Stone Beer: In homage to our ancestors

20 June, 2019 by Damon Apter

Brewed using wood-fired stones in homage to brewing history, independent Northern Rivers brewery Stone & Wood has released its annual winter limited release, Stone Beer 2019.

 

Our Stone Beer 2019 is a decadently dark wood-fired porter, with rich aromas and flavours of well-roasted barley, dark chocolate and coffee finished with kettle-hop and black-malt bitterness.

 

The tradition

Every year, we invite our close friends from the brewing community to our brewery in Byron Bay, NSW, to help us prepare the annual batch of Stone Beer.

On the event, called Stone Brew Day, together with our guests we heat stones on an open fire before adding them to the kettle, a practice followed by brewers in as early as the seventh century across Europe. While traditionally used for their heat, today – in the era of metal kettles – these red-hot stones lend smoky caramel notes to the beer.

Brewed as a community, Stone Beer is a beer made for sharing, beside an open fire, under a starry sky – the ultimate winter brew.

Availability

Besides pouring at the Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay, Stone Beer 2019 is available in limited volumes on tap and in bottles in select venues and outlets across the country, plus sold in cartons on the Stone & Wood website.

For stockists and updates about Stone Beer, visit  www.stoneandwood.com.au

Contact details

Stone & Wood Brewing

Byron Bay, NSW

(02) 6685 5173

trevor@stoneandwood.com.au