High Country Brewery Trail

From the river to the mountains

Discover Victoria’s High Country brewers

Extending from the river to the mountains, Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail weaves a scenic path to some truly lip-smacking hand-crafted beers. Bright Brewery is one of seven breweries in the North East that form the famous Brewery Trail.

Along with us at Bright Brewery, you can also visit

Black Dog Brewery (Taminick)

Bridge Road Brewers (Beechworth)

King River Brewing (Whitfield)

Billson’s Brewery (Beechworth)

Mitta Mitta Brewing Co (Mitta Mitta)

Crank Handle Brewery (Mt Beauty)

Every year, the brewers of Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail gather at one of the breweries to work side-by-side and pool their knowledge and experience into one collaborative brew.

Putting competition aside in favour of collaboration, this annual brew is always known as Rule 47.

While the beer style changes every year, the focus never does. The beer is designed to showcase the immense talent and quality of the High Country’s brewers, and the magnificent fresh hops that are grown right here in our backyard by Hop Products Australia.

Rule 47 2023 is a Red Ale, brewed at Bridge Road Brewery by the Head Brewers and Founders of all seven High Country Breweries.

Rule 47 is available now at our High Country Breweries, including Bright!

Grab yours now!

Each of the seven breweries exudes its own personality and style, just like each of their brews. Taste the difference in our local craft beers, made with passion, the best ingredients, and the pristine waters of Victoria’s High Country.

See close up where the beers are brewed, and learn what goes into crafting a unique beer. You might even learn a secret or two from talking to the brewers themselves. Family friendly, our breweries have great outdoor areas for that beer in the sun.

The High Country has long been renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and fresh air, not to mention laying claim to some of Australia’s finest gourmet producers, most acclaimed restaurateurs and internationally recognised winemakers.

Now there’s another great way to round out a High Country day of savouring local fare, touring wineries, hitting the Rail Trail for a leisurely cycle or feeling the exhilaration of a downhill mountain bike track (as you’ll find many of our thrill-seeking brewers do!) – and that’s kicking back with a cool ale to drink it all in.

For more info on the High Country Brewery Trail, check out our website.

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