Stomping Ground & BOB Bar Laughing Matter

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Published April 5, 2019

At the rate they've been going in their first couple of years of existence, forging partnerships left, right and centre across Melbourne, there's a good chance that, come 2030, the city will have been renamed Stomping Ground and we'll be living in some sort of Being John Malkovich-esque reality. The latest step along that road for the Collingwood-based operation sees them hook up with BOB Bar, a pop-up venue opened by Triple J alumni Alex Dyson and Kyran Wheatley for the duration of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Together they created Laughing Matter, a "super pale ale" that comes in a variety of cans – The Howler, The Snorter, The Cackler. Inside said cans is a beer that is indeed super pale and pretty damn hoppy too, firing off potent tropical, pineapple and slightly grassy aromas like a standup shooting down a tiresome heckler, then delivering pithy grapefruit like flavours on a lean and dry body like a master of the killer one-liner, complete with a layer of resinous bitterness [don't you dare add a third simile, Smith...].

James Smith

Pale 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