The Terminal 3 venue will produce and sell up to 30 different types of beer every year
Passengers waiting for their connections at Melbourne Airport can now quench their travel thirst with a local craft beer for the first time. The airport has recently teamed up with Stomping Ground Brewing Co and opened Australia’s first airport brewery at Terminal 3.
Each year, around 30 types of beer will be produced on the site, meaning that frequent travelers can always look forward to tasting something new. Besides, the brewery will also offer tasting paddles plus takeaway tinnies.
Passengers of all ages can also dine in and enjoy meals from an extensive menu while observing the airport’s airfield.
According to Melbourne Airport chief of retail, Andrew Gardiner, the brewery is part of the airport’s efforts to create a sense of place at the airport.
“There’s huge demand for craft beer in Melbourne so the decision to open a brewery made sense, and we’re proud to be the first airport in Australia, and fourth airport in the world to launch the unique concept,” said Gardiner.
Passengers to taste Melbourne’s inner-city culture
Gardiner added that the main focus of the project is to bring Melbourne’s iconic culinary scene to the airport and to showcase “inner-city Melbourne at its best”.
Stomping Ground co-founder Justin Joiner said: “We’re incredibly excited to be representing Melbourne’s thriving independent brewing scene, and joining some of the city’s best food and drink operators at our own airport.”
“The enjoyment of tasting different styles of beer is behind the explosion of interest in local breweries. We’ll be tapping new beers most weeks so there could well be a new beer added between when you depart and arrive home!”
The new brewery will be open daily between 5:00 and 21:30 with a full restaurant and bar menu.