Beer review — Stone & Wood and Little Creatures

Stone and Wood Jasper Ale 500ml $6
Byron Bay’s Stone and Wood Brewery recently released its third beer, a beautiful red-coloured ale, inspired by “German alt, American amber ale and English brown ale styles”, says the press release. It’s a full-bodied, smooth, malty style cut with a delicious herbal, hoppy flavour and lingering bitterness.

Little Creatures Pale Ale 330ml 6pack $18.99
While hops play a dominant role in Little Creatures, it’s not in the eye-popping, palate wrenching, malt-versus-hops arm wrestle we see in some hops-focused brews. A fresh, orange-zest-like aroma, derived from fresh hops flowers, sets the tone for a distinctively rich, aromatic, refreshing brew that’s easy to love, hop-head or not.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2012
First published 9 May 2012 in The Canberra Times