After graduating college, Tyrell left his home state of Montana in search of opportunity with his girlfriend, who later became his wife. Together they took a gamble and moved to Austin in 2010 without ever having visited the state of Texas. Having relocated to Austin at the right time to witness Thirsty Planet and the rest of the Austin beer scene gather momentum, Tyrell was easily caught up in the craft beer culture. While his love of good beer was fostered in the mountains it wasn't until he experienced the Austin beer scene that Tyrell started to think of beer as more than a tasty beverage. He started homebrewing, reading books, and volunteering at Thirsty Planet. Turns out the Austin gamble paid off and after nearly 5 years of jobs that merely paid the bills Tyrell can happily say he has a career now: brewer at Thirsty Planet!