Bright Brewery | MountainCrafted Beer | Bright

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Position Vacant: Bar Manager

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

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 vibrant 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 serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week, which helps showcase our beers to our fantastic customers.

The position

Bright Brewery is seeking an experienced and dynamic Bar Manager to lead our bar operations and team.

We require a team player who can help lead our Brewery Door staff and ensure customers always have a positive experience when visiting our venue.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Venue Manager and will be responsible for ensuring product and service standards are met, maintaining procedures for maximising operating efficiency and cost-effective purchasing and control of beverage and retail stock.

This is a full-time position will involve evening and weekend hours, as well as working across public holidays.

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.

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.

Key responsibilities

Providing leadership to the Brewery Door team

Set and monitor quality and service standards

Provide excellent and efficient customer service

Train junior staff and ensure smooth daily operations of the bar

Representing our values of authenticity, sustainability and active lifestyles.

Skills and attributes required

  • Must have prior experience in a high-volume hospitality environment
  • Experienced at leading a team
  • Demonstrated skills in high standards in customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
  • Ability to effectively prioritise, delegate tasks and manage time
  • Set and monitor quality and service standards for staff and direct and manage staff members to meet standards and objectives
  • Proven stock control skills
  • Ability to maintain consistency of friendly and efficient service
  • Ability to develop and document operating systems and procedures and comply with all company policies and procedures
  • Mature attitude, honest, loyal and exceptional work ethic
  • Computer savvy (POS systems, E-mail, MS Word, MS Excel)
  • Current Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • A knowledge of, and passion for, craft beer and brewing are a bonus.

About Bright Brewery

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

To apply

A full Position Description can be supplied on request by emailing: venue@brightbrewery.com.au
Applications can be made confidentially by sending a covering letter and resume to venue@brightbrewery.com.au

For more information please contact:
Kim Huet
Venue Manager
Bright Brewery
Phone: 03 5755 1346

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New Beer Alert: Bunny Hop Wheat Ale

Easter has come early at Bright Brewery, with the release our new Bunny Hop Hoppy Wheat Ale

Packed full of Azacca and Denali hops, Bunny Hop really lives up to its name with a huge hop punch and bold, strong flavours.

With a pleasant bitterness, and creamy mouthfeel, Bunny Hop uses crisp, clean US-05 yeast which really allows the hops to shine through, with hints and aromas of citrus and tropical mango.

A limited-edition, Brewer’s Choice beer, Bunny Hop Hoppy Wheat Ale was lovingly brewed as part of our Brewer For A Day experience in February 2019 with home-brew aficionados and Bright Brewery’s Head Brewer.

Bunny Hop Hoppy Wheat Ale was launched at North East Food and Wine Festival, Wodonga, Vic, on March 16 and is now available on tap at Bright Brewery and for selected retailers (keg-only).

To order, please contact sales@brightbrewery.com.au or to find your nearest Bright Brewery stockist, visit our Beer Locator.

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Bright Brewery welcomes its first Ambassador

Bright Brewery is incredibly proud to welcome the inspirational, energetic, and all-round legend Samantha McMahon as Bright Brewery’s first ever Ambassador.

Sam, or Sammy 9.5 as she’s known (ask her why!), is already a beloved member of our staff as a Cook in our kitchen team, an accomplished mountaineer with an Everest summit under her belt and her sights set on K2 later this year, and a keen MTBer, trail runner, and paraglider. She is a familiar sight around Bright, where she uses the hilly terrain to train for her incredible mountaineering efforts.

Bright Brewery marketing and promotions officer Laura Gray said Sam personified exactly what the Brewery values – living and working in Active, Sustainable and Authentic ways.

“Sam is the perfect ambassador for our brand and we can’t wait to see what heights she hits next,” Laura said.

Sam said she was thrilled to represent a brand which aligned with her personal values and was prepared to invest in her, not just as an athlete but as an employee and a person. She intends to commence her chef’s apprenticeship at the Brewery when she returns from Pakistan later this year.
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Bright Brewery beers get bold new look

A Lager inspired by trail runners, a Pale Ale paying tribute to mountain bikers, an Amber Ale dedicated to skiers, and a hearty Porter in homage to hikers are just some of the newly rebranded Bright Brewery beers dedicated to the adventurers who live and play in the High Country.

Bright Brewery is thrilled to announce that our Core Range of MountainCrafted beers has been completely rebranded, making each beer easier to identify and creating a stronger link to the beautiful region which inspires them.

The redesign includes bottle labels, six-pack carriers, and cases for all six Core Range beers, which consists of Alpine XPL, Blowhard Pale Ale, Razor Witbier, Hellfire Amber Ale, Fainters Dubbel, and Staircase Porter.

It’ll now be easier than ever to find your favourite Bright Brewery beer in the fridge, with each beer featuring a bold, bright new look paying tribute to outdoor adventurers and iconic local spots.

Blowhard Pale Ale (5.0% ABV) is inspired by the intrepid mountain bikers who tackle Victoria’s iconic High Country trails and is named after nearby Mount Blowhard. Alpine XPL (4.5% ABV) is a new Core Range beer, which replaces Bright Lager, and is dedicated to the trail runners of the region. Razor Witbier (5.0% ABV) features an homage to the road cyclists who frequent the Alpine hills and valleys and is named for the infamous Razorback Ridge on Mount Feathertop. Hellfire Amber Ale (5.0% ABV) pays tribute to the skiers who tackle the mountainous terrain in winter, such as Hellfire Gully off Mount Hotham. Fainters Dubbel (8.5% ABV) is one for the paragliders which are synonymous with Bright and the Fainters, the remote peaks beyond the town; and Staircase Porter (5.7% ABV) recognises the hikers who tread amongst the mountains, such as Staircase Spur – the steepest track to Victoria’s highest peak.

Bright Brewery Sales & Marketing Manager Tom Mullane-Grant said the new packaging was inspired by the Alpine Valley and mountains in which it was brewed, represented Bright Brewery’s values of Active, Authentic & Sustainable, and would give beer lovers a true ‘Bright experience’ wherever they happened to be drinking it.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from our customers, both beer drinkers and beer sellers, and we’ve made our branding brighter, bolder, more colourful and more iconically Bright Brewery,” Mullane-Grant said.

The new-look Blowhard and Alpine XPL are now available, with rebranded Razor and Hellfire to follow on April 1 and, finally, the new Fainters and Staircase from June 1.

All Bright Brewery beers are available from the Brewery, our online shop, and from more than 100 selected retailers around Australia. To find your nearest stockist, please visit our Beer Locator.

For wholesale enquiries, please contact Sales Manager Tom Mullane-Grant.

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Job Vacancy: Sales Representative & Brand Ambassador (Melbourne)

BRIGHT BREWERY IS AN AWARD-WINNING AND PROUDLY INDEPENDENT FAMILY-OWNED BREWERY, BAR AND RESTAURANT, PRODUCING A DIVERSE RANGE OF CRAFT BEERS IN THE SPECTACULAR ALPINE TOWN OF BRIGHT, VICTORIA.

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 seeks to recruit a Melbourne-based Sales Representative & Brand Ambassador to grow our sales and distribution operation servicing Melbourne and Victoria. We are looking for an experienced sales person with a proven track record in the craft beer industry. The person will have an established network of contacts across major retailers, distributors, independent outlets and venues.
The person will act as an ambassador for Bright Brewery’s brand, values and lifestyle. We are looking for someone who can grow with the business. The right person will be rewarded with an attractive package and work life balance.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The purpose of this role is to grow sales of Bright Brewery’s craft beer range in Melbourne and across Victoria.

ABOUT BRIGHT BREWERY
Bright Brewery is a family owned brewery, bar, restaurant and bike hub, located in the heart of Bright, Victoria, which has been established for over 10 years. During this time, Bright Brewery has built a reputation for high quality beer and great customer service culminating in a gold awards at the Victorian Tourism Awards in 2017 and 2018. We have a very strong values-based approach to managing the business. Bright Brewery recently completed a multi-million-dollar investment to increase brewing capacity and has entered the wholesale market.

We are AUTHENTIC and genuine in all that we do.

  • We do what we say we’re going to do.
  • We present our business and services truthfully.
  • We use natural ingredients to create genuine products.
  • Our relationships are honest and respectful.

Our business is SUSTAINABLE.

  • We’re passionate about the environment that surrounds us and
    seek to minimise our impact on it.
  • We’re managing our business for the long-term, providing a
    viable future for our community, staff and customers.

We are ACTIVE.

  • We embrace the outdoors and encourage active lives.
  • We are active in the community.
  • We continue to review and develop our products and services so
    they evolve and grow with the market.
  • We are actively managing the business for future success.

KEY TASKS
The key tasks that the Sales Rep & Brand Ambassador performs are:

  • Drive the wholesale of Bright Brewery beers to bottle-shops, restaurants, bars and venues, and other retail and hospitality outlets across Greater Melbourne.
  • Be an excellent ambassador for Bright Brewery’s brand, values and lifestyle.
  • Achieve budgeted sales targets and KPIs.
  • Identify and capitalise on market opportunities to build sales and profitability.
  • Work autonomously to manage and grow accounts, as well as brand awareness and reputation.
  • Relationship management, including prioritisation of key customers and new customer development.
  • Providing a superior level of service to our customers.
  • Assist with establishing efficient systems and processes for the role.
  • Work with the Logistics Coordinator on ensuring timely and efficient movement of stock.
  • Work with Sales & Marketing team support in growing sales across Victoria.
  • Organise in-store tastings and promotions and point of sale displays.
  • Identify realistic opportunities to increase sales.
  • Activate or host events both on and off premise, including festivals.
  • Engage with and help grow Bright Brewery’s social media audience.
  • Report to Sales & Marketing Manager.
  • Ensure the Bright Brewery values are always in action while performing the role:

SKILL & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Must Have

  • 2+ years’ experience in wholesale sales related to craft beer.
  • Proven sales record and ability to manage a territory in a structured and planned manner.
  • Established trade connections and relationships in the Melbourne market.
  • Strong commercial and negotiation background.
  • Understanding of the craft beer market, on-premise and retail trade and trends.
  • Excellent face-to-face and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strong and positive relationships with customers.
  • Ability to identify customer needs and provide solutions.
  • Experience managing participation at events.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise tasks and manage time.
  • Computer and social media savvy (E-mail, MS Word, MS Excel, social networking).
  • Self-motivated, outcomes oriented, person of action.
  • Drivers’ licence.
  • Possess (or have the capability to develop) outstanding knowledge of beer and the brewing process.

Highly Desirable

  • Process driven with strong attention to detail.
  • Strategic thinking to increase distribution and visibility of Bright Brewery beers.
  • Understanding of Business Finance software, such as Reckon.
  • Understanding of design software, such as Adobe Creative suite.
  • Experience with CRM software.
  • Hold a current RSA.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Experience and performance in a similar role.
  • Understanding of:
    – the craft beer market,
    – business drivers for an independent brewery,
    – on-premise and retail trade,
    – beer-related events.
  • Relationship management and communication skills.
  • Connections to the craft beer industry.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowledge and passion for beer and brewing.
  • Flexibility with working hours, including readiness to work after hours and on weekend events at events, festivals and brand activations.
  • Commitment to invest time in brand development.
  • Permanent Australian resident.
  • Long term outlook
  • True commitment to the role and our business values.
  • A good fit for Bright Brewery’s brand and culture.

REMUNERATION
This is a full time permanent position that will involve after hours and weekend work on some occasions.
A competitive remuneration package is negotiable for the right applicant, including:

  • Salary plus commission
  • Attractive bonus and incentive plan
  • Training and support
  • Vehicle

TO APPLY
Please direct all enquiries and applications, including a Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria, and a CV to Tom Mullane-Grant (Sales & Marketing Manager) at sales@brightbrewery.com.au

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New Beer Alert: Sweetart Raspberry Sour

She’s sweet, she’s tart, she’s a little bit fruity – introducing Bright Brewery’s latest Brewer’s Choice beer, Sweetart Raspberry Sour.

Kettle-soured with friendly Lactobacillus, the addition of  raspberry puree in kettle and in maturation has made our beautiful Sweetart into a refreshing and well-balanced raspberry sour with delectable raspberry flavour and aroma.

A limited-edition Brewer’s Choice beer, brewed especially for our Bright Mash Club members, Sweetart also features a malt bill of Pale Wheat and Acidulated malt with Azacca hops.

Sweetart was launched at the Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong on Feb 16 and received rave reviews from punters, who loved the tart flavour and pop of raspberry.

Sweetart is now available at Bright Brewery and selected pubs, bottleshops and restaurants. To find your nearest Bright Brewery stockist, visit our Beer Locator.

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Mash Club delivery update

In order to bring our Mash Club members our best and freshest beers during the season in which they’re meant to be drunk, we will be adjusting the delivery dates for the remainder of the 2019 Mash Boxes and beyond.

Historically, Mash Boxes have been delivered in February (Summer beers), May (Autumn beers), August (Winter beers) and November (Spring beers), however, following feedback from and consultation with many of our Mash members and our Brewers, we have chosen to rearrange the schedule to ensure you’re getting beers near the start of the season for which they’re intended.

2019 Mash Box Deliveries

February (already delivered): Summer beers

May: Autumn beers

July: Winter beers

October: Spring beers

December: Summer beers

From 2020 Onwards

March: Autumn

June: Winter

October: Spring

December: Summer

We are making these changes in order to benefit you, our Mash Club members, and we really appreciate your understanding during this period of change. As always, we will communicate all expected delivery dates fully and are happy to answer questions at any time.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to email mash@brightbrewery.com.au

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Bright Brewery launches beer in 375ml cans

 

Bright Brewery beer in a can? Can do!

Bright Brewery is thrilled to announce to craft beer lovers around Australia that its MountainCrafted beer is now available in 375ml cans – for a limited time only!

About 1800 litres (4800 cans) of popular Blowhard Pale Ale and Alpine XPL (Extra Pale Lager) has been canned, and will be launched at the Great Australian Beer Festival in Geelong, Vic, this weekend (Feb 16).

Bright Brewery Sales & Marketing Manager Tom Mullane-Grant said the addition of cans to the Bright Brewery range provides customers with the options they deserve.
“Our customers love our beer and they love cans, so we couldn’t keep them waiting any longer,” Tom said. “This a massive leap forward for our brewery and our push to wholesale our products. We are extremely proud of our beers and providing our customers with options around the vessel they can purchase them in is an exciting step for us.”

Bright Brewery Founder Scott Brandon said cans were an important development for the brewery, which focuses hugely on the sustainability of its operations.
“Here at Bright Brewery, we’re always looking forward in terms of innovation and trends which will allow us to improve the environmental sustainability of our business. Being lighter and more efficient to transport, and more easily recyclable, means our new cans will have a smaller environmental footprint, which is something we strive for in everything we do,” Scott said.
“This limited-run canning initiative, although only a trial, is a step towards evaluating the potential of adding a permanent canning line to the brewery.”

All Bright Brewery beers will continue to be bottled in 330ml bottles while the Brewery assesses the success of the cans over the next few months.

XPL is a new addition to Bright Brewery’s MountainCrafted Core Range of beers, replacing Alpine Ale and Bright Lager which, having been at the forefront of the MountainCrafted line up for many years, will be retired. The 4.5% ABV Alpine XPL is a crisp and refreshing lager, perfect for thirsty adventurers and a fitting ode to its home town.

Blowhard, a favourite of Bright Brewery’s Core Range for many years, is a 5% ABV American-style Pale Ale with a big hop flavour. It takes its name from majestic Mt Blowhard, near Bright.

Fresh off the canning line, Bright Brewery cans will be launched at the Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong tomorrow (Feb 16) and will be available at the Brewery and from selected retailers around Australia from next week. To order, please contact Tom Mullane Grant (details below) or to find your nearest stockist, please visit www.brightbrewery.com.au/beer/beer-locater

WHOLESALE ENQUIRIES | Tom Mullane-Grant
Sales Manager | Bright Brewery
121 Great Alpine Road | Bright VIC 3741
0439 316 600 | 03 5755 1346
sales@brightbrewery.com.au

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New release: TREEEHop Strong Pale Ale

TREEEHop Pale Ale – brought to you by the letter E.

Brewed with Ekuanot, Enigma and Eureka hops in the heart of Bright, Victoria, this deep golden strong pale ale (6.0% ABV) is bold, gutsy and adventurous – not unlike the environment from which it comes.

The trio of hops, added through a double-dry-hop process, provide TREEEHop with an unabashedly assertive bitterness and intense tropical fruit and dark berry flavours, with subtle melon and raspberry coming to the party.

Pale, Wheat, Dark Munich and Pale Crystal malts give this American-style Pale Ale subtle notes of sweet biscuit to finish on.

A limited run, ‘Brewer’s Choice’ beer created by Bright Brewery head brewer Richard Chamberlin, TREEEHop is available exclusively at Bright Brewery and to members of Bright Brewery’s Mash Club.

For more details on Mash Club, or to join, click here.

 

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