At last there is beer bubbling away in the tanks, as a part of the commissioning at our new brewery in Murwillumbah and we are only weeks away from cranking up the shiny new bottling line.
As the new beer comes off the line, our bottles will be brandishing some new words to reflect that not all of our beer will be coming out of our brewery in Byron Bay, but will also be flowing out the door of our Murwillumbah brewery.
As the original brewers in Byron Bay, we have always taken the stance of brewing all of our own beer. Despite not being able to keep up with demand for our beer over the years we have steadfastly refused to outsource (or contract brew) the production of our beer.
It has been painful having to turn the number of orders away that we can’t fill and getting all the messages from frustrated customers and drinkers who can’t find our beer. However, we want to support the local community that has supported us, and the best way to do that is to invest in building our own brewing capacity to meet the demand. That in turn provides a boost to the local economy and although it has held back our growth, in the long run we believe it is the best way for us to operate as a local brewery.
Thanks again for your patience in waiting for us to build our second brewery and we again apologise for any inconvenience caused by not being able to get a hold of our beer when you wanted to.
The packaging of all of our beer has been updated to reflect the origins and provenance of our business. It was established in and will continue to be run from our Byron Bay brewery, and we will be brewing in two locations here in the Northern Rivers (our original Byron Bay brewery and our new Murwillumbah brewery). Look out for the new packaging that clearly says:
Born & Raised in Byron Bay, Brewed and Bottled in the Northern Rivers
Recently there has been some press and potentially some confusion surrounding another brewery that, whilst being located in Byron Bay, has had some of its beer brewed and distributed under licence by a third party. This other brewery is in no way connected to Stone & Wood.
We are only a few weeks away from having the first batches of beer pouring out the door from Murwillumbah and you can be assured that when you see a bottle or keg of Stone & Wood beer, it has been brewed by the team at Stone & Wood here in the Northern Rivers of NSW.