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"Gather around our table"

Iron Horse Brews was created by Mickey and Anita Schwarzbek, local graduates of Fairview High School, to promote the three things most dear to them: Family, Friendships and Community. "Bringing people together was the goal from the start and Iron Horse Brews is our way of promoting these relationships." The Sherwood community has been the start of many things for the Schwarzbek family, including raising four children together. 

“Sherwood has been a great place to raise a family and has treated us well. We feel blessed that our children, and now grandchildren, still call Sherwood home. Since family is so important to us, all of our children have an important role at the Iron Horse. Our daughter, Abbigail, moved back to the area temporarily after college from the Toledo, Ohio location. She currently holds the title of our head chef, and manager, but most importantly, also holds the title of "master creator" for coming up with the most delicious Iron Horse Brews Recipes! She has experience in the Toledo market working at a variety of notable restaurants gaining experience to help us establish our kitchen here at “home.” Ashley, our daughter in law, handles our behind-the-scenes social media marketing and misc. book work. 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, uses his former culinary education, to help aid in recipe development, and of course, taste testing! With the small amount of spare-time he gets alongside of working a full-time job, and raising his family, he utilizes his jack-of-all-trades personality to help behind-the-scenes when needed. Our youngest son, Aaron, can be seen showcasing his professionalism and great customer service knowledge behind the bar on weekends, or helping with community events when he isn't at his full-time job, working at a local community bank.  Our youngest daughter Allison has recently completed her college degree and is providing her accounting knowledge by transitioning into handling the financial books for Iron Horse Brews. We couldn't be more proud of our children and the important roles each one of them have been a part of. Family is everything"

"After purchasing the 1916 brick building located in downtown Sherwood next to the railroad tracks,  we knew it was the perfect opportunity to try and make a difference in such a small town. That’s when we decided, as a family, that we should open a restaurant that included a historic 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 and some additional railroad memorabilia scattered throughout . If you look closely, there are even some photographs that were 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. It's pretty interesting to see it all in one place!"

On the Iron Horse menu, you will find some of our own family’s favorite foods, starting with smoked meats and craft beer. “Smoked foods have always been a staple at our house for dinners and family get togethers." Mickey has been perfecting his art of smoking foods for many years. "We figure our family isn’t much different than any other family in this community, so we bought an in-house smoker for Iron Horse Brews so everyone can enjoy smoked foods close to home. We also like to travel throughout Ohio visiting microbreweries, distilleries and wineries trying the local Ohio made beverages. As a family we have done a lot of “Taste Testing” to get the right mix of beers, wines and bourbons to offer on our drink menu. Overall, our goal was to create an atmosphere where family, friends and community could come together and enjoy a nice meal, their favorite beverage, and just relax as they Gather Around Our Table."

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