ST ANDREWS BEACH BREWERY
A fully integrated craft brewery inspired by our Peninsula surroundings
Here at St Andrews Beach Brewery we like to keep things simple and uncomplicated - the way life ought to be. Built in the coastal provenance of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, our 38 hectare property was once home to one of Australia's premier horse training facilities and proudly boasts a 1,200m grassed race track (now a exceptionally large fruit and veggie patch!).
Honestly, we couldn't of asked for a better place to grow our hops, fruit trees, let the chickens roam free and spend days crafting and pouring great brews right from our stable doors.
Co-owner Andrew Purchase has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for most of his life, and had a goal to start a brewery that would highlight what the region has to offer. Having also co-owned a successful brewery in France, Andrew soon turned his attention to starting a craft brewery showcasing the Mornington Peninsula.
A unique opportunity presented itself when a world class horse training facility became available, St Andrews Beach Brewery co-owner Michael Freedman was already a part owner of the property and inspired by Andrew’s vision of turning the horse training facilities into a truly unique brewery he jumped onboard, along with 2013 Golden Slipper winning jockey Tommy Berry.
St Andrews Beach Brewery already produces its own beer and, as our crops mature, and our own produce grows we will use our own fruit and vegetables within the brewery and venue.
St Andrews Beach Brewery is situated on a 92-acre property; formerly known as ‘Markdel’ which was owned by the Freedman Brothers, one of Australia’s most successful horse training families.
In the mid-2000’s the property was a working race horse training facility housing up to 80 thoroughbred horses and featured its own 1200m grassed training track and swimming pool.
The stables produced over 100 Group One winning horses, including multiple Melbourne Cup, Caufield Cup, Cox Plate Golden Slipper winning horses.
The future vision of St Andrews Beach Brewery is simple; we’ll continue to focus on making great beer, serve delicious food and provide visitors to the Peninsula with an experience to remember.
We also maintain our strong commitment to sustainability, and protecting the integrity of our home – the Mornington Peninsula.
In the future, as our crops mature, St Andrews Brewery will be able to utilise the produce that we grow fulfilling our vision of sustainability. The former 1200m race track is now occupied by 8000 apple and pear cider trees, while the former stables are home to our own livestock that include chickens, pigs and sheep.