Stomping Ground Brewing Co


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

It is a little known piece of Australian brewing history that, in the late 1800s, the Collingwood neighbourhood had as many as 40 breweries, the highest density ever in Australia, before amalgamations and buyouts saw them all closed by the early 1900s.

While this little slice of history is not often discussed, it was certainly in the minds of Stomping Ground founders Steve Jeffares, Guy Greenstone and their new partner (and longtime venue manager) Justin Joiner, when trying to find a name for their very own brewery and beer hall. The 1500 square metre space on the corner of Gipps and Islington Streets is the realisation of a dream the trio have had for quite some time: to give Collingwood a brewery again, and deliver a new local for people in the process. A new stomping ground, if you will.

The much loved and awarded branches of The Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst and St Kilda have given the trio the space to tap an incredibly diverse range of outstanding beers they wish everyone was drinking, and the ever growing GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland has paved the way for breweries to experiment with ingredients like never before. But, for Steve, Guy and Justin there has always been a gap – they wanted to brew their own great beer, create a venue inspired by the many world class breweries and brewpubs they have visited overseas, and provide an exceptional beer experience for as many people as possible.

The search for the right building took far longer than they wished, as always seems to be the way. But, in 2014, they found the one they’d been waiting for and, after more than 18 months of bureaucracy and planning, set about converting the sawtooth roofed warehouse into an industrial style beer hall, garden and restaurant, and installing the highly regarded Matt Marinich as venue manager. All those spaces have a view of the brewery’s tanks and are set around a vast central bar from which the custom tap fonts and hand pumps can pour as many as 26 of Stomping Ground Brewing Co’s creations (and occasionally those of guest breweries) at one time.

Despite the swathes of exposed brick, steel, glass and recycled timber, the entire venue is bright, airy and welcoming, thanks in large part to the partially retractable roof over the beer garden, where metal chairs, communal tables and a kid’s playhouse made from recycled materials demonstrate the venue’s "come one, come all" nature.

This is a place you could as easily have lunch with your grandmother, sister and your sister’s five kids as you could settle in for a beer tasting session with a few mates on a Saturday night. The menu offers up a broad range of dishes, from your classic pub burger and pizzas straight from their Italian wood oven, to more refined plates such as roasted pumpkin, mussels, and seasonal salads.

But if it’s the beer you’re keen on, what is it you’d be tasting?

Stomping Ground offers a wide range of beer styles with the intention to offer something for everyone – wherever you are on your beer journey. Since opening, head brewer Ashur Hall tried his hand at dozens of beer styles, including the popular Laneway Lager, Gipps St Pale Ale, One Eyed IPA and Bearbrass Nitro Milk Stout. But, with customers lapping up the variety of beers on offer, they've been joined by beers as diverse as a rauchbier collaboration with Stone & Wood, a double IPA named after Hawthorn AFL legend Robert "Dipper" DiPierdomenico, a Berliner Weisse with added syrups, and more besides.

Taking on board lessons from their venues and festival, the team has chosen to categorise beers as either easy drinking, intermediate or challenging to help you navigate the wide selection too.

Before opening their doors in August 2016, and to ensure Ashur was on the same page as them, Steve and Guy took their brewer for a trip Stateside, introducing him to some of the US breweries and bars that had so inspired their latest venture. These were venues that hit a sweet spot between being a beer lover’s dream venue and somewhere locals could claim as their own.

That commitment to a wider vision should ensure Stomping Ground doesn't lose sight of its core goal – to return a slice of brewing history to Collingwood.

Kerry McBride

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Core Range

Stomping Ground Footloose Pale Ale
Alcohol-Free Pale Ale
Stomping Ground Big Sky Hazy Pale Ale
Park Ale
Stomping Ground Upside Down Brown Ale
English Brown Ale
Stomping Ground Passionfruit Smash
Passionfruit Gose
Stomping Ground Hop Stomper IPA
Stomping Ground Gipps St Pale Ale (Cans)
American Pale Ale
Stomping Ground Laneway Lager
Stomping Ground Gipps St Pale Ale
American Pale Ale
Stomping Ground One-Eyed IPA
American IPA
Stomping Ground Upside Down Brown Ale
Brown Ale
Stomping Ground Four Seasons Kolsch
Stomping Ground Grandstand Aussie Ale
Australian Pale Ale
Stomping Ground Bad Seed Berliner Weisse
Berliner Weisse
Stomping Ground Market Saison
Stomping Ground Robert DIPA
Double IPA

Limited Releases

Stomping Ground Spritz Smash
Sour Beer
Stomping Ground x Mabu Mabu x Blackhearts & Sparrows Macadamia Brown Ale
Brown Ale
Stomping Ground Hallion
Irish Dry Stout
Stomping Ground Smash Zero Pine Lime
Alcohol-Free Sour
Stomping Ground Czech Pils
Czech Pils
Stomping Ground Nectaron Of The Gods Mandarin IPA
Mandarin IPA
Stomping Ground Into The Wood: Whiskey Barrel-Aged Strong Ale With Coffee
Barrel-Aged Stong Ale
Stomping Ground Wattleseed Stout & Panettone
Wattleseed Stout & Pastry Stout
4.5% & 6.5%
Stomping Ground Ginger Smash
Ginger Beer
Stomping Ground Belgian Quartet & Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (2022)
4.3%, 6.5%, 4.3%, 8.5%, 10.0%
Stomping Ground Bearbrass
Milk Stout
Stomping Ground Tropical Smash
Fruited Sour
Stomping Ground PRIDElweiss Midsumma Ale 2021
Midsumma Ale
Stomping Ground Prost Pack
Stomping Ground Into The Wood: Whisky Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Barrel-aged Barleywine
Stomping Ground Iced Faux-Vo & Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 2021
Sour Beer & Barrel-aged Stout
6.5% & 9.5%
Stomping Ground & Blackhearts Bramble On
Fruit Sour
Stomping Ground The Hazy Squid
Hazy IPA
Stomping Ground Into The 'Wood Barrel Aged Cherry Brett Saison
Cherry Brett Saison
Stomping Ground & Hector's Deli Lunchtime Lager
Stomping Ground Into The 'Wood Barrel Aged Gose With Lemon Myrtle
Barrel Aged Gose
Stomping Ground Watermelon, Cucumber & Mint Smash & Flanders Red Ale
Sour & Flanders Red Ale
4.2% & 6.2%
Stomping Ground Nitro Raspberry Smash
Nitro Sour
Stomping Ground & The Gospel Into The 'Woods Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Stomping Ground Tip Jar & Tiny Piney
New World Lager & Pineapple Pale Ale
4.4% & 3.8%
Stomping Ground Cherry Smash & Red Moon
Sour & Red IPA
4.2% & 6.0%
Stomping Ground & Melbourne Cocoa Double Choc Double Milk Nitro Stout
Sweet Stout
Stomping Ground Resinator IPA
Stomping Ground Hatch Pot IPA & Raspberry Smash
IPA & Fruit Sour
7.2% & 4.2%
Stomping Ground Can't Do Tomorrow
Stomping Ground Into The 'Wood: The First Six
Various styles
Stomping Ground & Blackhearts & Sparrows Bramble On
Dark Berry Sour
Stomping Ground & BOB Bar Laughing Matter
Pale Ale
Stomping Ground & Heartbreaker Piney Dancer IPA
Pineapple IPA
Stomping Ground La Boca Pilsner
Stomping Ground Bunker Porter
Stomping Ground Sour Red Saison
Sour Red Saison
Stomping Ground Kompromat Russian Imperial Stout 2018
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Stomping Ground & Oz Comic-Con Comic Cans
Stomping Ground Guava Smash
Guava Gose
Stomping Ground Astra Man Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Stomping Ground Watermelon Smash
Watermelon Gose
Stomping Ground PRIDElweiss Australian Wheat
Australian Wheat Ale
Stomping Ground & Tequila Tromba Paloma Gose
Tequila Gose
Stomping Ground PRIDElweiss Peach Witbier
Peach Witbier