the topeka railroad roots run deep
Look no further than Cyrus K. HollidayThe man who founded our Capital City. Holliday helped start the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad in 1868. This powerful rail line ignited Topeka's growth, helped establish the Topeka based Harvey Houses - the first franchised fine dining and hotel accommodations in the country, and put our city on the map as an important transportation hub.
Iron Rail Brewing pays homage to this rich railroad tapestry that runs through the very veins of Topeka. Our presence helps tell the story of a strong city, coming back to life, revitalized and ready to serve its citizens in Topeka's historic downtown. Join us as we honor the noted legacy of Topeka's past, and look forward to a vibrant 21st Century Topeka!
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General Manager / Pitmaster
Topeka native, Mike Babb, is back after running a successful restaurant business in Dallas, TX. The native Topekan brings decades of culinary expertise back to his beloved hometown. Babb's background in mouth-watering BBQ and down-home cooking is the perfect compliment to all that the Iron Rail offers.
If it has to do with beer, you can bet Don King knows a thing or two about it. A passion for brewing that started many years ago as a homebrewer and has resulted in his dream of becoming a professional brewmaster. Don's discerning palate and vast knowledge of beer and brewing science are at the heart of Iron Rail Brewing's focus.
Born and raised in LA, Chef Jonathan attended Kitchen Academy, in Hollywood. Chef Jonathan spent time in Las Vegas, Overland Park, Louisburg, Los Angeles, Lawrence and now, Topeka! Chef Jonathan has experience from the Four Seasons to food trucks. Couple this diverse background with Chef Jonathan's culinary passion, and you find the perfect fit for Iron Rail Brewing!