A new brewery has opened in Dyersville.
Carol and Tom Olberding have opened Textile Brewing Company in a former historic sewing factory downtown.
And they have a huge love of breweries. Carol, who grew up in Europe, met her husband in Georgia and he brought her back to his hometown in Iowa.
And she did. One night, Dyersville resident Chelsea McElmeel overheard Carol talking about wanting to open a brewery and told her mom, Jacque Rahe, who serves as Dyersville’s Economic Development Director.
The new Dyersville brewery is named Textile Brewing Company – in honor of the old sewing factory that the building housed for 107 years. Local pub owner Mike English owned the building, which sat empty for just a brief time after the sewing factory closed in 2017. Carol says she fell in love with the building – and immediately knew that she wanted to incorporate the building’s history into her new business.
Even the old sewing machines and other historic pieces were turned into lamps that sit at the brewery’s tables. And it’s not just the décor that has local ties – their beer does too.
And along with their selection of beer, they have a couple of food choices as well.
You can try the pretzels for yourself at Friday’s grand opening. Textile Brewing Company will be open from 11 am to midnight on Friday, with the celebration including a ribbon cutting, cake and DJ music by Steve Salter.
And for more information on Textile Brewing Company – which is open every day of the week – you can check them out on Facebook.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH