Stone & Wood
Since launching in 2008 Byron Bay’s Stone & Wood has developed a strong reputation as one of Australia’s best craft breweries. This is the brewer's first taproom outside Byron Bay.
The 150-seat, eight-hectolitre brewpub is in the heritage-listed Trails Ltd Ice & Cold Stores on Bridge Street. The industrial fit-out complements the existing features of the old building such as the exposed brickwork, steel and timber beams. It’s right next to a train line; the passing trains add to the venue’s industrial atmosphere.
The venue has 24 taps pouring the core range of beers, such as the ever-popular Pacific Ale, as well as a number of limited releases brewed on-site. There’s also a cider on tap as well as a number of wines from Adelaide Hills producer Unico Zelo and its co-op spin-off Harvest Wines.
An on-site canteen hosts local food businesses and the plan is to rotate the operator every few months. When Broadsheet visited, we enjoyed freshly shucked oysters, crispy pork-belly baos and popcorn chicken.