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Work with us: Administration Assistant

Here at Bright Brewery, we are looking for an Administration Assistant to join our team.

Bright Brewery is a local-family-owned business and fiercely independent brewery, bar, and restaurant, located in the heart of Bright, Victoria, which has been established for over 16 years.

We have a strong, values-based approach to managing our business and value Authenticity, Active Lifestyles, and a Sustainable approach in all that we do.

Your Key Tasks

Daily financial settlement

Data entry

Reconciliations

Office maintenance

You have

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

High level of confidentiality

Knowledge of accounting systems

Strong written and numeracy skills

Strong communication skills

Strong organisational skills

Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Shared commitment to Bright Brewery’s values; living a sustainable, authentic, and active lifestyle

The Role

This role is a casual position based in Bright, Victoria

Monday – Friday (15-20 hours per week between 9:00am-1:00pm).

This role cannot be performed remotely.

ABOUT BRIGHT

If you like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, rock climbing, trail running, paragliding, four-wheel driving, dirt biking, trout fishing, winding rivers, camping, wineries, relaxing by a fire in winter, golfing, amazing food, local produce, country pubs, beautiful scenery, mountains, forests, snow, autumn leaves, great craft beer and much more, then you will love Bright!

Located less than four hours from Melbourne, and just an hour from Mount Hotham and Falls Creek ski resorts, Bright, in the heart of the Victorian High Country, is one of Australia’s most visited tourist destinations and a great place to live. Bright enjoys amazing amenities, facilities, cafes, restaurants and more; not to mention the incredible scenery that surrounds us.

What we offer

The opportunity to secure a position with one of Australia’s pioneering craft breweries,

Employee benefits include:

– Green Transport bonus

– Subsidised Bootcamp or Yoga Space memberships

– Regular staff social events and gatherings (mountain bike rides, craft mornings, trail building, and more)

– Accrual of Brewery points for every hour worked to spend in-venue

– Training and development opportunities

– Genuine work-life balance

To apply

If this position sounds like you, or you have an interest in finding out more about working with us, then please get in touch!

Please send your resume and cover letter to the Administration Manager at admin@brightbrewery.com.au

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Bright continues to expand with new brewer

After another record year of beer production and sales, Bright Brewery is proud to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Brewer to its Brewing team.

Madi Bruce has joined the team at Fred’s Shed – Bright’s production facility – in her first full-time role as a brewer.

Madi is no stranger to Bright, however, having led the brewery’s customer service team as a Front of House Supervisor for the past three years.

During that time, Madi – who has long had a passion for brewing beer – completed her brewing qualifications, and worked as a trainee in the brewhouse as well.

“To be asked to be a brewer here in Bright is so incredible,” Madi said. “The team is so small so it really focuses on that passion I have for craft beer and learning about how it’s made.

“I’ve loved working behind the bar pouring beers but my real love is producing the beer so I’m excited to be heading in that direction.”

Earlier this year, Madi championed a new initiative for the brewery – leading the development of Bright’s first all-female beer, in honour of International Women’s Day.

That beer – named Fred’s Blackberry Pale Ale in homage to Bright’s late founder Fiona Reddaway – was created by Madi, and brewed by the women of Bright Brewery, including Fiona’s mother and three daughters.

Advocating for, and encouraging, women in the brewing industry is a passion for Madi, who is an active member of the Australian chapter of the Pink Boots Society.

“The female brew day here at the brewery was so exciting and such an incredible experience for all the staff,” Madi said.

Madi joins Head Brewer Reid Stratton and Assistant Brewer David Stokie who, together, create and brew more than 35 unique beers a year.

“Madi has brought such a spark into the brewery,” Reid said. “She’s come in with all these incredible ideas and all this enthusiasm and it’s really infectious.”

Positions Vacant: Casual Road Crew (Melbourne)

Here at Bright Brewery, we are on the hunt to add to our Melbourne team with Casual Road Crew members to help with running events, festival work, tastings and bringing the Alpine’s best beer to the people.

WHO ARE WE

Bright Brewery is a family-owned and fiercely independent brewery, bar, restaurant and bike hub, located in the heart of Bright, Victoria, which has been established for over 15 years. During this time, we have built a reputation for high quality beer and great customer service, culminating in being inducted into the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2019, after being named Victoria’s Best Brewery three years in a row. We also collected a Champion’s Trophy at the 2019 Indie Beer Awards!

We have a very strong, values-based approach to managing our business and value Authenticity, Active Lifestyles, and taking a Sustainable approach to all that we do. In 2018, we completed a multi-million-dollar investment in a large production facility and launch into the wider wholesale market. We are now available across Australia and even hold the title of Victoria’s best indie lager!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking to build a team to help our Melbourne crew across venue events and in-store tastings along with festivals and activations. This is a casual role where you will have the opportunity to work with one of Australia’s pioneering and most-respected craft breweries. This is a great entry-level role for someone interested in working in the craft beer industry or kicking starting their career in events.

You will work directly with our Sales and Marketing team to help spread the Bright Brewery beers and message across Melbourne and surrounds.

We are looking for road crew members with a love for great beer and a passion for talking about it. Ideally, our candidates will have some experience in either hospitality or liquor retail, will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. A passion for the mountains and an active lifestyle are also a plus!

YOUR KEY TASKS

· Managing and operating in-store tastings planned with sales team.

· Working at venue events such as tap takeovers, launches or trade nights.

· Pouring and talking beers at festivals and trade shows.

· Assisting with both in-store and venue activations.

YOU WILL HAVE

· A love for great beer

· A passion for talking all things beer

· Strong communication skills

· Share the values of Bright Brewery; living a sustainable, authentic and active lifestyle.

· Passionate about the mountains and promoting products that are made with a sustainable focus.

· The ability to organise your time

· The ability to operate independently as well as in a team environment

YOUR ROLE

This is a casual role with the possibility of future permanent hours for the right person. It will be Melbourne-based with regional work available for those interested/willing. Your remuneration will include the following:

· Casual award pay in conjunction with role operated and hours worked.

· Travel allowance for certain areas and duties.

· Superannuation in line with government regulations.

· Training and support.

· Bright Brewery merch and, of course, beers.

This role will require you to have a driver’s license, your own vehicle, and either hold a current RSA or be willing to get one before starting in this role.

To apply

If this sounds like you, please send your resume and cover letter to Evin Craney at nationalmanager@brightbrewery.com.au

Darker Days rises from the ashes

Australian rock royalty and six-time ARIA winner Bob Evans will headline an all-star line-up for the return of Bright Brewery’s DARKER DAYS festival for 2022.

After the horror show of 2021, when Bright’s annual midwinter festival fell victim to COVID lockdowns just 24 hours before it began, DARKER DAYS will rise from the ashes over the weekend of June 17-19, 2022.

A celebration of all things dark and decadent – with a special focus on dark beer, live music and crackling bonfires – DARKER DAYS 2022 will be bigger, better, and darker than ever.

The frontman of legendary Australian rock outfit, Jebediah, Bob Evans will light up the stage at Darker Days with his iconic blend of acoustic folk, rock, and roots, which includes some of Australia’s most beloved songs.

Bob (the alter-ego of rocker Kevin Mitchell), will headline Darker Days’ biggest music lineup ever, supported by an eclectic lineup of Victorian musicians.

With festivities to enjoy across the weekend, Saturday’s main Festival Day on June 18 will heat up with 10 hours of live music, cold beer, hot food, local drinks & roaring fires.

Bright Brewery will be joined by Guest Brewers Banks Brewing Co (Vic), Molly Rose Brewers (Vic) and Moo Brew (Tas), alongside award-winning High Country producers, Reed & Co Distillery, Backwoods Distilling, Alpine Cider, and Billy Button Wines.

Bright Brewery Marketing Manager Laura Gray said Bright was buzzing with anticipation for Darker Days, which has not been able to run since 2019 due to COVID.

“We were so close last year – we got within 24 hours of opening and we thought we were safe, but COVID, as always, had other plans,” Gray said.

“So this one will be very, very special after everything everyone has been through, especially with Bob Evans headlining.”

Ticketholders who chose to hold on to their tickets from 2021 have been rewarded with guaranteed first access to this year’s festivities at a reduced price, with tickets for the general public on sale now until sold out.

Early Bird prices are available for those keen to lock in their plans early, and a weekend-long VIP Darker Pass is available for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the dark side!

“We are so appreciative of everyone who stuck with us through all the drama last year, and we absolutely can’t wait to welcome everyone to Bright in June,” Ms Gray said.

The weekend’s festivities include:

Friday, June 17:

  • Brewer For A Day: with Bright’s Head Brewer Reid Stratton
  • Darker Dinner: a dark & decadent four-course meal with matched beers

Saturday, July 17:

  • Festival Day: 10+ hours of live music, headlined by Bob Evans

Sunday, July 18:

  • Brewer’s Breakfast: think brekkie beers and beery cocktails
  • Barker Days Fundraiser for RSPCA Vic
  • Recovery Session with free live music

Some events across the weekend will be free, with others ticketed. Children can attend the main festival day at a reduced price.

Tickets are now on sale here

Stubborn imperial stout launches for 2022

Winter has come. Embrace the darkness.

Bright Brewery’s infamous Stubborn Imperial Stout has landed for 2022.

A dark and decadent beer, tipping the scales at a hearty 11.5% ABV, Stubborn has layers of sweet chocolate and dark espresso.

The 2022 vintage of this iconic beer has an intense roasty aroma and a subtle smoke not seen in previous years.

And Stubborn lovers might notice something else a little different about this year’s brew.

“In light of the horrific Russian war on Ukraine, we have decided to drop the Russian name and branding from our beloved beer,” Bright’s marketing manager, Laura Gray, said.

Brewed continuously for the past 12 years, Stubborn has become a firm favourite amongst dark beer lovers around Australia.

“It’s probably our best-known beer, and a true cult favourite,” Gray said.

Gray said the iconic beer was named for its stubbornness during fermentation.

“Every single year, something strange happens during this brew,” Gray explained. “Our head brewer thinks it must be cursed!”

Stubborn Imperial Stout 2022 will be launched alongside Bright’s best-selling Affogato Stout to the general public from 5pm tonight (Fri, May 6) – both online and from Bright Brewery.

Both will be available from retail outlets across Australia from next week.

Grab yours from 5pm: https://brightbrewery.com.au/product/stubborn-imperial-stout/

What’s On For Easter?

Hands up who’s heading to Bright this Easter? Or who is already here?!

Town is beginning to heave, and our phones are ringing OFF THE HOOK with people hoping to book a table for the weekend.

The good news? We’re open every day from 11.30am til late.

We’ll be serving lunch from 12-3pm; dinner from 5-8pm; pizzas and fries from 3-5pm.

Check out our menu here.

The not so good news? Half our bar and kitchen staff are out on COVID leave, as a second wave is sweeping through Bright – so things are a bit tough right now. And we are not taking any more bookings this weekend.

But heaps of our tables are available for walk-in customers – all day and night! So if you don’t have a booking, just head on down anyway, see our host, and we’ll always do our best to find you a seat if we can.

And if you’re in town this weekend and have little ones with you, head down to our annual Easter Egg Scramble at 11am on Easter Saturday. Details here.

Good Friday
11.30am-late

Easter Saturday
11.30am-late
11am: Easter Egg Scramble (see above)

Easter Sunday
11.30am-late
2-5pm: Sunday Session with Chango Tree

Easter Monday
11.30am-late

Hoppy Easter!

Work with us this winter!

Want to live and work an hour from the snow? In a beautiful town where you can ski or board on your days off or before you start work?

Love to stay active and want to work with like-minded people for a business that cares about your physical and mental health, as well as the environment?

Then Bright Brewery needs YOU!

We are currently recruiting for people in the following roles:

2 x Front of House Supervisors (full-time)

Casual or full-time front of house bar & wait staff (junior/senior roles)

Full-time, part-time, and casual roles are available.

What do we offer?

-A genuinely fun and enjoyable working environment

-Award rates

-Guaranteed work-life balance

-Subsidised Bootcamp or Yoga Space memberships

-Regular social activities (MTB, adventure activities, trail running, knitting, etc)

-Bonus Green Transport initiative for ditching the car and walking/riding to work

If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact our Bar Manager, Harry, on the details below or just pop in with a CV when we’re open.

Harry Borthwick bar@brightbrewery.com.au | 03 5755 1346

Picnic in the Paddock with Kim Churchill

 

Music festivals are back, baby! And this one will be something special.

Join us in The Paddock at Bright Brewery for our inaugural Picnic in the Paddock on March 26!

Pull up a camp chair, lay out your picnic rug on the grass, spread out a picnic, pour a cold beer, sit back, relax and chill out for an afternoon and evening of live music under the Autumn sky.

The festivities kick off at 4pm with a roster of talent from across the state, followed by Kim Churchill headlining the stage on his return to Victoria with his unique blend of Australian folk, rock, and blues.

A unique open space in the heart of Bright, ‘The Paddock’ at Bright Brewery is located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Ovens River and beneath the mountains, which provide the backdrop for this beautiful event.

Joining the Bright Brewery bar in The Paddock will be our friends & local producers Reed & Co Distillery, Backwoods Distilling, & Billy Button Wines.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

THE LINEUP

Kim Churchill

Stevie Jean

Tig Lieschke

Benny Williams

Tahlia Brain

THE DRINKS

Bright Brewery * Reed & Co Distillery * Backwoods Distilling Co. * Billy Button Wines

THE VIBE

Chilled * Relaxed * Fun * Festive

THE DETAILS

Sat, Mar 26 * 4-10pm * The Block, next to Bright Brewery

THE TICKETS

Early-bird: $29 (adult); $10 (6-17); Free (5 and under) * Available now!

Bright’s IPA named Best Commercial Beer in show

We interrupt your day to bring you some exciting news from beer land.

We are thrilled to announce that our Breakfast in Bed IPA was named the Federation University Australia BEST COMMERCIAL BEER at the Ballarat Beer Festival 2022.

With tough competition from some of the country’s best breweries, our Assistant Brewer David Stokie was absolutely thrilled to receive the award on our behalf from his old university.

Congrats to our brewers Reid and David on brewing yet another beautiful beer!

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Head here to grab yourself some Breakfast in Bed IPA!

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