Bright Brewery may be back open but when you're venue is as popular as the High Country brewpub is, leaving lockdowns causes some issues. Reduced capacity limits means bookings can disappear fast and while drinking at that brewpub is one of life's great joys, fortunately, you don't need to visit it to enjoy a taste of Bright. With Victoria's latest lockdown causing the brewery to postpone their Darker Days festival, the team quickly launched not one but two beer boxes featuring those producers impacted by the festival's delay. Also fresh from the brewery is their Black Diamond Black IPA, a longstanding seasonal that's a tribute to the ski runs of the Alpine snow resorts.
Or if you want something brand new, there’s Mixed Berry Sweetart, part of the brewery’s ongoing fruited sour series. It pours a crimson colour that’s a little hard to define, which is precisely what the combination of fruit inside the beer provides too. There are four berries in total inside with strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry all coming together and rounding out each other in a way that makes it difficult to know what's doing what and as soon as one drops, another makes itself known. Effectively, it's mixed berry jam that you've got on your hands but take out any sweetness and replace it with a building tartness that’s stronger than many kettle sours.
- Sour Ale