Our People


Meet the hard-working bunch of locals who’ve helped make St Andrews Beach Brewery one of Australia’s destination breweries.



It was Andrew (otherwise known as Purch) and Jane who had the crazy idea of turning the former stables into the brewery we now call home. The St Andrews Beach locals are extremely passionate region and we’re eager to provide the local community with a unique brewery and hospitality experience when the property became available in 2015. Andrew and Jane are excited by the future plans of the farm and to see visitors enjoying home grown produce in the brewery.

Matt Stitt

Head Brewer

Matt has been our Head Brewer since day one and is the brains behind the beer. Matt has been instrumental in developing our range of beers, seltzers and managing the growth of our production facility. In addition to being a talented brewer, Matt also has a master’s degree in winemaking and has worked vintages around the world. When he’s not in the brewing up a storm, you’ll find Matt chasing after his two young boys around the farm or down the beach.

Andreas Wittwer

Head Chef

Andreas is the definition of a foodie and believes less is more when it comes to creating a delicious plate of food. With over 25 years of experience, he’s still incredibly passionate about his craft and is excited to work with fresh produce grown on the farm. When he’s not in the SAB kitchen, you’ll find him in the kitchen at home developing new dishes or watching the mighty blues.

Pete Saleeba


Pete is the man responsible for making sure your local pub or bottle shop is stocked up with your favourite SAB brews. Pete has played a huge part in growing our distribution and has developed wonderful long-term relationships with our local partners. When he’s not on the road catching up with our partners, you’ll find Pete watching sport and cooking an array of meat over his beloved charcoal barbeque.

Tim Purchase

Brand Development

Tim was employee number four and has worked in a diverse number of roles across the business – marketing, sales and events. More recently Tim has become our Brand Manager and is in charge of managing the brand, digital marketing, new product development and event activation. When Tim isn’t devising our latest limited release, you’ll find him on the greens at The Dunes or St Andrews Beach.