After being blown away by the devastation of the Queensland floods, Byron Bay’s Stone & Wood brewery has decided to do their bit by donating a batch of beer to raise funds for the Queensland Flood Appeal.
“As craft brewers, we’re not exactly a big corporate with a big balance, but we do know that Aussies treat beer like currency, and we can brew beer,” the guys said.
“We will be working with some of our friends who run great craft beer pubs and bars around the country to raise funds by selling the beer across their bars.
“Over the last few weeks and days we have seen the people of Queensland struggling to cope with the full force of mother nature and the rising waters of the big wet.
“We’re brewing a one-off beer which was initially going to be a small brew just for the upcoming Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular at the Local Taphouses in Sydney and Melbourne. However we have decided to do a full brew and work together with other good craft beer people to offer craft beer drinkers the opportunity to donate to the cause by simply buying and enjoying a beer.
“It’s a way that we as craft brewers, craft pub and bar operators, and craft beer drinkers can all come together to do our bit.
As you would expect from Stone & Wood the beer, to be called Red Relief, follows no real style guide but is a dark red ale brewed with an array of malted grains.
It will be first available at the GAB SpecTAPular on the 12th of Feb and local Byron Bay pubs, and other good craft beer venues around the country the following weekend.
The brewery expects to raise $500 from each keg for the flood appeal.