Quilter’s Irish Death - Iron Horse Brewing

7 - Very Good

Eastern Washington is known for being the largest source of hops in the area, but today we’re looking at a beer that is less likely to rely on a strong hop presence than something you’d expect from the area – Quilter’s Irish Death, a dark American Strong Ale from Iron Horse Brewing.

I went to school in Ellensburg and have fond memories of Iron Horse; it’s a fun local brewery, and has some great offerings. I’m looking forward to getting this borderline-stout into a glass and trying it out, so let’s get to it!

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High Five Hefe - Iron Horse Brewing

8.2 - Excellent

I’ll always have a soft spot for Ellensburg. It’s where I went to school and spent some of the best years of my life, and the atmosphere is such a perfect example of Eastern Washington. The college is smack-dab in the middle, taking up a large portion of the city, but step outside of it to a quaint downtown area with lots of farmland, rodeos, and an easy-going vibe.

It’s only fitting that a beer coming out of Ellensburg is something I’d drink to cool down during a long, hot day, so I’m really looking forward to digging into Iron Horse’s hefeweizen, High Five Hef.

Their description of this beer is “Wheat, honey and ginger. A hefe with flavor before the fruit. No lemon required. In fact, please spare our beer from the embarrassment.” Sounds like my kind of beer, so let’s dig into it!

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