Stone & Wood’s annual Stone Beer tradition is ready for release. Once again, the team has come together to honour an ancient brewing technique. The nighttime ritual adds wood-fired stones to the kettle to caramelise the batch.
Stone Beer 2018 Vintage Release Wood Fired Porter
7.5% ALC/VOL | Available in 330ml x 4 packs, 24 pack cartons and 50L kegs
The 2018 Stone Beer is a dark porter with aromas and flavours of roast barley, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. The winter release finishes with a firm bitterness from the kettle hops and black malts.
Malts include: Simpsons Maris Otter Pale, Weyermann Caramunich 2, Weyermann Special W, Weyermann Carafa special 1, Weyermann Caraaroma and Briess Cherry Wood.
Hops include: Tettnang and Galaxy.
Stone Beer 2018 Barrel Aged Release Wood Fired Porter
7.3% ALC/VOL | Available in 500ml stone crocks and 50L kegs
Last year, the Stone & Wood team syphoned some of the 2017 Stone Beer into a handful of port and second-use whiskey barrels for 12 months of ageing. Dark and robust, barrel-ageing this full-bodied beer has added smooth and velvety chocolate and vanilla notes to the roasted caramel aroma and cocoa flavour.
Both Stone Beer varieties are available now.