Happy 70th Birthday Neil Pops Whittorn!

A true advocate of good beer...


Happy Birthday Neil 'Pops' Whittorn!

At Stone & Wood, our people are what make the business.
Last week, our crew dropped tools and closed laptops to celebrate a legend who inspires, coaches, makes us laugh and…reminds us to have 3pm arvo knock off beers. Raising glasses of ‘Saison du Pops’, a Pilot Batch beer brewed exclusively for the birthday, we celebrated Neil Whittorn’s 70th birthday.

Having spent over 45 years in the industry and known to many as ‘Pops’, he epitomises the spirit of a village brewer, is a true advocate of good beer and proof that age, really is just a number.
Behind many of Australia’s greatest beers, Neil’s dedication, his passion and countless hours on the brew tower have contributed to this country’s craft beer revolution!

Saison du Pops:

The beer we brewed for Neil is light golden with a mild haze, this refreshing Saison is brewed to make your worries drift away after a hot and hard days work. An aroma of soft pear and delicate esters blend beautifully with a trace of coriander, added in late maturation. Finishing dry and clean, you'd be forgiven for thinking this is an easy going session beer, at 7% ABV be warned its charm is to be enjoyed in moderation.

Happy Birthday Pops, you're a true legend!