Stone & Wood’s Fortitude Valley brewery has been given the green light by Brisbane City Council, with the venue set to open in spring.
Originally scheduled for an opening date in “early 2019”, construction of the brewery had to be postponed for heritage-related reasons, according to a media release posted to Stone & Wood’s website on Monday (17 June).
“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 release reads.
“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 also revealed its priorities and intentions for the new venue, and how they hope guests will engage with it.
“Located in the heart of The Valley, inside a stunning heritage-listed building, our Brisbane brewery will be first and foremost a brewery experience and will form part of the precinct’s growing brewery trail.
“And while our Brisbane brewery will be open until 10.00pm every day to reflect the location’s urban pace, it isn’t a pub, a late-night or dedicated music venue; we won’t serve cocktails or spirits, and there’ll be no 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.”