Last Saturday April 14th, we opened our brewery gates for a day of fun in the sun at our Murwillumbah Brewery. Open Day is a day for our community to enjoy good food from local food trucks and share a few beers straight from the source. It also gave us the opportunity to raise funds for our local charity of choice, the Wedgetail Retreat Community Hospice and Tweed Palliative Support. Through beer sales, donations and contributions from stall holders, we raised $30,348.
At 11am, we were greeted by local beer lovers and families queuing in anticipation to enjoy our second Open Day. The smell of sausages on the BBQ, the creative arts and crafts stalls and cold pouring beer brought 4,000 people flooding through the gates between 11am and 5pm.
Kids were entertained by jumping castles, face painting and crafts as adults enjoyed a selection of good beer and good chat with mates from all over the neighbourhood. The return of our popular Murbah Swamp Beer was a huge hit. A brew which pays homage to the legendary tale of a truck carrying pallets of beer that ran off the Pacific Highway in 2001. For weeks after the accident, locals were spotted diving in the swamp to salvage the beer, ensuring nothing went to waste. This year’s Swamp Beer was a refreshing Kolsch which flowed through taps during the whole the day and put smiles on faces throughout the brewery.
The brewery tours ran non-stop with guests getting a sneak peek into how the brewery runs and hearing the Stone & Wood story. The day finished with a special guest from Grinspoon getting the crowds dancing as the sun set over the backdrop of Wollumbin.
Cheers everyone who came and helped make this year's Murwillumbah Open Day another epic event. We’re so humbled by all the contributions made by the Northern Rivers community…We can’t wait to see you all next year.