Globe 2 Globe Music Festival – Australia Day 2018

Jan 17, 2018 - NEWS, WHAT'S ON

Beer Hall closed 26th Jan for Globe to Globe Music Festival

  We are closing the Beer Hall for Australia Day, Friday 26th January.

However, we will be just down the road at Namatjira Park in Clayton South for the Globe to Globe Music Festival. See you there!

West Coast Pale Ale

Dec 10, 2017 - NEWS
The latest of our seasonal releases, the West Coast Pale Ale has dropped just in time for the summer holiday period.

Simultaneously refreshing and more-ish, this highly sessionable American west coast style pale is a deep amber colour featuring tropical stone fruit aromas and a squeaky-clean finish that begs you to take another sip.

Generously hopped with simcoe, galaxy and Amarillo hop varieties, it is supported by toasty amber and crystal malts.

Get in quick and grab some bottles or settle in for a pint or two at the Beer Hall. You can also find it in the following venues and stores:

  • Grand Trailer Park Taverna – CBD
  • Edinburgh Castle – Brunswick
  • Cellabrations – Southland (Cheltenham)
  • Windy Mile – Diamond Creek
  • Nillumbik Cellars – Diamond Creek
  • Greythorn Cellars – Balwyn North

The GUVNOR II

Nov 9, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS

Celebrating 10 years at 2 Brothers Brewery



Our story began in 2007 when we built our brewery in Moorabbin featuring tanks shipped over from a defunct brewery in Times Square, NYC. 10 years later, over 1,000 craft brews, and many award-winning pints, we are proud to say we are still Melbourne Owned and Melbourne Made.

To celebrate this milestone, we have decided to create something truly special.

The GUVNOR II is our second instalment of one of our most popular seasonal releases. We have carefully crafted a four-part GUVNOR series, each individually brewed and aged to form four distinct parts of a whole. Each part will be released over the coming months with “The GUVNOR II, Part I: French Oak” set for release on 2nd December 2017.

To celebrate, it will be available for sale at the 2 Brothers Beer Hall as well as selected stockists across Melbourne. As collector’s items, we don’t expect they will last long, so make sure you purchase them as soon as you can after release!

The Guvnor II – Part 1 – French Oak

BWS – more stores on board!

Nov 9, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS

This week we are stoked to stock Kung Foo and Pay Day at even more BWS stores. Added to the list are:

  • BWS   Carlton
  • BWS   Charman Rd Cheltenham
  • BWS   Tudor Inn – Cheltenham
  • BWS   Boundary Hotel – Bentleigh East
  • BWS   Sandbelt Hotel – Moorabbin
  • Click here to see which other BWS locations you can find us.

Now stocked in BWS

Oct 6, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS

Find us in BWS from this week!


We are stoked to announce we have begun our rollout of Pay Day Pale Ale and Kung Foo Lager in twenty seven BWS (Beer Wine and Spirits) stores across Melbourne this week!

So far, we are now fully stocked at:

  • BWS   Brunswick
  • BWS   Fitzroy
  • BWS   South Yarra
  • BWS   Prahran
  • BWS   St Kilda
  • BWS   Bentleigh
  • BWS   Hampton
  • BWS   Southland (Cheltenham)
  • BWS   Mentone
  • BWS   Mordialloc
  • BWS   Clarinda
  • BWS   Eastland (Ringwood)


We will be adding to this list over the coming weeks. Keep a look out on our website, Facebook and Instagram for updates on when your local starts stocking your favourite.

Cheers,
Andrew and Dave

Try – Tri Hopped

Sep 11, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS

Cases all sold out – A few kegs still in stock

We released it two weeks ago and this golden beauty is almost gone. Tri Hopped by name and Try Hopped by method. Amarillo, Simcoe, Ella. If you manage to snag a bottle, store it cold and drink it promptly.

 

Is Kung Foo Gluten Free?

Aug 16, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS

Kung Foo is a “Rice Lager” which has prompted some of you to ask, “does this mean it’s Gluten Free?” Here’s a longish answer to a simple question.
   

What is Foo made from?

Kung Foo is made from rice and malted barley starch sources and finished with a combination of American and European aroma hops to give the beer depth not typically seen in many other Australian light/dry beers.   Since beer made from malted barley is not typically Gluten Free we decided to get a batch tested.
   

Gluten test results.

The particular batch we had tested came back as having “no detectible gluten”, which means there was less than 5ppm of gluten. To compare, a typical 100% malt beer is around 95 ppm gluten.

But the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) restricts claims around gluten contents as follows:

Gluten Free – The food must not contain: (a) detectable gluten; or (b) oats or oat products; or (c) cereals containing gluten that have been malted, or products of such cereals.
 
Low Gluten – The food contains no more than 20 mg gluten/100 g of the food.

   

What does this mean?

Although no gluten was detected in the test, since Kung Foo contains malted barley it does not meet FSANZ criteria for a Gluten Free product and cannot be described as gluten free.

However, at less than 5ppm (or 0.5mg/100g of beer), Kung Foo easily meets the criteria for Low Gluten products.


Any questions? Please feel free to send us an email as beer@2brothers.com.au

Striking Gold at 2017 Australian International Beer Awards

May 19, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS

Boy are we dusty this morning but boy did we have a blast at last nights Australian International Beer Awards.

We were fortunate enough to pick up 3 golds and two trophies with Pay Day taking out best Australian Pale Ale and ‘Happiness’ our beer hall mid strength ale taking out best ‘Reduced Alcohol’ beer. & who could forgot old faithful Grizzly, picking up gold in its class of American Amber

Congratulations to everyone else who picked up awards! It’s humbling to be mentioned amongst so many great Australian breweries!

 

The Smoking Jacket – GABS 2017 – “Censored”

May 18, 2017 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS

We recently decided to make a beer named ‘Velvet Stout’ in honor of our 1000th brew. Based around the smoothness of a balloon of cognac and a nice Cuban cigar or ‘stogie’ if you will, this beer was brewed out of the need for us brewers to have our own late night celebratory sipper.

We didn’t quite know what was to come of this beast, all we knew was that it had to be smooth, suitably warming for a winter session and approachable. We considered a raft of different beer styles, but settled on a smooth and dark sweet stout as our base.


As we set about making the beer we soon learned GABS was around the corner. Knowing GABS and knowing it’s our one chance in the year to really let the hair down, we thought why not jazz up our celebratory Velvet Stout and bring it’s true origins to life. Next thing you know Chris is handling fresh cut Cuban and Australian tobacco, Andrew’s sourcing French oak barrels and Ben’s blending tea leaves. We had made good on our original inspirations of Cigars and Cognac and before you knew it Velvet Stout had put on a few festive kilos, shed its old coat and grown into ‘The Smoking Jacket’.

In making the beer one of the less conventional elements to The Smoking Jacket was the use of Cuban and Australian tobacco. With this came the potential for nicotine in our beer. Although we anticipated the levels would be negligible, we wanted to err on the side of caution before we made it available to the public. As a result, we sent some samples away for testing. Unfortunately, these results were not received in time for the GABS deadline and we decided to showcase a ‘Censored’ tobacco-free version of The Smoking Jacket at the festival. This cognac infused oak aged beer tastes glorious, true to its original promise. So get down to the festival, put your feet up and enjoy.

And as for the Uncensored Smoking Jacket, we plan to share this dark mysterious beauty in the Beerhall soon.

 

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