After more than three years of planning, Stomping Ground Brewing Co opened in October this year with little fanfare. Fast forward a couple of months and the brewery in the Melbourne inner city suburb of Collingwood – with a rich history of brewing itself – has become a hot spot for beer lovers and revelers. Stomping Ground Brewing Co is the first brewery to open in the area in more than 100 years.
The neighbourhood has well and truly spoken with their feet. Just three months in, the new independent brewery has received overwhelming support in the community, the demand being such that the brewery is fast-tracking its expansion.
Steve Jeffares, one of the owners, along with partners Guy Greenstone and Justin Joiner, said, “We have been far busier than expected at this stage and people have responded well to our beers. It’s been a challenge for the team to just keep up but we’ve finally ironed out the inevitable opening kinks”.
Almost 30 different beers have been brewed thus far by Head Brewer Ashur Hall, who already has some seasonal and one-off beers in the works.
Stomping Ground beers are currently available on on-tap only, however, with new large tanks installed to double the potential output and a strong demand, further brewing capacity will be added in the new year, along with plans for a canning line in 2017. All beers are available at the Stomping Ground beer hall, which is open 7 days a week, in addition to a number of Stomping Ground taps can be found around venues in Melbourne.
Check them out at 100 Gipps St, Collingwood and at stompingground.beer.