Media release

Melbourne brewery Stomping Ground is set to open its second brewpub in the ‘Morris Moor’ development in Moorabbin.

The team behind the popular and multi-award winning Collingwood brewery and beer hall have secured more than 1000 square metres at the historic development, which will see the transformation of Moorabbin’s 60-year-old Phillip Morris manufacturing site into a new urban destination for the local area.

In a building once home to mechanical facilities that serviced the entire 6.27-hectare site, Stomping Ground has plans to open a beer hall, event space and large beer garden to accompany a 12 hectolitre brewery.

Steve, Guy and Justin at the Stomping Ground Morris Moor site with Up Property Managing Director Adam Davidson (second from left). The team expect the venue to open early in 2020.

Steve, Guy and Justin at the Stomping Ground Morris Moor site with Up Property Managing Director Adam Davidson (second from left). The team expect the venue to open early in 2020.

Stomping Ground Co-Founder, Guy Greenstone, explains that Moorabbin presents an exciting opportunity for the brewery to share their love of beer, culture and hospitality with more Melbournians, especially in their own stomping ground.

“Melbourne’s South East already has excellent breweries like 2 Brothers, Bad Shepherd, Boatrocker, Dainton, Wolf of the Willows and Mr Banks. My partners (Steve Jeffares and Justin Joiner) and I all live with our families in the area so it made sense for us to open the next Stomping Ground venue there and hopefully become an integral part of that local community.”

An early render of the site showing the Stomping Ground Morris Moor building on the left.

An early render of the site showing the Stomping Ground Morris Moor building on the left.

“We will be showcasing a wide variety of our beers, many brewed in the onsite brewery, along with great food in a unique, family-friendly beer hall atmosphere. We’re especially proud of what we’ve created in Collingwood and can’t wait to reveal all at Morris Moor in early 2020.”

Steve, Guy and Justin toast the announcement of Stomping Ground Morris Moor with Up Property Managing Director Adam Davidson (second from left).

Steve, Guy and Justin toast the announcement of Stomping Ground Morris Moor with Up Property Managing Director Adam Davidson (second from left).

Up Property’s Managing Director, Adam Davidson explains that Stomping Ground’s new brewpub aligns closely with their vision for hospitality space in the precinct.

“We are really passionate about creating a vibrant, engaging community that will be a local destination for the surrounding suburbs and are focusing on finding place makers not space takers – future tenants will have an element of on-site production rather than straight up retail, to help bring the development to life. Think coffee roasters and cafes, restaurants, florists, artisanal bakeries and more.”

“We are excited to realise our vision for the hospitality precinct by welcoming Stomping Ground to Morris Moor and look forward to seeing their ideas for the space come to life,” Adam says.