Inspired by a BIOGRAPHY of the GUINNESS family, The search for god and guinness, while consumed by his new addiction of home brewing, ryan dixon and 2 good friends began conspiring and crafting big dreams over 10 gallon batches of beer in the dixon garage. the humble BEGINNINGS of true vine brewing company crafted with the same core values they have today. building an ARTISTICALLY driven beer brand with integrity, community and love.
moving into an old run-down warehouse on englewood ave in west downtown tyler, true vine GRADUATED into 50 gallon batches, received their brewing licenses and started selling rose city pale ale to 5 local draft accounts. officially opening to the public in March 2014, the forgotten side of west downtown was given new life.
hosting once a month brewery events called "open taps", the true vine team began to find their fulfillment in developing "great craft beer and an even greater craft community." from old to young, dark to light, the mission of bringing the people of east texas together around a craft beer was becoming real. The heartbeat grew stronger.
After the completion of a big expansion in 2015, true vine was producing 10 barrel (310 gallon) batches of rose city, mermaids & Unicorns, true culture and others, then began canning and distributing to the east texas region. Quickly the 2000 sqaure foot space became very, very tight. Looking to expand their influence, a new location was ACQUIRED in the fall of 2016 and the team began the resurrection on yet another DILAPIDATED building.
Opened in march 2018 at the 4 year anniversary of true vine brewing company, thousands gathered to experience the new earl campbell location. just inside the loop in west tyler, the new tap room, expanded production, on-site parks, restaurant and music venue are just the beginning for this great property. open 6 days a week with more than 12 hand-crafted beers on draft, true vine is truly the place to be in tyler. With intentional focus on expanding their influence deeper in east texas and beyond, The true vine heart beat is now stronger than ever. They've really just begun.