Stomping Ground Bearbrass

Style
Milk Stout
ABV
4.5%

There’s a fair bit of history to this limited release tin from Stomping Ground. For one, the name Bearbrass was among the first that European settlers knew Melbourne as, apparently due to a misunderstanding of Birrarung, the name of the Yarra River in the language of the Wurundjeri. Fast forward quite a few decades and Collingwood’s first brewery in some years opens and among the first beers they pour is a nitro milk stout named after that early peace of the city's history. It's been a staple at the brewery since too and now in time for Easter 2022, they've released that beer in tins with something of a Wonka-esque Easter egg competition where a limited number of golden-topped cans can be found - the details of what's involved can be found here.

Assuming you might be a little more interested in the beer over a Melbourne history lesson, we should also add that the beer has a smooth, silky and creamy body thanks to that nitro, which also ensures it pours with a creamy off-white head. The flavours meanwhile include fresly-roasted cocoa, sweeter touches of milk chocolate and espresso that come together to ensure that even ignoring the excitement of cracking a nitro tin, cracking a second tin is as easy as it gets.

Will Ziebell

Published April 14, 2022

Name
Stomping Ground Brewing Co
Address

100 Gipps Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Phone
(03) 9415 1945
Open Hours

Sun to Thurs: 11.30am to midnight
Fri & Sat: 11.30am to 1am)

Tours

Tours: Saturdays and Sundays at midday

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