Stomping Ground Cherry Smash & Red Moon

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Published July 10, 2020

Stomping Ground have been steadily releasing new cans since COVID-19 saw venues close and the brewery doesn’t look to be slowing down as Melbourne’s second lockdown kicks in. There’s Cherry Smash, the latest in the long-running fruited sour series from the brewery with one key difference: nitro cans. Other than tiny bubbles, the beer is also filled with cherries and lactose to make a bright red and equally soft beer. To my mind it was mostly reminiscent of tart cherry lollies from my childhood which, now that I think about it, might never have existed but I can say for certain is that Cherry is the most winter appropriate Smash to date.

Then there’s Blood Moon, a red IPA best drunk while floating through space. It seems like a particularly good way to socially distance and is a beer lush with rich toffee malts, gripping bitterness and pithy grapefruit and pine from the hops.

Will Ziebell

Sour & Red IPA
4.2% & 6.0%
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