With development now approved by Brisbane City Council, things are really starting to move along with our Brisbane brewery – set to open in spring in Fortitude Valley this year!
For those who don’t know, setting up our own brewery in Brisbane has been in the works for a while. Within a couple of hours of our original home in Byron, we consider this to be a part of our local area. Queensland’s capital is a thriving cultural city where many of our customers (some of which have been with us from the beginning) and drinkers are.
As we continue to grow, we feel it makes sense for us to establish another ‘home’ in Brisbane, giving us an opportunity to connect even more with our community there.
Besides wanting to replicate the soul of our spiritual home in Byron, we’re also excited to contribute to the Fortitude Valley community with a venue that caters to the Brisbane beer-lover in an authentically Stone & Wood way.
Located in the heart of The Valley, inside a stunning heritage-listed building, our Brisbane brewery will be first and foremost a brewery experience and will form part of the precinct’s growing brewery trail.
Alongside the recognisably Stone & Wood interior, merchandise outlet and the working brewery, there’ll be space for community events and training workshops for our trade partners – plus a range of our beers on offer.
And while our Brisbane brewery will be open until 10.00pm every day to reflect the location’s urban pace, it isn’t a pub, a late-night or dedicated music venue; we won’t serve cocktails or spirits, and there’ll be no TVs, pokies or a TAB.
Ultimately, the brewery will be about drawing drinkers to the Fortitude Valley with something uniquely Stone & Wood. We imagine it to be a place for casual mid-week work drinks, Friday afternoon knock-offs and weekends out in the Valley. We see it, like our brewery in Byron Bay, as a place to slow down and connect.
We originally hoped to open the brewery earlier, but due to the nature of working with a heritage-listed structure, the opening date was postponed so the building’s owner could undertake rectification work needed to install a working brewery.
The building really is beautiful – wait til you see it! – and so we’ve prioritised its integrity and heritage elements. Work is currently underway to prepare the building across the coming months.
With all this happening, the excitement is starting to set in. Keep your eyes on our blog and socials for updates throughout the year – we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop!
Check out the Backyard Invitational we hosted at our Brisbane Brewery a few months back: