We love Winter here at Stone & Wood.
Because as the darker days of the year start to creep in, it’s a signal to our brewers that the season of the Stone has begun.
It starts with the brewing of our decadent, limited-release wood fired porter and ends in our biggest party of the year – Festival of The Stone.
Every year, our brewers begin the Stone Beer brew by employing ancient techniques of setting fire stones in the kettle. On this year’s Stone Brew Day, we invited legends of the local hospitality game down to help us start the story of Stone Beer 2022 and breathe fire into this year’s legend.
We make a slight twist to the Stone Beer recipe each year, but the element of 2022’s brew we’re most proud of is the use of regenerative grain. Grain is the base of every great beer and the crop we sourced from this year, comes from farms that replenish and restore the earth they toil, a way of farming that’s soft on the soil and sustainable for years to come.
Stone Beer 2022 was made with a range of the highest quality Australian malts from Voyager Craft Malt and native wattle-seed. Pouring dark brown, this decadent brew begins with rich and chocolatey aromas, followed by dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and toffee flavours on the palate and finishes with a firm bitterness.
WATCH: STONE BREW DAY 2022
Stone Beer 2022 Release
Of course, not everyone is able to drop all their plans for a decadent porter, so the great news is Stone Beer will be available in our online store and at select bottle shops and venues this June. Stay tuned for a release time.
FESTIVAL OF THE STONE
Of course, there’s no better place than try Stone Beer than right at the source.
Festival Of The Stone marks the tapping of each year’s Stone Beer and also doubles as Byron’s biggest neighbourhood block party. This year, we’re stoked to have Melbourne rockers The Delta Riggs headline an amazing lineup that also includes Death By Denim, Drop Legs, South Summit, Club Raiders DJs, Cashew, Spacie, Yazmin and the Stone & Wood DJs.
Always a sold-out event, start your Stone Beer pilgrimage to Byron by heading here to snag a ticket in time.
Wherever you are this winter, we invite you to enjoy Stone Beer 2022, preferably around a fire, with mates…or on a Byron dancefloor with hundreds of strangers 😜