Two Birds, Fourpure & Wild Card Nugget Session Pale & Wild Bird DIPA

Two Birds Brewing (Lion/Kirin)

Published June 20, 2018

For Good Beer Week 2018, the festival's Good Beer Mates partner city was London, a city where the beer scene has exploded to the point it's home to more than 100 brewing companies. Among the breweries to make the trip were Fourpure and Wild Card Brewery, both of whom called in to Two Birds so they could leave behind a beer. Both are hop-centric, but they're far from alike.

The Fourpure collab is the Nugget Session Pale, a collab that came with an added dimension in that one of the Two Birds brewers, Jaime Clowes, used to work at Fourpure. The beer itself bears the hallmarks of a NEIPA, albeit in a smaller package: hazy and soft on the palate to the point it's almost creamy, and with broad hop aromas reminiscent of the kids tropical juice cartons you'd get in your pack lunch. There's some juice like hop flavours and a faint, borderline resinous bitterness too.

As for Wild Bird, it's the biggest beer either Two Birds or Wild Card has released to date, a double IPA loaded up with Aussie hops. Look out for aromas of ripe pineapple, apricot, stewed tropical fruits, pine and even a hint of vanilla. There's candied fruits and sweet, prickly booze on the palate, at least until a resinous, piney bitterness slices right through the middle.

Double IPA

Find the beers on tap at these Two Birds 7th birthday venues and at select venues across Australia.

Two Birds Brewing (Lion/Kirin)

136 Hall Street
VIC 3015

(03) 9762 0000
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to 11pm
Saturday: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 9pm


Saturdays at12.30pm only. Please book online via the Two Birds website.