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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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
  • 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.

  • Solstista Black IPA
  • Solstista Black IPA

    Inspired by the longest night, our Solstista Black IPA gets its dark winter sky glow from Carafa Special Malt. Not one to weigh down a celebration, this special malt comes without an intense roasty character, allowing the Solstista to instead show off big IPA aromas and flavours. Rocking three varieties of US hops, you’ll get the light zing of citrus and pine, plus the warming notes of dark berry fruits.

    ABV: 6%

  • Stout
  • Stout

    This oatmeal stout has a delicate roasty bitterness, brewed using 7 different specialty malts and British Fuggles hops to add a berry hop profile.

  • Fempocalypso
  • Fempocalypso

    Look out world, the Fempocalypse is here. In tribute to our annual Good Beer Week event, the Fempocalypso IPA features Mosaic and Calypso hops (get it…) and is brewed with juicy pineapple, giving the beer a striking golden colour. Confidently bitter with minty, tropical notes, get the Fempocalypso on your radar.

    ABV: 5.2%

  • Double Sunset
  • Double Sunset

    Back by popular demand, this Limited Release beer is a bolder, higher alcohol version of our beloved red ale, Sunset. We turned the malt up to 10 and doubled the Citra, Galaxy and Cascade hops in the kettle and dry-hop. Double Sunset is luscious with rich, toffee malt and grapefruit hop notes. Double Sunset – it’s like a beautiful freak of nature.

    ABV: 7.3%

  • West Coast IPA
  • West Coast IPA

    Home is where the heart is they say. This West Coast IPA is inspired by our Co-owner Bird’s recent move all the way West to WA. Just like the black swans that glide on the river, this IPA is quietly confident with its smooth layering of tropical hops. But be ready for this large birds’ firm bitter bite!

    ABV: 6.3%

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Double Sunset
  • Double Sunset

    Back by popular demand, this Limited Release beer is a bolder, higher alcohol version of our beloved red ale, Sunset. We turned the malt up to 10 and doubled the Citra, Galaxy and Cascade hops in the kettle and dry-hop. Double Sunset is luscious with rich, toffee malt and grapefruit hop notes. Double Sunset – it’s like a beautiful freak of nature.

    ABV: 7.3%

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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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