Stone Beer 2020 is Here!

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We’ve lit the fire for another year of Stone Beer traditions

We’ve lit the fire for another year of Stone Beer traditions

Whether you’ve heard the story before or you’re new to the tradition, we invite you to join us in another year of storytelling under a starry winter sky, of standing around a campfire with our freshly brewed Stone Beer.  


Every May since Stone & Wood began, alongside our friends in the brewing industry, we brew our woodfired porter Stone Beer in preparation for winter. This is called our Stone Brew Day.

We start by brewing a decadent porter with dark roasted malts to give coffee and dark chocolate flavours to the beer. Then, on an open fire, we heat volcanic stones sourced from the nearby hinterland, before lowering them glowing-red into the kettle, which lends smoky caramel notes to the beer. The moment the woodfired stones touch the wort with a loud hisss is a moment for celebration.

A month later, we tap Stone Beer at our annual Festival of the Stone – our biggest beer and music festival of the year where our community comes together to enjoy fresh beer, live music, food trucks and winter cheer.


Decadent and bold, Stone Beer is close to our hearts, so it was with great disappointment this year that, in response to COVID-19, we had to call both Stone Brew Day and Festival of the Stone off this year.

Additionally, with the period’s uncertainty, we also raised some initial questions about whether to brew Stone Beer at all. 

Luckily, our founders Jamie, Brad and Ross couldn’t bear the idea of a year without Stone Beer, so we reigned in our resources and brewed Stone Beer 2020 in the face of all the mayhem, albeit in smaller volumes.


This year, in a nod to our roots, Stone Beer 2020 is the first brewed with all-Australian malts, including a Red Gum-smoked malt that adds a subtle smokiness to the brew’s roasted barley, coffee and dark chocolate flavours.

A delicious woodfired dark porter with a firm bitter finish, Stone Beer 2020 is best paired with campfires, fresh air and cold starry nights. Cheers!



On Tap
Eltham Hotel Bangalow Hotel Elements Bar
The Rails Sun Bistro Three Blue Ducks
In Bottleshops
Bay Boozatorium Brgr Spot BYO Cellars Coffs Harbour
Cabarita Beach Hotel Cellar – Ballina Cellar – Bangalow
Cellar – Byron Bay Clunes General Store Crabbes Creek General Store
Curious Ales Elements Karrikan
Kingscliff Cellars Lennox Point Hotel Mary G’s Lismore
Minnie Waters General Store Murwillumbah Cellars Nambucca River Co-op
Ocean Shores Tavern Palmers Store Park Hotel, Suffolk
Pottsville Cellars South West Rocks Cellars Sun Bistro
The Hop Shop The Northern Yamba


On Tap

Archive Netherworld Scratch
Fitzy’s Fibber Maggee Elysium Lakeside Transcontinental
Brewski Bloodhound Bar Tipplers Tap
Helsbys (Pineapple Hotel) Oxford Taphouse
In Bottleshops
Archive Beer Boutique Black Sheep Bottleshop- St Lucia Black Sheep Bottleshop -Newmarket
Black Sheep Bottleshop – The Gap Blind Tiger Bar Boundary Hotel
Bowen Hills Grog Shop Carrington Bottleshop Cellarbrations – MacKenzie Row
Cellarbrations – Camp Hill Cellarbrations – Greenslopes Cellarbrations – Hawthorne
Craft Winestore – Coorparoo Craft Winestore – Redhill Elephant Arms Hotel – Wine Store
Embassy Cellars Glen Hotel Harry Brown – Eaton Hill Hotel
Hellbound Hotel Monier Hotel Westend
James St Cellars Karalee Tavern Malt Traders – CBD
Malt Traders – Southbank Mcguires Carina McGuires Cellars – Vienna Road
Montague Hotel Monte Ale House My Beer Dealer
Porters Plainland Hotel Prince Alfred Hotel Raceview Tavern
Saccharomyces Taringa Sandstone Hotel Bottlemart Sense of Taste Hamilton
Spiro’s Bottleshop Paddington Stafford Tavern Liquorlegends Star Liquor – Hardgrave Road
Star Liquor – Westend Hotel Story Bridge Hotel Cellars – Kangaroo Point Suburban Social
SW1 TB’s – Stafford Cellars TB’s Wine + Beer – Rosalie
TB’s Wine + Beer – Teneriffe Thirsty Camel – Balmoral Thirsty Camel – Stones Corner
Thirsty Camel – West End Urban Cellars – West End Urban Cellars – Gabba
Urban Cellars – Grange Urban Cellars – Hendra Urban Cellars – Norman Park
Victoria & Montague Warwick Hotel Waterloo Bay Hotel
Wine Emporium Yeronga Cellars


On tap

Bine Last Night on Earth Loose Moose
Ze Pickle
In Bottleshops
Ashmore Tavern/Quench Capris Wine & Beer Coolangatta Hotel
Ferry Road Wine +Beer Kirra Beach Hotel Last Night on Earth
The Mill Cellars Pacific Fair Wine + Beer Palm Beach Cellars
Cellarbrations – Pimpama Tavern Southport Wine + Beer Thirsty Camel
Treetops Tugun Cellars Ze Pickle


In Venue

Village Bicycle Little Sister Cock & Hen
Sneaky Baron
In Bottleshops
XO Cellars – Sunshine Beach XO Cellars – Noosa Fair Sunnies Bottleshop
Salty Dog Cellars Cellarbrations – Marcoola Cellarbrations – Peregian Beach
Star Liquor – Maroochydore Noosa Wine Cellar Yandina Cellars


On tap

Blind Bear Beach Club Collaroy Bitter Phew
Blue Gumm Hotel Dove & Olive Station Bar
The Oaks
In Bottleshops
465 The Avenue Archibald Hotel – Kurrajong Beer Barrel
Beer Cartel Belrose Hotel Berry Bottleshop
Bilgola Cellars Blaxland Bottlemart Blue Gum Hotel
Bomaderry Super Cellars Bondi Beach Cellars Bottle O’Briens – Cronulla
Bull & Bush Cafe Sydney Camperdown Cellars – Bronte
Camperdown Cellars – Darlinghurst Camperdown Cellars – Double Bay Camperdown Cellars – Kingston Rd
Camperdown Cellars – Leichardt Camperdown Cellars – Parramatta Rd Camperdown Cellars – Cremorne
Camperdown Cellars – Neutral Bay Carrington Hotel Cellabrations – Picton
Charlies Liquor – Panania Charlies Liquor – Tahmoor Clareville Cellars – Le Pont
Clock Hotel Cobb & Co Cellars Coogee Bay Hotel
Cromer Cellars Crown West Cellars Cutty Cellars
D’Vine Cellars – Wentworth Falls David’s Cellars – Annandale David’s Cellar – Sydenham
Dee Why Hotel Foxtrot – Crows Nest Glenbrook Liquor Store
Greystanes Cellars Huskinsson Drive In Bottleshop IGA – Balgowlah Heights
IGA – Berry IGA X-press – Warriewood Jims Cellars
Kemenys Kiplings Garage Bar Knickerbocker HOtel
L Maestro, the Liquor Master Leura Cellars Liquor Emporium – Alexandria
Liquor Emporium – St Peters Cellabrations -Little Bay Cellars Loftus Liquor
Lugarno Cellars Manly Warringah Leagues Club Manning St Cellars
Porters – Midway Cellars Minsky’s Cremorne Mollymook Fine Wines & Ales
Northmead Cellars Oak Barrel P&V Wine + Liquor
Park House – Mona Vale Porter’s Liquor – Hornsby Heights Porter’s Liquor – North Narrabeen
Quakers Hill Cellars Robin Hood Hotel Sackville
Steve’s Cool Booze Sydney Wine Merchants The Bank
The Oaks The Union The Vicar – Dural
Tom’s Cellars NT Unity Hall Hotel Warrimoo Liquor Store
Craft Cartel – Wenty North Liquor Winston Hills Hotel Worrigee Star Liquor


On tap

The Grainstore Prince of Merewether
In Bottleshops
Cellarbrations Wickham Bambino Cellars Green Point Blueys Cellar – Blueys Beach
Dudleys Liquor Killarney Vale Flow Bar Old Bar Georgetown Cellars
Kahibah Liquor Mary Ellen Hotel Bottleshop McCauleys Liquor Salamander Bay
Morpeth Liquor Old Bar Cellars Oldfield Cellars
Tacking Point Tavern Bottleshop The Prince of Merewether Tighes Hill Cellars
Warners at the Bay Bottleshop Whitebridge Cellars


On tap

Great Northern Hotel Hardiman’s Hotel Terminus Hotel – Clifton Hill
Rainbow Fitzroy Hotel Lincoln
In Bottleshops
Beer Deluxe Blackhearts & Sparrows Bottle-O Romsey
Carma Cellars Carwyn Cleears Cellar 1839
Cellabrations – Gisborne Cellarbrations at Jack’s – Ballarat Cellabrations – Tottenham
Chas Cole Geelong Cheap Wines Seddon Clifton Hill Hotel
Corkscrew Cellars Decanters by the Bay District Bottle Shop
Dr Mauve Fitzroy Cellars Fizz & Hop
Frontbeach Torquay Great Northern Hotel Napier Hotel Fitzroy
Hippo Bottle & Bar Hop Heads Altona Hudsons Road Wine Bar
Local Cellars – Royal Hotel, Clifton Hill Lonsdale Cellars Masterson’s Bar
McCoppins – Abbotsford McCoppins – Fitzroy Melbourne Cellar Door
Mr West Newport Cellars Ocean Grove Cellars
Parkhill Cellars Penny Young Porter’s Moonee Ponds
Stockade Cellars Ballarat Union Wine Store Valley Cellar Door


On Tap
Durham Castle Arms
In Bottleshops
Candamer Cellars Weston Page Bottler Plonk – Fyshwick
Plonk – Belconnnen Prohibition Bottleshop


In Bottleshops
Cellarbrations – Preachers Bottle Shop Sandy Bay St John Craft Beer – Launceston Crown Hotel – Launceston
Cool Wine TAS St Ive’s 9/11 Store Shoreline Hotel Bottleshop

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