Paying homage to the ancient ways of brewing
Due to the global events of last year, our annual tradition and brewing ritual, Stone Brew Day 2020 was wound back. Although we kept the fire burning last year…Just…It was very exciting to see the return of an event that brings our close friends from the beer community together, to help us prepare our annual Stone Beer for 2021 – a limited woodfired porter that we release every winter.
At Stone Brew Day, we honour this tradition by heating stones on a woodfire and – while they’re glowing red – lowering them inside a metal cage into the wort (the pre-fermented liquid that later ferments into beer) inside the kettle, lending Stone Beer a rich, caramelly flavour that matches the hints of coffee and dark chocolate – a tradition we have upheld since our humble beginnings back in 2008.
This year we hosted a handful of our close mates and local venues including The Beach Hotel, Brunswick Heads Hotel, Eltham Hotel, Cellar Byron Bay, The Northern, Sun Bistro, The Rails, Nimbin Hotel and Beach Byron Bay. The small local crew enjoyed some beers & conversation, great food by 100 Mile Table and learned the process and history of Stone Beer.
SAVE THE DATE – FESTIVAL OF THE STONE
As Stone Beer sits in tank now, we’re getting excited, as Festival of the Stone is also making a return this year! Festival of the Stone will be held on Saturday 5th June at Stone & Wood Brewery in Byron Bay. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 7th May. Stone Beer will be flowing alongside all of our Stone & Wood beers, Sunly Seltzer, Little Dragon Ginger Beer, Treehouse Cider and Fixation. A full line up of local bands will be bringing the vibes PLUS DJ sets, Malt Disney for the kids and much more! Profits from the festival will go to local non-for-profits. Get in quick, as tickets always sell out before the night!
Our winter Stone Beer will be available to pre-order 31 May. Stay tune for updates.