Wood Cellar Manager - Mixed Fermentation

Tree House Brewing Company

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WOOD CELLAR MANAGER - Mixed Fermentation

This is an exciting opportunity for a progressive-minded, uniquely talented individual to join and grow with our very tight family here at Tree House with the full-time position of Mixed Fermentation Wood Cellar Manager. We want you to work with us to cultivate and nourish our burgeoning mixed fermentation program with a progressive and curious mind and a relentless pursuit of perfection.

As the Tree House Mixed Fermentation Wood Cellar Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing several concurrent fermentations to create and explore desired flavor profiles.

  • Managing and maintaining a database of existing barrel stock and assessing progress and important data points on an ongoing basis.

  • Maintaining several cultures and assisting us to define and blend new ones.

  • Propagation of cultures & determination of pitch rates.

  • Creating and implementing Standard Operating Procedures for use throughout the program.

  • Planning and overseeing the bottling, cellaring, and conditioning of various mixed fermentation beers.

  • Managing a bounty of fresh, native fruit for use in the wood cellar.

  • Working within a generous budget to achieve beers full of authentic character, terroir, and distinctiveness.

  • Developing direct vendor relationships to source the most unique and interesting barrels for use at Tree House

  • Anything and everything that contributes to a positive, fruitful outcome for the mixed fermentation program.

  • A number of other fermentation related side projects.

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Extraordinary oral and written communication skills. Ability to lead a team to achieve predetermined goals.

  • You are self-motivated, with demonstrable creative and critical thinking capabilities.

  • A quick learner who is able to work with minimal or no supervision.

  • 2 + Years in a highly relevant role, with demonstrable experience of culture management, barrel management, tasting, & blending; an experienced, educated, and knowledgeable palate. A track record of creating beers of consequence.

  • Must possess a high-level understanding and intimate knowledge of all aspects of a mixed fermentation wood cellar and packaging - wood quality & characteristics, all previously defined microbes, yeast strain characteristics, repitching, bottle conditioning, and more.

  • Ability to lift, push, & pull in excess of 50 #.

  • Ability to work comfortably in a driven environment

  • Ability to work long and varied hours

  • Ability to multitask and work coolly and professionally in time sensitive situations

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • You are not afraid to speak your mind

Benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance Paid in full

  • 401k with employer match

  • Paid Time Off

  • Personal Time

  • Free beer, beer discounts, merchandise credits, etc.

  • Relocation assistance

At Tree House, we work as a team and we work very hard. . . with purpose and intent. We do not cut corners and we do not take the easy route. We encourage dissent, critical thinking, and an ongoing desire to improve. Our number one stated goal is to make the best beer in the world and serve it in the most friendly and comfortable environment possible - that is our obsession, and that is what drives us to do what we do. As the Wood Cellar Manager at Tree House, you will have everything you need to make beers of significance with our team here at Tree House. To be considered, send your resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@treehousebrew.com with the subject “APPLICATION - Wood Cellar Manager” | Please, no phone calls, and please do not apply to this position if you do not meet the experience requirements.

Thanks for reading!

-nate


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