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Channel 9’s Postcards celebrates Bright Brewery’s Tourism Awards win

Bright Brewery featured on Channel 9’s Postcards on Sunday, December 2, alongside other winners from the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

Postcards presenter Lauren Phillips visited both the Brewery and ‘Fred’s Shed’, our new Production Brewery, and met with Head Brewer Richard Chamberlin and Founder Scott Brandon.

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We do more than just brew great beer

Here at Bright Brewery, we do more than just brew great beer…

We have staff who climb mountains, who coach local footy teams, who ride to work instead of drive in a bid to reduce their environmental impact, who live and breathe Bright.

Thanks to Alpine Shire Council and Bright & Surrounds for this wonderful celebration of our business and those who make us what we are – our staff.

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Bright Brewery’s 5Zero Cycle Event Donates $1000 To Mystic MTB Park

Bright Brewery’s inaugural, ‘green’ gravel bike event 5Zero raised $1000 for Alpine Community Plantation to help resurface Bright’s iconic Hero MTB Trail.

5Zero event banner 2018

Following the success of Bright Brewery’s inaugural, environmentally-friendly 5Zero gravel bike event in September, the Brewery is proud to announce a donation of $1000 to Alpine Community Plantation (ACP) to make much-needed repairs to Mystic Park’s Hero Trail.

5Zero, which took place on September 8 on the trails around Bright and surrounds, is a new concept in cycling events with a focus on fun, tough, social riding while simultaneously targeting zero environmental impact and raising money.

5Zero aims for a clean footprint and to create zero waste, so riders are not given paper course maps or signs and have to rely solely on GPS and their own navigation skills; beer and coffee is served only in reusable cups; all feed zone treats are unpackaged; and course marshals ride e-bikes rather than driving, where possible. Plus, all participants’ travel and accommodation is offset through a carbon-offset program via the QANTAS Future Planet Program.

ACP is the community-led, not-for-profit body that allows recreational activities, such as mountain biking and events such as Spartan, to take place within the HVP pine plantations of the Alpine Shire. ACP needs regular funding for trail and road maintenance (primarily in Bright’s Mystic Park), signage, repairs and new infrastructure, administering events, communications between user groups and HVP, and for the regulatory compliance needs of maintaining a not-for-profit.

ACP Executive Officer Alia Parker welcomed the donation, and said the 5Zero funds would go directly towards surface repairs of Mystic Park’s iconic Hero Trail.

“Hero has recorded about 50,000 individual rides since it opened in December 2016 and has been extremely successful in attracting tourists to the region. However, Hero’s popularity has resulted in erosion on its upper sections and tourists have started to notice. This erosion requires costly machine repairs to resurface sections of the trail in order to restore Hero’s famous flow,” Parker said.

“As a not-for-profit, community-run land manager that works closely with volunteers from the Alpine Cycling Club to build and maintain the trails, receiving support from Bright’s business community is a lifeline for us to run the park and manage the thousands of tourists now coming to visit it. So when a business like Bright Brewery sees value in what we’re doing and steps up to help, we cannot thank them enough. The extra money will allow us to repair a couple more jumps than expected, which is fantastic news for everyone heading into a busy summer season.”

Parker said HVP Plantations, which owns the land on which Mystic Park is built, had donated the soil for the resurfacing works.

5Zero was born from the desire of the Bright Brewery team to support the local community in way that reflected the Brewery’s values and showcased the best of Bright.

Brewery Operations Manager Rupert Shaw said 5Zero ticked all those boxes.

“Everything we do at the Brewery is driven by our core values of being Sustainable, Authentic, and Active,” Shaw said. “The event combined many of the elements that make for a great experience when visiting Bright – epic cycling, craft beer, gourmet local food, live music and family fun.”

Bright Brewery Project Coordinator and Event Organiser Marthijs Heuperman said ACP’s work was vital in facilitating the enjoyment that both locals and visitors to Bright.

“We all ride for different reasons. The fantastic gravel and mountain bike trails in this beautiful location makes for an awesome experience, which we want more people to enjoy,” Heuperman said, “Alpine Community Plantation do a lot to make this possible for the many locals and visitors to Bright, but they can always do with more help.”

Around 60 riders took part in the event, with organisers hoping to attract an even larger group of riders next year.

More information: www.5zero.com.au / www.alpinecommunityplantation.com.au / www.brightbrewery.com.au

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Position Vacant: Logistics Coordinator

This role supports the Head Brewer and the Sales team to ensure the right stock and equipment are in the right place at the right time.

The person holding the role of Logistics Coordinator is responsible for receipting goods inward, storage, order picking, internal and external deliveries and collections.

REPORTS

This role reports to the Head Brewer

KEY TASKS

Safe Environment – ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times

  • be accountable for safety of staff and customers, including incident reporting
  • be accountable for up to date OH&S practices and regulations
  • ensure general maintenance of equipment is regularly undertaken as required and equipment is properly maintained and serviced
  • adhere to company policies including any SOPs and the Smoke Free Policy
  • take part in regular safety audits and follow up

Customer Service

  • process goods inward and outward
  • keeping accurate records
  • accurately pick stock based on orders
  • display excellent customer service and awareness at all times
  • assist in the management of desired stock levels
  • resolve logistics enquiries and issues promptly and accurately

Stock Management

  • move stock between production facilities, warehouses and venue(s)
  • undertake local deliveries
  • monitor and order supplies – ensure that sufficient supplies of stock are available at all times and stock is sold before use-by dates expire
  • check stock is correctly rotated and stored to reduce wastage
  • ensure security of stock and that all stock is financially accounted for
  • monitor and record any wastage or breakages
  • ensure adherence to stock control procedures – weekly stock take

Events

  • preparation, maintenance, cleaning and pack down of events equipment
  • picking and loading of events stock

Other duties as directed, plus attending staff meetings and all training sessions as directed by senior management.

Other information

Hours include weekend work, evenings and public holidays.

Base salary based on performance and training completed as per employment contract.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Must-Have

Demonstrated experience in similar role with strong skills in management & stock control

Demonstrated skills in high standards in customer service

Be 25 year of age or over (insurance purposes)

Hold current fork lift certificate

Drivers Licence

Ability to design and document operating systems and procedures

Strong communication skills

Current RSA

Ability to make work fun

Highly desirable

An understanding of craft beer scene

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

This is a new position and will be based at Bright Brewery in Bright, Victoria.

Bright Brewery is a family-friendly employer and will consider flexible working arrangement proposals.

Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including quarterly and annual reward schemes to ensure great work and high performing staff never go unnoticed. All staff are supported with training and advancement opportunities.

Bright Brewery is the Alpine Shire Business of the Year and Excellence In Hospitality Award winner, as well as 2017 and 2018 Victorian Tourism Awards Gold Award winner. The successful applicant will be driven to build on these successes and high standards.

This position offers a chance to live in a truly beautiful place with world class mountain biking, cycling, hiking, camping, paragliding, snow and river sports.  We encourage broad and active lifestyles, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated to accommodate this.

TO APPLY

Please send a CV and Cover Letter addressing the Skills Required and your experience in relation to this role to Head Brewer Richard Chamberlin brewer@brightbrewery.com.au

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Back-to-back Gold for Bright Brewery at RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

Bright Brewery has won the Gold Award for Tourism Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards 2018 for the second year running.

Laura Gray, Marthijs Heuperman, Scott Brandon and Sarah Higman receive Bright Brewery’s Gold Award for Tourism Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries at the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards from Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman.

Bright Brewery was last night announced as the Gold Award winner for Tourism Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries at the 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, backing up its 2017 win in the same category.

The awards, which were held at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium on November 22, are Victoria’s highest honour for tourism businesses around the state.

Bright Brewery Founder Scott Brandon said he was thrilled with the Gold Award, which recognises the hard work and dedication of the Bright Brewery team, and its commitment to bringing his vision to life.

“We are immensely proud to have won this award again in 2018, and we were chuffed to be in such excellent company, competing for our award against some truly great Victorian businesses such as Domain Chandon (Silver), The Shiraz Republic (Bronze) and Sedona Estate (Finalist),” Mr Brandon said.

“At Bright Brewery, we are driven by three values: to be active – in both the physical lifestyle which is so synonymous with mountain life and also active in our community; to be sustainable – both as a business and in the way we tread on the environment; and to be authentic – we do what we say we’re going to do. Bright Brewery was founded on these values and we live them every day.

“I am immensely proud of all of our staff, and this award is for every one of them. It would not have happened without them.”

Mr Brandon also paid tribute to Bright and the surrounding communities, which work together to make Victoria’s Alpine region a magnet for visitors.

“We live in a spectacularly unique part of the world and we love to share the delights of our region with visitors,” he said. “So we were especially thrilled to see our friends at Falls Creek Alpine Resort take home Gold in their category (Major Tourist Attraction).

“Bright Brewery is passionate about making our region an even better place to live, work and play, through supporting local businesses, events and clubs. Our region is the best place to visit in Australia and we want everyone to experience a slice of what we enjoy every day.”

Bright Brewery has a long association with the Awards, being named a finalist in 2011 and taking home Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016 before taking top honours in 2017 and 2018.

“The Awards are very important to us as a business,” Mr Brandon said. “And we appreciate the experience and expertise of the judges, mentors and whole VTIC team in helping to grow not only our business, but the entire Victorian tourism industry.

“We look forward to defending our title again next year as we strive for Hall of Fame status by winning three Gold Awards in a row.”

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New Year’s Eve 2018

Join us this New Year’s Eve at Bright Brewery for a huge night of live music, featuring Ramble Tamble – The Australian Creedence Show.

Help us welcome 2019 with the full Creedence Clearwater Revival experience. Get ready to rock and roll all night long!

The stage will be set up under the bandstand and we’ll have a dancefloor and plenty of room to rock out!

Tickets are $25 (general admission only/no table bookings; wristbands will be distributed; drinks at bar prices) and are limited to 500.

Buy tickets at the Brewery or via TryBooking

This event WILL sell out so get in quick.

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Position Filled: Brewer

Live, brew and play in beautiful Bright

We’re on the hunt for a brewer to join us in Bright, as we take our craft beer production to the next level!

Bright Brewery is an award winning and proudly independent brewery, bar and restaurant, producing MountainCrafted beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.

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Our key values of ACTIVE – SUSTAINABLE – AUTHENTIC are the cornerstones of everything we do at Bright Brewery. From brewing beers that reflect the bold and wild environment in which they are crafted, to embracing the outdoor lifestyle that our region offers, Bright Brewery helps form the heart of our community. We’re a vibrant and growing business that values the authenticity of our products, services and people, with a sustainable future for all.

Bright Brewery is seeking an experienced Brewer to join our team. We are looking for a passionate self-starter, capable of working both individually or as part of a small team.

Bright Brewery brewers are professionals who competently brew and package a wide variety of beer styles. They are forward thinking, logical, commercially minded and able to efficiently and effectively solve problems as they arise.

Reporting to the Head Brewer, the Brewer will be responsible for all aspects of production including, wort production, cellar duties, packaging operations and logistics on a day to day basis.

Key Tasks:

  • Day to day Wort production alongside the Head Brewer
  • Lead cellar, packaging and warehouse operations
  • Assist with production scheduling
  • Lab work
  • Record Keeping
  • Raw material stock management
  • General brewery duties including cleaning and equipment maintenance
  • Recipe development and designing new beers.

Skills & Experience required:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a commercial brewing environment and have passed the IBD General Certificate in Brewing or similar brewing qualification.

Working at Bright Brewery:

This is a full-time permanent position that will involve after hours, weekend work and public holidays on some occasions.

A competitive remuneration package is offered for the right applicant, including:

  • Salary
  • Good work life balance – we formally target an average working week of 38 hours over 12 months
  • Training and support.

In addition, Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including quarterly and annual reward schemes to ensure great work and high performing staff never go unnoticed. All staff are supported with training and advancement opportunities.

Bright Brewery is the Alpine Shire Business of the Year winner and a 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards Gold winner. The successful applicant will be driven to build on these successes and high standards.

This position offers a chance to live in a truly beautiful place with world class mountain biking, cycling, hiking, camping, paragliding, snow and river sports. We encourage broad and active lifestyles, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated to accommodate this.

A full Position Description can be supplied on request by emailing: brewer@brightbrewery.com.au

To Apply:

Applications can be made confidentially by sending resume with a cover letter via email to: brewer@brightbrewery.com.au by Friday 28th September 2018.

For enquiries about this role, please contact:

Richard Chamberlin
Head Brewer, Bright Brewery
03 5755 1346
brewer@brightbrewery.com.au

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Full line-up revealed for DARKER DAYS 2018

Brewers, bands, bites, banter and a ceremonial burning are the foundation of the second annual DARKER DAYS festival in Bright this winter.

Centred around dark beers produced by the brewers of Victoria’s High Country, DARKER DAYS is a showcase of local produce and activities that celebrate winter in Victoria’s Alpine valleys.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, this family friendly festival will bring together local producers, operators, entertainers, beer lovers and families to toast the season and welcome the return of lighter days following the Winter Solstice.

Additional brewers this year include Social Bandit, Rutherglen Brewery and King River Brewing, as well as guest dark beers from Malt Shed, Two Pot and Wrong Side breweries. More exciting additions to this year’s festival include Backwoods Distilling Co, the new whisky producers from nearby Yackandandah, and the crew from Beechworth’s Asylum Ghost Tours will telling ghost stories around the fires and leading a unique ghost tour around the haunted streets of Bright.

To keep your soul warm throughout the day, there will be live music from local artists Harry & Disco, Liv Cartledge, The Kissin Cousins, plus a headline set from Melbourne band Saint Jude.

DARKER DAYS is a community-minded festival flowing with local produce, warming foods, live music and kids entertainment. After the sun sets, Bright Brewery’s riverside lands will truly come alive with a spectacular ceremonial burning of a giant wooden structure.

The festival will run from 12noon to 9pm on Saturday 30th June at 123 Great Alpine Road in Bright, with entry a gold coin donation for the local CFA.

Come gather around the fires to roast marshmallows and chestnuts. Hear campfire tales and even a ghost story or two. It will be a full day of mid-winter mountain fun!

Festival Line-up

Featured brewers of Victoria’s High Country Brewery Trail: Black Dog Brewery (Taminick), Blizzard Brewing Co (Dinner Plain), Bridge Road Brewers (Beechworth), Bright Brewery (Bright), King River Brewing (King Valley), Rutherglen Brewery (Rutherglen), Social Bandit Brewing Co (Mansfield), Sweetwater Brewing Co (Tawonga South).

Guest beers from: Malt Shed (Wangaratta), Two Pot (Yakandandah) and Wrong Side (Jamieson)

Featured drinks from: Alpine Cider (Wandiligong), Billy Button Wines (Bright), Reed & Co Distillery (Bright), Backwoods Distilling Co (Yakandanah), Sixpence Coffee (Bright).

Food from: Little Peddler, Bright Brewery, Riverdeck Café, Tolpuddle Goat Cheese & Farm Foods, King Valley Popcorn, The Wingvan, Chestnuts Australia, Shack Donuts.

Entertainment

Peak Pantry Live Music stage: Harry & Disco, Liv Cartledge, The Kissin Cousins, Saint Jude, DJs Bozo & Boozo.

FAM Events & Productions Storytime Tipi: Frustrated Artistic Mothers, Bright Poets & Wordsmiths and Asylum Ghost Tours presents games, singalongs, story times, kids ghost stories.

Around the festival: JD’s Face Painting, Medieval sword woodworks for kids with Schloss Toys, Asylum Ghost Tours present Ghost Tour Walks of Bright, on the hour from 6pm.

After dark: Asylum Ghost Tours and Bright Poets & Wordsmiths present ghost stories for adults.

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Position Vacant: Chef

Create delicious food with a craft brewery twist

Bright Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery, bar and restaurant, producing MountainCrafted beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.

We’re a vibrant and growing business that values the enjoyment and protection of the pristine environment that surrounds us, and the authenticity of our products and services. We embrace active and sustainable lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.

Bright Brewery is a social hub for locals and a destination for tourists. We serve great value meals for lunch and dinner (7 days a week), which helps showcase our beers when customers dine in.

Bright Brewery is seeking an experienced chef to join the kitchen team.

We’re looking for a leader to help us create delicious food with a craft brewery twist that will make our full range of beers really sing.

We require a team player who loves working with the freshest local produce and who can bring a real creative flair to our cuisine.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Reporting to and working with the Head Chef, the Chef will help lead the Kitchen Team and is accountable for delivering great and unique food for Bright Brewery’s customers.

This rewarding role includes continually improving menu quality, food sourcing, storage, preparation, cooking and waste processing.

You will be competent in all areas of cooking and cleaning, maintaining high levels of Food Hygiene Standards and HACCP controls.

This position is full time, primarily covering our lunch and dinner services. Salary is negotiable for the right applicant, along with the opportunity to work in a rewarding environment that values true work/life balance for all hospitality staff. We can offer short term accommodation help.

Skills and experience

  • Qualified Chef
  • Must have prior experience in a high-volume hospitality environment
  • Experience in menu planning and demonstrated skills in high standards of menu prep and delivery
  • Passion and imagination for food
  • Interest in local produce and beer matching
  • Food Safety Supervisor certificate
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to manage Food Service costs
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems efficiently
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations relating to the hospitality industry
  • Proven leadership skills and lead by example
  • Mature attitude, honesty, loyalty and exceptional work ethic
  • Proven ability to supervise and lead staff with respect and fairness
  • Ability to develop and document operating systems and procedures
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Computer savvy.

A knowledge of, or passion for, beer and brewing is an advantage.

Aligning to Bright Brewery’s values, our chefs and kitchen team are expected to work on average 38 hours per week. All award rates apply where relevant.

In addition, Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including quarterly and annual reward scheme to ensure great work and high performing staff never go unnoticed. We also seek to provide valuable training opportunities so all staff may further their skills and careers.

Bright Brewery is a 2017 and 2018 Victorian Tourism Awards Gold Medal winner and Australian Tourism Awards Silver Medal winner, as well as an Alpine Shire Business of the Year and Excellence In Hospitality Award winner. The successful applicant will be driven to build on these successes and high standards.

This position offers a chance to live in a truly beautiful place with world class mountain biking, cycling, hiking, camping, paragliding, snow and river sports all at our door. We encourage broad and active lifestyles, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated to accommodate this.

A full Position Description can be supplied on request by emailing: enjoywork@brightbrewery.com.au

To apply:

Applications can be made confidentially by emailing covering letter and resume to enjoywork@brightbrewery.com.au

For more information please contact:

Doug Badrock
Head Chef, Bright Brewery
tel: 03 5755 1346

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