPA – A new beer to keep your hands busy.

I’ll preface this once; we are going to be releasing a lot of new beer this year. So you’ll probably get tired of the “hey, here’s a press release about a new iron horse brewery beer” statements. It sounds like I’m apologizing in advance. I’m not. I’m extremely excited about the crap ton of beer… Read more »

Greg Parker

On Selling Out

When I think about the craft beer world, I think of community. When Elysian sold to Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Elysian’s community exploded. People have been spewing hate in any way they can find. I see the rebuttals from the defenders of Elysian’s actions and many of them attempt to bring the attackers rationale into question by… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Humans are good at fundraising. Here’s the proof.

As you may or may not recall, Iron Horse Brewery had two fundraising initiatives going on during the summer. High Five a Charity and Beer vs Fire. Well, these are both done now and I’m finally get around to talking about it, because my snapchat feed is empty. Thank goodness. High Five a Charity: This… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Iron Horse Brewery Updates via a Letter to Aunt Gertrude

Sometimes, I find it difficult to write updates on things, so instead I pretend I have an Aunt Gertrude and write her letters. ———- Dear Aunt Gertrude, It’s been 6 months since our last real correspondence, so I thought I’d take the time to write you a fictitious letter and update you on some things… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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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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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.

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#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 »

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High Five A Charity Update for your Faces

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit Yes. Yes. We here at Iron Horse Brewery tend to conduct ourselves with a melange of sass, irreverence, and sarcasm and that’s how we like to present ourselves to the world. And triple Yes, we have indeed launched a campaign to end the hug. Replacing full body contact… Read more »

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#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 »

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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 »

Jared Vallejo

10 Year Anniversary Ale, Version 8, Quarter 3

For the last 7 years our 3rd quarter seasonal release has been an “anniversary ale” in which we celebrate another year of “still being here.” I’m going to overuse “air quotes” in this paragraph. Just an “fyi.”  This year is no different, except we realized it was the brewery’s 10th year in “business.” While the… Read more »