Beer Tasting Notes

Core Range Beers


#38 Beer
#3 Australian Indie Lager

#2 Victorian Indie Lager
GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Poll 2023

Crisp, refreshing and bright with subtle floral and tropical flavours sourced from our local hops growers.
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%


Bright Pale Ale is as synonymous with Bright as majestic Mystic Mountain which towers over our town. As refreshing as a dip in our pure Alpine waters, Bright Pale is crisp and easy-drinking, with tropical aromas from our locally-grown hops.
Style: Australian Pale Ale
ABV: 4%


Bright Brewery’s big and bold American-style IPA is a celebration of juicy, tropical, floral hops, with a well-balanced bitterness and a malt structure that just lets the hops sing. Heady aromas and flavours of mango, passionfruit and lychee.
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.5%


Our modern English amber ale is crafted from the finest ingredients to be packed full of flavour. Malty and nutty with floral hops, fruity Yorkshire yeast and a background caramel sweetness.
Style: Amber Ale
ABV: 5.0%


Brewed to taste like something much bigger, Any Day XPA is the session beer that packs a punch. With a fresh hop aroma and tropical flavour, Any Day XPA is a clean and easy-drinking midstrength XPA – perfect for any day of the week
Style: Midstrength XPA
ABV: 2.9%

Limited Release Beers

POW Hazy Pale Ale

A fresh and fruity hazy pale ale with tropical flavours and aromas, POW Pale Ale is brewed in the Alpine valleys by the adventurers at Bright Brewery.
Style: Hazy Pale Ale
ABV: 4%

Affogato Stout

A hearty & full bodied stout brewed with locally roasted coffee beans from our friends at Sixpence Coffee, Bright.
Style: Stout
ABV: 5.5%

Stubborn Imperial Rye Stout 2024

A rich and decadent imperial stout with a complex interplay between caramel sweetness, earthy rye spice, and dominant chocolate notes. 
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 12%

The Leaf Peeper Red Rye IPA

This release is bursting with red malt, caramel sweetness, and shades of amber, like the the autumn foliage that makes Bright a leaf peepin’ mecca!
Style: Red Rye IPA
ABV: 6.4%

Fresh Hop Monster Double IPA

Fresh Hop Monster is our fresh hop beer for 2024, brewed with 100% HPA hops, right here in Bright, with a unique Kaiju! flavour.
Style: Fresh Hop Double IPA
ABV: 9%

HPA Experimental Hazy Pale Ale 4029

A hazy pale utilising HPA Experimental variety 4029. Creamy smooth beer base with hop notes pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Geraniol/floral nose.
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%

HPA Experimental Hazy Pale Ale 3029

A hazy pale utilising HPA Experimental variety 3029. Creamy smooth beer base with hop notes of grapefruit, melon, mango and orange.
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Chocopalooza Chocolate Caramel Stout

This decadent brew is brewed with real cocoa and sweet, sticky caramel for a taste that’s both satisfying and delightful.
Style: Stout
ABV: 5.5%

Fred’s Apricot NEIPA

Created and brewed by the women of Bright Brewery for International Women’s Day, Fred’s Apricot NEIPA is sweet and juicy with a hint of bitterness.
Style: Fruited IPA
ABV: 6%

North East Victoria IPA

Brewed with 100% local High Country hops from HPA’s Rostrevor Hop Garden, near Bright. Feat. Eclipse™ and Enigma™ hops, North East Victorian IPA has a unique local flavour.
Style: IPA with 100% HPA Hops
ABV: 6.5%

The Big Hazy American IPA

Dive into The Big Hazy. Featuring Sabro, Simcoe, Citra and Moasaic hops for that all-American hop dream.
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.9%

Puteketeke NZ Pils

ABrewed with 100% NZ hops – Nectaron, Nelson Sauvin and Kohatu – Puteketeke Pils is named in honour of the 2023 Bird of the Century, the orange mullet-headed Puteketeke. 
Style: Pilsner
ABV: 5%

Yuzu Sweetart Sour Ale

A light, kettle-soured beer with a fresh yuzu kick, Yuzu Sweetart is brewed with fresh, whole yuzu from our local yuzu farm, Eurobin’s Mountain Yuzu, for an intense yuzu aroma and flavour.
Style: Sour Ale
ABV: 4.3%

Big Jolly Boi West Coast IPA 

The aroma is a complex mix of earthy pine, orange, and grapefruit, while the flavour boasts a strong, rounded bitterness that lingers on the palate.
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 6.6%

Irrationally Hazy Oat Cream Pale Ale

This beer is a hop-lover’s dream, packed with Mosaic, Kohatu, Motueka, Enigma, and Idaho 7 hops for a symphony of melon, floral, and tropical flavors and aromas.
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.4%

Bright Lemonade Radler

This thirst-quenching beer is made with a blend of crisp lager, lemonade, and fresh crushed lemons. It’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.
Style: Lager with lemonade
ABV: 4.0%

Cucumber & Basil Sour Ale

Savour the mouth-watering freshness and acidic pop from cool cucumber and sweet basil. Paired swimmingly with a dash of sea salt and a tangy, kettle-soured twist.
Style: Sour Ale
ABV: 4.0%

Black Diamond Black IPA

Slide into smooth layers of citrus and piney hops with a firm bitterness and full body. A hint of roasted malt and a clean finish will leave you wanting more.
Style: Black IPA
ABV: 6.0%

Staircase Porter

Silver Medal – 2023 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA)
Our tribute to the great London brewing tradition, Staircase Porter is a decadent blend of dark roasted and caramel malts. Complex layered flavours of creamy espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and toffee combine with flowery hops to create this full bodied nourishing ale.
Style: Porter
ABV: 5.7%

North Eastern Draught

Fresh, crisp and full of real beer flavour, North Eastern Draught is a full-strength, full flavour beer for the people.
Style: Draught

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