It’s been 10 years of beers since the first kegs rolled out of Stone & Wood’s brewery in Byron Bay, back in 2008.
For the Northern Rivers independent brewery, they’re excited but the milestone feels like a drop in the ocean.
“Compared to breweries in other parts of the world that have been around for hundreds of years, we’re 10 years young!” said co-owner Brad Rogers.
Looking back, Head Brewer Caolan Vaughn said that the brewery has released experimental brews since the early days, including Beers of the Earth, The Mash Collective series, Stone Beer, The Gatherer and Forefathers but has always been limited by capacity.
“We’ve released some memorable beers but until now, our focus has also been on getting enough of it to our thirsty drinkers,” said Caolan.
Stone & Wood is looking forward to ramping up their releases, promising some exciting changes, additions and limited brews in the coming months.
But that’s not all… In the coming months, the brewery will put on their inaugural Backyard Invitational event on 24 November, at what will become their Brisbane Brewery in the new year, along with their new brewery in Byron being set to open in mid December.
“We’re proud of the journey so far and having an incredible, passionate team that’s been along for the ride but all of us at Stone & Wood are even more excited for what’s to come!” said Caolan.