Byron Bay Brewery

Our Humble Beginnings

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Our journey so far...

Our journey so far...

A fair bit’s changed since the three boys first sat around the kitchen table, dreaming up what would be the original and handcrafted Pacific Ale, back in 2008. What hasn’t changed are our values, being proudly independent, being ingrained in our communities and our focus on treading as lightly as we can on our Earth.

It’s funny to think, that despite us capturing the day-to-day to share with you all on in our online communities, it took a collective effort to pull together this timeline for our tasting room wall, showing the milestones of our shared history…

Into 2017, we will continue striving to be a good business defined by our actions and we will not forget our humble beginnings.

Early 2008

Ross, Brad and Jamie get the keys to an old soft drink factory in the Arts and Industrial Estate, Byron Bay…

September 2008

Shiny new tanks arrive all way from Prince Edward Island in Canada, the brewery starts to come together

November 2008

Stone & Wood’s first keg of beer (Draught Ale) goes on tap in the local pubs…

April/March 2009

First Stone & Wood Lager bottles rattle down the bottling line…

September 2009 

First batch of Stone Beer brewed

March 2010

Draught Ale released in bottles

November 2010

The original Pacific Ale is born, Draught Ale is renamed to Pacific Ale

April 2012

Jasper Ale first brewed…

July 2012

The Mash Collective is born …

Summer 2012/13

Garden Ale released as a summer seasonal

May 2013

New site settled on to build a bigger brewery in Murwillumbah

September 2013

First employees become shareholders under our employee ownership plan

May 2014

Bonnie the caravan joins the Stone & Wood family and goes on her first road trip to Newcastle

July 2014

We open our second brewery in Murwillumbah…

Cloud Catcher released as a celebration beer, inspired by the brewery’s backdrop, Mt Warning (Wollumbin)

March 2015

Clyde the beer truck joins the Stone & Wood family and goes on Surfari!

Stone & Wood hires its 50th employee, growing from three staff to 50 in under seven years

Installation of 100kw of solar panels on the roof at Murwillumbah to reduce our footprint…

March 2015

Beers of the Earth Released, six traditional styles brewed in six tanks side by side…

November 2015

Our lager rebranded to Green Coast, reflecting the green hills that roll down to meet the Pacific Ocean…

November 2015

Pilot Brewery installed at Byron Bay….

February 2016

Festival of the Stone goes on Tour….

April 2016

Big Scrub joins Beers from our Backyard Range as a limited release…

November 2016

Beer as a force for good, Stone & Wood brewing Co. accredited as a Certified B-Corp Corporation!

2017 and beyond…

Independent local brewer, brewing handcrafted beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Cheers to the good times ahead!

In Byron? Join us for a tour and check out the Timeline now on display in our Byron brewery’s Tasting Room.


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