Iron Horse Brews is a family-owned and operated brewery located in Sherwood, OH. Owners Mickey and Anita Shwarzbek have enjoyed owning Iron Horse Brews over the years. Recently, Iron Horse Brews has installed a brand new retractable patio enclosure system to help with the commercial ambiance of their outdoor space. The newest additions are Stoett’s: PergoFlex Retractable Patio and PanoraKinetic Retractable Glass Wind Barrier. “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.
“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 the area from Toledo and is our Chef. She has been in the Toledo market working at a variety of notable restaurants gaining 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 what great customer service is along with a true 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. Our youngest son, Aaron, will be seen behind the bar, and will handle a portion of the book work. Our youngest daughter Allison is finishing up her college degree and will be waitressing when home from school.
After purchasing the 1916 brick building in downtown Sherwood, we noticed that we would frequently see cars stop along the railroad tracks, and people would sit and watch for the trains. That’s when we decided, as a family, that we should open a restaurant that included a railroad theme inside and an outside patio for people who want to sit and “train watch.” On the Inside of our restaurant, you will find our bar is uniquely 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 were even photographed right here in Sherwood. Outside, we have our windows decorated with the different railroad lines that have run through Ohio and some of the local towns that had a train depot stop along its route.
Retractable Patio and Wind Barrier is Unique and Practical
Perhaps the most unique aspect to our brewery is our new retractable outdoor patio system which includes: PanoraKinetic Retractable Glass Wind Barriers and PergoFlex Retractable Roof. PergoFlex retracting roof is motorized and provides a quick adjustment to provide coverage during the hot heat or inclement weather. Adding PanoraKinetic we were able to enhance our customer experience by providing a wind barrier during those windy days. Also, being close to the railroad, it helps provide a secondary use as a small sound barrier as viewers watch from our patio all the unique trains that travel through. Since we have installed Stoett’s retractable patio systems, we have seen a 20% in traffic. PanoraKinetic 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 PanoraKinetic, we offer several different 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 PanoraView Retractable Windows & Doors. Please connect with us by heading to our contact us page, or navigating to get a price for any of our product applications.