Glasses clink beneath the jagged shade of a pandanus tree, while a warm northerly breeze filters through the courtyard garden and softens the afternoon sun. Inside, ambient chatter and coastal music tumble through the open-plan space where stainless steel brewing tanks and a quirky, larger-than-life mural stretch skyward. Meanwhile, locally brewed beers pour fresh and cold from the bar – each with a distinct taste of the Northern Rivers region.
This is your average day at the recently constructed Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay, a 1,160-metre-squared steel-and-timber complex that combines working brewery with hospitality space in the burgeoning Arts & Industry Estate.
Complete with 31 brewing tanks, a canteen, Tasting Room and plenty of space to hang out, it invites visitors and locals to kick back and chill with a great beer. The decision to build a brand new, bigger brewery was guided by the brewery’s commitment to investing in the Northern Rivers.
Whether it’s for a beer, lunch, tour, or just to say g’day, it doesn’t matter. Just be sure to pop in and check it out at 100 Centennial Circuit, Byron.