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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Meals and Functions

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 (3600L) fermenters and 1 Bright Beer tank. If that’s all Greek 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, each fermenter holds about 12361 pots 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 $10/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
  • Bright Copper Kettles
  • Bright Copper Kettles

    Whether it’s raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, for our seventh birthday we’re celebrating all of our favourite things. Bright Copper Kettles is a Rye IPA created to mark the traditional seventh anniversary gift of copper.

    With a complex, caramel-driven malt base topped off by a spicy, apricot aroma from a combination of Slovenian and Australian hops, this limited release is the perfect birthday package tied up with string.

    ABV: 6.40%
    IBUs: 49

  • Nugget Session Pale Ale
  • Nugget Session Pale Ale

    What’s a little collab between friends? Our London buddies Fourpure approached us to be a part of their Continental Collaboration series, and who are we to say no? Our brewer Jaime, a former Fourpure brewer, had a little nugget of an idea, and that’s how it all came to be.

    Brewed at Two Birds during Good Beer Week, the Nugget Session Pale Ale is a deliciously drinkable little package with bursts of citrus and bready notes thanks to a mix of Australian hops including Galaxy and Ella. With a dry finish and more than a dash of haze, this Nugget is the perfect trans-continental session beer whether you’re enjoying the Austalian footy, or English football.

    ABV: 4.30%
    IBUs: 40

  • Free The NEIPL
  • Free The NEIPL

    Free your mind! This limited release New England India Pale Lager is not afraid to show what it’s made of, with juicy mango, peach and apricot making themselves known with every sip.

    Brewed in support of the global Free The Nipple campaign for gender equality, Free The NEIPL proudly uses the Pink Boots Society hop blend of Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic and more to bring this hazy, fruit-forward creation to life.

    With a full mouthfeel and a touch of spicy bitterness, Free The NEIPL blurs the lines and challenges you to think differently.

    ABV: 6.7%
    IBUs: 38

  • 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

  • Winter Stout
  • Winter Stout

    In 2017, the Two Birds added a 5th beer to the flock, but one that changes with each season. Enjoy 4 different beers designed by the Two Birds to make the most of what Mother Nature has to offer. Rain, hail or shine.

    Winter Stout
    Dark and brooding, like chilly Winter nights, this Oatmeal Stout uses oats to create a creamy mouthfeel and warm you from the inside out. Delicately roasty with a subtle bitterness and dark berry hop notes.

    5.2% ABV

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.

  • Golden
  • Taco
  • Nugget Session Pale Ale
  • Nugget Session Pale Ale

    What’s a little collab between friends? Our London buddies Fourpure approached us to be a part of their Continental Collaboration series, and who are we to say no? Our brewer Jaime, a former Fourpure brewer, had a little nugget of an idea, and that’s how it all came to be.

    Brewed at Two Birds during Good Beer Week, the Nugget Session Pale Ale is a deliciously drinkable little package with bursts of citrus and bready notes thanks to a mix of Australian hops including Galaxy and Ella. With a dry finish and more than a dash of haze, this Nugget is the perfect trans-continental session beer whether you’re enjoying the Austalian footy, or English football.

    ABV: 4.30%
    IBUs: 40

  • Kiss From A Gose
  • Kiss From A Gose

    This Limited Release beer is a kettle soured ale bursting with a luscious combination of fresh blood orange and pomegranate juice.

    It is a traditional style that originated in Germany, with a modern Two Birds twist.

    Refreshing and sour, with a hint of Murray River pink salt, a Kiss from a Gose is now in bloom.

     

    ABV: 4.7%

  • 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

  • Winter Stout
  • Winter Stout

    In 2017, the Two Birds added a 5th beer to the flock, but one that changes with each season. Enjoy 4 different beers designed by the Two Birds to make the most of what Mother Nature has to offer. Rain, hail or shine.

    Winter Stout
    Dark and brooding, like chilly Winter nights, this Oatmeal Stout uses oats to create a creamy mouthfeel and warm you from the inside out. Delicately roasty with a subtle bitterness and dark berry hop notes.

    5.2% ABV

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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.

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

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