Lewis Kerr & David Stokie
Our lead brewer Lewis Kerr, who joined us in December 2022, is a Bright local who previously brewed for Bridge Road Brewers, Moon Dog Craft Brewery & Whistler Brewing Co. He will lead a passionate team of brewers including David Stokie and Madi Bruce.
Lewis is joined by assistant Brewer David Stokie. A homebrewer for the past 20 years, David (or ‘Stokie’ as we know him) was inspired to become a commercial brewer after attending Bright Brewery’s Brewer For A Day experience.
On the advice of our then-brewer, Tom, Stokie headed off to SA to do his brewing qualification and returned to his High Country home to forge a career in brewing. After a stint at Blizzard Brewing Co in Dinner Plain, Stokie has found his way back to Bright Brewery, to where it all began for him!
Our assistant brewer Madi Bruce, joined the brew team in 2022 after working as a front of house supervisor at Bright Brewery whilst completing her brewing qualifications.
Madi has a background in events and tourism and worked a ski season in Canada, and after spending a summer in Golden, British Columbia, she fell in love with the craft beer scene and moved to Bright.
A career highlight for Madi was developing a beer named in honour of the pioneering co-founder of Bright Brewery, the late Fiona ‘Fred’ Reddaway, for International Women’s Day – ‘Fred’s’ Blackberry Pale Ale. This beer was brewed by the women of Bright Brewery, including Fiona’s three daughters, Tenley, Jaslyn, and Krista, and her mother, Virginia.
Together, Lewis, Stokie and Madi will help lead Bright Brewery’s beers into its second decade, as we take our MountainCrafted beers to the national and international beer markets.