“We loved the space as soon as we saw it. Although the windows were all boarded up, we knew that with the open layout, exposed brick, and all the windows it would be the perfect taproom/brewery space,” says Iron Goat co-owner Heather Brandt. Named after the famous garbage-eating goat located in Riverfront Park, the Iron Goat Brewery is among the most award-winning breweries in the Inland Northwest. Previously located near Trent and Napa, the fast-growing brewery decided it was time to plant new roots in the western downtown core on the corner of Second Avenue and Adams.
Originally built in 1921, Iron Goat owners recycled and repurposed as much as possible from the antique building. They took the original sliding exterior door and made the two sliding doors between the brewery and taproom. They were able to use the original terrazzo showroom floor with a little polishing and by filling a few cracks. The benches for the common tables were made from repurposed wood removed from the ceiling. Even better, most of the tables were created out of old six-panel doors. The additional brewery space allows them to add more tanks, which adds a great deal of flexibility to brew more styles for the taproom and distribution. Iron Goat will be partnering with local artists for First Friday events, and you can count on fantastic live music on the weekends. Irongoatbrewing.com. //