Stomping Ground | Moorabbin Beer Hall

Stomping Ground | Moorabbin Beer Hall

Stomping Ground's new Brewery & Beer Hall is a stunning factory conversion at the former Phillip Morris cigarette factory, now known as Morris Moor.

It has both indoor and outdoor spaces including a huge beer garden and sun deck, viewing windows to watch the brewers in action, a kids cubby house, a 120 person function room, 25+ rotating craft beer taps, and a state of the art kitchen with a wood fire pizza oven. Family friendly, dog friendly and everything in between!

While current restrictions mean that we won't be able to hold our full capacity, there will be plenty of room for walk-ins, so come on down and check it out!

Stomping Ground is a neighbourhood brewery in Melbourne bringing people together over a great beer.

A century ago Collingwood was the epicentre of Australian brewing and breweries were an integral part of their community. We're proud to bring independent brewing back to its original stomping ground - and put our community at the heart of everything we do. Beer should be for everyone and we brew great beers to suit all tastes from laid-back easy drinkers to adventurous spirits.

Whether it's at one of our Beer Halls in Collingwood or Melbourne Airport or at one of our city's iconic bars or pubs start your beer journey wherever you're at and we'll take you wherever you want to go.

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First Look: Stomping Ground Opens a Boisterous 460-Person Beer Hall and Brewery in Moorabbin

The jewel in the crown of the new Morris Moor precinct, Stomping Ground's third venue occupies a cavernous old cigarette factory. Find 25-plus taps pouring easy-drinking and out-there ales, plus some exclusive to the site. On the menu: cheesy pretzels, parmesan-crumbed schnitties and steaks with boozy bacon jam.

Not everyone gets the chance to take an iconic venue and do it all over again. But that's the reality for the Stomping Ground team, headed up by Steve Jeffares, Guy Greenstone and Justin Joiner.

The original location, on Gipps Street in Collingwood, is absolutely the template for their new warehouse-size brewery and beer hall in Moorabbin (the site operated as a pop-up over summer). It's in the old Phillip Morris cigarette factory, part of the six-hectare Morris Moor precinct on Cochranes Road.

And while Jeffares calls it "reassuringly familiar" - particularly the sky-high ceilings, centre-of-the-room bar and communal seating - it's not exactly the same. "We didn't want a cookie-cutter approach, [but] we certainly wanted to have some shared DNA," he says. This is the third venue in the Stomping Ground stable; in 2020 the brewery opened an airport outpost like few others in the world.

In Moorabbin you'll find the same breadth of beer styles as in Collingwood, pouring from 25-plus taps, by a brewery positioning itself as a producer for the people. "We believe there's a beer for everybody," says Jeffares. That's reflected in the traffic-light system by which each beer is categorised: green means easy-drinking, amber is for intermediate brews and red signifies a more out-there style. From the crisp, smashable Laneway Lager to the Into the 'Wood Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (with a potent ABV of 10.5 per cent), the idea is to bring more beer-drinkers into the fold - as opposed to any gatekeeping.

There'll also be some Morris Moor exclusives - to start you can try the Uncle Phil's Pils (a pilnser named for Phillip Morris) and the juicy Moor Pale. But beyond the glut of fruity sours, malty brown ales and hopped-up IPAs, find tap wines from Noisy Ritual, cider by Willie Smith and gluten-free beer from Two Bays (run by Jeffares's brother Richard).

Food-wise, the menu is also much the same as in Collingwood. Executive chef Ben Isaacs hasn't had to reinvent the wheel, and is serving cheesy baked pretzels with mustard; parmesan-crumbed chicken schnitties with Waldorf slaw; and a 300-gram porterhouse with bacon-and-ale jam. And, of course, his crowd-pleasing pizzas.

And if you thought the Collingwood location was big, get this: while the former can hold 250, the latter's capacity is a whopping 460 (in non-restrictive times). The main beer hall is an indoor-outdoor conversion - an old alleyway between two buildings has been enclosed - but there are retractable sections of roofing, so the space can be opened up when weather permits. There's also a shuffleboard and a three-level cubbyhouse for the kids.

Outdoors is a deck with plenty of sunny seating, and the tiny park just outside the front door is part of the general liquor licence - so you can grab a few takeaway tinnies and sink them on the grass.

Mon to Thu 11.30am-11.30pm
Fri & Sat 11.30am-1am
Sun 11.30am-11.30pm

Review by EVAN JONES |
Published on 29 June 2021


❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  9 Cochranes Rd  Moorabbin 3189 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 8560 3116
9 Cochranes Rd MoorabbinVictoria(03) 8560 3116

❊ Web Links ❊

Stomping Ground | Moorabbin Beer Hall

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