Two Pot Brewing Co YACKANDANDAH
IF you brew and there’s a pub in Yackandandah in which you’d want your beer on tap it's the Star – all history and happiness. And November 21 marked the first-year anniversary of Two Pot Brewing Co’s cellar line in the old hotel in High Street. Brothers Brendan and Joe Kellaway had been making beer together for more than 20 years when two years ago they started brewing commercially in Yackandandah. Those in draught include a classic Australian lager for summer drinking labelled Two Pot lager, and a German-style koelsch, American pale ale (APA) and an easy-drinking German-style dunkel – all prefixed with the double-glass epithet. Available from a hand pump is a Two Pot Black – imperial stout aged in 40-year-old tawny port barrels – and Two Pot Screamer, an IPA infused with Belgian chocolate, North East strawberries and a locally-made rye whiskey. “For our mainstream tap beers we ensure they are true to style by virtue of malt and hop selection,” says Brendan. “But we ensure that they are all very 'sessionable' (lower in alcohol). Our APA, for example, is all-american hops but very subtle. We aim for people to enjoy the style and be keen for a second. “For our barrel-aged beers it's a different story. Our current stout is hand-pumped into a tulip glass. It exits the pump as a creamy foam and settles into a black liquid with a thick, creamy head. We're about to invest in a cellar and go barrel crazy.” All Two Pot Brewing Co beers are on tap at the Star and Harrietville’s Snowline Hotel has a couple, too. “We started at the Temperance Society, in Sydney’s Summer Hill, and still tap in whenever we can get the kegs up there,” Brendan says.