Bright Brewery and Great Ocean Road Brewhouse were both among the winners at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.
Bright won Silver in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries category, behind fellow High Country outfit Pizzini Wines, which won Gold. Little Creatures Geelong was also named as a finalist.
“The whole team at Bright Brewery is thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the Silver Medal,” said Bright Brewery Marketing Manager James Davidson.
“The Victoria Tourism Awards recognise excellence in key areas that we’re passionate about at Bright Brewery, including good business planning and management, customer service, sustainability and community engagement.”
The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, which is part owned by Prickly Moses brewer Otway Brewing, won Bronze in the category of Excellence in Food Tourism.
Opened in March 2015, the brewhouse specialises in craft beer, as well as locally produced food, wine and beer from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions.
“The RACV Victorian Tourism Awards involve a rigorous application process, which in our category included a 20-page written application as well as a judge’s site visit,” said Charles Lear, brewhouse business manager.
“We were thrilled to receive a bronze medal in recognition of our business and the unique food tourism offering we contribute to the Great Ocean Road region.”