Two Brothers Brewing Company was founded by Jim and Jason Ebel in late 1996. The business was envisioned by the brothers based on their entry into entrepreneurship with The Brewer’s Coop, a retail store catering to home beer and wine making. In 1992 The Brewer’s Coop opened its doors in Naperville, IL selling retail ingredients and equipment for the homebrewing community. The more they were surrounded by brewing, the more passionate they became about opening their own microbrewery. In early 1996 they decided to take the plunge and started writing a business plan. Several months later their dream became reality. In 1998 they installed their first bottling line, an 8-head bottling line which had a capacity of about 16 bottles per minute. Due to increased sales and demand, Two Brothers replaced their 8 head bottle filler in 2003, with a state of the art 20 head machine that has a capacity of 150 bottles per minute. In November of 2007 Two Brothers moved into a new 40,000 square foot facility. When they moved, they took the opportunity to install a new 50 barrel brewing system and added 3000 barrels of fermentation space. By April of 2008, they had reached capacity in the new brewery and went through another expansion. These expansions seem to be ongoing endeavors, with the brothers adding fermentation capacity every year. 2013 included more big expansions, including the installation of a new 48-head bottle filler capable of filling 300 bottles per minute. Two Brothers Brewing Company is proud of the fact that since inception we’ve remained 100% family owned. Two Brothers’ “Whole family of great beers” are currently available in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio & Pennsylvania.
SpecialtiesDomaine DuPage- French Style Country Ale, Sidekick- Extra Plae Ale, Prairie Path- Ale, Outlaw- IPA, Ebel's Weiss- Hefe Weizen, Cane and Ebel- Red Rye Ale, The Bitter End- Pale Ale
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