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Two Birds Brewing Opens New Melbourne Brewery and Tasting Room The Nest

Australia's first female-owned and managed brewing company now has their own brewery.

By Shannon Connellan
July 17, 2014
By Shannon Connellan
July 17, 2014

New breweries are that much tastier with a spot of finely paired nosh to get people spreading the word. Australia's first female-owned and managed brewing company, Two Birds Brewing, have expanded their love of craft beer to a full-blown brewery, served with its own tasting room.

Adorably dubbed The Nest, the new Spotswood brewery has been three years in the planning since Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen started Two Bird Brewing from their own pockets. The Nest will see TBB beer brewed on site at the brand new 18hL 2 vessel DME brewhouse in Melbourne’s West. Punters will be allowed to check out the brewing process, taste the latest batch and take home their newly-brewed favourites from the exposed brick, industrially-themed tasting room.

"We’ve proven to ourselves that a real demand exists for our product," says Allen. "We’ve always had the end game of owning our own brewery in mind and we’ve worked hard over the last few years to ensure that we built a solid foundation for our business, because we’re here to stay.

"Owning our own brewery is a dream come true for us and I can’t wait to have more flexibility to increase our range of beers and experiment with brewing new styles. We are very much looking forward to having a home­base and for craft beer lovers to be able to come and visit us at The Nest."

Now, that food we promised? It's going to be all pairings, all the time. Lewis and Allen have joined forces with US chef Casey Wall (Collingwood's Rockwell and Sons, NYC's Spotted Pig, Le Cirque and Cutler & Co) to create The Nest menu. Everything outside of the aged cheese will be made on site.

"For the longest time, Casey has been saying that when we opened our own brewery, he wanted do the food," Lewis told The Shout. "About six months ago, I called him and said, 'It’s time!' and here we are. The menu is amazing and is the perfect complement to the beers that we are making here."

Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing

The Nest brewery and tasting room can be found at 136 Hall St, Spotswood; open to the public every Thursday to Sunday from 4pm.

Via The Shout and Brews News. Images via /3/">Edison.

Published on July 17, 2014 by Shannon Connellan
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