POSTED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:58am
Tyler, TX — The Texas Senate approved the two bills on Monday which affect local breweries in Texas.
Owners of a Tyler brewing company opening this Fall weigh in on the Senate Bills.
They say, it's good news to hear while moving forward to introduce their local craft to East Texas.
"Being the first brewery definitely has its sets of challenges just because we are paving the road," says Ryan Dixon, Head Brewer of 'True Vine Brewery Company'.
"Why aren't we selling this because this is excellent," says Stephen Lee, Owner, 'True Vine Brewery Company'.
It's a new buzz for Tyler.
"Before we knew we were all on the same page and we decided hey let's give this a shot," says Stephen Lee.
'True Vine Brewing Company' is the first brewery in East Texas and will be opening in Tyler, they will have local ingredients on tap in Fall.
Two of the East Texas owners, Stephen Lee and Head Brewer Ryan Dixon tell KETK, one of the first beers to be put on the market is-
"Is called the Rose City Pale Ale, Tyler is known to be the Rose City," says Ryan Dixon.
"Infused with rose-hips organic rose-hips which give it a nice floral bouquet as far as aromas are concerned," says Stephen Lee.
Along with other unique flavors of Pale Ale beers.
"The craft brew industry is already booming it's lagged a little bit behind in Texas because of the restricted laws,says Stephen Lee/
Lee weighs in on the approved bills 515 and 518 filed by Senator Eltife which would impact local pubs in Texas.
Lee says, the Senate Bill 518 is definitely positive news.
"It will allow us to sell bee directly to consumers at out location," says Stephen Lee.
Lee says, this is new to Texas. Reports say, under the current law Texas laws limit small craft brewers.
"Before we couldn't sell a drop of beer on site, " says Stephen Lee.
They will have more opportunities to self distribute and grow. They say, they have a building, licensing is underway and will soon be flowing.
"We really wanted to work with our local people and our local businesses and make something Tyler can be proud of," says Ryan Dixon.