Join us for this year's Good Beer Week edition of Australia's most popular beer appreciation night, Ale Stars. In our GBW edition, it’s only fitting that we host a legendary Aussie craft beer trailblazer who has had a massive influence on the industry and helped shape the scene into what it is today. With that we bring you... Brad Rogers!

Most renowned for his role as Co-Founder of Stone & Wood Brewing Company, Brad holds many other titles and talents, including Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Brewer of Fermentum, parent company of Stone & Wood, Fixation Brewing Company, Granite Belt Cider Company, Bucha of Byron and the recently acquired Two Birds Brewing Co.

There’s no question that Brad's brewing experience is an impressive and extensive read. In the early 2000’s, he started experimenting with farmhouse styles and brewed one of the first commercially available saisons in Australia, which went on to win bronze at the prestigious 2006 World Beer Cup.

Since then, from modest beginnings in a shed in Byron Bay in 2008, Brad has helped grow Stone & Wood into a multi-award winning staple in the Australian craft scene, with their flagship Pacific Ale taking the #1 spot in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers of the year poll three times, and featuring in the top three consistently since 2010.

His exciting new venture, Forest For The Trees, is dedicated to farmhouse, sour and wild beer styles, bringing his passion, experience, knowledge and skills as a trained winemaker and well-travelled brewer to create beers that capture the philosophy and culture of days gone by with the technology and ingredients available today.

On our lineup is five beers from the family of breweries:

  • Stone & Wood - Pacific Ale
  • Forest For The Trees - Saison
  • Forest For The Trees - Barrel Aged Saison
  • Forest For The Trees - Barrel Aged Flanders Red Saison
  • Two Birds - ‘Rise & Piney’ Hazy Pale Ale

Join us for all the usual Ale Stars fun, games and trivia from host Shandy!

Tickets include a meal and the beers above.


Tue 18 May 6:30pm-Late

The Local Taphouse

184 Carlisle Street
St Kilda East
(03) 9537 2633

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