Byron Bay’s new brewery, Stone & Wood , has released the first of its beers after years of planning and months spent building their northern NSW coastal production site.
Stone & Wood Draught Ale is now available on tap in a number of Byron Bay venues and was designed to maximise the flavours and aromas that come from keeping brewing processes to a minimum.
Founded by former Matilda Bay brewer, Brad Rogers, along with long-time industry members, Ross Jurisich and Jamie Cook, the trio have worked to create a beer that suits the locals and their casual drinking occasions.
Stone & Wood Draught Ale is also said to have been inspired by the ales of European village breweries, which are delivered fresh and enjoyed in the pubs of the surrounding local area, meaning the team doesn’t need to filter it or pasteurise the new ale.
“We want it to be served over the bar just like it is in our storage tank at the brewery,” Rogers said.
It marks the first beer for Stone & Wood and will only be available on tap. However, the team plans to release their second beer in pack in the new year and will be looking to build national distribution over time.