Take A Trip Along The Ale Trail - Visit Mornington Peninsula
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For love of a good craft beer! The Mornington Peninsula’s Beer Cider Spirits sets the scene for perfect Ale trail adventure. With sun shinning and relaxed vibes all around; summer’s looking pretty good to take on an adventure of discovery of some the best taphouses and breweries on the Mornington Peninsula. Spend a day and sample a few or discover them all the choice is yours. You may even be lucky to meet a few of the talented local brewers who have honed their craft right here on the Mornington Peninsula.

Northern - Carrum Downs, Seaford and Frankston

Dainton Brewery & Taphouse

Have you tried the paddles at Dainton Brewery & Taphouse in Carrum Downs yet? Their IPA Paddle includes 4 standout hop-driven beers - Major Tom New World IPA, Blood Orange NEIPA, Jungle Juice Hazy IPA and Overdrive West Coast IPA.

Taste buds already tingling? Explore more of the ales on offer at Dainton Brewery & Taphouse via the link here.


Banks Brewing

Located in Seaford, Banks Brewing is most known for their IPAs and big stouts! Stop by and grab a table in the outdoor beer garden to make the most of that summer sunshine.

Find all the details for Banks Brewing here.


Frankston Brewhouse

Keeping things in the great outdoors, the alfresco area at Frankston Brewhouse on New Street is a top place to enjoy the warmer weather on a lazy summer afternoon. The Sunnyside Session Ale, Ambassador Pale Ale and Harold Hop IPA are top picks to order for the visit here!

Find your way to Frankston Brewhouse here.


Northern and Hinterland - Somerville, Mornington and Red Hill

Smart Brothers Brewing

Founded by brothers Ben and Matt, Smart Brothers Brewing has quickly become loved by both the locals as well as those visiting the Somerville area. There are numerous Ales here to choose from as part of the 12 artisan beers poured directly on tap.

Learn more about the brews on offer at Smart Brothers Brewing here.


TAR BARREL Brewery & Distillery

Positioned in Mornington’s industrial area, TAR BARREL Brewery & Distillery is a must-visit for live music, a newly-introduced BBQ menu and of course, stellar beers. The team here have also recently launched the first core and specialty beers under the TAR BARREL label (including various Ales!)

Explore more of TAR BARREL Brewery & Distillery here.


Red Hill Brewery

As the original craft brewery of the Mornington Peninsula, there is plenty to love about Red Hill Brewery. And when it comes to the humble Ale, you’ll be spoilt for choice as to which brew to try!

See how you can make the most of the visit to Red Hill Brewery here.



Jetty Road Brewery

Great food and great beers at Jetty Road Brewery make it a must-visit within the vibrant Dromana industrial estate. Pale Ale, Refreshing Ale, IPA…you choose! All the brews on offer are super refreshing and pair perfectly with the tasty selection of snacks, small plates, classic dishes and sides.

Check out the full menu at Jetty Road Brewery via the link here.


TWØBAYS Brewing Co

As Australia’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery and taproom, TWØBAYS Brewing Co has everyone covered for the afternoon Ale refreshments. Their gluten-free pizzas are not to be missed at any time of the year!

Click here to read more about the awesome experiences to be had at TWØBAYS Brewing Co.


Hickinbotham of Dromana

Established in 2008, the HIX Brewery at Hickinbotham of Dromana brews a variety of delicious beers. Alongside the Pale Ale, their Hix Summer Ale is a particular choice for the season!

Explore more of Hickinbotham of Dromana here.


Southern - Capel Sound and Fingal

Escape Brewing

The Taproom at Escape Brewing in Capel Sound sits right alongside their live working brewery. Grab a table with mates and tuck into a pizza or burger from their casual menu. The choice of Ales here ranges from their XPA to the Red IPA and Tropical Pale Ale.

See all the flavours offered at Escape Brewing via the link here.


St Andrews Beach Brewery

Set on a magnificent 92-acre property, St Andrews Beach Brewery in Fingal boasts beers that are full of both character and flavour. Find a seat in one of the converted horse racing stables before enjoying the tastes of their core range US Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Session Ale or IPA.

Find all the extra information for St Andrews Beach Brewery here.


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