Brewer/Cellarperson

Drake's Brewing Co

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A brewer/cellarperson is responsible for all cold-side treatment of beer, from the time of knockout to the point of packaging, including all aspects of quality and sanitation.

Reports to: Cellar Manager

Type: Full-time

Pay: Salary

Benefits: Yes

Responsibilities

  • Performing cellar duties as needed to support brewhouse
  • Performing all necessary cleaning and CIP on brewhouse and other work spaces
  • Pitching and performing other yeast management
  • Cleaning (CIP) and sanitizing fermentation and bright beer tanks
  • Cleaning tank exteriors, parts, floors, walls, etc.
  • Monitoring fermentation and adjusting parameters to produce high quality beer
  • Capping and crashing tanks
  • Performing dry hops, yeast drops, and harvests
  • Adding finings and other process aids to beer in tank
  • Transferring (clarifying if necessary) beer from fermentor to bright tank
  • Carbonating beer for packaging
  • Taking all necessary lab samples
  • Producing wort on 15 bbl, 3-vessel brewhouse
  • Adhering to all safety regulations at all times

Requirements

  • Two years, or more, of experience in a production level cellaring or brewing position
  • Working knowledge of yeast pitching, dry hopping and other cellar techniques
  • Strong focus on quality, safety, and efficiency
  • Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, Email, Google Drive)
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work both alone and as a team
  • Ability to follow complex instructions to a high level of detail and precision
  • Ability to frequently lift at least 55 lb., move at least 180 lb., and work standing for several hours
  • Ability to work safely around chemicals, heights, loud noises, mechanical equipment, wet environments, and other potential hazards
  • Flexibility to work a variety of possible shifts, and to participate in company events
  • Positive, get-it-done attitude and a passion for creating award winning beer
  • 21 years of age, or more
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