Bright Tank Brewing Co


Bright Tank Brewing Co

100 Brown Street
East Perth
WA 6122

(08) 9325 7145
Open Hours

Wednesday: 4pm to 10pm
Thursday: midday to 10pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
Wed & Thurs: 4pm to 9pm
Fri & Sat: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm


Any time during opening hours

Matt Moore and wife Gemma Sampson had long thought about opening a brewery – four years to be exact. And, while pondering the possibilities surrounding their urban brewery’s location, serenity struck.

What had been an area for blue collar workers and migrant living had flourished into an orderly extension of the Perth CBD, where refurbished warehouses – some well over a hundred years old – now rubbed shoulders with modern apartment living and office spaces filled with consultancies and design agencies.

Prior to gentrification, those warehouses had been home to parties at which electronic music, hip hop and graffiti took centre stage. Although long gone, memories of youthful bacchanalia lived on in Matt's mind as he set about changing direction himself, with the appeal of a day job running a construction materials laboratory and later as a civil construction quality assessor beginning to wear thin as the brewing dream blossomed.

Thus, he completed a bridging chemical course at the University of Sydney before embarking on a postgraduate brewing qualification at the University of Ballarat, which bolstered years of homebrewing experience. Just to be sure, a Cicerone qualification was added to round out his formal learning and confirm that here was a curious mind fond of both art and science.

With those pieces in place, it was time to open Bright Tank Brewing Co, which saw a former fashion warehouse reincarnated as a 130-person venue featuring a level of design beyond that found in most breweries; hang a curtain across the brewing tanks and you’d think that you were in a cool restaurant.

While retaining the urban aesthetic of its surrounds, the use of aquamarine blue and vibrant yellow highlights throughout provides modernity and subtle cohesion, offset by the use of reclaimed bricks and new tiling. Referencing Matt’s love of graffiti – and the parties of the past – a large-scale stylised portrait of the father of fermentation, Louis Pasteur, oversees proceedings at the long, shared tables that sit alongside a three-vessel, 10 hectolitre Spark brewing system.

The bar area’s ten-tap tiled wall pours what Matt describes as a "flexible" amount of his core range. Since joining the team, head brewer Justin Bishop frequently brews new limited-release beers, so punters can pick between a mix of those core beers and Justin's latest and greatest.

Showing a high level of care and respect for beer, filtered water is used to clean glassware prior to pouring, while glassware itself comes in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the beers (and are available to take home along with growlers and squealers). Also available for takeaway are four-packs and cubes of the latest offerings, alongside unique and handy carry cases for mixed six-packs.

Matt and Gemma are keen foodies too – their honeymoon was essentially a tour of as many three Michelin star restaurants in France as one can possibly squeeze into a single trip – and this side of the offering also became a collaboration in November 2021 when they invited Stuart Laws to open Brown Street Grill at the brewpub.

It sees the open kitchen become a theatre of smoke and flames in which this champion of West Australian cooking is able to showcase local produce and tell the stories of WA farmers and producers. Using a Mesiano wood fired pizza oven and a custom built charcoal grill from JAGRD in Bakers Hill, Stuart's menu includes an impressive range of steaks with four distinct cuts all championing local beef. There's also a range of snacks, where shared items are often forged through fire too, and a pizza menu for anyone looking for something a little more casual.

However, despite all of the clever design, sharp modern food and respect for the urban environment, Matt is keen to remind punters that Bright Tank is first and foremost a brewery: a little pocket of urban Perth that welcomes everyone from hardened beer nerds to foodies to those wanting a few beers before the game at nearby Optus Stadium.

Guy Southern

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Core Range

Bright Tank Mid
Mid-Strength Pale
Bright Tank Hazy Pale Ale
Hazy Pale Ale
Bright Tank Smalley Session IPA
Session IPA
Bright Tank Strange Stange
Bright Tank New World Order
Pale Ale
Bright Tank #No Filter IPA
Bright Tank Brown Street Brown
Brown Ale

Limited Releases

Bright Tank Tropical Sour & On Tour
Tropical Sour & Hazy IIIPA
6.0% & 9.9%
Bonehead Brewing Punk Not Monk & Gone Phishing
ESB & Cold IPA
5.5% & 6.4%
Bright Tank Don Giacomo IPA & Oat Cream IPA
DDH Hazy IPA & Oat Cream IPA
6.5% & 7.0%
Bright Tank X Bonehead X Daniel Loves Beer Into The Sun '23
Hazy Pale Ale
Bright Tank Double Chalkface Killah
Double NEIPA
Bright Tank x Baby Bleu Bleuphoria
Bright Tank & Phat Brew Club Big-DIPA
Dip-Hopped Double IPA
Bright Tank Baltic Porter
Baltic Porter
Bright Tank Big Red Smeg Head 2022
Bright Tank Mango Chai Pastry Sour
Pastry Sour
Bright Tank & WA Cellar Door Summer View
Tropical Pale Ale
Bright Tank Guava Gose
Fruit Gose
Bright Tank & Grain Cru Pineapple Cru Hazy
Pineapple Hazy IPA
Bright Tank NZ Pilsner
NZ Pilsner
Bright Tank XPA
Bright Tank & Bonehead & Daniel Loves Beer Into The Sun
Australian Hazy Pale
Bright Tank Le' Myrtle Farmhouse Ale
Lemon Myrtle Saison
Bright Tank & PWD Link Juice Double NEIPA
Fruited Double NEIPA
Bright Tank Assalted Berry Gose
Berry Gose
Bright Tank Assalted Peach Gose
Peach Gose
Bright Tank Hazy Pale
Hazy Pale Ale
Bright Tank Little Red Smeg Head IPA
Session Red IPA
Bright Tank & Whipper Snapper Distillery Barrel-Aged Stout 2020
Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Bright Tank IIPA
Bright Tank Chalk Face Killah 2020 & Assaulted Mango Gose
NEIPA & Fruit Sour
6.4% & 3.1%
Bright Tank Dank Tank West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
Bright Tank Big Red Smeg Head Red IIPA
Bright Tank & Brew U Snob Bait
Milkshake IPA
Bright Tank Assalted Passionfruit Gose & Troppo Season Double NEIPA
Gose & Double NEIPA
3.8% & 7.7%
Bright Tank Alelagersaurus
Bright Tank Chalkface Killah
Hazy IPA
Bright Tank Stoned Fruit Brut IPA
Sour Fruit Brut IPA
Bright Tank Hitchhiker Galaxy Session Pale Ale
Session Pale Ale