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Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination

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Main Arm road works update

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Roller Derby returns to Byron, March 18-19

The Northern Rivers Revolt Roller Derby tournament is returning after the covid hiatus to Byron Bay on March 18–19, with six teams competing at the Cavanbah Centre. 

Byron Councillors call for more govt flood funding

Byron Shire Council has launched a pre-election call for more government funding and support to future proof all of the Shire’s flood-impacted premises.

Lismore candidate Ross Honniball

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Dr Leon Ankersmit looks at mining, and thermal waste incinerators in the Clarence

Dr Leon Ankersmit has stated that he supports the position of no mining in the Clarence catchment but has stopped short of signing the Clarence Catchment Alliance pledge to 'ban mining in the Clarence catchment.

Full Moon natural wine festival!

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Some of The Echo crew were treated to a fun tour of the Byron home of Stone & Wood brewing recently. While one of the most interesting bits was our pseudo-scientific tasting of the actual beers, the tours, which are open all year to members of the general public, impart a wealth of information on different hops and brewing techniques.

While the growing national popularity of the local brew has seen them establish a second plant in Murwillumbah, the old bottling line (producing a paltry 1,000 bottles an hour on a good day) is still in existence, and the Byron birthplace of the brewery itself is used to brew limited releases as well as housing the pilot brewery for experimental batches.

While some of The Echo crew who had tried the pilot brew at The Rails were initially taken aback by the Gose, a rare German beer style described as salty and sour, finishing with a touch of funk, it was interesting to hear it tipped as the sort of style that may well be more widespread in the future.

Brewery located at Boronia Place, Byron Arts and Industry Estate. Book tours at www.stoneandwood.com.au/byron-brewery.


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