A PIECE OF HISTORY RESTORED
We craft our cider just a few blocks north of Union Station in Historic Engine House Number 32 at the corner of North 20th Street and Washington Avenue. The building was originally constructed in 1892 as the largest fire station west of the Mississippi river. Brick River Cider spent 15 months redeveloping the vacant property into our ciderworks and tap room.
“We felt great about this building as soon as we saw it. We are looking to reconnect the urban and rural communities in our own small way. What better way than bringing back a building with the rich history of service to the community?” says BRC founder Russ John.
The cider works houses production on the first floor along with a small bar. The fireman’s dormitory on the second floor has been converted to a 100 seat restaurant with full commercial kitchen. The contemporary gastropub features many familiar favorites influenced by the cider-producing regions of England and France. The menu is fruit and vegetable forward, with many gluten-free items that encourage sharing and tasting with friends and family.