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!

Want to bring the kids with you? No problem! Please just ensure you’re across our Two Birds Children on Premises Policy so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time!

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The Brewery
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Tasting Room
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Meals and Functions
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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 $20/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 10 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 – 9pm
  • Friday – 4pm – 11pm
  • Saturday – 12 noon – 11pm
  • Sunday – 12 noon – 8pm

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
  • Märzen Attacks
  • Märzen Attacks

    Brewed just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations, Märzen Attacks is inspired by the traditional beer style – Marzen/Marzenbier. Our take has a lighter malt body and lower ABV – but is proudly brewed with classic noble hop variety, Tettnang and Munich malts for subtle caramel notes, herbal characters and a touch of bitterness.

    ABV: 5.2

  • Flight of Freyja
  • Flight of Freyja

    Our collaboration with Tandem Bar is brewed with whole blood oranges to create a tangy, full bodied New England India Pale Lager.

    ABV: 6.1%

     

  • Fruit Tang Clan
  • Fruit Tang Clan

    Tropical fruits are good sweet, but they’re even better tart. Fruit Tang Clan is a refreshing, fruity kettle sour with tasty hints of mango, guava and pineapple in every mouthful.

    ABV: 4.7%

  • Good Grief Charlie
  • Good Grief Charlie

    We can’t get enough of darker beers this winter and our latest Limited Release isn’t going to leave that malt-thirsty palette of yours dissatisfied. With Head Brewer Richard looking to his country of origin (ye-old England) for inspiration, this classic Brown Ale has subtle nut and caramel flavours, while UK mystic hops add a touch of blackcurrant for good measure.

     

    ABV: 5.5

  • Imperial Black Rhino
  • Imperial Black Rhino

    A little while back we passed on the recipe of Passion Victim to our fave Brazilian brewers, Sunset Brew, so they could bring our passionfruity summer ale to the good folk of South America.
    Now they’re returning the favour.
    With the original Sunset Brew recipe in our hands, we’ve gone and brewed the award winning Imperial Black Rhino – Russian Imperial Stout.
    More than just a flagship beer for Sunset Brew, the Imperial Black Rhino, is a love letter to the stories shared of the great rhino which inspired the brewery (and is symbolic of Sunset Brew to this day).
    With dark malts, hops and sweet aromatic notes of cocoa and coconut the Imperial Black Rhino is a creamy, balanced stout, dark like the African night and strong like its powerful namesake.
    ABV: 10%
  • Purple Reign
  • Purple Reign

    Pouring a beautiful bright, dark purple and smelling of rich berries, our Purple Reign Imperial Gose is a kettle sour, jam packed with a queen sized order of the juiciest blackcurrants we could find. The traditional 8th birthday gift of salt provided the ruling for this years beer style with a balanced tartness allowing the deep, berry richness to reign supreme.

    We’ll celebrate turning 8 in royal fashion and at 8% ABV, it’s one to savour in your kingdom.

  • 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
  • Sunset
  • Chew Tang Can
  • Chew Tang Can

    Cloudy, big on fruit & heavy on the hops
    ABV: 6%
  • Sundaze Sippah
  • Sundaze Sippah

    Thirst quenching, fruity & delightfully easy drinking
    ABV: 5%
  • Fruit Tang Can
  • Fruit Tang Can

    Juicy & deliciously refreshing with enough zap to ruffle a few feathers.
    ABV: 3.8%
  • Purple Reign
  • Purple Reign

    Pouring a beautiful bright, dark purple and smelling of rich berries, our Purple Reign Imperial Gose is a kettle sour, jam packed with a queen sized order of the juiciest blackcurrants we could find. The traditional 8th birthday gift of salt provided the ruling for this years beer style with a balanced tartness allowing the deep, berry richness to reign supreme.

    We’ll celebrate turning 8 in royal fashion and at 8% ABV, it’s one to savour in your kingdom.

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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.

Find our current menu here

Find our current wine menu here

Find our current beer 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.

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

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