We make handcrafted beer, using natural ingredients, in a brew house that’s free from automation. This means that occasionally there will be some slight variation from batch to batch.
We love this element of our beer, because it’s a sensory reminder that it’s been made by a person.
Even with the opening of our second brewery, our hands on approach and the way we produce our beer will not change.
Sure, we value consistency, but we don’t mind when our beer provides a small surprise for those who drink it regularly, like an extra punch of hop aroma or a slightly richer malt profile. After all, these are the things that give beer character.
Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t an excuse for producing mediocre beer. There’s a huge difference between a brew that proudly wears the mark of being handmade and one that just isn’t up to scratch.
We will continue to batch brew and celebrate the small differences that come with this method, but we also have extremely high standards when it comes to quality, so each Stone & Wood beer has a definite appearance, aroma and flavour profile. These specifications are checked by our brewers before any release, but obviously once it’s left the brewery we’ve done all we can.
This is where we need your help.
Here are some quick references for our Pacific Ale. We spend a lot of time and effort making sure this is how it looks, smells and tastes and we like to think that by reading this you’ll become the keeper of these standards on our behalf.
Aroma: The nostrils should be hit with a fresh, hoppy punch of tropical fruits, whether it’s mango, pineapple or papaya and of course, passionfruit.
Look: A yeastiness that adds to the pale golden hue, giving it a glowing haze when held to the light, with a thick white head that leaves a lacing on the glass.
Taste: Refreshing and smooth on the palate with a finishing trace of delicious fruitiness that leaves your mouth begging for another sip.
Should you ever come across a Pacific Ale sitting outside these specs please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the brewery on 02 66 855 173.