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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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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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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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Bright shines Gold at Tourism Awards

Bright Brewery awarded Gold at Victorian Tourism Awards

Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman with Bright Brewery's Scott Brandon, Sarah Higman, Richard Chamberlin and James Davidson

Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman with Bright Brewery’s Scott Brandon, Sarah Higman, Richard Chamberlin and James Davidson

Bright Brewery has been awarded Victoria’s highest honour for Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries at the 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards.

It’s the first time in more than a decade that a brewery has won the top award in the category at the Victorian Tourism Awards.

Bright Brewery’s owner and founder, Scott Brandon shared his elation following the win.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to win Gold in this very competitive category,” said Mr Brandon.

“Bright Brewery was founded for three reasons; to make the best beer in the region, to create that beer using sustainable practices and to promote Bright and the surrounding areas as a tourist destination hub. These principles drive everything we do and this award recognises the effort we’ve put into living and breathing our core values to be authentic, sustainable and active in all our business decisions and practices.”

“We’re proud to be recognised alongside such excellent businesses, including our independent craft brewing friends at Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Bronze Award), fellow brewers at Little Creatures Geelong (Finalist), and the crews from Crittenden Estate Wine Centre (Silver Award) and Sedona Estate (Finalist).”

“The Tourism Awards process is a fantastic experience for grounding our business, to ensure we are doing the right thing for the tourism industry and that we have a robust and sustainable business.”

“We look forward to continuing our efforts to build on and improve Bright Brewery’s tourism offerings and industry partnerships, and helping our region’s local tourism thrive in Bright and Victoria’s high country.”

The Victorian Tourism Awards, run by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), represent an industry framework for peer recognition of business development excellence and innovation.

Bright Brewery Marketing Manager, James Davidson said that the Victorian Tourism Awards provide a benchmark for tourism excellence through an examination of business practice.

“The awards process addresses the nuts and bolts of operating and managing a robust tourism business,” said Mr Davidson.

“It examines your business planning, marketing, customer service and contributions to sustainability and your community.”

“Winning Gold is fantastic validation for our management of Bright Brewery, from our strategic planning through to delivering on staff training, as well as the partnerships we have formed to support both the local community and wider tourism industry.”

“Not only are all these aspects important us at Bright Brewery, this Gold award shows that we’re operating the right way to be a successful and sustainable business and that we are having a positive impact on our region’s economy.”

“It’s a credit to our whole team across the brewery, bar, kitchen and office. With more than 40 people employed at Bright Brewery, this was truly a team effort.”

Bright Brewery is open every day from 11:00am until late, serving beer-matched meals for lunch and dinner, and providing a beautiful destination in the heart of Bright to kick back with a MountainCraftedTM beer. We hope you can visit us soon!

Sarah Higman, Scott Brandon, James Davidson and Richard Chamberlin celebrate their Gold Award at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Sarah Higman, Scott Brandon, James Davidson and Richard Chamberlin celebrate their Gold Award at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.

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marketing@brightbrewery.com.au

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Toast 2 Love – Fri 3 November

Aussies can Toast 2 Love and support marriage equality with special love brew

*** ORDER A CASE OF Love² HERE ***

Australians are being asked to raise a glass with a Toast 2 Love and share it on social media on Friday 3 November as the same sex marriage postal survey reaches its last few days, with all funds from the sale of Love² beer by The Good Beer Co. being pledged to the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.

Fifteen pubs, bars and venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide are supporting #Toast2Love by putting the special Love² brew by The Good Beer Co. and Bright Brewery on tap, and over 100 businesses including Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Medbank, Qantas, and Atlassian are getting involved by serving the Love² beer in bottles at special “Toast 2 Love” Friday drinks events across the country.

A case of The Good Beer Co Love2 beerThe New World style Pale Ale beer has proved so popular since its launch earlier this month that The Good Beer Co. and Bright Brewery are busy brewing a new batch to keep up with orders. But the good news is beer lovers can order a carton of Love² online here and for a celebration at home with mates.

The Good Beer Co. is a social enterprise – a company on a mission to do good – and the Love² beer is its second cause related brew, with the first being Great Barrier Beer in support of the Australian Marine Conservation Society and their work to protect Australia’s national icon, the Great Barrier Reef.

The Good Beer Co. Founder, James Grugeon, said he wanted to “Toast 2 Love” to thank everyone who had already voted YES, urge those who hadn’t returned their survey yet to do it quickly before the deadline on 7 November and remind everyone who has supported marriage equality that the fight isn’t over until the law is passed.

“This is a celebration of love for all those YES voters out there. When you Toast 2 Love on Friday the 3rd November we want you to share it on your social media so everyone can see that you support equality for all,” Mr Grugeon said.

“The Good Beer Co. will continue to support the Australian Marriage Equality campaign after 15 November because that isn’t the end, we will continue to work until same sex marriage marriage is passed into law. And ongoing, we’ll continue to support the cause of equality for everyone.

“I hope to be toasting LGBTIQ friends at their own marriages in Australia before long.”

Janine Middleton from the Equality Campaign said, “Toast to Love will give campaigners and YES voters a chance to pause and reflect before the postal survey result is announced on 15 November.

“We are excited by how popular Love² beer has proved to be and hope it is a good omen for YES. It is a great beer and we hope Australians will enjoy toasting love on 3 November – and well beyond that day.”

Scott Brandon, owner of Bright Brewery, the brewers of Love² beer, said he was delighted about the positive reaction to this special brew.

“This is a hand crafted, small batch brewed beer from an independent craft brewer and social enterprise start up. Beer is a great equaliser in our society that helps bring people together and enjoy each other’s company. We’re proud to be making a beer that supports equality for all Australians and hope that everyone will seek out and try this New World-style session Pale Ale with all Aussie ingredients that’s easy to love, no matter what your preference.”

Anyone supporting marriage equality can also share The Good Beer Co’s #Toast2Love animation…

NOTE: Love² orders – cases of Love² beer (24 x 330ml bottles) are now available to ORDER HERE. To receive a case for #Toast2Love events this Friday, you must order before 8am, Wednesday 31st October 2017. Please be aware that kegs for pubs and bars are now sold out.

 

Love² beer will be available as part of #Toast2Love at the following bars, pubs and venues on Friday 3 November:

Brisbane:

3 guys Toast 2 Love at Bright BreweryAether Brewing Company, 35 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064
Bloodhound Bar, 454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Collective Kitchen, 369 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Newstead Brewing Company, 67 Castlemaine Street, Milton QLD 4064
Newstead Brewing Company, 85 Doggett Street, Newstead QLD 4006
Tipplers Tap, 5/182 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Sydney:

Harts Pub, Essex Street & Gloucester Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
The Lord Raglan, 12 Henderson Road, Alexandria NSW 2016

Canberra:

Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat St, Lyneham ACT 2602

Melbourne:

Bar SK, 90 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Two Birds, Brewery & Tasting Room, 136 Hall St, Spotswood, VIC 3015

Regional Victoria:

Bright Brewery, 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright VIC 3741

Adelaide:

The Wakefield Hotel, 76 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 9 George Street, Thebarton SA 5031

LOVE² BEER IS A COALITION OF BREWERIES, BEER FESTIVALS AND MEDIA UNITED IN SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND YES:

Aether Brewing Company, Brisbane, QLD
All Inn Brewing Company, Brisbane. QLD
Balmain Brewing Company, Balmain NSW
Beer InCider Beer and Cider Festival QLD
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plan, VIC
Blue Mile Brewing Company, Busselton, WA
Bright Brewery, Bright, VIC
Brewsvegas Beer Festival QLD
Captain BlighsBrewing Company, Hobart, TAS
Cheeky Peak Brewery, Wondonga, VIC
Coldstream Brewing, Yarra Valley, VIC
Cubby Haus Brewing, Moun Pleasant, VIC
Edge Brewing Project, North Melbourne, VIC
Fish River Valley Brewing, Locksley NSW
Foghorn Brewhouse, Newscastle, NSW
Froth Craft Beer Magazine
Last Rites Brewing Company, Cambridge, TAS
Newstead Brewery, Brisbane, QLD
Old Wives Ales, VIC
Sparkke Brewing Company, Adelaide, SA
The Good Beer Co, Brisbane, QLD
Two Birds Brewery, Spotswood, VIC
Van Dieman Brewing Company, Evandale, TAS
Wayward Brewing Company, Camperdown, NSW
Willie the Boatman, St Peters, NSW
Wheaty Brewing Corps, Adelaide, SA
Wolf of the Willows Brewing Company, Melbourne, VIC
Young Henrys, Newtown, NSW

Drinking Love2 beer for Toast 2 Love

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Love² – easy to love

Love Squared beer bottleBright Brewery is a community-minded, family owned business that believes in fairness and equality for all Australians. We make beers to be shared, savoured and enjoyed by everyone of legal drinking age. Our beers do not discriminate, and neither do we when it comes to the matter of equal love.

We love good beer, and we believe love is a truly special human experience that should not be limited through its expression in marriage.

That is why Bright Brewery has proudly helped The Good Beer Co craft a new beer to back the YES vote in the current Australian postal survey on marriage equality.

We’re sure you’ll love this beer, no matter what your preference, and encourage you to

Here’s the full story of Love²

 


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Love² is brewing:  new beer launched to back YES vote

New Love² craft beer on tap and in bottles across Australia with all profits going to marriage equality campaign

Like beer?  Love marriage equality?  We can drink to that.

A new limited edition beer called Love² is being launched across Australia today, Wednesday 4 October, with all proceeds going to the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.

The Good Beer Co., Australia’s only social enterprise beer company, has joined forces with Victorian craft brewers Bright Brewery and the YES campaign to launch the new session pale ale Love².

Peter Black from the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign  said: “The name says it all – Love squared. We’re stoked that The Good Beer Co and Bright Brewery have got behind a YES vote with this awesome beer!”

James Grugeon, Founder of The Good Beer Co said: “There are lots of ways to show your support for marriage equality.  The most important way of course is to vote YES.  But as we’re a beer company with a social conscience, we reckon the second best way is to have a Love² beer.

“We want people to drink responsibly and we also want them to vote responsibly. We hope that once Australia votes to support marriage equality, there’ll be plenty of newly-weds washing down their marriage vows with a Love² beer.”

More than 30 groups, including brewers, pubs, bars, venues and craft beer media, are also getting behind the launch.

Scott Brandon from Bright Brewery said: “Appropriately, Love² is a refreshing pale ale with a little bit of sweet malts that make this beer very easy to love. We love brewing it, we love drinking it, and we love sharing it with everyone, no matter what their preferences. We’re very proud to be brewing it for The Good Beer Co and adding our support to this important campaign for equality.”

Love² beer is being launched on tap at Collective Kitchen & Bar at Ann St in Brisbane at 5.30pm on Wednesday 4th October and at 18 supporting venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

The beer is also on sale online for pre orders in 50 litre kegs and cartons of 24x330ml bottles via The Good Beer Co website.

The profits from Love² beer will go to the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign to support its work to bring about a YES vote in the postal survey and, ongoing, support the cause of equality for LGBTI+ communities across Australia.

For more information about Love² and to pre order kegs or cartons go to: http://www.thegoodbeerco.com.au/love

Find out more about the Australian Marriage Equality Campaign go to: http://www.equalitycampaign.org.au/

 

Media enquiries:

James Grugeon at The Good Beer Co
T: 0459 092 923

James Davidson at Bright Brewery
T: 0437 007 950

 

Love2 beer for equality

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