DARKER DAYS is a new dark beer and mid-winter festival coming to Bright on Saturday 1st July 2017, from 1pm unto 11pm.

DARKER DAYS will bring together High Country producers and operators, entertainers, beer lovers and families to toast the season and welcome the return of lighter days following the Winter Solstice.

This free and family friendly festival will be centred around locally produced dark beers and warming foods, along with live music and winter activities. After the sun sets, Bright Brewery’s riverside lands will truly come alive with a spectacular ceremonial burning of a giant wooden structure in the shape of the brewery’s logo.

Brewers from the High Country Brewery Trail will be present to serve dark and winter beers, including Black Dog Brewery (Taminick), Blizzard Brewing (Dinner Plain), Bridge Road Brewers (Beechworth), Sweetwater Brewing Co (Tawonga South) and Thirsty Crow (Wagga), plus cider from Nightingale Alpine Cider (Wandiligong).

The festival will also feature a delicious selection from local wineries, plus gourmet winter foods and treats from local producers.

Come gather around the fires to make damper and to roast marshmallows and chestnuts. Hear local wordsmiths and poets tell campfire tales and maybe even a ghost story or two.

It will be a full day of mid-winter fun!

Bright Brewery Darker Days Festival poster


DARKER DAYS essentials:

Event: Bright Brewery presents DARKER DAYS – a dark beer & mid-winter festival.
Location: Bright Brewery’s block, 123 Great Alpine Road (a very large marquee to ensure rain or snow do not affect the event).
Date & Time: Saturday 1st July, 1pm to 11pm.
Cost: Free entry!
What: Dark/winter beers from the High Country, local wines & cider, food vendors, live music & entertainment, fireside activities, campfire stories, dancing and more!

Confirmed featured brewers: Black Dog Brewery, Blizzard Brewing, Bridge Road Brewers, Sweetwater Brewing Co, Thirsty Crow, Nightingale Alpine Cider.
Darker Days will also mark the 2017 launch of Bright Brewery’s annual winter brew Stubborn Russian Imperial Stout made with Bright Chocolate, and will see the return of a winter favourite from last year – Black Diamond India Black Ale.

Other vendors: Boynton’s Winery/Feathertop Wines (Porepunkah), Remedy Gin (Bright), Alpine Airstream Coffee (Bright), The Wandi Pub (Wandiligong), Flour & Water pizza (Mt Beauty), Bright Pops (Bright), Chestnuts Australia, Whipps Design and more!

Confirmed featured performers: Mcrobin, Molly’s Dream, the Hillbilly DJs, Bright Wordsmiths & Poets, NovaStar Productions and more!

Stay up to date with this event via the Facebook Event Page.

Darker Days vendors