Tap into the Mornington Peninsula’s vibrant and exciting Beer, Cider & Spirits scene.
Move over wine buffs, the Mornington Peninsula is now an exciting region for cider, ale and artisan spirit makers. Explore the Mornington Peninsula Ale Trail, and meet the new generation of brewers, up close and where they practice their craft.
Each venue offers its own style and ambience, but they deliver relaxed inviting places to kick back and enjoy with friends, and all share the common bond of a great brew and a love for the Peninsula.
St Andrews Beach Brewery
St Andrews Beach Brewery is situated on a 92-acre property that was formerly a world-class horse training facility. Enjoy a variety of craft beers and something to eat from a delicious menu in the former stable of Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup winning horses. In the mid-2000’s the property was a working racehorse training facility housing up to 80 thoroughbred horses and featured its own 1200m grassed training track.
After a significant facelift, the centre of the old horse training facility is where you will find a truly unique brewery. Sixteen of the former boxes have been converted into private dining areas. The brewery also boasts a relaxed beer garden as well as a modern indoor dining area which allows visitors to view the brewhouse from the bar.
St Andrews Beach Brewery brews on-site using the finest aroma hops and heirloom variety malt to ensure each beer is full of flavour and character. Inspired by the property’s unique story, the core range of beers includes US Pale Ale, Australian Lager, Golden Ale and Pilsner.
Enjoy the brewery’s delicious snack menu and choose from a selection of locally sourced wines. The menu consists of a variety of small plates, share plates, salads, pizzas and burgers that go hand in hand with the core range of craft beers.
Check St Andrews Beach Brewery website for details.
Red Hill Brewery
The Red Hill Brewery was the first microbrewery on the Mornington Peninsula, opening in April 2005. The Red Hill Brewery is unique, not only do they have their own brewery on site, but they also established their own hop yard where they grow all their own hops to use in the beers they brew.
Fine hand-crafted ales made from brewery grown hops make the Red Hill Brewery a beer oasis in a sea of wine. Share the passion for their beers in a relaxed, rustic bush setting amongst the hop vines, where everyone is welcome to visit. You can taste the range of award winning, boutique ales, watch the hops grow and see the brewers in action, or just sit back and enjoy a quiet pint on the deck.
Light lunches of local produce on Fridays and southern style BBQ on weekends. Food is available on all open days.
In addition to our exceptional lineup of year-round brews, the Golden Ale, Wheat Beer, Scotch Ale and Pilsner… the brewery also produces an acclaimed and unique collection of seasonal specialities such as Christmas Ale, Temptation, Hop Harvest Ale, Belgian Blonde, Weizenbock, Imperial Stout and many rare, barrel-aged and challenging beer styles.
Open Fri – Sun and Public Holidays 11am – 6pm. More in summer. Check Red Hill Brewery website for details.
Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Mornington Peninsula Brewery is recognised as one of Australia’s leading craft breweries.
The Brewery Bar, nestled in the back streets of Mornington, has 6 award winning beers on tap along with their four regular beers: Pale Ale, Witbier, Brown Ale and IPA. There is always a Specialty beer on tap highlighting the diversity and different styles of beer.
The Brewery Bar has a casual atmosphere complemented by the beer garden and a viewing mezzanine overlooking the brewhouse. Together with a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas and Mornington Peninsula wines, Mornington Peninsula Brewery makes a welcoming destination for the discerning beer drinker. Check out the Mornington Peninsula Brewery website for more information.
You can also find Mornington Beer at selected bottle shops, hotels and restaurants throughout the Mornington Peninsula.
Bass and Flinders Distillery
Set in the heart of Red Hill, Bass and Flinders Distillery invite you to visit Mornington Peninsula’s only bespoke distillery and cellar door to experience a journey from the stills to glass.
Bass and Flinders Distillery will offer you an insight into how they make their fine products including a range of gins, Australia’s first grape-based vodka, limoncello and bandy aged in French Oak. Tours of the barrel room and distillery are offered every weekend, with visitors also welcome to participate in an informative tasting at the cellar door bar.
Bass and Flinders Distillery also offer one of the most unique gin masterclass experiences in Australia where guests have an opportunity to create their very own bespoke gin. Participants can delve into the unique and wonderful world of gin production whilst tasting a range of gins.
The classes not only cover the long history behind the gin, but guests will also have the opportunity to create a gin tailored specifically to their tastes by blending some of the 16 botanicals that Bass & Flinders use in their own gin production. Gin Masterclasses are held at the distillery every weekend.
Find Bass & Flinders Distillery here.