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The Original Pacific Ale

The Original Pacific Ale is brewed with big tropical fruit aromas and flavours and pours with a golden haze. Inspired by our home on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ale truly is summer in a glass.

FOOD PAIRINGS

With its tropical aromas and flavours, Pacific Ale goes perfectly with those foods that remind you of summer. Think fish and chips and fresh seafood. Check out our recipe collection on our blog.

NOTES FROM THE BREWER: CAOLAN VAUGHAN

If you’re enjoying a Pacific Ale from a bottle or can, it’s always good to homogenise the beer before drinking. This motion helps rouse all the yeast and haze so that you end up with that perfect beer. Watch the video on How To Pour Our Pacific Ale.

Perfect for the moments where you come out of the water, sitting down on the beach with some fish and chips and a nice cold beer – match made in heaven.

THIS BEER IS A FORCE FOR GOOD

Did you know that we donate $1 for every 100L of beer sold to our inGrained Foundation? Through inGrained we support local-level social and environmental organisations who are changing our communities from the ground up. So just by drinking this beer, you’re helping Aus become that little bit gooder.

  • Festival of the Stone Returns for 2024 – Bigger & Better Than Ever!

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    Stone & Wood is thrilled to confirm the return of Festival of the Stone, a celebration of music, community and ancient brewing tradition, that will welcome Winter to Byron Bay on Saturday 1 June.



    The 10th instalment of Festival of the Stone will see Byron locals and visitors gather to take in a major lineup of music, tantalising tastes and witness the annual unveiling of the 2024 batch of Stone Beer, while also raising much needed funds for local homeless hub, Fletcher Street Cottage. Wins all round!

    Get ready to spend Saturday 1 June with…


    DAN SULTAN – BEDDY RAYS – THE BEEFS – VERGE COLLECTION
    AKA LUI – MID DRIFT

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    Image credit: Imani Givertz


    One of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters Dan Sultan’s trophy shelf holds an incredible 7 ARIA Awards, alongside NIMA Awards, Top 5 ARIA-charting albums, and an ARIA-certified gold record. With countless sold-out headline shows in his wake, he’s also toured with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Midnight Oil and Vance Joy, and played Australia’s biggest festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Blues Festival and Falls to name a few. He’ll add Festival of the Stone to that list on 1 June!


    It’s almost impossible not to recognise a Beddy Rays track, a carefully curated recipe involving all the right ingredients: heartfelt lyrics, huge hooks, mosh-worthy riffs and a lingering sense of comradery and good vibes that underpins everything they create. It’s seen them land plays on triple j’s Hottest 100 and Hottest 100 Like a Versions of all time, an ARIA nomination for ‘Breakthrough Artist’ and spots on festivals around the country. With a knack for knowing how to have a bloody good time, everyone wants to be friends with Beddy Rays.


    Ultimate purveyors "pub-pop" goodness, The Beefs founded their musical haven in 2018 when frontman Sammy Smith decided to round up some talented mates and cook up a musical feast for the ages. In the kitchen of their tunes, you'll find a dash of infectious pop melodies and a sprinkle of rock 'n' roll charm. Marinated together with catchy hooks and relatable lyrics, and voilà - you've got the signature sound of The Beefs. It's the kind of music that'll make you want to hoist a pint in one hand and dance with a mate in the other.


    Hailing from Perth, VERGE COLLECTION balance classic pop sensibilities with working class poetry to channel the collective conscious of suburban Australian milennials. Songwriter and front-man Ben Arnold’s songs have the ability to hoist you high to the point of chills and a stupid grin, before making you plummet just as quickly into an existential nosedive.


    AKA Lui seamlessly fuses disco and psychedelia to create a sound that is uniquely his own. His debut single catapulted him into the spotlight, earning critical acclaim and over 2 million streams on Spotify alone. Recent tracks like "Kick It", "Lighthouse", and "Fool" have continued to captivate audiences both in Australia and abroad and with the upcoming release of his debut EP Sapphire Blue on June 21st, AKA Lui is set to confirm his status as a rising star in Australian music.


    Bursting with sun-soaked melodies and an electric live set it’s no surprise that Brisbane (Meanjin) indie-pop 5-piece Mid Drift have quickly become a crowd favourite in their hometown and are gaining a loyal fan base interstate. Get a sneak preview of their debut EP Lemon, Lime and Tanlines when they open the stage at Festival of the Stone.

    Are DJs more your scene? Don't worry...Club Raiders has you covered!

    Cashew’s infectious sounds are ready to take you on a joyous journey through house, tech house, deep house, RnB, hip-hop, funk and disco. Uplifting and exciting, each set from this party-starting pro masterfully weaves a mix of old school and new school. Cashew’s ability to read the room has dancefloors up and down the east coast pumping, delivering satisfaction every time.

    Versatile, distinctive and relentlessly fun, a night with Cashew is one you won’t want to miss.

    Bringing the heat, we've got Yazmin on the lineup. With a career spanning back to 2013, Yazmin has rocked dance floors across Australia, Indonesia, and the UK. Now, back on home soil, she’s here to share her love for dance music and club favourites!

    Her journey has taken her to some of London's hottest clubs and events, including Printworks with Amnesia Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, Egg Club, South West Four Festival and Electric Brixton, to name a few.

    With additional sets from Bean Dip, Dan Muz, Reiflex, Mase vs. Kane, and Sammond, the vibes will be high amongst the brewing tanks...so if you're ready to get sweaty, the DJs will be spinning just the tunes to get you grooving. 

     

    Come celebrate the annual Release of Stone Beer

    With meticulous care, we’ve created this limited-edition winter brew using the best ingredients we could find, including select Australian malts. Stone beer boasts aromatic notes of brewed coffee, rich dark chocolate, and hints of subtly smoked barley.

    Grooving for a good cause

    Festival of the Stone 2024 will raise money for Byron Shire homeless hub, Fletcher Street Cottage. Byron Shire’s homelessness rate is currently the highest in NSW and Fletcher Street Cottage provides support, information, referral and advocacy to people at risk of homelessness and those already sleeping rough.



    “We believe it’s a really important time to support Australian music, events and our community. With Splendour and other festivals having a year off, we’re injecting a little more love into the music side of things this year. Live music in Australia ain’t going anywhere. And with Byron having one of the highest homeless populations in the nation, now is as important as ever to support those sleeping rough. We’re happy to support Fletcher St Cottage’s incredible work in this area for the 10th year in a row.” – James Aris, Stone & Wood Marketing Manager.



    There’s nowhere better than Byron in winter! Get that group chat going and make plans to gather in the Bay for music and brews on 1 June. With first release tickets just $60 for 18+, get in early and secure the best deal.


    FESTIVAL OF THE STONE
    Saturday 1 June, 2024
    Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay (Cavanbah)

    Did we mention it's kid friendly?

    P.S. Don't forget this event is kid friendly. Enjoy some brews and live music, while your grommets froth out at Malt Disney, a special area for kids to hang out and play with entertainment throughout the day.


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    Tickets on Sale NOW: $60 (18+) | $30 (12-17) | free under 12

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  • Counter Culture #25 Spicy Margarita Sour

    You've Found The Kween. Or Did The Kween Find You?

    It's not every day that you find the Kween.

    Let alone the fourth iteration.

    If the third time's the charm, the fourth takes it up a notch or 11.

     

    This fourth iteration in the Kween series releases the shackles – dialling it up with the holy trinity of chile de árbol, lime zest and pineapple juice. Hops take a backseat as the Kween reminds everyone what happens when you hit pause on the rules of beer.

    We invite you to join the dad dance with our Head Brewer Caolan and explore the inspiration behind the beer, the brewing technique to arrive at this version of the Kween, and immerse yourself in the full tasting notes - just click play below ...


    ABOUT SPICY KWEEN

    HOPS
    Hops take a back seat for this one, with a very small amount of Galaxy hops added for bittering purposes only.

    MALT
    Australian Pale and Wheat malts were summoned for the return of the Kween.

    FOOD PAIRING
    This Spicy Margarita Sour works well with all of your favourite Mexican dishes, from pork and pineapple tacos, to kingfish ceviche tostadas and chicken taquitos – the Kween loves to pair with them all.

     

    AVAILABILITY

    The Kween won't be around for long, so get your hands on this new limited release at Stone & Wood online, our Byron and Brisbane Tasting Rooms, and at select venues and bottle shops while you can!

     

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    The fourth version of the Kween is back. Bow down as she shows you just why the rules of beer were made to be broken with the release of Counter...

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  • Can Beer Be Better For The Planet? RE_GENERATION Documentary

    Can Beer Be Better For The Planet?

    THE DOCUMENTARY

    Follow one beer lover’s journey of discovery as he deliberates on how the cold one in your hand can affect climate change and how every drinker has the power to turn beer into a force for good.

    From the brewing tanks of Stone & Wood to the lush hop and barley fields of regional Australia, filmmaker and change maker Jack Toohey tours the state in search of the answers on how we can make beer more sustainable.

    With the support of our good friends and growers at Ryefield Hops and Voyager Craft Malt, we're very proud to announce the launch of our most sustainable beer yet, Northern Rivers Beer. We've used 100% Certified Sustainable Ryefield Hops and 70% Certified Sustainable Voyager Malt in this brew all of which is regeneratively farmed.

    "I think it's vital for punters to know how beers made but not just how it's made, but where it comes from. It's an agricultural product and without agriculture here in Australia, we wouldn't have beer...Stone & Wood has decided to use Regen ingredients in our beers and that's for a higher purpose and that's really to bring it to the mainstream." Says our Head Brewer, Caolan Vaughan.

    Learn more about our Northern Rivers Beer here.

     

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