The home of Two Birds Brewing, affectionately called ‘The Nest’ is located in Melbourne at 136 Hall Street, Spotswood and is an easy 5 min (450m) walk from Spotswood Train Station.

The Nest is open to the public 4 days a week, and here you will find fresh beer on tap, amazing food, takeaway growlers & squealers (these are containers not grumpy kids), the full bottle range and Two Birds Brewing merchandise!

As independent brewers, having a home that is part of the local community is important to us and something we are proud to share with our flock.   The Two Birds do love to chatter as well, so when you visit, make sure you also join in on a brewery tour where you can learn more about their beers and Brewing Philosophies.

There is so much to love about The Nest, so why not drop in some time!

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Nest Experiences

The Brewery

Introduction

Our state of the art brewhouse has been designed in Canada and is definitely worth a visit.  We also have our very own bottling line, tasting room and serve fantastic food.  So if you want an ‘authentic’ but relaxed brewery experience why not take flight to ‘The Nest’ and see what is on offer.  Tours and times book out quickly so hit the button below to book your place.

Brewhouse

Our brewhouse is a 2 vessel 1800L DME system, designed in Canada. It has a combined Mash/Lauter Tun and combined direct fired gas Kettle/Whirlpool. We have 4 double-sized (4000L) fermenters, 6 quad sized fermenters (8000L), 4 bright beer tanks, and a pilot plant. If that’s all gibberish to you, all you really need to know is that the equipment makes good beer, is super easy to use and most importantly, it’s shiny. Also, one of our quad fermenters holds about 24,242 bottles of brewery fresh beer!

Brewery Tours

Interested in learning more about Craft Beer? We’re now running tours at “The Nest” to help with your beer education! It’s $15/head for the tour, which lasts about 45 mins to 1hr, and includes a tasting session of our 4 regular beers (~150ml pour each). Tours are limited to groups 15 people, and we run tours every Saturday at 12:30pm.

Bookings essential and must be made a week in advance. Get down to The Nest this weekend!

Tasting Room

Introduction

“The Nest”- Brewery and Tasting Room is the home of Two Birds Brewing. The Nest is housed in a 900 square metre warehouse, that once made beer cans back in the mid 1900’s. The facade is heritage listed and features the sign from the original owners of the site, W.G. GOETZ & SONS.

The Tasting Room area that is open to the public, spans across the cosy inside front room and out into sun drenched brewery. It comfortably seats 90 and is open 4 days a week, offering all kinds of beverages (not just beer!), tasty food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Stay for 1 drink or settle in for a session.

The Nest is also available for functions and happy to cater for groups, so please get in touch.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday – 4pm – late
  • Friday – 12 noon – 11pm
  • Saturday – 12 noon – 11pm
  • Sunday – 12 noon – late

For enquiries phone: 03 9762 0000.

We are happy to accommodate group bookings, so please drop us a line! To discuss arrangements for a function, please contact us.

What's on Tap

Our Tasting Room features 12 taps, so you’ll be sure to find a beer or two, just for you. We pour beer in two sizes, (pots and schooners) and also offer tasting paddles, where you can choose four different beers to compare and contrast. Our current beers on tap can be found below. We also have a number of guest beers on tap – check out NowTapped for the latest listings.

Current Beers are:

  • Golden 
  • Sunset
  • Taco
  • Pale
  • Et Tu Brut? IPA
  • Et Tu Brut? IPA

    Even you, Two Birds? For our latest limited release, we’ve taken on one of the freshest beer styles to hit the beer industry – the Brut IPA. This dry, aromatic IPA variant is perfect for warm days fanning yourself under the hot Summer sun.

    A combination of US and New World hops including Citra and Hallertau Blanc deliver a clean and fruity base, while grape and wine-like characters offer a zesty and crisp finish that Brutus himself would find hard to resist.

    ABV: 6.5%
    IBUs: 25

  • Rice Hand Man
  • Rice Hand Man

    After more than four years as the right hand man to our Brewer Bird, our Head Brewer Wilson is flying the Nest to explore new horizons in China. But he couldn’t leave without putting down one final limited release brew!

    This hazy West Coast style rice IPA offers notes of tangerine and pineapple and a mouth coating hop oiliness, rounded out with a burst of citrus. At 6.66% and with a good dose of bitterness, it’s a little bit metal with plenty of character, just like our Wilson.

    ABV: 6.66%

  • Tea Party
  • Tea Party

    Who doesn’t love an old fashioned tea party? First brewed after a trip to England and brought back to enjoy in the warmer months, this English Summer Ale captures all the best parts of English hospitality in a glass.

    With toffee malt characters and delicate floral and citrus notes, this English inspired brew features enough Earl Grey tea, cucumber and lemon to have you lining up for croquet and planning a lawn party. So stick out your pinky and have a sip of summer!

    ABV: 5.2%

  • Spring Saison
  • Spring Saison

    Much like a bird migration, every few months we welcome a new beer to the flock. Enjoy four seasonal beers as they show off the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.

    Crisp and dry, like warm Spring days, this Saison uses French Saison yeast and Aussie hops to create floral and fruity notes that dance on the tongue like Spring blossoms.
    Funky and fresh with wine-like spice and citrus characters.

    ABV: 5.6%

  • PASSION VICTIM
  • PASSION VICTIM

    Because we love long days and short shorts, we dreamed up a beer to capture the essence of the warmer months – a Passionfruit Summer Ale. Pale and hazy like balmy arvos, this Summer Ale uses the tropical fruit hop trio of Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy with passionfruit puree added to the fermenter.

    It tastes like sunshine and is best enjoyed in a hammock. Or a tent. Or at a festival. Or at a BBQ, Or in a beer garden. As if you needed an excuse.

    ABV: 5.0%
    IBUs: 24

What to Take Home

We have a high pressure filler that allows us to fill Growlers (1.89L) and Squealers (1L), which are glass vessels, so you can enjoy brewery fresh beer at home. We have special sized kegs just for this system, so the beers available for takeaway can be different to what’s on tap. Our current beers to take home can be found below.

  • Pale
  • Taco
  • Et Tu Brut? IPA
  • Et Tu Brut? IPA

    Even you, Two Birds? For our latest limited release, we’ve taken on one of the freshest beer styles to hit the beer industry – the Brut IPA. This dry, aromatic IPA variant is perfect for warm days fanning yourself under the hot Summer sun.

    A combination of US and New World hops including Citra and Hallertau Blanc deliver a clean and fruity base, while grape and wine-like characters offer a zesty and crisp finish that Brutus himself would find hard to resist.

    ABV: 6.5%
    IBUs: 25

  • Tea Party
  • Tea Party

    Who doesn’t love an old fashioned tea party? First brewed after a trip to England and brought back to enjoy in the warmer months, this English Summer Ale captures all the best parts of English hospitality in a glass.

    With toffee malt characters and delicate floral and citrus notes, this English inspired brew features enough Earl Grey tea, cucumber and lemon to have you lining up for croquet and planning a lawn party. So stick out your pinky and have a sip of summer!

    ABV: 5.2%

  • Jucius Caesar – 500ml
  • Jucius Caesar – 500ml

    What could be better than a cornucopia of tropical fruits in beer form? Jucius Caesar is a Limited Release New England IPA packed with citrus and tropical hops, including Mosaic and Citra. It creates a party of rockmelon, pineapples and grapefruit, so tasty it’ll have you dancing the samba!

    Dense with a pillowy white head, this hazy tropicana creation pours golden and aromatic.

    Veni, vidi, juicy.

    ABV: 6.4%
    IBUs: 55

  • PASSION VICTIM
  • PASSION VICTIM

    Because we love long days and short shorts, we dreamed up a beer to capture the essence of the warmer months – a Passionfruit Summer Ale. Pale and hazy like balmy arvos, this Summer Ale uses the tropical fruit hop trio of Amarillo, Mosaic and Galaxy with passionfruit puree added to the fermenter.

    It tastes like sunshine and is best enjoyed in a hammock. Or a tent. Or at a festival. Or at a BBQ, Or in a beer garden. As if you needed an excuse.

    ABV: 5.0%
    IBUs: 24

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Frequent Flyers

We’re busily working away to enrich your experience at The Nest, so join our Frequent Flyer Program and work towards free refills of Two Birds goodness.

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Meals and Functions

What's Cooking

One of the most favourite past times of the Two Birds is to indulge in the amazing experience that is beer and food.

We have changes happening in the kitchen – find our current menu here!

Functions @ The Nest

Our space is a unique brewery setting and can be booked for small or large functions. We’ve had weddings, networking nights, art exhibitions and of course a few birthday parties. See our function menu here: tbbfunctions2018

Feel free to get in touch with our bar manager to discuss your function.

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