“What do you want to do with your life?” Answer: “ I just want to brew beer!” That was the conversation had between founders Tom Wagner and Jerome Moore in March of 2013. The concept of Railroad Brewing Company was born. Flagship brews like Red Caboose and Coal Train Stout were created, and the idea of bringing a craft brewery to Lorain County, using influences from the Colorado brewery scene began!
After years of research and planning, it wasn’t until March of 2015 that Tom and Jerome welcomed Dave Lengyel to the team to put the plan in full motion. It is Dave’s marketing background as well as his tireless work ethic that allowed the brewery dream to become a reality. In the summer of 2016 our team added Tom Culler, from the hand-crafted tables in the brewery to the day to day operations, Tom’s influence will be evident.
In March of 2016 Railroad signed a deal to occupy 1010 Center Rd in Avon, OH and begin brewery operations. The 4000 square foot building will house our 10 barrel SysTech Stainless Works system and Taproom. Come and enjoy one of our fresh brews or one of our friends’ guest beers. Enjoy food from local food trucks or catering from nearby restaurants. Pet and kid friendly, we hope to offer an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone.
President of Railroad Brewing Company
Married to Jeanette, sons Anthony and Trey, lives in North Ridgeville, OH. Current President of Centran Logistics, Cleveland Delivery & FreightWheels LTD. My business experience in the transportation sector will enable me to help drive the brewery towards long term success and create a company for many to succeed with. My goal is to create a brewery that offers happiness to its patrons and employees. Cheers!
Head Brewer and Vice President
With over fifteen years of homebrew experience, I feel that we can offer new takes on traditional beers. All the while still making beers that are refreshing and easy drinking. With my twenty years of experience in manufacturing and fabrication we will strive to produce consistent beers over and over again.
Secretary, Man of many Hats
Married to Amy, Daughter Hayden, pets Charlie “Chuck” and Bennie. Resides in North Ridgeville and graduate of Hiram College. Branding, Marketing and networking specialist. I have been in the Branding and Marketing field for over a decade and enjoy listening to other talented people discuss their businesses and goals. I often have my head in the clouds dreaming big, however I’m known to work hard enough to achieve more than many think. Constant team player and loves to manage employees to achieve their highest abilities. I dream of mashing the rich history of Lorain County manufacturing with our growing distribution of Railroad Brewing Company craft beers.
Married to Megan with 3 daughters Claire, Caitlin, Caroline. I grew up in Lorain County. Earned a business degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. I have been in software for over 18 years. I hope to use my management and IT organizational skills to help run an efficient brewery, along with adding a few hand-crafted touches to the taproom. My goal is to create a welcoming environment that is enjoyable to visit and keep customers coming back.