Stomping Ground Wattleseed Stout & Panettone

Stomping Ground Brewing Co

Published July 29, 2022

It's been a long and cold Melbourne winter and Stomping Ground have helped alleviate some of those chilly nights by releasing two dark beers a few weeks apart. Wattleseed Stout is a collaboration with the Torres Strait-owned and run Mabu Mabu and the independent bottleshop, Blackhearts & Sparrows. It uses native wattleseed to provide roasted nut and earthy tones that join espresso, aniseed and a soft touch of dark chocolate.

Panettone meanwhile, is a pastry stout that celebrates both stout season and Christmas in July. If you’ve never had the Italian dessert of the same name, know that they are either a not-very-sweet cake or very-sweet bread that are filled with candied orange, rum-soaked raisins and almonds. While there are depressingly few nonna brewers in Australia, Panettone provides all the flavours she'd likely approve of with rich chocolate, dried fruit and sweet orange zest all combined with a further rich hit of sweet, brioche-like breadiness.

Will Ziebell

Wattleseed Stout & Pastry Stout
4.5% & 6.5%
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