Throwback a lager this summer

Oat Cream NEIPA, Smoothie Sours, Salted Caramel Popcorn Ale…we’ve all heard of the weird and whacky beers that brewers come up with these days.

Hell, we’ll admit, we’ve even brewed some of them ourselves (Pineapple Cream Dream Milkshake IPA ring a bell?)!

But while many craft beer lovers think the wilder the better when it comes to beer, some of us just crave the simplicity of a clean, classic Aussie lager brewed with four perfect ingredients…

A beer built for the Aussie summer. The perfect pairing to sizzling sausages on a barbie. The best beer to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s day. The one you crack, ice-cold from the Esky, while the kids spin themselves dizzy on the Hill’s Hoist behind you.

Some of us just want to throwback a lager this summer!

And year after year, the people of Australia have voted Bright Brewery’s Alpine Lager as their #1 favourite indie lager in Victoria (and #2 in Australia)!

Brewed with pure Alpine water and locally-grown Australian hops, Alpine Lager is as clean as mountain air, and as crisp as the summer sun rising over hills. Plus it’s also just a damn good beer.

That’s why it’s our best-seller. That’s why, in a sea of pale ales, craft beer lovers drink more Bright Brewery Alpine Lager than any other beer we brew (and we’ve got a pretty great pale ale, too!).

So, last year, when it came to voting in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Poll, we asked you to stand up against the tidal wave of pale ales flooding the poll and vote #notanotherpaleale

A year ago, we said craft lagers were on the rise. Today, they’re having their heyday. Right now, in fact (Cerveza, anyone?). But we’ve been all over it for years.

So this Summer – instead of picking yet another pale ale out of the Esky, why not throwback a lager, and remember why it’s the world’s most popular beer!

And if you’re sick of seeing pale ales dominate the countdown, let’s do something about it.

Vote #1 Alpine Lager



Bright Brewery Black Friday Sale Focuses on Local Support and Sustainability

Bright Brewery is excited to announce it will be running a Black Friday sale, offering a 10% discount on all beers, merch, and mixed packs. Additionally, the brewery will donate 10% of all online sales to Zero Waste Victoria, a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable practices.

Bright Brewery also hopes to encourage customers to think about where their money is going. “On Black Friday, consider supporting local businesses instead of giving your money to global tech giants or buying another item you don’t need,” explained Laura Gray, Marketing Manager at Bright Brewery. “We believe that supporting local, independent producers in your own community is important. These businesses are the backbone of our economy and they deserve our support.”

In addition to supporting local businesses, Bright Brewery is also committed to promoting sustainability. The brewery’s partnership with Zero Waste Victoria highlights the importance of mindful consumption and reducing waste.

“We’re donating 10% of all Black Friday online sales to Zero Waste Victoria because we believe in their mission to reduce waste in Victoria,” Laura said. “They provide education and resources to help people make sustainable choices, and we’re proud to support their work.”

The Bright Brewery Black Friday sale includes:

– 10% OFF ONLINE STOREWIDE: all beers, all merch, all mixed packs*



– FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $99 (excl WA/NT)

* Excludes Mash Club subscriptions, gift certificates and sale items. The Black Friday sale is online only. Discounts are not available in the Bright Brewery venue. 

Mash Club members and VIP Early Access subscribers will receive 48 hour early bird access, with a code emailed to them on Wednesday 22 November.

On Black Friday, customers will be able to shop online with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY10 to receive their discount. Free shipping is available on orders over $99 (excluding WA/NT).

“We hope you’ll join us in supporting local businesses and promoting sustainability this Black Friday. “Laura concluded.

You can start browsing here now!

Bright beer has gone to the dogs

Beer has gone to the dogs! And we’re here for it…


We are dog-gone excited to announce the next instalment of our pawsome collaboration with RSPCA Victoria- DoggoBrau Tropical XPA!


And this time around, things are getting even more a-meow-zing with the first-ever release of our new CattoBrau Tropical XPA!

That’s right – the same great beer is now supporting both dogs AND cats!


“Inside each characterful can is the same beer that’s been loaded with El Dorado, Kohatu, Azacca, Cryo Azacca and Cryo Mosaic hops. It means that anyone who loves modern XPAs where the malt profile is lean, the bitterness is subtle an the hops provide plenty of citrus and tropical hues – namely grapefruit, pineapple, guava and rockmelon – are just as well looked after as any four-legged friend.” – Will Ziebell, The Crafty Pint


We’re thrilled to partner with RSPCA Victoria to help raise awareness about the incredible work that they do to rescue, rehome and rehabilitate dogs and cats in need.


Part-proceeds from all Doggo/CattoBrau beer sales go directly to supporting RSPCA Vic to support their incredible work. It’s a barking good cause!

We’re Hiring: Casual Event Crew (North East Victoria)

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


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!


We are looking to add to our casual team of staff to work across 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 North East Victoria 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!


· Managing and operating in-store tastings

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

· Pouring and talking beers at festivals and trade shows


· 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

· Availability to work some weekends, weeknights and public holidays


This is a casual role for offsite event work only. Hours will vary depending on event requirements and your availability.

It will be largely North East Victoria-based with work available in Melbourne or around regional Victoria for those interested/willing.

As a casual member of Bright Brewery’s staff, your remuneration will include the following:

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

· Travel expenses when appropriate

· Superannuation in line with government regulations

· Training and support

· Active Lifestyle subsidy

This role will require you to have a driver’s license, and either hold a current Victorian 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 Laura Gray at

Crafting Connections Down South: Embracing Adventure, Beer, and MTB in Tasmania!

With its wild, rugged natural beauty, love for all things adventure, and appreciation of great craft beer, we share a natural affinity with our friends down south in Tassie.

Which is why we’re thrilled to be spreading our wings over Bass Strait!

We’re very excited to announce that we now proud sponsors of Australia’s best-known mountain bike destination,  Maydena MTB Park.

We’ve lent our name to one of Maydena’s most popular trails, the iconic Funky Cold Maydena black diamond track. 300m of steep raw Maydena tech and fast, flowing berms – it doesn’t get better!

So next time you’re in Maydena, hit up Funky Cold Maydena and enjoy the ride!

But if you’re not heading that far south, or if the MTB Mecca of Derby is more your jam, you’ll find us there, too!

Head into the Dorset Hotel Derby for a pint of their Derby Draught, brewed right here in Bright, as well as our Bright Pale Ale and Any Day XPA. Or if the island life is calling you, our friends at Hotel Bruny on Bruny Island is the place to go for a pint of M.I.A. IPA or Hellfire Amber.
And when you hit the big smoke, you’ll find us across both Launceston and Hobart – ready to make your trip to Tas a little bit Bright-er.

We’re hiring: Finance and Administration Manager

Bright Brewery is on the hunt for an experienced Finance and Administration Manager to join our ever-growing and vibrant team.

The Role

 The Finance & Administration Manager is responsible for leading the Business Services team. Overseeing financial planning, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, preparation of statutory returns, annual reconciliations and preparation of financial documents for accountants.

The role is also responsible for oversight of business HR systems, insurances, payroll and debtor/creditor management and processing. 

This includes ensuring effective information flow throughout the business, compliance to business processes and ongoing improvement of the administration systems. 

This role is a full-time position based in Bright, Victoria

Monday – Friday (38 hours per week between 9am-5pm)


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 to all that we do.

Bright Brewery has been established for over 15 years. During this time Bright Brewery has built a reputation for high-quality beer and great customer service culminating in three gold medals at the Victorian Tourism Awards. We have a very strong values-based approach to managing the business.

Our beers can be found both nationally throughout Australia as well overseas. In 2023, Bright Brewery was awarded the 8th most popular brewery in Australia along with retaining its title as Number 1 Independent Lager in Victoria in the GABS Hottest 100 vote.


Accounting & Finance Management

Compliance & Performance Reporting

Human Resource Systems Management

General Administration & Administration Team Management


Experience in a lead or senior financial management role

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

High level of confidentiality

In depth knowledge of accounting systems and business compliance obligations

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

Employee benefits include:

– Green Transport bonus

– Subsidised Active Lifestyle programs

– 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


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 General Manager at

Bright and Carwyn Cellars collab on Australian beer first

What began, as most great ideas do, as a yarn over a beer on cold and wintry day has now come full circle.

A collaboration that has spanned three years, two continents, a global pandemic, 17,000km, four brewers, and countless hours has finally come to life in an exciting Australian first for the for the craft beer industry.

The first release from the Barrel Experiment Program – a collaboration between Victoria’s Bright Brewery and Carwyn Cellars – is Les Monstres Du Chateau #1: what we believe to be Australia’s first Chartreuse Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.

The Barrel Experiment Program, which started pre-COVID in 2020, is designed to showcase the true expression of barrel aging, with the same base beer aged in different barrels to truly highlight the different characteristics of each barrel.

“We acquired six different and distinct French barrels, sourced nearly 17,000km away from our home in Bright and filled them with our an Oatmeal Imperial Stout,” Bright’s Head Brewer Lewis Kerr said.

Release #1 was aged in Chartreuse barrels, with the distinct flavour of the infamous green liqueur infusing the flavour of aniseed and a light herbal finish.

“They called us insane when we chose this monster of a barrel, but we hope you all enjoy what we believe to be the first Chartreuese barrel-aged stout in Australian beer history,” Kerr said.

Release #2 is a Rum & Banana Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout showcasing sweeter notes of candied banana, burnt caramel and hints of coconut.

“That’s part of the black magic of barrel work,” Kerr said. “These releases are all the same base beer, all aged all in barrels of French origin, but with wildly different cask expressions.”

Both beers will be launched, on tap and in cans, at the official Barrel Experiment Program First Release Launch Party at Carwyn Cellars on Saturday, October 21, from 12pm.

Join the Bright and Carwyn teams for an afternoon including:

  • Guided Tasting from Bright Brewery
  • Bright Brewery Beer Showcase
  • Chartreuse Boiler Makers
  • Giveaways and prizes

Releases #1 and #2 will be available from Carwyn Cellars and Bright Brewery exclusively following the launch.

We’re hiring: Victorian Sales Ambassador (Entry-Level)

Bright Brewery is on the hunt for an enthusiastic new sales ambassador to join our ever growing and vibrant team.

The purpose of this role is to provide sales and customer support services to existing and new customers within Melbourne and allocated Victorian regional areas resulting in sales growth and strengthened brand equity of Bright Brewery’s craft beer range.

This role is perfect for someone looking to break into craft beer sales or expand on their pre-existing sales career.

This is a full-time role working Monday to Friday with occasional after hours or weekend work. A company car or car allowance will be provided along with tools of the trade and professional training.

What we are looking for

Bright Brewery is recruiting a Victorian Sales Ambassador to support sales activities and customers across the business throughout Victoria.

We are looking for someone who can grow with the business. The right person will be rewarded with an attractive reward package and work-life balance.


Bright Brewery has been established for over 15 years. During this time Bright Brewery has built a reputation for high-quality beer and great customer service culminating in three gold medals at the Victorian Tourism Awards. We have a very strong values-based approach to managing the business.

Our beers can be found both nationally throughout Australia as well overseas. In 2023, Bright Brewery was awarded the 8th most popular brewery in Australia along with retaining its title as Number 1 Independent Lager in Victoria in the GABS Hottest 100 vote.


– Develop and support the wholesale of Bright Brewery beers to bottle-shops, restaurants, bars and venues, and other retail and hospitality outlets across Victoria and allocated regional areas

– Be an excellent Ambassador for our brands, values, and lifestyle

– Achieve budgeted sales targets and KPIs.

– Identify and capitalise on market opportunities to build sales and profitability

– Work under the direction of our National Sales Manager to support 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

– Deliver reports to National Sales Manager as required and requested.

– Utilise Bright Brewery CRM system as designated by National Sales Manager

– Travel to, and manage, further sales areas as allocated by business

– 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

– Manage relationships and communication with sales accounts in line with role expectations

– Always uphold a high standard of professionalism with both colleagues and customers

– Flexibility with working hours, including readiness to work after hours in a sales capacity as well as on weekend events at events, festivals, and brand activations

– Follow direction from National Sales Manager in line with duties and work responsibilities


This is an entry level role with opportunity for professional development. We are seeking an enthusiastic hospitality and craft beer lover looking to gain experience in sales. This role does not require any previous sales experience.

Understanding of the craft beer market, on-premise and retail trade and trends.Desirable
Excellent face-to-face and written communication skills.Must have
Ability to maintain strong and positive relationships with customers.Must have
Ability to identify customer needs and provide solutions.Must have
Experience managing participation at events.Desirable
Ability to effectively prioritise tasks and manage time.Must have
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 brewing process.

Process driven with strong attention to detail

Experience with CRM software

Hold a current RSA

Must have

Must have

Must have

Must Have

Must have

Highly desirable

Highly desirable


– Experience in developing and delivering strategies.

– 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.

– Alibility to work autonomously.

– Strong knowledge and passion for beer and brewing.

– Flexible 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.

– A good fit for Bright Brewery’s brand and culture.

What we offer

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 – paid weekly

– Monthly phone allowance reimbursement

– Local gym membership allowance

– Attractive bonus and incentive plan

– Training and support

– Branded work vehicle or car allowance

To Apply

Please email a current CV and cover letter addressing the skills and experience required to the National Sales Manager:


Celebrate everyday moments with Any Day XPA – the new, lower-alcohol addition to Bright’s core range lineup.

Brewed to taste like something much bigger, Any Day XPA is a session beer that packs a punch when it comes to flavour.

At just 2.9% ABV, Any Day XPA is a ‘light alcohol’ option, with each can coming in at less than one standard drink (0.8).

“It’s not every day we bring a new beer into our core range lineup. It needs to be a pretty special beer to be elevated to that status,” Bright’s marketing manager Laura Gray said.

“But we know Any Day XPA is worthy of its place, and we’re delighted that beer drinkers looking for a lighter, lower-alcohol option now have a really good one to enjoy. This is a beer that will take those everyday moments and turn them into something special.”

BBQ with friends? Perfect for an Any Day.

Watching the footy with mates? Time for an Any Day.

Dinner with the family? Make it an Any Day.

Citra and Galaxy hops combine to give Any Day a genuine tropical hop aroma and flavour, despite its light ABV.

And with a bright and fresh mountain-inspired design by local designer James Sadgrove, in keeping with the rest of Bright’s core range, Any Day XPA feels – and tastes – like a breath of fresh air.

Created by Bright’s head brewer Lewis Kerr and his brew team, Any Day is the sixth beer in Bright’s core range, which includes Victoria’s #1 indie lager, Alpine Lager, the Gold Medal-winning Bright Pale Ale, cult favourite M.I.A. IPA, the malty Hellfire Amber Ale, and the rich and robust Staircase Porter.


To celebrate the release of Any Day XPA, we are giving beer-lovers the chance to win a Year of Beer!

To enter, just buy a 4-pack or case of Any Day XPA, scan the code on the can holder, and enter your details online to go in the draw! The winner will receive 12 cases of Any Day XPA to enjoy any day of the week.

Any Day XPA is available now from Bright Brewery, online, and from craft beer retailers.
Find it here:

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