STONE & WOOD BREAKS GROUND ON NEW EWINGSDALE ROAD SITE
The purpose-built brewery and office space designed by Harley Graham Architects will bring everything back under one roof.
The Managing Director said that as the local independent brewer, they are proud to continue investing in their local Northern Rivers community.
“We’re proud to be in the position to contribute to the region’s economic growth and support local employment,” Ben said.
By relocating their spiritual home within the local region, rather than outsourcing growth, they’re supporting the community that supports them, giving back by creating more jobs and strengthening their relationships with local partners (suppliers).
“Byron Bay is Stone & Wood’s birthplace and spiritual home, we’re excited to start construction and see the site take shape,”
Visitors can take a tour and try the beers, adding an attraction for tourists to come to the region, and is a further investment by the brewery for the local community.
For the three founders, Ross Jurisich, Brad Rogers and Jamie Cook, the existing and original site in the Arts and Industrial Estate has evolved with the demands of the business but with a growing team and more visitors wanting to see the birthplace of Stone & Wood, the boys knew a move would be imminent.
“We brew all of our beer onsite here and up the road in Murwillumbah, and as the original brewers of Byron Bay, we want to share that experience and our story with the visitors who seek us out,” Ross said.
Ben, the Byron Mayor Simon Richardson and Byron Shire Council’s General Manager Ken Gainger will be present on site at 11am for a photo opportunity and to kick off the next chapter, as Stone & Wood breaks ground at the Ewingsdale Rd site.
From humble beginnings in 2008, the thought of out-growing the original site in Boronia Places (Arts & Industry Estate) was unimaginable. Nine years on, as their team and the thirst of their drinkers has grown, they knew a move would be on the cards.