Iron Horse Brewery has a history of moving around the city of Ellensburg. From one end of town to the completely opposite end of town, from the fringes of the city to the heart of downtown. Over the years, the company has documented the continuing adventure on its website in blog form. The transitory adventure continues. (above – [the pub] in its current state.)
Iron Horse Brewery’s downtown location, affectionately known as [the pub], is shutting down on December 19th. Thereafter, a new and temporary Iron Horse beer dispensary called [the shed] will open in January. Eventually, a new [the pub] will open on Pearl Street. Finally, a new beer park is also in the works.
“Don’t be sad. This is what we do and have been planning all along,” said the story on the Iron Horse website. “… it’s important to note that this isn’t a permanent situation, it’s a transitory one.”
Transitory is a big word. In grammar, a transitive verb is a verb that accepts one or more objects. Iron Horse moves [the pub]. Object verb object. That’s all I know about transitory anything, but I digress.
Iron Horse Brewing originally planned to execute this transit plan a couple years ago, but then the tides shifted and market demands dictated that they hold tight and continue on with the [the pub] in its non-transitory state.
Other highlights in this story include a potential opening date for the new [the pub] on Pearl Street. Possibly as early as May.
The Shed is described as “a temporary, slightly sheltered tasting room experience located at the production facility and served from a shed. The details are still fuzzy, but the goal is to provide our customers an opportunity to pick up some Iron Horse beer directly from the place where it is made…”
Finally, the beer park. What’s a beer park? Sounds like it will also be out at the production facility on Vantage Hwy. “…this is going to be on the east side of the building, with lush grass, a performance stage, spots for food trucks, beer serving stations, pickleball court – that’s wishful thinking on my part. Think of it as a park you can drink beer at with your whole family while watching live things.”
You can read a lot more about all of this on the Iron Horse Brewery website.