Dave O’Neil At The BeerHall – Nov 28th

Nov 7, 2019 - NEWS, Uncategorized, WHAT'S ON
2 Brothers First Ever Comedy Night & it’s Free Entry!

That’s right, Dave O’Neil – A big face in Melbourne comedy and a regular on our TV screens and radio airwaves (Nova) will be headlining 2Brothers first ever comedy night. The night will also feature renowned comedian Johnny Kats as well as Evan Hocking – it’s going to be a big night of comedy & entertainment.

Because the event is free, we recommend getting there early to get a seat.

November 28th – Show starts at 8pm and entry is FREE.

Pay Day & Grapefruit Cans

Oct 30, 2019 - BEERS & CIDERS, NEWS, WHAT'S ON

It was about time we put something hoppy in cans so we decided to double down 👊

After being available in bottle format since its inception, our award winning pale ale ‘Pay Day’ finally earned itself a much deserved run in cans. While we were at it we thought it was time to give what’s become a BeerHall favourite it’s first chance in packaged format, our Grapefruit IPA. Both are fresh off the canning line and available from the BeerHall today so get them while they’re fresh!

Expect to see them making their way around town in the coming weeks.



// SPACE Xpa // 5.2% ABV

The greatest & hardest working man in the brewhouse, Tommy, often tells us tales of his brother working for SpaceX along side the man himself, the Musk. Then out of nowhere, Andrew (one of the brothers) decides to tell us he worked as an aerospace engineer in Seattle (definitely working on shadow projects).
Feeling inadequate and contemplating our own existence as brewers, we brewed this Space XPA to fill the void – a hop driven tropical fruit bowl that satisfies our quest for more.

Available from the BeerHall from the 23rd of October. Only available in keg.

We hope you enjoy!

Footy Finals at The BeerHall

Aug 26, 2019 - NEWS, WHAT'S ON

After the success of last year, the Grand Final is back at the Brewery and live on the Big Screen for 2019!

Doors open at midday with $8 Pints of Moorabbin Draught & Cider pouring all day 🍻🍻

Margin Comp – Winner takes a 50L KEG 🏆 – The closest guess to the final winning margin will walk away with their very own 50 litres of fresh beer to enjoy. Simple as that.

Bocastle pies & our house made pizzas on offer all day.

**Table bookings recommended.

BeerHall open until 9pm

Southside Soul This Saturday

Aug 12, 2019 - NEWS, Uncategorized, WHAT'S ON
This Saturday Southside Soul are taking over our Moorabbin BeerHall for a night of fresh craft beer and the finest Vinyl in 60s & 70s Soul & Funk grooves. Get down from 7:30pm!💃🕺💃🕺

Tickets available in advance at https://bit.ly/2YIk9Rw Or cash sales available on the night at the door. 7:30pm -12:30pm – Pizzas available on the night.

See you at the brewery for a night of boogie & beers! 🍻🍻

Voodoo CANS

Voodoo is now in can!

After years of discussions and requests with customers over our Moorabbin bar we’ve finally got round to doing something many have asked for – getting Voodoo into a packaged format.

Made true to its original recipe, this Voodoo has one slight change, it’s made with 150kg’s of reclaimed bread. This was accomplished through an alliance formed with Toast Ale – a brewery out of London who are dedicated to making beer from reclaimed bread that was otherwise headed for the bin. This presented some pretty fun challenges in the brew house….to say that we had ever intended to load up our mash tun with 150kg of bread would be just a little lie….Nonetheless it was nothing we couldn’t work through with a bit of elbow grease and some fine recommendations from the guys at Toast Ale.

We’re stoked with the result and proud to have been involved with such a great cause.

Available today from the BeerHall.

A Brief History of Guv…

class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-2073″ />With the upcoming release of our third edition of The Guvnor II series, we thought it was time to remind and clarify to everyone what this particular beer exploration is all about.

Originally brewed in 2011, we found our first ever batch of Guvnor being appreciated by beer lovers from all around. Later that year we put the beer to the test at the Australian International Beer Awards and were fortunate enough to take out the champion beer award in the scotch ale and barley wine category.

After enjoying the success this beer brought us, we thought it was fitting that for our 10th anniversary we re-brew The Guv………but this time doing things a little differently.

Brewed in May of 2017, this batch of Guvnor or ‘The Guvnor II’ as it soon became known, was set to become the horcrux of beers (apologies if you’re not familiar with Harry Potter). Following fermentation, the beer was split into 4 separate parts with the idea that each part would endure some form of variable. In other words, we wanted to put each part of Guvnor to the test and see how it would change and develop relevant to its environment over a period of time.

Another big part of this project was being able to ensure we took care of the ageing process from start to finish. By doing this we knew we could deliver the beer we wanted you to enjoy with no further ageing required. This doesn’t mean you can’t store or cellar, you definitely can! All you’ll be doing is more good drinking in name of some quality experimentation!

Part 1 we left in new French oak for 6 months, Part 2 experienced a year on our mezzanine in Starward whisky barrels and Part 3, our latest release and arguably the most exciting so far, has been aging for 2 years on our Beer Hall mezzanine in 1792 bourbon barrels brought over from the heart of bourbon country, Kentucky.

What makes this particular release so ‘special’ for lack of a better word was the devastation that occurred to the 1792 barrel house mid-last year. The entire structure collapsed and the company lost a large portion of its bourbon and consequently its barrels.

Fortunately for us we were lucky to have acquired a couple of these barrels at an earlier date, we can only hope this beer does justice to all that lost bourbon!

As with all our Guvnor releases, these are very hands on projects requiring countless hours from the brewers and team here at 2 Brothers. Part 3 is no different and is a particularly limited batch with just 30 cases to service our entire wholesale market and BeerHall customers.

As always, we recommend enjoying these out of a brandy balloon or snifter having been stored at room temperature.

If you’re lucky enough to have a few on hand, don’t be afraid to store them in a cool dark place and enjoy them in years to come. Part 3 available next Thursday from the BeerHall, Cheers from everyone here at 2 Brothers.

1792 Barrel House Collapse: here


May 3, 2019 - Uncategorized, WHAT'S ON
12 IPAS, Six from Vic and Six from the rest of Aus…. Who does it better?

Just like the bygone era of now old blokes who kicked the Sherrin around in the name of the dirt from which thy came. We look to emulate something not to dissimilar, nonetheless with beer and a lot less running and sweat, but surprisingly of similar fitness.

We’ve gone and located six of Victorias best IPAs and put them against six of Australia’s finest IPAs. With live music and footy on the big screen to light the flame under that emotional fighting spirit, we want you to tell us who does it better.

Without giving too much away, you can expect to see some of the freshest kegs of IPA coming from the likes of Fixation Brewing, Hop Nation, Modus Operandi, Bent Spoke & Old Wives Ales. All fighting it out for their representing states amongst a host of other quality opponents.

When is it all taking place?

At our Moorabbin Beerhall on Thursday & Friday the 16th & 17th of May – Starting at 12pm both days.

FREE ENTRY – Find out all the details at our Good Beer Week event page here

Northern Haze – Cashmere IPA

Apr 30, 2019 - NEWS, Uncategorized, WHAT'S ON
One would think when travelling to the west coast of America that you would no doubt be greeted by the current storm of New England IPA’s that are being brewed all over the craft beer world. Although they were invented on the other side of the country, you would still assume it might get a look in on the west coast right? No, just no. “Catch them later” they yell from windows and roof tops all the way down from Seattle to San Diego….the home of IPA doesn’t want a bar of them. So what do they brew? They came up with their very own haze style, not a milkshake, no New England, put simply it’s a – West Coast Hazy IPA or just ‘Hazy IPA’

Rather than bow down to their eastern neighbours and feature this ‘foreign’ style in their brewpubs & breweries, they decided to take what they’ve already mastered and just add a few glorious tweaks to the New England Style. While still smelling like someone poured a fruit bowl on your nose while lying down, these beers have the added addition of all the typical resinous and pine notes found in west coast IPA’s followed up by that big bitterness not commonly associated with NEIPA’s. For lack of more poetic descriptors, it’s like a really good American IPA ‘on the juice’ so to speak.

So with the influx of NEIPA’s on the market, we felt what better time to pay homage to the style and create our very own interpretation with the crew down at The Great Northern.

So what’s Northern Haze & why a cashmere IPA? As one of our brewers toured the west coast, he noticed this Cashmere hop pop up time and time again and found it strange we hadn’t seen it much at home, especially considering how tasty all the beers were that used it. Well that was enough for us here at 2 Brothers to say why not give it a go! As for Northern Haze, well it speaks for itself. This beer was brewed with the great team from The Great Northern and it retains a nice misty haze largely due to dry-hopping during fermentation.

As for the beer, at 85 IBU’s it’s definitely not a NEIPA! It’s a double-dry-hopped resin, pine, fruit delight with a light haze to match. With a monstrous amount of hops used during the boil, whirpool and dry-hop (Including a bunch of fresh hops straight out of The Great Northern Hop plantation), this is definitely one of the hoppiest beers we’ve ever produced, and we’re stoked with the result.
Like any hazy they’re best enjoyed fresh, & the only two places you can currently try it are at our Moorabbin BeerHall & The Great Northern Hotel (Carlton). It will be available around town in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled.

We hope you enjoy.

STYLE: West Coast IPA
ABV: 6.8% ABV
MALT: Ale, Wheat, Crystal, Oats
HOPS: Cashmere, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria

Goes to Eleven – GABS

Apr 16, 2019 - NEWS, Uncategorized, WHAT'S ON
Since the dawn of the rocknroll era, beer has been by its side. It’s stood by through the highs of highs, through those face-melting, whaling guitar solos, and it’s been there for lows of lows, with that bloke who thought he was onto something 6 days into a festival hauled up in his tent with a one string guitar.

Either way you look at it, it’s been there, and we wanted to keep that tradition alive with our latest creation “Goes to ELEVEN”.
Named after the saying coined by a member of the greatest band to ever grace the stage. Goes to Eleven pays tribute to Nigel Tufnel and the band Spinal Tap, and their deep level of respect for taking rocknroll to not just 10, but 11.

In honor of the great Tufnel and the band who took music to places many questioned could ever be reached, we knew we had to go big, and we feel like we’ve done just that. An 11% ABV imperial stout made with 11 different malts, 11 kilograms of Galaxy hops and aged in Starward barrels for 11 months. Goes to ELEVEN is big, bold and complex, and with a little back blending from our Guvnor Starward edition for some added complexity, this beer has become dangerously drinkable for its size.

The beer will be released for GABS and will be available on tap from our BeerHall following the event….. and if you’re lucky you might even see this released in a very limited takeaway format 😉

Just like a Tufnel guitar solo at a live show, you’ll quickly realise an experience like this only comes around once in a lifetime. So get your hands on a glass or a bottle and enjoy the ride all the way up to 11.

© 2019 - 2 Brothers