Stomping Ground Upside Down Brown Ale

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

When you open a new brewery, you can never be too sure which beers are going to find favour with your public. Sure, a pale is always going to be a winner, probably an IPA and, these days, a well made sour for the more discerning drinker. The benefit of having 26 taps to play with is that you can try out many things and see what sticks.

Among the early releases to find favour with Stomping Ground's audience was the Upside Down. Brown ales aren't typically the biggest sellers, instead tending to have a smaller but avid fan base. Yet this beer put its hand up for a permanent guernsey early on.

Its popularity is easy to understand: it's a well judged blend of biscuity, nutty and chocolaty malt characters, dark fruit and raisins and a steadily building, earthy bitterness. It's named after the Yarra River but, as the brewery claims, tastes much better.

Brown Ale
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