Bright Brewery brings Darker Days to the High Country

New mid-winter festival announced for 1 July

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Bright Brewery, Victoria

Bright Brewery, Victoria

Bright Brewery, Victoria
Bright Brewery announces Darker Days Mid Winter Festival
Bright Brewery's Darker Days Mid Winter Festival Banner


Bright Brewery has announced a new festival celebrating Victoria’s Alpine winter will set Bright alight on Saturday the 1st of July. 

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.

Embrace the darkness of winter in Bright. Taste the High Country’s best winter beers.

Warm your soul by the flames. Feast on the finest winter treats.

Hear, see and dance to the mountain’s songs.

Play in the dark, thrive in the night!

The 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, which was revealed at the recent Bright Autumn Festival Gala Day parade.

Bright Brewery Marketing Manager, James Davidson, says that Darker Days will be “a diverse celebration of winter in the mountains.”

“Darker Days will revolve around themes of winter, fire and togetherness, with a range of food, drink, entertainment and activities to warm and inspire everyone during the dark days of the High Country winter,” explained Mr Davidson.

“We’re inviting local brewers to showcase their dark and winter beers. There will be no pale ales or lagers available, unless the beer has a specific winter twist.”

“We’ve also lined up a delicious selection from local wineries and a cider maker to serve mulled cider, plus gourmet winter foods and treats from local producers. We’ll be gathering around multiple fires to make damper and to roast marshmallows and chestnuts, with local wordsmiths and poets to tell campfire tales and maybe even a ghost story or two. It will be a full day of mid-winter fun!”

Darker Days will begin at 1:00pm on the 1st of July and run through until 10:00pm. The festival is free to attend and all ages are welcome.
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.

See more event information here »

About Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery, bar and restaurant, passionately producing Mountain Crafted beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.

We’re a vibrant and growing business that values the enjoyment and protection of the pristine environment that surrounds us, and the authenticity of our products and services. We embrace active and sustainable lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.

All our beers are brewed on-site at Bright Brewery, metres away from our 24 tap bar where they are served, along with meals matched to the beers.

Overlooking the mountain-fed Ovens River, Bright Brewery is a family and cycle friendly all-weather and multipurpose venue that is open daily for lunch and dinner. Drop in for a beer!


  • Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)

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