Mornington Brown is an English-style brown ale, brewed using classic imported English ale malts. Mornington Peninsula Brewery’s Brown displays all the wonderfully rich and toffee characters associated with these malts. Pouring a deep golden brown with hints of red, aromas of toffee, brown sugar and raisins greet the nose. The palate offers more toffee and raisins, with a supporting cast of chocolate and nuts. Rich, full-bodied, smooth and moreish.
Matt Bebe and Malcom McLean were celebrating Hawthorn’s 2008 Premiership when talk turned to beer and breweries and long into the night, the euphoric pair discussed grand visions for a new brewery. Their vision was to start a brewery based on tradition, industry and honesty that identifies with the Mornington Peninsula’s heritage of epicurean and leisure opportunities.
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At a meeting in February 2009, an industry stalwart advised the guys to contract brew first and create a market. Despite that being the easier option, it didn’t sit with the brewery motto: “Be true to the beer & those who drink it.” So, it was very lucky and a great relief to find another 16 like-minded beer lovers who were keen to share the dream (and turn up for working bees to prepare the factory for fit out).