BrewCafé Head Brewer

Job Overview

Tired Hands Brewing Company is looking for a qualified person to join our Brewery Team as Head Brewer at our BrewCafé. The Head Brewer will managing all aspects of production on our precious BrewCafé system to produce Strange and Beautiful beer. The Head Brewer will utilize our Fermentaria and Dispensary staff as well as our Brewery Director as support in conducting brewery operations, handling the beer through every step of the process. The BrewCafé Head Brewer will also be responsible for innovating, identifying efficiencies, and implementing them.

This job requires a person with experience and maturity who can independently operate a pub brewery facility. Members of the production team should have a positive attitude and be committed to keeping an immaculately clean work space.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with and reporting directly to our Brewery Director on a daily basis

  • Developing, following, and enforcing proper SOPs in all aspects of production

  • Managing raw material purchasing and inventory

  • Managing brewery staff members

    • Assisting in hiring/promotion/training of brewery staff

    • Assisting in maintaining adherence to SOP’s

    • Managing employee schedules & attendance

    • Enforcing company safety & conduct policies, and SOP’s

    • Scheduling production operations

  • Assisting in forecasting of beer needs

  • Developing and implementing recipes (exploration and innovation being central to the

  • BrewCafé mission)

  • Ensuring in-house draft operations are in line with company standards and policies

  • Managing documentation of all production operations

  • Wort production on a 5bbl Peter Austin brewhouse

  • CIP and COP of fermentation vessels and brewhouse

    • Performing day to day production activities

    • Yeast handling (coordinating with Fermentaria and Dispensary staff, as well as lab staff)

    • Transferring beer from fermentation to serving tanks

    • Wort and beer transfers to and from oak vessels

    • Handling all cellar work (ingredient processing and adding, dry hopping, carbonating, tapping, transferring, kegging, bottling, etc)

●  Participating in company meetings

●  Participating and leading service staff trainings

●  Adhering to all safety protocols

●  Modeling adherence to company policies

● Treating others with kindness and respect

Abilities and Skills:

●  Superior brewing and management skills

●  Able to work independently to manage a team of 12 staff members

●  Strong organizational skills

●  Able to record and manage documentation accurately in a timely manner

●  Able to kneel, stoop, and work in tight spaces, lift, move, pull, and push 35lb or more of materials, move full kegs onto and off of pallets, drive a forklift, climb ladders, and to work safely with chemicals

●  Able to retain confidential company knowledge

●  Able to function in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

●  Able to learn new skills and follow instructions consistently

●  Able to work with honesty and integrity

●  Able to work independently and in team setting, with emphasis on thriving in team work

●  Friendly, professional attitude

●  Strong team leader qualities

●  Excellent time management skills

●  Able to be flexible in both schedule and duties. This is not a 9-5 job

●  Passionate about creating beer and engaging with our brewing community

Required Minimum Qualifications:

●  Three to four years of experience managing a production team at a brewery that

produces 10,000 bbls or more annually

●  Valid driver’s license with no restrictions

●  Able to lift 35lbs; able to move 55lbs using tools such as a hand truck or a forklift

●  Able to stand and work for up to 12 hours at a time, and kneel and stoop occasionally

Desired Qualifications:

●  Six or more years brewing at a brewery that produces at least 10,000 bbls annually

●  Superior management experience

●  Serious Positive Mental Attitude

●  Forklift certifications and aptitudeCompetitive salary dependent upon experience and relevant qualifications. Benefits available upon meeting eligibility requirements. Tired Hands Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply

Download the job application:

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Email the completed application and a copy of your resume to jobs@tiredhands.com.