Bright Brewery Stubborn Russian 2020

Bright Brewery

Published July 13, 2020

Bright Brewery’s Stubborn Russian has been part of the brewery’s winter roster since 2011, being released each year as the temperature of the Alpine region descends towards zero. It’s been on quite the journey over the past decade too with the Bright team having made it in different sizes, added adjuncts, aged it in barrels, changed its appearance and created an accompanying beer festival in Darker Days.

So how’s the tenth iteration shape up? For one, it’s been released with three different labels, with each showing a babushka doll being opened to reveal the beer that lies inside. That beer that’s on the inside is quite close to 2019’s vintage, being the same ABV of 12 percent and adjunct free. It means the dark roasted malts and booze are what drive the beer's big roasted notes, espresso flavours, stewed plum and dark chocolate sweetness that all swirl around in the impenetrable dark beer. Happy birthday Stubborn Russian!

Will Ziebell

Russian Imperial Stout
Bright Brewery

121 Great Alpine Road
VIC 3741

(03) 5755 1301
Regular events

Sundays: Live music in the beer garden

Open Hours

Daily: 11am to evening


Last Friday of every month (excl PH)
Every Friday of Vic school holidays from 3pm
$35 for guided brewery tour and tasting paddle