Iron Horse Brews is a family-owned and operated brewery located in Sherwood, OH. Recently, Iron Horse Brews installed a retractable roof enclosure and wind barrier system. The PergoFlex Retractable Patio and Kinetic Retractable Glass Wind Barrier are part of the Stoett Industries family of products. “Bringing people together was our goal from the start, and Iron Horse Brews is our way of promoting these relationships. We are both local graduates of Fairview High School and have lived in the Sherwood community for 20 years. Choosing to raise our four children here shows just how important Sherwood and the local communities are to us,” – stated Mickey.
A Family Decision
“Sherwood has been a great place to raise a family and has treated us well.” We feel blessed that our children still call Sherwood home and will be involved at the Iron Horse. All our children have a role at the Iron Horse. Our daughter Abbigail recently moved back to Toledo and is our Chef. She spent time working at various notable restaurants in the Toledo market. Now she is using that experience to run our kitchen here at “home”.
Ashley, our daughter-in-law, handles our social media marketing, events and helps manage. Ashley has a considerable understanding of excellent customer service and a genuine desire to provide a great customer experience. Our son, Austin, will use his former culinary education to aid in recipe development, along with ensuring a wide array of Ohio craft beers are always on tap. Aaron, our youngest son, will be seen behind the bar and handle a portion of the bookwork. And our youngest daughter Allison is finishing up her college degree and will be waitressing when home from school.
The Theme Quickly Became Clear
After purchasing the 1916 brick building in downtown Sherwood, Mickey and Anita Shwarzbek noticed that cars frequently stopped along the railroad tracks. People would sit and watch for the trains. That’s when the family decided to open a restaurant that included a railroad theme. We decorated the inside with train memorabilia. Outside we created the perfect place for people to sit and “train watch.”
Our restaurant is shaped like a train with a firepit on the smokestack. You will also find some railroad memorabilia scattered throughout and many Ohio railroad pictures; some from even photographed, some right here in Sherwood. Outside, we have our windows decorated with the different railroad lines that have run through Ohio. Some even show local towns that had a train depot stop along their route.
Retractable Patio and Wind Barrier is Both Unique and Practical
Perhaps the most unique aspect of our brewery is our retractable roof enclosure and wind barrier system. The Kinetic Retractable Glass Wind Barriers and PergoFlex Retractable Roof allow consistent patio access even when the weather isn’t cooperating. PergoFlex retracting roof is motorized and provides a quick adjustment to provide coverage during the hot heat or inclement weather. By adding Kinetic, we enhanced our customer experience by providing a wind barrier during those windy days. Also, being close to the railroad helps provide a secondary use as a small sound barrier as customers watch the trains from our patio.
Since we have installed Stoett’s retractable patio systems, we have seen a 20% increase in traffic. Kinetic and PergoFlex are perfect for any residential or commercial space that would like to allow friends, family, and customers to get the most of their outdoor experience.
In addition to PergoFlex and Kinetic, we offer several residential and commercial product applications such as SolaGlide Retractable Skylights, Clearsky Retractable Roof Enclosures, Evolution Freestanding Retractable Enclosures, Evolution Lean-To Retractable Enclosures, PanoramaUltra Retractable Screens, or Panora Retractable Windows & Doors.