Stone & Wood X HPA - Edge Of The Galaxy

Stone & Wood X HPA - Edge Of The Galaxy

We’ve collaborated with HPA to create Edge Of The Galaxy. A strong hazy pale ale with 6% ABV, and 20 IBU. Delivering aromas of tropical stone fruit and a juicy lifeforce that holds the bitterness at bay for a full body finish.


Voyager Regen Malt, Barret Pale Malt, Barret Wheat Malt, Big O Malted Oats, Carared, Munich T1.


Galaxy, Vic Secret, BRU-1

Brew Notes from Head Brewer – Caolan

“Mash high to achieve full-bodied flavour and mouthfeel, and dry hop at start of fermentation to promote a stable haze.”


Beef, chicken or veggie burger with a side of chips.

With a beer in hand we invite you to immerse yourself among the bines of the HPA farm in Tasmania. From seedlings, to harvest, and on into the packing shed, let us take you on the journey

This release is exclusive to our Beer Club members. Delivered in 4 x 375ml cans. Not available for sale.


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Stone & Wood X HPA - Edge Of The Galaxy

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Stone & Wood x Afends present: Crop Circles.

A cosmic collaboration that looks to the future.

A limited release available now.

Stone & Wood and Afends present: Crop Circles, an experiment that chooses to believe in a sustainable future for beer and fashion.

Together, the brewers and style makers turned to the crops that are making green waves in their industries – regenerative grain for beer and hemp for clothing – to create something out of this world.

Not from the future and need to know more about regenerative grain?

For the making of Crop Circles, Stone & Wood sourced Certified regenerative grain from farms that are replenishing their natural ecosystems, soil biodiversity and organic matter. This means the land they use has a greater ability to regenerate and recycle nutrients, decreasing their dependence on outside resources and reducing methane and carbon emissions. Watch the making of Crop Circles here.

Charged up about the future of farming? Good, now let’s talk about the beer.

A perfect companion to the end of summer, Crop Circles is a juicy pale ale with flavours of mango, subtle hints of macadamia and a dash of locally-sourced hemp seed. Pleasantly aromatic, its taste is not only out of this world, but it’s also a sessionable brew at 5% Alc/Vol.

The clothing, a hemp capsule collection created by Afends in collaboration with Stone & Wood, is a limited release that’s ready to transport you by design. A small selection of merch is available online today in the Stone & Wood online store, but if you’re after the total Afends experience, head to their earthly offering here.

Tune into the Crop Circles Playlist: music to teleport you. Best enjoyed with Crop Circles limited edition beer and eyes to the future.


Ready to believe?

Good news, the future is now: From today you can purchase Crop Circles from our official online store or at our Byron Bay Tasting Room and Brisbane brewery, where the Crop Circles flows freely on tap.

For more info and to track down the location of Area 51 and your closest stockist of Crop Circles head here.

But be quick believers, Crop Circles is only earthside for a short time.

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Stone & Wood x Afends present: Crop Circles.

A cosmic collaboration that looks to the future.

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Barrel Aged: Q&A with Brewer, Josh Waters

We’ve hit up our Byron Brewer, Josh, for more intel on the Barrel Aged process.

A popular style come winter, barrel aged beer is any lager, ale or hybrid beer that has been aged in a barrel or in contact with wood.

It’s a brewing technique that results in some outstanding beer, so we’ve hit up Stone & Wood’s Byron Brewer, Josh Waters, for more intel on the process.

What is the purpose of barrel-ageing beer?

The purpose of barrel ageing beers is to draw flavour from the oak and the previous spirit or wine that was in the barrel, also to increase its ABV%.

Can you tell us the process behind barrel-ageing?

Once we receive the barrels, it’s just a matter of transferring our fermented beer into the barrels and putting it in storage until we’re ready to bottle or keg it. Some beers like the Über Stone Beer will be stored for up to 24 months. We can also ferment in barrels for our sour/ funky style beers.

What beer styles lend themselves to barrel ageing? What beer styles in recent times have become popular to barrel age?

We tend to barrel age big winter beers most frequently, beers like porters and stouts. We also barrel age saison and Flanders style beers for Forest For The Trees. You can barrel age whatever style of beer you like as long as it will taste great blended with the flavours and aromas from what was previously in the barrel and the barrel itself.

Give us a quick rundown of this years’ Barrel Aged Stone Beer

This year’s barrel aged Stone Beer was brewed using a range of pale and roasted malts to give a nice balance of malty goodness with strong bitterness and heaps of flavour. The addition of extremely hot volcanic rocks to the boil is to add a caramel like sweetness to the wort. We brewed this beer to 8% ABV in the brewhouse and once fermented it was stored in whisky barrels for 12 months. The result is a super smooth 10% ABV Barrel aged porter.

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Barrel Aged: Q&A with Brewer, Josh Waters

We’ve hit up our Byron Brewer, Josh, for more intel on the Barrel Aged process.on the Barrel Aged process.

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Counter Culture All Stars

Bring back your favourite Counter Culture Beers!

It’s a matter of being simply the best when a set of legendary limited-releases come out of retirement for one more chance at brewing glory.

After a crushing 10 rounds of Counter Culture, two beers must rise above the rest to become your MVBs and enjoy a comeback brew. It’s a tussle tighter than a pair of AFL shorts, but ultimately, the final whistle belongs to you.

For two heart stopping weeks of ice-cold competition, you have the power to give these small batch beers the chance at another guernsey or send them back to the sheds forever.


Enter our Counter Culture All Stars competition and you’ll go in the draw to win a year of Beer Club!

A welcome pack, beery stories & events and six limited release packs valued at $265.

It’s a momentous challenge to choose a favourite from this line-up, so to help with your selection, let’s recap on each player:

Killer Kween – Imperial Berliner Weisse

Drawing first blood in the competition, this rugged Berliner Weisse lured drinkers in with punches of raspberry and its pink rouge hue, before landing a knockout blow of 7.6% ABV.


Sticky Nectar – Hazy IPA

Seizing the momentum from Kween and running with it, this hazy IPA had the stands going troppo in May of 2019. Will its bursting hops and truckloads of mango be enough to get it back in the comp after this long out of the game?


It’d Be Rude Not To – French Toast Stout

Two winters ago, this creamy stout put in a gutsy effort, tackling hints of vanilla and cinnamon to produce a truly patisserie-packed performance. Will its slow and heavy attack prove to be the flavour we need in 2021?


So Long Darkness…? – Invisible Stout

When it comes to surprise, this invisible stout has a stranglehold on the game. With a smooth and creamy delivery, So Long… has a brightness its competitors never saw coming, making it a massive hit with fans.


Lovely Bubbly – Brut Rose

The showman of the comp, the attack of this flashy brut rose sour is literally, champagne. Will its strawberry tones help it bubble to the top of this star-studded line-up?


REINVIGAM8 – Hydration Ale

At 2.7%, this low alc beer always handles things with a clean set of hands. Brimming full of half-time oranges, this zesty sour has a loyal following with the crowd in the I.M. Wellness Stand.



At 7.6%, G3 equals Killer Kween as the best pound-for-pound hitter in the comp. Taking inspiration from dominating stalwart, Pacific Ale, G3 takes tropical flavours to the next level becoming the only DIPA in the game.


Tequila Queen – Oak Aged Magarita

Late 2020, this margarita sour had legions of drinkers heading to the sin bin just to knock one back. A bookie’s favourite to make the top two, can the Queen make it reign again?


Earl of Swirl – Berry Cream Sour

There’s no stopping the bruising defence of this purple prince once he hits the glass. At 6.9% and built on berries and cream, the Earl is hoping to convert his sour notes into the sweet taste of success.


The Holy Grain – Honey Toasted IPA

This barnstorming finisher made a meal out of February when his honey toasted layers hit the lips of drinkers. Too many knocks to the can may be why he’s so deliciously hazy, so it will be interesting to see how he pulls up this round.


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SWX: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Now Available

Commemorating 10 Years of Beers.

WATCH: SWX video – Commemorating 10 Years of Beers

It’s been 10 years of beers since the first kegs rolled out of the brewery in Byron Bay, back in 2008. In our latest video, we look back with Brad (co-founder) and Caolan (head brewer), along with a couple of local characters and our team at the journey so far, along with beers we’ve released along the way.

To commemorate ‘10 Years of Beers’ for Stone & Wood we wanted to brew something special to mark the occasion. SWX is a decadent 10% imperial stout, which was barrel aged for 10 months.

SWX pours jet black with a chocolate head and features incredible depth of malt flavours and aromas of espresso, cocoa and dark fruits. The stout was matured in seasoned fortified wine barrels, which enhance the smooth, rich, flavours and aroma of oak while providing hints of cherries and chocolate. SWX is assertive and refined with a warming palate that is full-bodied but balanced by a firm bitterness.

A spectacularly big, complex and delightful brew that celebrates our journey so far and the adventures yet to come.


*Check with your local watering hole first to see if the beer has been tapped

Northern Rivers & Gold Coast

Going on tap

Tasting Room The rails Bangalow Hotel
Element Bar Welders Dog

Available in bottles

Tasting Room Cellar Byron Cellar Bangalow
Cellar Ballina Northern Bottleshop Sun Bistro
Beach Byron Bay Harvest Park Hotel
Sunrise Cellars Welders Dog Mothers Milk/ 63 First Avenue
BRGR Spot Flatop Boogie Yamba Liquor Supplies
Palmers Island BYO Cellars Coffs Harbour Celebrations Mary’s G’s
Station hotel lismore Southest Rock’s Cellars

Sydney & Surrounds

Going on tap

Blind Bear Dove & Olive Howlin Wolf
Station Bar Katoomba Stowaway Bar The Beach Club Collaroy
The Oaks Hotel The Taphouse The Union
Winston Hills Hotel The Longueville Hotel

Available in bottles

Beer Cartel Barny’s Fine Wine & Ales Bomaderry Super Cellars
Bondi Beach Cellars BottlO’Briens Camperdown Cellars Bronte
Camperdown Cellars Cremone Camperdown Cellars Darlinghurst Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd
Camperdown Cellars Leichhardt Camperdown Cellars Neutral Bay Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Rd
Carrington Cellars Cellarbrations Little Bay Charlies Liquor Tahmoor
Clareville Cellars Coogee Bay Hotel Craft Cartel
Cromer Cellars Crown West Cellars Cutty Cellars
David’s Cellars Annandale David’s Cellars Sydenham Leura Cellars
Liquor Emporium Alexandria Liquor Emporium St Peters Liquor Legends Ashfield
Liquor on Oxford Manning St Cellars Midway Cellars
Mollymook Fine Wines & Ales Newtown Wine Shop North Curl Curl Cellars
Oak Barrel Parkhouse Hotel Porters Balgowlah
Robin Hood Hotel Sackville Hotel Steve’s Cool Booze
Sydney Wine Merchants The Henson The Union
Unity Hall Hotel Porters Liquor Hornsby Heights

Newcastle & Surrounds

Going on tap

The Grain Store, Newcastle East Fire Station Hotel, Wallsend The Happy Womabt, Newcastle West
Warners At The Bay

Available in bottles

Blueys Cellars and Deli Bottle-O Lambton Georgetown Cellars
Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether Oldfeild Cellars, Gosford Prince of Wales, Merewether
Rowies Hunter Street Tacking Point Tavern, Port Macquarie The Welders Dog, Tamworth
Tighes Hill Cellars


Available in bottles

To All My Friends (tap only) Page Bottler Plonk Fyshwick
Prohibition Bottleshop

Brisbane & surrounds

Going on tap

Brewski Zero Fox Bloodhound Bar
The Mill on Constance Osbourne Hotel Tipplers Tap
Fitzys Toowomba Grand View Hotel Elysium Lakeside
Crow n Arrow Sasquatch Archive Beer Boutique
Embassy Hotel Netherworld Pig N Whistle Riverside
Pineapple Hotel – Helsby Ale House Story Bridge Hotel Transcontinental Craft Bar

Available in bottles

Wine Emporium Cellarbrations Bowen Hills Liquor Legends Stafford Tavern
Sense of Taste Portside TB’s Stafford Cellars Spiros Bottleshop
Black Sheep Bottle Shop Stafford Black Sheep Bottle Shop The Gap Black Sheep Bottle Shop Newmarket
Black Sheep Bottle Shop St. Lucia Black Sheep Bottle Shop Everton Hills Cellarbrations International Hotel Spring Hill
Cellarbrations Grange Urban Cellars Hendra Urban Cellars Grange
Urban Cellars Stones Corner Urban Cellars Gabba Urban Cellars Norman Park
Tipplers Tap Malt Traders Southbank Sense of Taste Coorparoo
Vistoria & Montague Cellars SW1 – Victoira & Montague Cellars Shafston Hotel
Grog Shop Camp Hill Cellars Thirsty Camel Stones Corner Thirsty Camel Balmoral
Cellarbrations Camp Hill Glenn Hotel MacKenzie Row Cellars Toowoomba
Vines Cleveland Suburban Social Bottlemart Full Moon Hotel
Bottlemart Boondall Mr Henderson Bottlemart Margate
Archive Next Door Cellars SBH Cellars – East Brisbane SBH Cellars- Story Bridge Hotel Cellars Kangaroo Point
Cellarbrations – Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel Craft winestore – Coorparoo Craft winestore – Red Hill
Valley Wine Store – Elephant Arms Hotel Grand Central Cellars ( Grand Central Hotel ) Brisbane German Club
Harry Brown Eatons Hill Hendra Hop & Vine Malt Traders CBD
Pineapple Cellars – Holland park /Mt Gravatt Sandstone Hotel – Bottlemart Transcontinental Hotel Craft Bar
TB Wine & Beer – West End

Gold Coast 

Going on tap

Zee Pickle Backbone Bar Lester & Earl
Bine House of Brews Last night on earth

Available in bottles

Tugun Cellars, DBS Kirra Hotel Currumbin Creek Tavern Coolangatta Hotel
Salt Bar Murwillumbah Cellars Lester & Earl
The Mill Cellarbrations Capris Wine + Beer Southport Wine + Beer
Pacific Fair Wine + Beeer Thirsty Camel Surfers (Steampunk) Treetops

Sunshine Coast

Available in bottles

Taps Mooloolaba (tap only) Purple Palate Maleney Coffee Cat
Cellarbrations Wises Road Salty Dog Cellars Village Bicycle
Cellarbrations Parklands Cellarbrations Peregian Beach

Victoria & Surrounds

Going on tap

The Great Northern Hotel The Rainbow Terminus Hotel Clifton Hill
Beermash The Lincoln The Royston
The Park Hotel Abbotsford Freddie Wimpoles The Local Taphouse
Beer Deluxe Fed Sqaure Hopscotch Captain Melville

Available in bottles

Forester’s Pub & Dining The Catfish Slowbeer
Otters Promise Captain Melville Beer Deluxe Fed Square
Fifty Five Workshop Bobby Peels
Melbourne Cellar Door Valley Cellar Door The Great Northern Hotel
Beermash Mr. West McCoppins Fitzroy
McCoppins Abbotsford Strathmore Cellars Wine Republic Northcote
Cheapa Wines Seddon Nillumbik Cellars Vintage 72
Greythorn Cellars Slowbeer Grape and Grain
Purvis Beer A Point of Difference Liquor Mayerling Cellars
Bottlehouse Balaclava Bottlehouse Balaclava Decanters By The Bay
Press Cellars Parkhill Cellars Corks Crew Cellars
Bottles & Barrels


Going on tap

The New Sydney Hotel (Not tapped until DEC) Saint Johns (Not tapped until DEC)

Available in bottles

Saint Johns Cool Wine Cellarbrations at The Abbey

South Australia

Available in bottles

The Wheaty (on tap only) Belair Fine Wines Ed Cellars
Goodwood Cellars Old Spot Hotel Gilbert St Hotel

Western Australia

Available in bottles

Dutch Trading Co Mane Liquor Scarborough Cellars
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SWX: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - Now Available

Commemorating 10 Years of Beers.

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