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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*

– AN EXTRA 10% OFF ONLINE STOREWIDE FOR MASH CLUB MEMBERS*

– FREE GIFT CARD FOR ALL ORDERS OVER $150

– 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.

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 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!

YOUR KEY TASKS

· 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

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

· Availability to work some weekends, weeknights and public holidays

YOUR ROLE

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 marketing@brightbrewery.com.au

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.

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.

Background

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.

KEY TASKS

– 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

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

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

SELECTION CRITERIA

– 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: evin@brightbrewery.com.au

CELEBRATE THE EVERYDAY WITH OUR NEW ANY DAY SESSION XPA

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.

WIN A YEAR OF BEER!

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: https://brightbrewery.com.au/product/any-day-xpa/

We’re hiring: Brewery Door Manager

We are on the hunt for a Brewery Door Manager to join our amazing 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 17 years.

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.

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

The Position

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Brewery Door Manager to lead our bar and front of house 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 Food & Beverage Manager and Head Chef 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 and will involve evening and weekend hours, as well as working across public holidays.

In addition to a salary, Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including active lifestyle subsidies, food & beverage discounts, equitable tip sharing and venue points program. 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.

Your Key Responsibilities

Provide 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

Represent our values of authenticity, sustainability and active lifestyles.

Your Skills & Attributes

  • 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.

What We Offer

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

Employee Benefits Include:

Green Transport bonus
Subsidised Bactive lifestyle benefits
Regular staff social events and gatherings
Accrual of Brewery points for hours worked to spend in-venue
Training and development opportunities
Genuine work-life balance

To read and hear more about working at Bright Brewery, please click here.

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!

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:Alan DavisonFood & Beverage Manager
03 5755 1301
venue@brightbrewery.com.au

Position Vacant: Brewery Door Supervisor

We are on the hunt for a team of new Brewery Door Supervisors 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 17 years.

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.

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

PURPOSE OF ROLE

The person holding the role of Brewery Door Supervisor is responsible for ensuring customers have a positive experience visiting Bright Brewery. 

REPORTING

This role reports to the Brewery Door Manager and Food/Beverage Manager. 

If neither manager are present, all bar staff report to the Brewery Door Supervisor (this role).   

KEY TASKS

The key tasks the Brewery Door Supervisor must perform are: 

Supervise Brewery Door Staff in providing friendly service to visitors to Bright Brewery 

Support the other brewery door staff in their duties by: 

  • Allocating and prioritising their tasks 
  • Supervising their breaks 
  • Encouraging them to work efficiently and with a strong service ethic 
  • Providing on the job training when required 

Support the Venue Manager in managing the venue’s budget 

  • Ensure staffing levels during each shift are appropriate – such as sending staff home in quiet times or calling more staff to help when busy
  • Ensure wastage is minimised
  • Ensure customer service is strong and sales opportunities are maximised 
  • Ensuring enough stock is on hand

Ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times 

  • Adhere to the principles of Responsible Service of Alcohol 
  • Report any Occupational Health and Safety risks to the Bar and/or Venue Manager
  • Ensure an incident report is completed for any accidents during the shift. Ensure all spills and breakages are cleaned-up promptly 

 Communication 

  • Communicate with the Bar and/or Venue Manager about brewery door matters such as staffing issues, training needs, new ideas, things to fix, shopping required. 

Supervision 

  • Often, the Brewery Door Supervisor will be the senior staff member on duty
  • Supervising other staff 
  • Opening or closing the Brewery Door (including cashing up and locking up) 

Ensure the Bright Brewery values are in action amongst Brewery Door staff. 

Ensure atmosphere of Bright Brewery meets requirements and that all staff understand and demonstrate the Bright Brewery values 

Perform the role of a Brewery Door staff member in addition to their other duties 

Take an active role in service, while supervising other brewery door staff. 

Other duties as directed 

 Skills Required: Must Have

  • Self motivated
  • Team Player
  • Able to serve customers in a friendly manner
  • Efficient in serving customers
  • Willingness to learn about Bright Brewery
  • Flexible in work hours
  • Ability to make work fun
  • Experience working in a bar or restaurant
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • Likely to continue working for Bright Brewery

THE POSITION

  • Full Time or Seasonal Contract available
  • Hours include days, night, weekends, and public holidays
  • Leave must be approved in advance and can’t be taken in peak periods (Easter, School Holidays, Long Weekends)

WHAT WE OFFER

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

Employee Benefits Include:

Green Transport bonus
Subsidised Active lifestyle benefits
Regular staff social events and gatherings
Accrual of Brewery points for hours worked to spend in-venue
Training and development opportunities
Genuine work-life balance

To read and hear more about working at Bright Brewery, please click here.

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!

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:Alan DavisonFood & Beverage Manager
03 5755 1301
venue@brightbrewery.com.au

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