Byron’s Stone & Wood Beer Takes Out Top Gong
BYRON BAY’S brewing company Stone and Wood have taken out a top gong for one of their beers at a national conference.
It was at the culmination of the Australian Craft Brewers Conference at a special awards ceremony on Thursday evening when the announcement of this year’s award winners was made.
The event saw more than 400 of the industry’s leaders gather under the one roof at Lightspace in the Valley.
Individual beers from Pale Ales to French and Belgian Style beers were awarded best-of-the best accolades throughout the night.
Stone and Wood won the best Wheat class beer for Stone and Wood Gose
Throughout this entire week, craft beer aficionados and experts converged at ACBC 2016 at the Royal International Convention Centre.
It was the first time the event was held in Brisbane and more than 600 industry leaders from across the craft beer supply chain attended throughout the entire event.
Chris McNamara, Executive Officer of the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) said the calibre of craft beer in Australia had reached new heights.
“It is no secret that the popularity of craft beer in recent years has heralded major changes to the industry,” Mr McNamara said.
“Only a couple of years ago craft beer was still considered a niche industry but now it is very much the mainstream.
“The level of entries at this year’s awards have surpassed the quality of previous years and the flavours and techniques Australia’s leading craft brewers have employed are world-class.”