Tell us a bit about Smart Brothers Brewing. How did the business come together?
Smart Brothers Brewing is just that, two brothers Ben and Matt brewing because they love everything craft beer. After a few years of dreaming and planning they decided to give it a crack, starting out small and keeping everything local to our taproom in Somerville.
What sets the brewery apart from its competition?
We’re the smallest brewery on the Mornington Peninsula producing small batch handcrafted beers. Our beers are exclusively available through our taproom – controlling the whole process from grain to glass guarantees quality and freshness.
Tell us a bit about your beers. What’s your top-seller and what makes it so popular?
Being a small brewery gives us the opportunity to brew a large range of beers – our taproom has at least ten beers on tap at any time, ranging from delicate German-style lagers to big, heavy porters. Our current top seller is our Coconut IPA, a big, fruity IPA with heaps of toasted coconut thrown in to make it a pretty unique offering.
What about your taproom? Can I taste your beers onsite?
Our taproom and restaurant is currently the only place to try our beers – it’s separate to our brewery (also in Somerville, but not open to the public). The Taproom has a family-friendly atmosphere with board and card games available to while away an afternoon over a few beers.
What makes the Mornington Peninsula the perfect travel destination?
It’s got everything – beautiful countryside, spectacular beaches and some of the best food, beer and wine in Australia.
Find Smart Brothers Brewing at 4/1071 Frankston-Flinders Road, Somerville with The Taproom open Thursday to Sunday. Check out their beers via their website.