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The 3 Nations Brewery History
This location is a magical place where history meets the future. Our beer-home was built in 1950 and was originally a grain shed. An underground auger was used as a way to transport grain from the shed to the grain silos next door. Trains regularly loaded their cars with grain for transport to market.
As agriculture declined in the area, so did the need for the shed and the silos as a commercial entity. After decades without commercial use, 3 Nations partnered with the City of Carrollton to revitalize the area and bring it back to life.
Today, people can take in the sites of one of the oldest downtown areas in North Texas while enjoying great beer, food, and entertainment.
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The mug club
The 3 Nations Mug Club is an exclusive beer club with a fun initiation process. We currently have 250 Mug Club members who each have a numbered mug on our taproom wall. These special members get a clean mug upon their arrival. Their mug holds 20 ounces of 3 Nations beer (a pint is 16 ounces) and they are able to purchase their beer for $1 under retail price.
There are limited opportunities to join. We are currently limit the club to 250 members so the only openings are when people move or retire from the Mug Club. The 2022 cost of the membership was $200.
Annual membership begins each August. At the beginning of month, we announce the number of openings for next year’s Mug Club. On a designated Saturday in August, we open the door at 10am.and the first people in line get whatever memberships are available – one membership per person.
Membership has its privileges
3 Nations' portfolio
Current Core Beers
2023 Schedule of Seasonal Brews
Gavin Secchi is recognized as one of the most creative, innovative brewers in the State of Texas.
Aric Hulsey is our Production Manager responsible for brewing consistently great beer.
history of 3 nations
A young brewing talent, named Gavin Secchi, was introduced to some local business people who decided to provide the financing for his dream – 3 Nations Brewing. Gavin Secchi was trained in Germany and worked as a commercial brewer for such prestigious regional breweries as Goose Island, Karbach, Rahr & Sons and Franconia Brewing before being given the opportunity to open his own brewery.
3 Nations purchased brewing equipment in Farmers Branch which was originally used by Grapevine Craft Brewery before they moved to their permanent location (today Hop & Sting Brewing). In June of 2015, GPA was our first craft offering followed by American Wit and Bull’s Brown Ale.
For almost two years, 3 Nations operated without a taproom. Two years later, 3 Nations opened a small taproom in our Farmers Branch warehouse. With no AC/Heat and one bathroom, 3 Nations began to build a following, one customer at a time.
Investor and Managing Partner, John Royer, joined Gavin in Operations in 2017 as the business grew. 3 Nations officially opened our Carrollton location in November 2019. It was a great move for the growth of our brewery and the people of Carrollton. Gavin leads our beer-first efforts and John is focused on expansion and brand growth.
Our goal is to offer a delicious variety of craft beer along with a beer experience second to none. 3 Nations offers quality service, great beer, good food, enjoyable entertainment and a place you can meet your friends or make new ones. Bring your dog, your family, or hold a private event at 3 Nations.
We offer a corn-hole league, trivia, bingo, live music, a new beer each Friday and public weekend celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, Oktoberfest and our annual Anniversary event. Join us and become part of the 3 Nations family.
SYMBOL BREWING COMPANY
Symbol Brewing was created to be a unique, limited edition and rotating beer brand brewed at our facility. Made for those palates that love to taste something new and interesting, Symbol is brewed sparing no cost. It is a brewer’s dream come true.
Sold in 16oz 4-packs at independent and chain grocers, it offers a unique offering beyond the great beers of 3 Nations. There is a focus on Stouts, East and West Coast IPAs, Sours and quarterly collaborations with smaller unique breweries across the State.
Try this new brand made for craft connoisseurs who value limited edition brews, interesting flavors and enjoy unique variety.
Symbol Brewing is Simply. Good. Beer.
Connection with Sandy Lake Park
On October 17, 2018, the owners of Sandy Lake Park announcement their property had been sold. After 48 years the beloved amusement park was closing its doors forever, The Rush family served this community and beyond with food, entertainment and community. Many of our local customers attended family events, rode the carousel as a child or participated in choir and band competitions. There was nowhere else like it in the DFW area.
3 Nations was moving to its Carrollton location just as Sandy Lake Park was closing. The owners of 3 Nations did their best to preserve much of the entertainment culture established by Sandy Lake Park and the community responded. 3 Nations was able to secure several items from the park that played a prominent part at the amusement park. Many of the local people will recognize some of the items.
These historic pieces of Carrollton’s early amusement park have been useful to our customers. Yet it is their historical significance that makes it so special. The Rush family is a hard act to follow, but we keep these items not only for the special historical significance but to remind us that it is now our job to provide quality entertainment to the community.
Note: David Rush, the son of David and Vickie Rush works at 3 Nations and operates the 3 Nations’ Grill. David had plenty of experience growing up serving great food at Sandy Lake Park.