Often when people think about the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay’s lighthouse, beaches and iconic pubs are what they imagine. Surfing those breaks, walking up through the bush track and taking in that aspect of Australia’s most Easterly point and enjoying our beers around town is epic but what a lot of people from out of town don’t realise, is that there is so much more to this special part of the world.
We’ve asked our crew to share with you what they like to get up to, so if you find yourself in our backyard and you’ve already dropped into our brewery, here’s a couple of other ideas to help you explore the Northern Rivers of NSW, one of the greatest places on Earth!
Georgia (left) drinking Garden Ales at last year’s Laneway Festival
Georgia grew up on a macadamia farm in Lindendale, near Lismore. After finishing her degree in Environmental Management in Brisbane, she was stoked to land a job back home in the beautiful Northern Rivers. The past year she’s been working as a Production Cadet, which means she moves around the business learning the different areas of production, including logistics, engineering, sustainability and quality analysis. She is super exited to be embarking as a brewer for the next six months.
Outside of work she said that she loves attempting to surf and calls herself the Mick Fanning of Stone & Wood (joking!). She also enjoys attending weekly dance sessions at No Lights No Lycra. Her dream is for there to be a daily dance-break at the brewery.
What’s your idea of the perfect day?
A chilled Sunday would include Lismore Car Boot Markets: amazing food (favourite is a Masala Dosa from the Dosa guy (see below), second hand clothes, plants and local produce. After the markets I take my dogs to their favorite beach (7 mile) and after that, have a beer on the point.
If you had a friend in town where would you take them?
If I’m in Murwillumbah, I’d stop in for a coffee at Keith Coffee and go to the Tweed Regional Gallery – they get great exhibitions! Another great place to bring visitors is the Pinnacle Lookout in the Border Ranges National Park.
Where is your fave place to enjoy a few Stone & Wood beers?
Definitely Thursday pizza nights at the Clunes Store. Grab a beer from the bottle shop next door and soak up the atmosphere over a delicious wood fired Il Carretto pizza.
Watch Chapter 1 of The Slow Road, where we brew a beer with local winemaker Jared.