Bright Brewery Smoko 2017

Bright Brewery

Released August 21, 2017

Smoko is the act of taking a break from work for a smoke. It's also a riverside campsite in Bright in the Victorian High Country. And, back in 2015, Bright Brewery decided to take those concepts and combine them in a beer. And now they've done it again, albeit looking to recreate a campfire experience as opposed to brewing a beer with the characteristics of a durry.

They've done so by collating a quartet of smoked malts – beechwood, mesquite, cherrywood and peated – and making them the stars of the show; the chosen yeast contributes just booze and gas rather than flavour or aroma and the hops are there just to tie things together. We reckon the peated malt is the dominant character this time, with its heavy smoke character bringing to mind the campfires that inspired the beer, while the sweeter, meaty characteristics of the other malts gather around it, marshmallows on sticks in hand.

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Bright Brewery

121 Great Alpine Road
VIC 3741

(03) 5755 1301
Regular events

Sundays: Live music in the beer garden

Open Hours

Daily: 11am to evening


Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm
$20 for full tour and tasting of six beers
$10 for just the tour