Bright Brewery

Brewer

Name
Bright Brewery
Address

121 Great Alpine Road
Bright
VIC 3741

Phone
(03) 5755 1301
Open Hours

Daily: 11am to evening

Regular events

Sundays: Live music in the beer garden

Tours

Last Friday of every month (excl PH)
Every Friday of Vic school holidays from 3pm
$35 for guided brewery tour and tasting paddle

No one should need an extra reason to visit Bright, a true four season destination in the Victorian High Country: winters perfect for snowsports; springs and autumns that explode with colour; year round adventure sports and gourmet food and wine trails. But if you did need another reason, the Bright Brewery fits the bill...

Set in the heart of the Alpine town on the edge of the crystal clear Ovens River, it's the perfect spot to unwind. On offer is everything from their award-winning Alpine Lager, ideal after a day's adventuring in the mountains, to a full-bodied Staircase Porter – as comforting as a warm blanket on cooler winter days.

Set up in 2006 by Scott Brandon and Fiona Reddaway who had left Melbourne behind for a change of pace, Bright has gone on to pick up a swag of tourism awards; pint in hand, gazing on the tree-covered surrounding mountains as the river burbles nearby, you'll soon understand why.

The brewery plays host to regular live music on Sunday afternoons, while anyone keen to find out more about their Mountaincrafted beers can sign up for one of Bright's monthly Guided Brewery Tours: spend a hour behind the scenes with Bright's brewers, seeing where all the magic happens and how Bright's MountainCrafted beers come to life. Then head to the brewery for a complimentary tasting paddle.

In late 2012, the brewery completed a million dollar expansion program. This tripled the venue's size, introducing much-needed additional indoor seating, resulting in one of the most impressive microbrewery bar / restaurants in the country. There's a long bar pouring their full range of beers, massive dining area lined with wooden tables, outdoor seating front and back and cool use of old kegs for everything from lights to sinks in the toilets. The expansion has continued, with a terrace now stretching out towards the river.

The expansion means more place for the brewers to play in. From 2011 until late 2014, this fell to Jon Seltin, the young brewer who set about filling it with his range of specialty releases and barrel-aged experiments that turned heads among craft beer aficionados wherever they landed. After Jon moved to take on another head brewer role in Melbourne, the brewery was taken over by former Southern Bay and BrewDog brewer, the massively bearded Ryan Tyack, before the baton passed to English brewer Rich Chamberlain and later American Reid Stratton. In 2022, a new lead brewer, Lewis Kerr, joined the Bright team, excited to take Bright into the future.

The brewery opened a second production facility in early 2018 in order to grow their wholesale beer market outside of Bright, as well as producing more limited release and innovative beers. It also followed up a series of successes at the state level by claiming Silver in the Australian Tourism Awards in February 2018, and breaking into the GABS Festival Hottest 100 Top 50 with its Alpine Lager.

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Core Range

Bright Brewing Any Day XPA
Midstrength XPA
2.9%
Bright Brewery Bright Pale Ale
Pale Ale
4.0%
Bright Brewery M.I.A. IPA
West Coast IPA
6.5%
Bright Brewery Alpine Lager
Lager
4.5%
Bright Brewery Staircase Porter
Porter
Bright Brewery Hellfire Amber Ale
Amber Ale

Limited Releases

Bright Brewery Pūteketeke & Yuzu Sweetart Sour
NZ Pilsner & Yuzu Sour
5.0% & 4.3%
Bright Brewery Irrationally Hazy, Big Jolly Boi & Lemonade Radler
Oat Cream Pale, West Coast IPA & Lemonade Radler
5.4%, 6.6% & 4.0%
Bright Brewery Peach And Vanilla Sour
Frutied Sour
4.0%
Bright Brewery Doggobrau & Cattobrau
Tropical XPA
4.5%
Bright Bright Brewery Pumpkin Spiced Latte Brown Ale
Spiced Brown Ale
5.5%
Bright Brewery x Carwyn Cellars Le Monstres du Chateau
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
Both 11.0%
Bright Brewery Dad Bod Lychee IPA
Lychee IPA
6.3%
Bright Brewery MechaRoo (With Coedo) & Cherry Pie Stout
Sour Hazy IPA & Cherry Stout
Both 6.0%
Bright Brewery & Friends Frostfire
Australian Strong Ale
8.0%
Bright Brewery Affogato Stout & Stubborn 2023
Affogato Stout & Imperial Stout
5.5% & 16.0%
Bright Brewery Cold & Wet & King Konge IPAs
Fresh Hop Cold IPA & Kveik IPA
6.5% & 6.0%
Bright Brewery Mystic & Cucumber & Basil Ale
DDH DIPA & Sour
9.0% & 4.0%
Bright Brewery Lemonade Shandy & Big Jolly Boi
Shandy & Christmas Ale
3.5% & 7.0%
Bright Brewery (& Pocketbeagles) The Spicy Beagle & Halloween Ale
Mango, Lime & Chilli Sour & Pumpkin Ale
4.5% & 6.0%
Bright Brewery Vienna Lager & Lemon Myrtle & Wattleseed Imperial Pastry Sour
Vienna Lager & Imperial Pastry Sour
5.0% & 7.7%
Bright Brewery Pina Colada IPA
Hazy IPA
7.0%
Bright Brewery Strawberry Dream
Milkshake Ale
5.8%
Bright Brewery Darker Days India Brown Ale (with Moo), Compost Cookie & Stubborn 2022
India Brown Ale, Pastry Stout & Imperial Stout
6.6%, 8.0% & 11.5%
Bright Brewery Fred's Raspberry Pale Ale & O'Jaffa
Raspberry Pale & Choc Orange Stout
4.5% & 6.7%
Bright Brewery Higher Ground, Cascara Old Fashioned & Breakfast In Bed
German Pilsner, Cocktail Ale & Multigrain IPA
4.8% & 7.0% & 6.5%
Bright Brewery Crisp, Mango Bright Sour & Mystic
Various
4.0% & 4.3% & 9.0%
Bright Brewery That's Fresh
Hazy Pale
5.4%
Bright & Molly Rose & Mr Banks Jam Band Vol.1
Hazy IPA with Bergamot
7.0%
Bright Brewery Passionfruit Pale Ale & Mandarin Dream
Pale Ale & Milkshake Ale
4.7% & 6.2%
Bright Brewery El Grande Mole
Mexican Black Mole Stout
7.0%
Bright Brewery Mixed Berry Sweetart Sour
Sour Ale
4.3%
Bright Brewery Aviation Cocktail Sour & Maple Heist Porter
Cocktail Sour & Maple Porter
5.1% & 6.5%
GABS Festival Pack 2021
Various Styles
Various ABV
Bright Brewery POW, Affogato Stout & Stubborn Russian 2021
Pale Ale & Affogato Stout
4.0% & 5.5%
Bright Brewery Doggobrau
XPA
4.5%
Bright Brewery North East Victoria IPA & Fun Socks Talus IPA
Spiced Wet Hop IPA & Single Hop IPA
6.7% & 6.8%
Bright Brewery Leaf Peeper Red IPA & Raspberry Sweetart
Red IPA & Raspberry Sour
6.5% & 4.3%
Bright Brewery Pineapple Dream & Penicillin Cocktail Sour
Milkshake Ale & Cocktail Sour
6.2% & 7.0%
Bright Brewery Inversion High Density Hop Charge Hazy IPA
Imperial Hazy IPA
8.5%
Bright Brewery Mystery Beer No.2 & Cherry Cream Dream Nitro Milkshake Ale
Mystery Beer & Nitro Dessert Beer
5.9% & 5.7%
Bright Brewery Spring Fling & Fruit Cocktail Sweetart
Passionfruit Pale Ale & Fruit Sour
4.7% & 4.1%
Bright Brewery Rock Paper Scissors NEIPA
NEIPA
6.2%
Bright Brewery Popcorn-Ucopia & Off The Wagon Wheel
Dessert Amber & Fruited Chocolate Porter
6.0% & 5.8%
Bright Brewery Barrel Series: Doppelbock 2019
Barrel-Aged Doppelbock
10.0%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2020
Russian Imperial Stout
12%
Bright Brewery Guava Sweetart, Banana Split Stout & Black Diamond
Fruit Sour & Dessert Stout & Black IPA
4.3% & 5.8% & 6.0%
Bright Brewery Hop Harvest Ale 2020 & Affogato Stout
Harvest Ale & Affogato Stout
5.5% & 5.3%
Bright Brewery Belgian Golden Ale & Kiwi Sweetart Sour Ale
Fruit Sour & Belgian Golden Ale
4.3% & 8.2%
Bright Brewery Swagman Brett Pale Ale
Spiced Brett Pale
4.8%
Bright Brewery Mystic IIPA & Barrel Series Barleywine 2019
IIPA & Whisky Barrel-Aged Barleywine
9.0% & 13.9%
Bright Brewery Lime Sweetart
Fruit Sour
4.3%
Bright Brewery Spring Fling Tropical Pale
Pale Ale with Passionfruit
4.7%
Bright Brewery Mystery Beer No.1
?????
6.1%
Bright Brewery The Orchard NEIPA & Mango Sweetart
Kveik NEIPA / Mango Sour
6.5% / 4..2%
Bright Brewery Inversion NEIPA & King Kveik
NEIPA & Kveik Ale
6.7% & 5.9%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2019
Russian Imperial Stout
12.0%
Bright Brewery Black Diamond & Affogato Stout
Black IPA & Affogato Stout
6.0% & 5.3%
Bright Brewery Sayonara Yuzu Sour
Yuzu Sour
4.3%
Bright Brewery Off The Wagon Wheel
Choc Vanilla Raspberry Porter
6.5%
Bright Brewery Red XPA
Red IPA
6.5%
Bright Brewery M.I.A. IPA
IPA
7.0%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian & Black Diamond 2018
Various styles
Bright Brewery Smoko 2017
Smoked Beer
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2017
Russian Imperial Stout
11.0%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2016
Coffee Imperial Stout
10.0%
Bright Brewery Hop BLEVE
IPA
6.0%
Bright Brewery Oktobifest
Vienna Lager
5.0%
Bright Brewery Smoko Rauchbier
Smoke Beer
6.66%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2015
Russian Imperial Stout
16.0%
Bright Brewery Lord Helmet Schwartz
Imperial Schwarzbier
6.9%
Bright Brewery Hop Harvest Ale 2015
Harvest Ale
6.0%
Bright Brewery M.I.A. IPA II
American IPA
7.0%
Bright Brewery Alpine Ale
Australian Pale Ale
4.4%
Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2014
Russian Imperial Stout
8.9%
High Country Brewers Rule 47 Collaboration 2014
India Pale Wit
6.6%
Bright Brewery Saison de Varleí¨ (plus variations)
Saison
Various
Bright Brewery Spiced Cloudy Apple Ale & Pilot Light
Spiced Apple Beer & English IPA
6.45% & 2.9%
Bright Brewery Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest Vienna Lager
5.1%
Bright Brewery Little Brother
Partigyle Ale
Bright Pinky Framboise 2013
Fruit Lambic
Bright Brewery MIA IPA 2013
IPA
7.4%
Bright Brewery Pilot Light
English IPA
2.9%
Bright Stubborn Russian 2012
Imperial Stout
9.6%
Bright Mystic Mild
Mild
3.0%
Bright Stubborn Russian
Russian Imperial Stout
7.5%
Bright Topaz Mí¤rzen
Hop Harvest Lager
Bright Pinky Framboise
Fruit Lambic Style Ale
Winter Warmer
Export Stout
6.2%
Bright Lager – RETIRED
Lager
Bright Brewery Fainters Dubbel
Abbey Dubbel
8.5%
Bright Brewery Razor Witbier
Witbier
Bright Brewery Blowhard Pale Ale (RETIRED)
Pale Ale
5.0%
Bright Brewery Pilot XPA
Light Beer
2.5%