Ellensburg sits at the eastern entrance to Snoqualmie Pass, where the westbound trains often add another locomotive to help with the long uphill pull. Hence the railroad theme at the Iron Horse Brewery where three of their brews are called Iron Horse IPA, Light Rail Ale, and Loco Imperial Red. Without a doubt, though, Quilters Irish Death is the signature brew here. The notes at their website say any effort to classify this ale "just ends up sending beer geeks into a style guidelines diatribe," so they don't call it any one style. A 7.8 % ABV means a pint needs slow sipping. Here's another skull and crossbones logo to compete with Skagit's Scullers and Three Skull's everything for the zombie market.
The physical plant consists of a cute little pub on the main street through downtown, and a brewery on the outskirts. The downtown pub looks like it could have been a barber shop in the past? They put a map to the brewery on the door here, which is useful.