The history runs deep in all that we do
The story of St Andrews Beach Brewery dates back to the early 2000’s, when our Co-founder Andrew Purchase built the racetrack on the property for the royal family of Australian horse racing – the Freedman Brothers. When the property became available in 2015, Andrew and Michael Freedman saw an opportunity that was too good to miss. With the infrastructure in place and with a story like no other, Andrew, Michael and their passionate team of co-owners set about turning the former stables into a truly unique brewery.


St Andrews Beach Brewery is situated on a 92-acre property formally known as ‘Markdel’. In the mid-2000’s, the property housed up to 80 thoroughbred horses and boasted its very own grassed race track. Over 100 group one winners called the stables home, including multiple Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper champions – Makybe Diva, Mummify and Alinghi.


We love brewing great beer.
Our brewery is underpinned by the philosophy to brew the finest beer on the Mornington Peninsula. Every drop of beer is brewed and packaged on-site in our state-of-the-art brewhouse and canning line using the finest hops, malt and local artesian water. Next time you’re at the stables, you’ll see our beautiful Italian brewhouse and passionate team of brewers on display for you all to see. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.


Every day we strive to brew great beer, serve delicious food and provide experiences to remember. We are also strongly committed to protecting the integrity of our home and repurposing the unique features of the former training facility. The stables that once housed Group One winning horses are now one-of-a-kind dining areas and the former race track and paddocks is where you’ll find our hops and orchard.


Brewing beer requires a lot of energy, so we are always looking at ways to utilise natural resources and reduce our footprint on the environment. The brewery is powered by a large solar panel farm, positioned on the north facing roofs of the stables.

On the brewing side of things, we source every drop of water from our very own artesian spring, located directly below our Mornington Peninsula property. To minimise waste, all of the spent grain from the brewhouse is donated to local farms to feed cattle, pigs and sheep.


Like the brewery and taproom, we saw an opportunity to repurpose the unique features on the property into an agribusiness like no other. The former grassed race track is now home over 8000 heritage apple and pear trees for cider production and our very own plot of Sandy Road Cluster Hops. We also supply our kitchen with fresh seasonal herbs and veggies that are grown in our very own backyard.
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