My interview with Trevisan was more like two old friends getting together over a couple of beers more than anything else. We spent two hours talking about his brew system, fermentation procedures and anything else in-between all while tasting a couple of his homebrews and enjoying the warm SoCal sun. Oh yeah, the life of a beer reporter can be pretty tough.
It wasn’t until he read an article about nanobrewing in All About Beer that Trevisan started to seriously consider turning his hobby into a profession. With support from acquaintances, loyal friends and most importantly his family, he started the process of turning his home brewery into Two Trees nanobrewery.
Operating a nano-brewery out of his garage is quite appealing for Trevisan for a few of reasons. First, he would be able to use his current homebrew system so he wouldn’t need to rent or purchase any more storage space or equipment. Second, the brewery’s size and location means he wouldn’t be brewing anymore than he is right and since it is in his backyard he wouldn’t miss out any additional family time.
Currently, Trevisan is brewing as often as he can, about ten gallons every two weeks. He enjoys sharing his brews so much that he brews beer for friends and colleagues whenever there is a request. Don’t worry if you don’t know Trevisan personally because you will have the opportunity to taste Two Trees beer in September at the California Beer Festival.
One of the most exciting things happening in the craft beer world is the explosion of local breweries in the U.S. and Ventura county is no different. We have finally topped pre-prohibition brewery numbers and the market doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Two Trees could be the next brewery providing fresh local beer but not until an exception is made to the current city ordinance. Show you support for Two Trees by visiting it’s Facebook pageand ask what you can do to help change the ordinance.
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