Founder Richard Jeffares (from Mount Martha) says, “I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 2015 and I thought I would never taste great beer again. Three and a half years later, I am opening Australia’s first dedicated gluten-free craft beer taproom so that people with gluten intolerances have the opportunity to enjoy a beer with family and friends once more.” Richard was inspired to create the full craft beer experience after travelling to the United States in 2016, where he found a number of dedicated gluten-free brewpubs and taprooms.
TWØBAYS founding Head Brewer Andrew Gow (from Mornington) has 20 years’ experience in brewing (including Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Mountain Goat), but this is his first
venture with gluten-free grains. Gow says, “Brewing with gluten-free grains such as millet, rice and buckwheat offers a fresh set of challenges and new sensory experiences. It’s early days but I see no reason why we can’t make beers for everyone to enjoy, gluten intolerant or not.”
The venue offers an opportunity for patrons to enjoy a beer – or local cider or wine – next to the brewery’s stainless steel tanks while looking out on the Peninsula’s famous Arthur’s Seat. Their opening included pouring two Pale Ales, Pilsner, IPA, Gose, Extra Special Bitter (ESB), and mid-strength, in addition to Quealy wine (Balnarring) and Ten Sixty One cider (Moorooduc).
Find TWØBAYS brewing Co:
Unit 1, 2 Trewhitt Court, Dromana
Taproom opening hours:
Friday 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm – 10.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 7.00pm
More info HERE>>
For more craft beer on the Mornington Peninsula check out the Beer, Cider and Spirits Trail HERE>>