It all started...
...in a Frankston basement in 1998. A young lad called Nick was taught how to brew beer by his great uncle Geoff*.
On the other side of town, Luke was also learning the art of crafting home ales.
Their early efforts may have been only marginally preferable to goon (which was in style at the time) but they persevered and kept brewing.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, Julien brought his "Kick Arse Brewing Blueberry Ale" to the world. It wasn't a commercial success.
*Uncle Geoff turns 100 years old in July 2018. He still drinks home brew.
20 years later
Why would a pilot and a couple of aerospace engineers start a brewing company? Like aviation, brewing is heavily regulated, and the wafer thin margins mean there's bugger all money to be made.
We make beer for the same reason we get up at 3am to work with aeroplanes - we love it!
Do what you love.
DRINK YOUR GREENS
Nick, Luke, and Julien
Made in Melbourne
We are currently gypsy brewing with the fine folk at Cavalier Brewing in Derrimut. We develop our recipes using home-grown hops on our pilot setup at Three Greens HQ in Moonee Ponds.
Wherever possible we source products and services locally. Our T-Shirts are manufactured and printed in Melbourne, as are our can labels and slab cartons. All our design is done either in-house or by local designers.
Why Three Greens? Is it because there's 3 of us? It's a good guess, but entirely coincidental.
It is actually a checklist item performed on an aircraft during final approach. When the landing gear is lowered, a check is made to see three green lights to ensure the two main gear and nose gear have locked into the lowered position.