Celebrate NYE 2023 at Bright’s Biggest Party with Smoke Stack Rhino!

Bright Brewery is excited to announce that tickets to Bright’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Party, are now on sale. Get ready to rock into 2024 with the electrifying sounds of SMOKE STACK RHINO, one of Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming blues and roots rock bands.

Smoke Stack Rhino, renowned for their high-energy performances and infectious festive vibes, will be headlining the night. Their unique blend of blues, funk, heavy rock, psych, grunge, and roots influences, aptly dubbed ‘The Mojo Funk,’ guarantees a musical experience that will make sure you are dancing right into 2024!

The festivities kick off on December 31st at 8:30pm and will continue until the early hours of January 1st, 12:30am.  With a lively line-up of live music including a DJ to kick start the evening and a late liquor license to keep the spirits high, Bright Brewery is undoubtedly the place to be this New Year’s Eve!

Indoor and outdoor bars will be at your service until 12:15am, ensuring you’re never far from your favourite drinks.

Tickets include complimentary finger food until 11pm, with drinks available at bar prices.

But the festivities don’t end on New Year’s Eve! Join us on  New Year’s Day for a recovery session like no other. Ease your way into 2024 with laid-back acoustic covers and originals performed live by Ash King, setting the perfect tone for a relaxed start to the new year. Ash King will be playing from 1pm to 5pm. This is a free event.

Secure your tickets now and get ready to ring in 2024 with the best party Bright has to offer!

Event Details: 
Date: December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Time: 8:30pm – 12:30am
Tickets: $40 (16+ years)/ $15 (Under 15). Children under 5, free. Group discounts available for 4 or more people. Tickets can be purchased online here

Darker Days 2023 – It’s a Wrap!

The Darker Days Festival has come to a thrilling conclusion after three days of non-stop excitement, filled with unforgettable moments of music, delectable food, craft beer, spirits, wine, cider, bonfires, dancing, and even a hot diggity dawg competition!

With all tickets sold out, we welcomed 1200 beer and music lovers who immersed themselves in the vibrant midwinter festival atmosphere.

It all kicked off with our Welcome Party on Friday night where Benny Williams played to a packed Hop Terrace.

Then for the main event on Saturday 17 June, Mother Nature was on our side as the festival unfolded, creating the perfect backdrop for an winter experience that wasn’t too cold (or wet)! The energy was electric as renowned artists such as DJ Saucy Soph, Raging Moby, The Maes, Nicky Bomba, Vaudeville Smash, and the Pierce Brothers took the stage and delivered unforgettable performances that left the crowd in awe (head to our Facebook and Insta pages to see all the action!).

The line up of guest breweries and beers on tap meant that you could quite easily not drink the same beer twice! It really was a remarkable showcase of Australia’s independent beer scene. Special thanks go to One Drop Brewing Co., Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery, La Sirène Brewing, Co-Conspirators Brewing Company, and the High Country Brewery Trail. Additionally, our local boutique cidery and distilleries, Alpine Cider, Reed & Co Distillery, and Backwoods Distilling Co., who added their exceptional spirits and cocktails to the mix, enhancing the festival experience.

But the party doesn’t have to stop there! Relive your fave festival moments at home with our Darker Days collab beer “Frost Fire Australian Strong Ale”, brewed between Bright Brewery and esteemed guest brewers Co-Conspirators Brewing Co, One Drop Brewing Co., and Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery. 

This beer, as well as our official Darker Days merch (hoodys and tees) will be available online soon.

In the mean time, mark your calendars for the third weekend in June, because Darker Days 2024 is already on the horizon. Stay tuned for exciting updates as we brew up something truly incredible for next year. We can’t wait to welcome you back for another unforgettable celebration.

The Stage is all set for Darker Days

Bright Brewery is gearing up to host the highly anticipated Darker Days Festival on Saturday, June 17 – an immersive celebration of all things dark and decadent in the heart of the Alpine winter.

With the festival due to sell out today, a crowd of 1200 enthusiastic attendees will converge on the brewery to revel in a night of unforgettable music, art, and unique craft beer experiences.

Taking centre stage at Darker Days will be Australia’s hottest indie-folk duo, Pierce Brothers. This exclusive appearance at the festival is part of their headline tour across the country this year. Joining them on the line-up are an impressive array of Victorian artists carefully curated to enhance the festival’s vibrant atmosphere:

– Vaudeville Smash
– Nicky Bomba
– The Maes
– Raging Moby
– DJ Saucy

With such an exceptional line-up, festival-goers can expect a night filled with exceptional musical performances spanning various genres, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

In addition to the captivating live music, Darker Days will feature an enticing collaboration between Bright Brewery and esteemed guest brewers Co-Conspirators Brewing Co, One Drop Brewing Co., and Sobremesa Fermentary & Blendery. This collaboration will unveil a limited-edition beer exclusively brewed for the festival: the Frost Fire Australian Strong Ale. Crafted with care and passion, this special release promises a unique flavour profile that captures the essence of Darker Days.

Bright Brewery’s Darker Days Festival is about showcasing the diverse talents of Victorian artists and providing a platform for the region’s thriving music and craft beer scene. As the Alpine winter sets in, Bright Brewery invites attendees to embrace the allure of the darker side and indulge in an evening that promises to be unforgettable.

Darker Days kicks off on Friday 16th June with a Welcome Party (free event, all welcome) from 7pm.
Gates open for the festival 12pm, Saturday June 17.
Please see below for full event schedule or visit our Darker Days website for more information.

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.



Kim Churchill

Stevie Jean

Tig Lieschke

Benny Williams

Tahlia Brain


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


Chilled * Relaxed * Fun * Festive


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


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

Join us for New Year’s Eve 2021

Join us at Bright Brewery to say goodbye to 2021 at Bright’s biggest NYE Party!

From 9pm, the entire Brewery becomes one huge NYE bash, featuring live music from 9pm-12.30am. The full lineup will be announced shortly.

Buy your tickets here

All tickets are general admission – there is no assigned seating for this event.

Our full drinks menu will be available from our outdoor and indoor bars all night. Drinks are at our normal bar prices. There is no BYO.

Food will not be available after 9pm unless a Grazing Platter is pre-booked via the ticket link.
If you pre-book a Grazing Platter, you will be given a voucher for the platter on arrival. Please bring this voucher to the Bar when you’d like to pick up your platter.

If you’d like to join us for dinner BEFORE this event, please book a table here. If you have not booked a table for dinner, you may not be able to arrive prior to 9pm – it will depend on if we have space at the time.

All guests aged over 12 will need to be double-vaccinated, show proof when asked, and QR check-in on arrival.

While children (U18) are welcome, they require a ticket, must be double-vaccinated if over 12, and are legally required to vacate the venue by 11pm. The event may be not be suitable for minors. Parental discretion is recommended.

Buy your tickets here

Kim Churchill to set Bright alight at Darker Days 2021

Australian live roots legend Kim Churchill will headline an all-star line-up for the return of Bright Brewery’s DARKER DAYS festival for 2021.

After the horror show of 2020, Bright’s annual midwinter festival, DARKER DAYS, will rise from the ashes from July 16-18, 2021.

A celebration of all things dark and decadent – with a special focus on dark beer, live music and crackling bonfires – DARKER DAYS 2021 will be bigger, better, darker and diving deeper into winter than ever before, with three full days of events.

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

Surf-rock icon Churchill will be joined on the bill an eclectic line-up of Victorian musicians, including seven-piece funk outfit Funk Rabbit, returning pop-punk trio Since We Kissed, and indie-pop/rock duo This Way North.

And we are very excited to announce that our friends at Mr Banks Brewing Co & Molly Rose Brewing will be joining us on the dark side, as our special Guest Brewers at DARKER DAYS 2021.

Best known for its exciting line-up of fun, small-batch beers, including hop-forward ales, super sours and crushable lagers, Mr Banks is synonymous with innovation and quirky releases.
Molly Rose prides itself on bringing people together through beer – some we value here at Bright Brewery – and their eclectic and creative beers are designed to do just that!
We’ll also be joined by award-winning High Country producers and our recent collaborators Reed & Co Distillery, Backwoods Distilling, and Alpine Cider.

Bright Brewery Marketing Manager Laura Gray said while the core elements of Darker Days would remain the same – beer, music, food & fire – the 2021 festival would be bigger than ever.
“It’s been a long time in between drinks at Darker Days and we know festival-goers are just as keen to get to Bright as we are to see them!” Gray said.
“Having missed 2020, we thought we’d come back with a bang for 2021.
“We are absolutely stoked to be welcoming our friends from Mr Banks Brewing and Molly Rose, between the two of us, we’ve got a huge range of incredible beers on offer.
“Think a vintage Stubborn Russian Bar, Affogato Stout sundaes, and some beautiful barrel-aged releases as well.”

The weekend’s festivities include:

Friday, July 16:
• Brewer For A Day with Bright’s Head Brewer Reid Stratton
• Weekend Welcome Party with free live music
• Darker Dinner

Saturday, July 17:
• Festival Day
• Guided Brewery Tours

Sunday, July 18:
• Brewer’s Breakfast
• 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 free of charge.

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!

Tickets are now on sale. If the booking page does not appear below, please refresh your page or click here.

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.

This event WILL sell out so get in quick.

Sustainable Living Festival

Bright Brewery is teaming up with our good beer friends from The Good Beer Company to pour sustainable beer at this year’s National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, Friday 10th to Sunday 12th February at Federation Square.

Bright Mountain Film Tour


Bright Brewery is excited to be sponsoring the inaugural Bright Mountain Film Tour (BMFT) this summer, which will provide a fantastic family activity following Christmas.

The Bright Mountain Film Tour is an adventure film night screening some of the best adventure films from around the world. All of the films chosen showcase activities that can be done in the Alpine Shire and this year’s selection of films include horseriding, paragliding, mountain biking, kayaking and rock climbing.

The first BMFT will be screening around the Alpine Shire this summer on the following dates:

1 Railway Terrace, Bright Victoria

1 Lewis Avenue, Myrtleford Victoria

Kiewa Cresent, Mt Beauty Victoria

210 Great Alpine Road, Harrietville

1 Railway Terrace, Bright Victoria

Bright Mountain Film Tour posters at Bright Brewery
The night runs from 6pm – 10pm and is suitable for the whole family.

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for children (kids under 8 are free!), and can be purchased online via the BMFT website.

You can also purchase tickets to the 2 BMFT nights in Bright (28 Decemeber & 6 January) over the bar at Bright Brewery


The four adventurous Texas A&M graduates challenge themselves against weather, terrain and personal conflicts through a 3000 mile epic journey from Mexico to Canada with 16 mustangs from the BLM adoption program.

Two professional climbers take up paragliding and set off on an adventure down to Mexico. Gunho and inexperienced, have they taken on more than they can handle?

A group of kayakers journey to the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea to attempt a first descent of the Beriman River, a daunting 40km run lined with sheer limestone walls and no way out but to ride to the ocean.

An Australian rock climber explains what it takes to climb one for the hardest routes in the Blue Mountains. A small team of riders travel to the remote Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan on a world first mountain bike expedition. How can one of the best freestyle MTB riders, in the world, come from the flat lands of Ohio. We go back to where his true passion for riding was born – at home.


Throughout the evening we will also be showcasing some of the best local businesses in the Alpine Shire. It all starts with the Community Fundraising BBQ and Bar, where beer from two local breweries and wine from across the region will be on offer and all profits will go to a local community group. Then, at the start of the second half there will be a prize draw giving away an fantastic range of local prizes. From local adventures such as tandem paragliding, rockclimbing & horseriding… to hospitality such as dinner for two and lunch vouchers… and local produce such as beer, wine, coffee…

It’s going to be an awesome night!

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