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Allerton and Axtell were two stallions foaled by Charles W. Williams of Independence, IA. They began their trotting careers in 1888 and both earned their claim to fame setting world records. Allerton was the faster horse who set the world stallion trotting record on September 19th, 1891 at Independence’s Rush Park kite track with a time of 2:09 1/4. Allerton injured his leg later that season and retired from racing. Allerton was sold to Harry E. Hoper of Indianola where he spent the rest of his days, passing away on July 5th, 1910.

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Allerton Brewing Company was named after this noble horse who gained recognition in Independence, IA. Independence was referred to as “The Lexington of the North” due to the many world records set at the kite track of Rush Park. The Rush Park era (1888-1893) was a very important time in Independence’s history that we will pay tribute to through our brewery and taproom operations.

Allerton Brewing Company is owned and operated by local brewers Lucas Gray and Brandon Mikel. The brewery, located in downtown Independence, will feature a 1 bbl brew system, taproom, and outdoor patio.