Stomping Ground Hallion

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Published March 17, 2023

2022 was a bog year for Oktoberfest beers and celebrations in Australia, is 2023 the year of St Paddy’s Day? Maybe, or maybe it’ll be 2024 with just a small number of craft breweries ensuring there is the goodness of a locally-made option when anyone walks into a pub asking for a big black pint.* Stomping Ground’s nod to the classic seems a little extra cheeky with the Hallion name literally being Irish slang for rascal or scoundrel.

The Irish dry stout is dosed with nitro and watching it pour with a thick, creamy and slightly off-white creamy head makes me want to read a big and bright book on world records. Dive in like you're a toucan coming down from a great height and you’ll find rich espresso, tobacco and dark chocolate notes rounded off by a dry finish.

*Kudos to Stomping Ground for crashing this beautiful bonus track from You Am I’s Dress Me Slowly back into my consciousness.

Will Ziebell

Irish Dry Stout
Stomping Ground Brewing Co

100 Gipps Street
VIC 3066

(03) 9415 1945
Open Hours

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


Tours: Saturdays and Sundays at midday