Australia’s Stomping Ground Brewing has opened a brewery in Terminal 3 of Melbourne Airport.

Australia’s first airport brewery, the company brews up to 30 different beers on-site, offering passengers a wide range of options.

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!”

Modelled on Stomping Ground’s Collingwood Beer Hall, the venue will cover an area of 330m2.

It will deliver 24 draught beers and six draught wines on tap, also offering clients an airfield view.

Melbourne Airport chief of retail Andrew Gardiner explains that the brewery is part of the airport’s efforts to create a sense of place.

Gardiner said: “There’s a huge demand for craft beer in Melbourne so the decision to open a brewery made sense. We’re proud to be the first airport in Australia and the fourth airport in the world to launch the unique concept.

“We are focused on bringing Melbourne’s iconic culinary scene to the airport. This latest development showcases inner-city Melbourne at its best.”

Additionally, global hospitality company Delaware North partnered with Stomping Ground for the brewery.