Live music, food trucks and Murbah Swamp Beer are back at our Murwillumbah brewery for Stone & Wood’s third annual Open Day, in partnership with Tweed Palliative Support & Wedgetail Retreat.
On Saturday 30 March from 11.00am to 5.00pm, we’re opening our gates and filling the outdoor Murwillumbah brewery space with market stalls of local art and artisan products, food trucks – including Gunter’s Flammkuchen and JuJu’s – and Malt Disney, our dedicated kids area. This is an event for all families!
Talking all things beer, locals keen on getting ‘behind-the-scenes’ on our beer production can take a brewery tour, followed by a schooner straight from the source. And of course, back by popular demand and in homage to the legendary local tale, a fresh, exclusive Pilot Batch of Murbah Swamp Beer will be flowing on the day.
Haven’t heard about Murbah Swap Beer? Boy, what a tale.
One otherwise-normal Good Friday back in April 2001, a semi-trailer carrying 40,000 bottles of beer ran off the Pacific Highway and tumbled into the Tweed River. Soon after, to no one’s surprise, thousands of beer bottles escaped the trailer and began sinking to the bottom of the murky river. No sooner had locals heard about the incident had they made a break for the river, diving in courageously to ‘save’ the still-icy-cold beers. See the whole story in this short film here.
For the third year running, all profits from Murwillumbah Open Day will go to our partners, the Wedgetail Retreat. With the help of last year’s attendees, we raised $30,000 for the vital palliative care service and hope to make the same achievement this year!