About Hardware Brewing Co.
Hello Neighbors, Family and Friends of the Kendrick, Juliaetta and 7 Ridges Community!
We are proud to have opened Hardware Brewing Co. on main Street in Kendrick Idaho, which was the former Kendrick Hardware Store. Hardware Brewing Co. is a culmination of a dream we had, several years of planning, determination and a lot of long days and prayer. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Hardware Brewing Co. was established in 2016 in a 112-year-old building built in 1904 by J. Alexander Block. A historic fire raged through our town and the surrounding community in 1904, burning both residential buildings and the Main St. businesses that were the glue of the community. Main Street and its’ merchants’ shops and businesses, formerly built from wood, almost entirely burned down. Fortunately, this town was built by God fearing, dedicated, tenacious, independent, new Americans with an incredible hardworking pioneer spirit. They wasted no time getting to work rebuilding the town, recovered on their own, without being dependent on the government handouts. They relied on their own strength and each other.
The ancestors of Abrams, Brocke, Carr, Dammeral, Emmett, Federson, Galloway, Glaser, Hamond, Harris, Hectner, Hedler, Knepper, Lohman, Lukens, Meyer, Morey, Onstott, Parks, Perryman, Silflow, Wollf, and we could name another 50 families, literally rebuilt the town they believed in and loved so much. They utilized locally cut and milled brick and lumber, harvested and milled right here in our Juliaetta/Kendrick hills. These proud, determined, and committed men and women through a lot of faith and sweat, rebuilt the downtown community; the hub of any thriving community. They also did it in record time, with no modern equipment. The utility and beauty they created with the simple tools of their era, made in the USA, often of their own design, has lasted generations. They created beauty in their architecture, with tremendous pride, and a strong dedication to community.
We had a vision that we hope honors the community and its ancestors who built the building that we are lucky enough to revamp. We wanted to display the history and heritage of the grand old building. With that in mind, we have opened up the inside of the former hardware store in a way to display its original glory. Once again the 112-year-old brick is in view, and on full display. We used 112 year old wood we took out of the building for the trim work on the inside, and around the entry doors. Old tools, that are from a long line of Lohmans line the walls beautifully, all of which would very well have been familiar to those who built the building.
Our desire is for The Hardware Brewing Co. to be a fun and warm place for all of our friends, neighbors , and visitors to stop by, and be served fresh crafted brew, fresh food in a fun warm meeting place. We serve northwest beef, northwest beer, and northwest wines. Hardware Brewing Co.’s own brew house will be “on-line” in the next couple of months and we will be serving the best beer in the area!
Everyone is welcome at Hardware Brewing Co. as we are not a traditional bar or tavern, rather a Brewpub where families are welcome to enjoy a meal and great company.
Like the founding families of Kendrick, we have put our “all” into this Main St. renovation, and we hope it meets expectations and is a dynamic place in Kendrick Idaho!!
Welcome all to HARDWARE BREWING CO.!!
Doug & Christine Lohman