Stone & Wood Fortitude Valley to Open in Spring 2019

Finally, Stone & Wood Fortitude Valley — Brisbane’s first  brewery and taphouse will start pouring its finest beers in spring 2019!

“We originally hoped to open the brewery earlier, but due to the nature of working with a heritage-listed structure, the opening date was postponed so the building’s owner could undertake rectification work needed to install a working brewery,” the Stone & Wood announcement said.

The approved proposal to develop a new 90-seat venue, situated within the Trails Ltd Ice & Cold Stores heritage building, will feature a small brewery producing a rotating range of beers of about 600 litres at a time, exclusive for the on-site tasting room consumption.

Stone & Wood Fortitude Valley
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Details of the development include a brewing equipment behind the main bar along the northern wall; beer hall and dining area; a kitchen; a function space; a small retail shop for takeaway beer and merchandise; ancillary office space; and a caretaker’s residence for on-site brewer.

2018 Backyard Invitational | Video Credit: Stone & Wood / Vimeo

“Alongside the recognisably Stone & Wood interior, merchandise outlet and the working brewery, there’ll be space for community events and training workshops for our trade partners – plus a range of our beers on offer.

Stone & Wood noted that whilst the venue will operate until 10pm daily, they will be not serving cocktails or spirits nor will there be TVs, pokies or a TAB.

“Ultimately, the brewery will be about drawing drinkers to the Fortitude Valley with something uniquely Stone & Wood. We imagine it to be a place for casual mid-week work drinks, Friday afternoon knock-offs and weekends out in the Valley. We see it, like our brewery in Byron Bay, as a place to slow down and connect.

“The building really is beautiful – wait til you see it! – and so we’ve prioritised its integrity and heritage elements. Work is currently underway to prepare the building across the coming months.”

Stone & Wood | 99 Bridge Street in Fortitude Valley