Danielle always knew that she would one day follow in her Dad's footsteps and was waiting for the light bulb moment. After a trip to the US in 2010, Danielle and her long time friend launched Two Birds Brewing in 2011 and are Australia’s first female owned brewery. Jayne and Danielle take pride in nurturing balanced, flavoursome and approachable brews. In 2014, they found a home in Spotswood Melbourne’s inner west, turning an engineering and tool making factory into a brewery and tasting room, known as “The Nest”.
Two Birds make the kind of beers that they enjoy drinking, so they make beers that have flavour and interest, while being clean, sessionable and approachable. Their beers are now nationally available and they employ a team of 20 team members, who all work as passionately as they do. Prior to Two Birds, Danielle completed a commerce degree, majoring in marketing and public relations at Curtin University of Technology. Upon completion in 2000, Danielle worked in marketing roles for global kitchenware brands such as Pyrex and Le Crueset, before relocating to Sydney in 2001 and taking on a marketing assistant role in the liquor industry.
Danielle spent four years with Metcash Trading working with brands such as cellarbrations and IGA Liquor, and when the time came for change Danielle wanted a role that would encompass her passion for both food and beverages. Danielle moved into the product development space for the Woolworths private label brand Select, where for five years she focused on development across most grocery categories — giving her the opportunity to develop products with small and large manufacturers from all corners of the globe and equipping her with a thorough appreciation for the food and beverage industry from both a manufacturing and retail perspective.
Danielle is part of CURVY Day Two - Boundary Breakers