Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, Byron Bay $5-$7/330ml (six-pack $19-$23)
A very fruity, character-filled ale brewed from all Australian ingredients at Byron Bay. It has a cloudy golden appearance and very aromatic, tropical, hop-driven bouquet, while the taste is satisfying and refreshing with pleasant hoppy bitterness. (4.4 per cent alcohol.)
Stockists: The Oak Barrel, Sydney; The George Basement, St Kilda, Melbourne.