Bright Brewery’s modern English amber ale is crafted from the finest ingredients to be packed full of flavour. Malty and nutty with floral hops, fruity Yorkshire yeast and a background caramel sweetness. Its hypnotically fiery colour inspired them to name this beer after Hellfire Gully, which for the more adventurous backcountry skier, is an exhilarating drop off Mt Feathertop, just up the valley from their brewery as it turns out.
Bright Brewery was born in 2005 from a passion for well-made beer, a love for the town of Bright and its pristine alpine environment, and the adventurous outdoors lifestyle that the High Country provides. The brewery was founded by Scott Brandon, his late wife Fiona Reddaway and their friends David and Julia, driven by a desire to make beer great and to share Bright’s spectacular surrounds and environment with everyone who passes through their town.
Between 2006 and 2011, their humble brewery and adjoining bar was housed in two small tin sheds, with only limited outdoor seating. In 2012, Bright Brewery underwent substantial redevelopment, transforming the small and simple brewery and bar into an environmentally considered, multipurpose, all-weather venue, with seating capacity for over 250 people. In 2014, Bright Brewery added a stunning Hop Terrace, providing the most attractive place in Bright to enjoy beers and meals outdoors. In 2018 after years of planning their new production brewery was established, just down the road from their existing brew house. Now with much greater capacity to brew Bright Brewery have been able to expand their range under the eye of head brewer Reid Stratton