Stomping Ground Cherry Smash & Red Moon

Style
Sour & Red IPA
ABV
4.2% & 6.0%

Stomping Ground have been steadily releasing new cans since COVID-19 saw venues close and the brewery doesn’t look to be slowing down as Melbourne’s second lockdown kicks in. There’s Cherry Smash, the latest in the long-running fruited sour series from the brewery with one key difference: nitro cans. Other than tiny bubbles, the beer is also filled with cherries and lactose to make a bright red and equally soft beer. To my mind it was mostly reminiscent of tart cherry lollies from my childhood which, now that I think about it, might never have existed but I can say for certain is that Cherry is the most winter appropriate Smash to date.

Then there’s Blood Moon, a red IPA best drunk while floating through space. It seems like a particularly good way to socially distance and is a beer lush with rich toffee malts, gripping bitterness and pithy grapefruit and pine from the hops.

Will Ziebell

Published July 10, 2020

Name
Stomping Ground Brewing Co
Address

100 Gipps Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Phone
(03) 9415 1945
Open Hours

Sun to Thurs: 11.30am to midnight
Fri & Sat: 11.30am to 1am)

Tours

Tours: Saturdays and Sundays at midday

HCH 2024 B
AIBA 2024 entries B2

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