12 July 2022

The Peninsula may be known for its sprawling array of vineyards and wineries, but for those who aren’t partial to a pinot or rosé, you can sit back and sip a cold frothy beer from one of the region's well loved breweries.

So, if you’re looking for something to keep you busy during the winter months, grab your friends and hit up these iconic peninsula breweries.

St Andrews Beach Brewery

Originally built in the early 2000s as a racetrack for Australian horse racing royalty, the 92acre property was home to up to 80 thoroughbreds including former Melbourne and Caulfield Cup winners like Makybe Diva, Mummify and Alinghi.

Converted in 2015 using the original infrastructure, the team transformed the former stables and St Andrews Beach Brewery was born. They officially opened their doors in 2017 with the philosophy of brewing the Peninsula’s finest beer in their premium brewhouse. The brewery emphasises the need to minimise their environmental footprint and they are always looking for ways to improve their sustainability.

With a wide range of brews available, you won’t be disappointed in this exciting experience.

160 Sandy Road, Fingal 3939 | 03 5988 6854

Jetty Road Brewery

Exuding industrial charm with their exposed brick, high ceilings and concrete floors, Jetty Road Brewery is a Peninsula classic. Their goal is to create quality beer, a taste for adventure and a healthy appreciation for the good life. Their passion and commitment for their community drives their desire to create a delicious variety of beers to be enjoyed by all.

With a focus on creating an environment that teaches their visitors about the craft beer process, Jetty Road makes a point of sourcing local produce that supports and celebrates the whole community.

Whether you’ve never tried a beer, or are a seasoned beer drinker, Jetty Road has something for everybody.

12-14 Brasser Avenue, Dromana 3936 | 03 5987 2754

Red Hill Brewery

Tucked away in the sprawling country roads of Red Hill, this brewery has been around for almost twenty years. Red Hill Brewery is an award-winning, independent craft brewery with the philosophy of brewing beers that are a pleasure to drink. They are constantly experimenting with a variety of local produce like cherries, honey and truffles to enhance the rich flavours of their brews.

Never fear though, if you prefer a more traditional beverage, their classic barrel-aged beers are permanently available. Made with love, skill, and tender care, this is a true passion project.

Challenging the status quo when it comes to craft beers, head up to Red Hill Brewery for a tasting experience like no other. And if you don’t feel like driving home, book in to stay at the onsite Brewer’s Cottage.

88 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South | 03 5989 2959

Two Bays

Established in 2018, Two Bays Brewing Co is dedicated to providing the community with fully gluten free, vegan and kosher certified beers. Designed for anyone diagnosed with Coeliac disease, or anyone who simply likes to try something a little different, Two Bays is the place for you.

Offering up to nine different gluten free beers you can sit down in their taproom to enjoy a pot or schooner and pair it with one of the brewery's delicious wood fired gluten free pizzas.

Two Bays have come a long way in their first four years, already amassing a variety of awards and accolades. This is one stop on the Peninsula Pub Crawl that you don’t want to miss.

2 Trewhitt Court, Dromana 3936 | 03 5910 0880


The Hix Microbrewery

The Hix Microbrewery was founded in 2006 with brewer Jake Hickinbotham. Award winning beers including a Pilsener, Pale ale, Brown ale and Irish stout are on tap all year round.

This generational family run business was established in 1988 with the Hickinbotham Winery built from recycled materials to create its unique rustic feel. As they grew over the years, the family built their signature restaurant and created the Hix Beer boutique brewery. With so much on offer, Hix is a must visit stop with great beer, good food, welcoming staff and a view of the bay that can’t be beaten.

194 Nepean Hwy Dromana, VIC 3936 | 03 5981 0355


Escape Brewing

Located at Capel Sound, these guys believe that everyone deserves an escape, whether it be from the city, an early escape from the daily grind, or just an escape with (or from) family and friends. That's why they brew.

Built as an independent craft brewery Escape Brewery creates a wide range of brews on site. Whether you're partial to a pilsner or a lager, they have something for everyone. Sit down and escape with a bite to eat and a beer or two.

2/12 Suffolk Street, Capel Sound VIC 3940 | 03 5903 3598


Tar Barrel Brewery

Tar Barrel is a well known corner in Red Hill, named by road builders storing tar barrels there during road building. Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery sees Matt Bebe and Andrew Gow produce award winning craft beers.

The pair run on the philosophy that being ‘local’ and using ‘local’ should be at the core of what they do. They offer standard and specialty beers on tap that pair well with their fantastic wood fired pizzas. The brewery continues to grow, with the introduction of their whiskey and gin distillery. Tar Barrel can truly cater to everyone’s preferences.

72 Watt Road, Mornington VIC 3931


Smart Brothers Brewing

After almost a decade of homebrewing, Smart Brothers Brewery is the realisation of years of hard work and determination. With 12 artisan brews on tap, they also have frequent new releases, seasonal brews, guest taps and special collaborations throughout the year.

With a keen eye on quality, fresh ingredients and not a preservative in sight, Smart Brothers Somerville taproom is one you can’t miss. With experimental beer like India Pale Ale’s packed full of pineapple and coconut, dark porters or classic German inspired brews, they offer the full spectrum of style and possibility. Grab your family and friends and head to Smart Brothers Brewery for the perfect relaxing afternoon.

4/1071 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Somerville 3912 | 0491 763 765


For more information visit the official Mornington Peninsula tourism website, and remember, don’t drink and drive.