By James Atkinson

Two Birds Brewing is building its own brewery in Melbourne having achieved 30 per cent growth year-on-year in its short lifespan.

Launched by Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen in 2011, Two Birds has so far brewed its beers under contract at Southern Bay Brewing Company in Geelong and more recently, Gage Roads Brewing Company in Perth. 

The company has now announced plans to install a brand new 18-hectolitre DME Brewhouse in Spotswood in Melbourne’s west, which will become the site that brews all of the company’s kegs for the east coast of Australia. 

All packaged product and kegs for WA will continue to be closely managed and brewed at Gage Roads Brewing Company.

“The brewhouse and tanks ship at the end of the month and we hope to have it commissioned and be brewing beer on it before mid year,” Lewis said.

“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.”

Co-founder Danielle Allen told TheShout Two Birds now has just over 400 accounts nationally, both direct and through selected wholesalers including ALM, Paramount, SIL, Novocastrian and S&P Liquor, as well as selected First Choice and Vintage Cellars outlets.

The Golden Ale is Two Birds’ strongest performing SKU. It is one of two beers in the brewer’s permanent range alongside the Sunset Ale, an American-style Red Ale.

“We’ve proven to ourselves that a real demand exists for our product,” said 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.”

“We’ve definitely taken the ‘one step at a time’ approach, so we’ve had to be patient, but it has been worth the wait.”

Allen revealed that Two Birds’ popular draught-only release, Taco – a hoppy wheat beer with additions of coriander leaf, fresh lime peel and corn – is set for a bottle release in February.

The Shout Team

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