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Eating at [ the pub ] in April

If you’re looking for new food options at restaurants in Ellensburg stop by [ the pub ] to try our specials of the month. We have five new specials on the menu that are only available in April.  Entree Buffalo Chicken Wrap: featuring chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese in a wrap with your choice of… Read more »

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Five Reasons To Eat At [ The Pub ] In March

Iron Horse beer goes well with food and vice versa. Here are five food specials for March that you can share with a buddy or hoard for yourself. That’s a personal choice. 1. Entree: Nashville chicken taco featuring lettuce, tomato, cheddar & onion in a chicken taco shell, crusted with Cajun chips, topped with a… Read more »

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Ellensburg Restaurant Week

Ellensburg Restaurant Week is here. Support local and head out to your favorite Ellensburg restaurants all week long. Come to [ the pub ] Tuesday through Saturday to try our three-course meal for $35. Appetizer: Risotto Irish Death Cheese balls crusted in pistachios. Main: Pork topped with a High Five, apple and onion marmalade served… Read more »

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Greg Parker

New Pub Updates

So many questions, so many vague answers. The process of acquiring a building and planning for the move of our retail operations to that new building has reminded me just how much people seem to crave certainty. At least that is my interpretation of questions like: What is the open date? You are keeping the… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

New Pub Location Updates

January 23, 2019 Update So many questions, so many vague answers. The process of acquiring a building and planning for the move of our retail operations to that new building has reminded me just how much people seem to crave certainty. At least that is my interpretation of questions like: What is the open date?… Read more »

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Taylor Castillo

Guess Who’s Back

Hello again. Did you miss me? Because I missed you! If you haven’t heard by now, I am coming back to [ the pub ], baby!! It may not be as often as it was before, and that’s because I still have my full time job with the Ellensburg Downtown Association. So you can probably… Read more »

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What Is The Deal With Those Mugs?

“What is the deal with those mugs on the wall?” “Can I buy one?” “Pretty please?” Questions about the mugs hanging on the wall at [the pub] are common. Almost as common as IPAs or kids with fidget spinners. But to answer your questions, no, we do not serve coffee out of them, and they… Read more »

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Country Music Is Gonna Crash

*Originally written by Austin Baucom who quit us. A lot of weird trends have happened in my life. But the worst one is the rise of popularity in country music and the blasphemous shit it became. I’ve never been a huge fan of country music, but it didn’t use to make me sick like it… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

On Allowing Minors at [The Pub]

tl:dr Minors will be allowed in [the pub] starting just in time for Labor Day. When we introduced food to [the pub] last year, we had to make some necessary changes to our policy,  namely, unwelcoming dogs and keeping outside food, well, outside.  While some of you shared concerns, most of you indicated that you… Read more »

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You Graduated from College, Now What?

*Originally written by Taylor Castillo who quit On Saturday, June 10 I walked across a stage and accepted my Bachelors Degree in Public Relations. This sounds like a major accomplishment and one of the most exciting time in one’s life, and it is. But it’s also one of the scariest transitions to make. For the last 18 of the 22… Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

Grad Student by Day, Beer Pourer by Night

Hello and welcome to the experience of reading one of my somewhat entertaining blog posts. I’m here to tell you all a little something about my personal life. Now, I understand that most of you don’t care but I’m going to tell you anyway because…well….talking about myself is probably on my top ten favorite things… Read more »

Brooke Kvinsland

A Rant About Thievery

We have been running out of glassware non-stop for the last couple of weeks and I clearly wasn’t thinking it could be anyone stealing it, until a customer asked me “ is it ok if I take this glass with me?” My response was sure it’s $4.00 or 4 for $12! I informed the guy… Read more »

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11 FAQs at IHB Because 10 Just Doesn’t Cut It

*Originally written by McKenzie Knowlden who quit As I am approaching my one year anniversary with IHB, I thought it would only be appropriate to use my  year-long expertise to answer some of the most asked questions around [ the pub ]. #yourewelcome Q: Do you fill other breweries growlers? A: Absolutely! $10 for a… Read more »

Hannah Blake

What it’s Like to be the Newest Cousin

Being the newest member of Iron Horse Brewery team I feel I should explain a little bit about myself. I am 22 years old and I grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula before moving to the windy city of Ellensburg. Before I started up at Iron Horse I had never worked in the food industry,… Read more »

Greg Parker

How to please your partner and go to the bar

Up to this point, grocery shopping has been more or less an irritating necessity. It will always be a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be irritating. But it usually is and here is why; I don’t make the list and it is freaking chaos. Let’s start with dispensing a possible argument you (the reader)… Read more »

Alex Grosby

Trivia Makeover 2017

Hey there. I’m Alex. Most of you reading this probably don’t know me. Hopefully some of you do. I’ve been hosting Iron Horse Trivia in Ellensburg for about half a year now. I’ve done, at least, a fair enough job to not get fired. Seeing the ebb and flow of the different sessions, one thing’s… Read more »

BriAnne Pauley

Shout out to the Homies

Here at the pub we get plenty of customers that come in for various reasons, number one being our fairly decent beer. As a server, I hate giving bad news to customers. I never want to be the bad guy. However, if you walk in here with your baby and try to sit down for… Read more »

Sabrina Enders

Good People at [ the pub ]

There are good people. Everywhere. I have found that [ the pub ] tends to draw in some of the kindest, most generous, most understanding people I have ever met. I have seen our regulars and staff pull together to support each other when hardship strikes more than a couple times in the six months… Read more »

Jared Vallejo

Gaming the System because Jared is Sloppy

I love collegers. I really do. They are generally enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated to living for ideals, rather than the sometimes cruel reality that life tends to hand you. But I made a mistake confusing resourcefulness with exploitive opportunism. In June of 2014, (2.5 years ago) we decided to run a print advertisement in CWU’s… Read more »

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I Won’t Drink Beer but I’ll Sure as Hell Smell It

*Originally written by McKenzie Knowlden who quit Though dieting soccer moms and hipsters alike have made the fear of gluten a trend, for some of us, the fear is very real. [Boring science stuff you can probably skip over: Gluten is a protein found in grain based products- wheat, barley, and rye. Those with Celiac… Read more »

Greg Parker

The String Cheese Bandit

String cheese is a bit of a problem at Iron Horse. It wasn’t too long ago that Nicole, who handles events for us, had a string cheese go missing from the break room. I can’t say that I know exactly how she discovered who was responsible, but suffice it to say, she did her due… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Put Your Phone Down

Let me first say this… I’m 21, almost 22 years old. Yes, I know what a landline is. And yes, I remember dial up internet.  LOL, and yes you are so funny for assuming I’ll never understand the struggles you went through. I hear so many stories that begin with, “Well back in my day…”… Read more »

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A Server Turned Sales is Thankful for You

*Originally written by Ashley Stevens who quit In the time that I have been apart of the Iron Horse cousin-hood, I have met people that have left impressions on my heart for life. Starting out as a server at [ the pub ] I was forced to listen to other people’s stories, problems and dreams…… Read more »

holly kolb

The ins and outs of any customer/server friendship

How to get under your server’s skin: Snapping for our attention As adorable as dogs are, I’m not one. Just wait a minute, I promise that all of us as servers are anticipating your needs. Putting your mug on its side when you need another Mugs are hard, we can’t see in them when you… Read more »

Aimee Bach

Love Mug Club

The greatest feature of [ the pub ] is not having televisions. This is our way of forcing awkward yet satisfying social situations between strangers. As a server, I observe many dynamics of people. My favorite interactions are the ones that lead to a freshly brewed relationship (pun intended). These relationships, whether romantic, friendly, or… Read more »

Greg Parker

it’s nothing personal about your dog…

Let me save you the trouble. I know I am an idiot for adding food. I know I am a jerk for banning dogs from the pub. I know that it is a stupid business move to piss off our local bars and restaurants as well as our own customers and their dogs. If I… Read more »

Connie Morgan

We’re Hiring Humans

Iron Horse Brewery will be hiring for a variety of positions at our pub location within the kitchen and front of the house. We are looking for reliable and motivated  candidates, 21.1 years and older, that have a strong interest and desire to work within the craft beer field. As a group we are committed… Read more »