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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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New release: Dive Bomb Citrus Summer Ale

Dive into summertime with Bright Brewery’s cool new Dive Bomb Citrus Summer Ale.

Crafted with the fresh mountain water of the cool flowing local Ovens River, Dive Bomb is a literal flavour bomb featuring summery citrus flavours of ginger and lemon peel, enhanced by the Lemondrop hops added during dry-hop.

This 4.8% kolsch-style summer ale is the perfect cooling elixir after an active day in the mountains or a relaxing day by the river.

Dive Bomb was brewed as part of Bright Brewery’s Brewer for a Day experience and is now available exclusively at Bright Brewery (while stocks last!) and to members of our Mash Club. Sign up to Mash Club now for a delivery of exclusive brewers’-choice beers and other special offers to your door every quarter.

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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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0437 007 950 | 03 5755 1346
marketing@brightbrewery.com.au

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