how it all started

our story

Rusty Axe Brewing starting like many other successful businesses: in a garage. Trey Allen (co-founder/co-owner & Head Brewer) began home brewing at his home in 2000, and over the next few years and lots of experimentation with successes & failures of many different brews, Trey has come up with a long ever growing list of perfected styles of different ales. But also with time and the move to Lufkin in 2016, Trey gained a following with East Texans for making quality and creative ales.

Two of those super fans, Troy & GG Tiemann were able to clearly see Trey’s talent while brewing for another brewery.

Fast forward to late 2020, Rusty Axe Brewing was founded. With the business union between Trey, Troy & GG, we quickly turned a business plan & 2 years later, the first beers were being made at Rusty Axe Brewing in Lufkin, TX.

our promise

At Rusty Axe Brewing, we relentlessly pursue the creation of unique and innovative beer & food for every palate under the rainbow. Our mantra “Dialed-in Beer and American Bistro” – speaks to an innate desire to continually dial-in processes & procedures in an effort to craft a world-class experience for our visitors and consumers, now and for years to come.


All of our beers are produced in our Downtown Lufkin location on our 5 barrel 2-vessel direct fire brewhouse. Innovation and experimentation are in our blood, evidenced by the 80+ unique beers that we brew & package each year across a wide array of styles. But an uncompromising commitment to quality and the never-ending quest for improvement are what drive us.

our CREW

Without question, one of our biggest points of pride is the stellar team that we have been lucky enough to put together. At various points these have included family, friends, and many other characters to help the dream and concept come together. We also seek to bring in the best outside talent with the intent of always incorporating fresh viewpoints & best practices across all areas of the brewery and our kitchens.

We are passionate about curating a group of people who can feel as though they have made important contributions to the health and operations of Rusty Axe Brewing, no matter how long (or short) their stay might be with us. Every staff member is encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities, to cross-train in different positions & utilize our network of industry friends to learn more about any relevant personal areas of interest. Our brewpub is our people, and without them, there is no Rusty Axe Brewing.


Dialed-in beer means dumping a batch when it doesn’t meet our exceptionally high standards without hesitation, no matter the cost. Dialed-in beer means that we will never stop learning and researching, and we will exhaust every resource at our disposal to design the best recipes, source the best ingredients, and utilize the best techniques. Dialed-in beers means when we produce a near perfect batch, our first question is how can we improve? Dialed-in means that when you order a Rusty Axe brewing beer, you can expect it to be expertly-crafted and world-class… but the next batch you find will be even better!

brewing better communities

Discover how Rusty Axe Brewing is giving back to its communities. From our beginning conception, we have focused on building a culture of caring individuals that share a passion for helping others. Brewing Better Communities is our way of connecting people to local needs and opportunities over a craft beer.

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