Infinite Barrel Works

Celebrating the dark art of barrel ageing

Emerging from deep in the heart of the High Country comes an exciting new range of beers from one of the country’s pioneering craft breweries.   

Infinite Barrel Works by Bright Brewery will celebrate the dark art of barrel ageing, with only the most exclusive beers seeing the light of day. 

Infinite Barrel Works beers are extremely scarce and limited in quantity, due to the small-batch nature of the style. 


Infinite Barrel Works was derived in the depths of the High Country with our good friends at Backwoods Distilling.

In 2019, we sent off a batch of our Stubborn Imperial Stout (then called Stubborn Russian) to Backwoods for distillation into a whisky. That whisky was then aged in these barrels, and both the whisky and the barrels were given to us when the whisky had matured.  

We then aged another round of imperial stout and whisky in those barrels, and the cycle continued, creating a closed loop of barrels that are infinitely used.


The first Infinite Barrel Works release will be a Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.

To be more specific, the beer in barrel is Bright’s 2023 Stubborn Imperial Stout – the notorious 16-percenter brewed by Head Brewer Lewis Kerr and his team in the Autumn of 2023. 

So what has a year in a whisky barrel done for it? 

“It’s definitely still boozy, as you’d expect from a 16-percenter, and it’s picked up a lot of the whisky characteristics – a lot of deep plum, raisin and prune characteristics, and the heat has mellowed out,” Kerr said. 

Due to its high ABV (16% and 5.6 std drinks per can), this beer is definitely designed to share with other beer lovers, not to consume solo. 


This beer is so special to us and so unique to Bright that we wanted the can art to reflect that.

The can artwork for Infinite Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout features a beautiful photo of Mount Buffalo, Vic, captured by local photographer Sam Walklate (pictured above).

Subsequent Infinite releases will feature equally beautiful High Country landscapes and photographers keen to see their work on an Infinite can are invited to lodge an Expression of Interest to have their art featured on future beers.  

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Infinite Barrel Works Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout will be available by pre-sale to Bright Mash Club members from Wednesday May 1 and will go on sale to the general public from Friday May 3-22, or until sold out. Order yours today via the link below:

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