Head Brewer

Mother Road Brewing Company

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Mother Road Brewing Company Seeks Head Brewer. 


Mother Road Brewing Company seeks a head brewer for our new production brewery in Flagstaff, Arizona. Mother Road, founded in 2011 has reached capacity in its current location and is building a second larger production facility. After helping to manage the transition and brewing in our existing brewery over the next six months, you would be working with the Production Manager to lead the brew team at the expansion location. Our Head Brewer will have working knowledge of brewing, cellar operations, packaging and lab. You will work directly with our new custom-built Forgeworks 3-Vessel 20 barrel brewhouse brewing into 4, 80 barrel fermentors plus a 60. You'll be packaging using a Twin Monkeys Animas 16 ounce canning line, work in a lab with Hach and Hanna instruments; and manage a talented staff of six. 

In 2018 we'll brew over 7,000 barrels and you'll work closely with the Founders and Production Manager to launch a new canned beer and complete three seasonal offerings. The successful candidate will lead, encourage, teach, coach and schedule the brew team; analyze all brewery data to refine processes and ensure quality control; will develop brewing plans; conduct annual planning; represent Mother Road at public events; and will provide regular concise reporting on business objectives. 


Want to travel with us? The Ideal candidate will be able to inspire passion about craft beer and embrace the values and spirit of Mother Road – Scrappiness, Puckishness and Radical Hospitality. You will be able to establish trust and work inclusively with the highly independent and opinionated Mother Road Founders and a driven Production Manager. Our Head Brewer will be able to envision how daily decisions affect the overall strategic growth of our brewery. Love of motoring, travel, the outdoors, history and the Southwest are a candidate bonus.

A qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, brewing or distilling, hospitality, or a related field and three or more years of brewing experience (substantial career experience may replace the bachelor’s degree requirement). The winning candidate will have excellent verbal and writing skills; a proven ability to lead and manage people; talk easily to crowds; be versed in PowerPoint, Excel, Word (and Google equivalents); have a knowledge of HACCP, distribution data, and TTB requirements; and be proficient in brewing math.


Mother Road Brewing offers a competitive salary with bonus incentives, vacation pay, paid professional development, and of course, beer. We take care of our employees and keep their well-being a priority.


A hidden gem of a mountain town located at 7,000 above sea level, surrounded by the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. Flagstaff is a hub for travel in the southwest, with world-class mountain biking; proximity to dozens of national monuments; and what seems like endless areas to camp under dark, starry skies. [Voted Top 25 Best Towns to Live in 2017 — Outside Online Magazine]. 


Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to Operations Manager, Oliver Adams by email at oliver@motherroadbeer.com with ‘Head Brewer’ in the subject line.  Please no phone calls while driving or applying. Accepting candidates through October 2nd. Resumes lacking a cover letter with salary expectations will be rejected.