Melbourne Owned, Melbourne Made.
2am, mid-winter, 2006. Times Square, New York City: a rescue mission from the defunct Times Square Brewery.
It was the two of us and a shady New Jersey trucking company we’d convinced to disregard Manhattan’s traffic laws, salvaging tanks that were about to be sold off as scrap.
A bit of Aussie charm got us past NYPDs finest and over our lack of city permits and we had our brewery. Mum said the whole thing was just like childhood hijinks, just with trucks instead of billy carts or ex-cabs.
We opened the brewery doors in Moorabbin in late 2007 – two brothers and our growing brewery family, with a simple credo that life’s better when we get together with great beer.
Stop by for a beer sometime, tapped straight from the tank and see where it all happens.
Andrew and Dave
FOUNDER / BREWER
Living in Seattle at the time, eldest brother Andrew had his start as an aeronautical engineer. A love of craft beer (and the science behind it) eventually pushed him into the industry, gaining hands-on experience at the Seattle-based Diamond Knot Brewery before deciding to take the plunge and head back to Melbourne to pursue the dream of owning his own. Andrew heads up all the brewing that happens within the walls of 2 Brothers.
FOUNDER / BREWER
Similar to Andrew, Dave had re-located to the States – pursuing a health science career in New York. After finding the inspiration to enter the realm of craft brewing, Dave returned home to find the perfect location for 2 Brothers Brewery. Tasked with the job of arranging the decommissioning and shipping of an 1800-litre Canadian built brewing system from the centre of Times Square all the way to Moorabbin – Dave is the one to thank for the golden tanks sitting behind the bar. One with the people, Dave manages our sales and accounts team.