Born and raised in Byron Bay, we take a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW, one of the greatest places on Earth.
We established Stone & Wood Brewing Company in 2008. The three boys - Brad, Jamie and Ross had spent many years working in the beer business. The dream was to quit ‘working for the man’, shed the corporate garbage and get back to basics.
As the original brewers of the Northern Rivers, we built our first brewery here at the eastern tip of Australia, in a part of the world where people enjoy having a beer when relaxing after catching a wave, catching a band at the pub or just catching up with friends. It’s that sort of place.
We brew beer for times like these. Beers that the locals, those passing through the town and the growing number of drinkers who appreciate good beer, and of course ourselves, would find simply good to drink.
In 2014, we opened our second brewery up the road in Murwillumbah to try and meet the growing demand for our beer. This is where we produce most of our beer with the Byron brewery being home to our pilot brewery, the birthplace of our limited releases and our tasting room, where you can drop in for a beer and a tour.
We love this part of the world… the beaches … the music … the lush green hinterland… the people … the pubs. These are just a few of the reasons why we brew and bottle our beer in one of the greatest places on earth. Byron and the region of the Northern Rivers has influenced everything we do at Stone & Wood.
Not only has it helped shape our philosophy of trying to take things slowly and keeping it simple, but the natural beauty, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and the laid back vibe were the inspiration for our beers.
For us, the way of living in this part of the world is the way it should be.
A Fresh Approach To Brewing Handcrafted Beer
We’re an eclectic crew that all share a love for good beer and living a good life. Our talents, skills and passions vary but we value the simple things and all share the common goal of brewing a good life for each other, our community and ourselves.
A motivated and passionate team is the success behind any business and so we’re always on the look out for like-minded people. Check out what roles we have (Work With Us) available or drop us a line, your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our PhilosophyWhen we founded Stone & Wood, we set out to create a brewery that reflects the best of what this industry is really about - to be ingrained in the local community.
We brew beer that reflects our philosophy – something that brings to life the combination of what was great about village breweries, and what a contemporary business should be.
Traditionally, a brewery didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, it could also be relied upon to help support the wider community. Inspired by this, we established in 2013 our community-focused initiative ‘Ingrained’ to keep us true to our role as the local brewer and to support the people who support us.
B-CORPWhat is B-Corp? It is an independent accreditation for profit businesses that meet rigorous standards set around governance, workers, community, environment, and business impact models. It certifies companies that are concerned for their communities and the environment.
What it means for Stone & Wood is that we’ve joined a growing global community of companies dedicated to being agents of positive change, including Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry's. These businesses have all proven that they meet high standards of social, economic and environmental accountability and transparency.
When we refer to brewing good beer, of course the quality of our product is our highest priority but ‘good’ goes beyond the rational attributes of our beer. It’s about what we do through our Ingrained (community), Green Feet (environment) and Brewlife (people) programs. We believe it is our responsibility, as the local brewer, to positively impact our communities.
Check out the B-Corp website to learn more about our report and find a community of like-minded companies determined to set a new standard for how business can be used as a force for good.