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!
locally awardedWhat an honor! Iron Rail Brewing was crowned Best New Business in Topeka by the Topeka Capital Journal in 2019. #TopekaProud
LED BY EXPERIENCE
Dan joined the Iron Rail Brewing team in early 2019. He has over 15 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Dan attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS where he was an Elementary Education major and was a participant in collegiate athletics. He began his career working for Applebee’s International as a server, bartender and lead trainer during college. It was at that time when Dan discovered he had a passion for the service industry and helping facilitate a great dining experience for guests. Dan moved to the Topeka area in 2004 and has been a recognizable figure in the Topeka community and service industry while managing local restaurants for over 10 years. Most recently, Dan served as Food and Beverage Director for AIM Strategies and helped to open The Pennant and Iron Rail Brewing.
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.