Head Brewer - Prescott, Arizona

LazyG Brewhouse

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

LazyG Brewhouse is a privately owned 10BBL brewpub located in historic downtown Prescott, Arizona.  The new 5000 sf brewery & restaurant is currently under construction and will open Spring 2019.  LazyG is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, technically sound, quality focused Head Brewer to join our start-up brewpub.  A qualified candidate must have experience and demonstrated ability running a commercial brewery operation. 

The Head Brewer will be responsible to lead all aspects of brewery operations, to include beer production, storage and inventory management.  Duties will include raw materials acquisition and handling, recipe formulation, brewing, wort production, fermentation and conditioning management, including fermenter/brite CIP & sanitation, monitoring fermentation dry-hopping, yeast management, transferring beers between tanks, monitoring conditioning, kegging and keg washing and detailed recordkeeping, equipment maintenance, laboratory work, cleaning and sanitation. 

The Head Brewer will be integral with the development and future success of the brewery. This is an excellent opportunity to grow a brand from the beginning and work in a collaborative environment to shape the future of the LazyG Brewhouse.  The Head Brewer position is a key member of the LazyG Brewhouse Team, reporting directly to the Owner of the brewpub.

We are looking for a talented individual who is extremely passionate about beer and wants to partner with us to become one of the best in the industry.  We are seeking a person who is outgoing, quality and safety minded, hard-working, self-motivated and leads with integrity.  This will be a public position; meaning the brewer will have interactions with customers and shall be able convey their passion to the public to promote craft beer and the LazyG Brewhouse.

So, if you love to be creative, then this is an amazing opportunity to create recipes for unique high-quality beers. Work in a fun, fast-paced environment with an opportunity to develop and grow a new business.  Apply now for that opportunity you have always dreamed about, this is the one!

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Business math and its application to brewing techniques
  • Manage recipe development and product integrity
  • Creating and manage beer list including seasonal offerings
  • Developing beer presentations and product releases to engage with the community
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Use common sense in all daily activities; work cooperatively as a team member
  • Write and manage Standard Operating Procedures for brewery
  • Excellent communication skills; effectively managing one’s own time
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail; complete brewing process in a safe, efficient manner
  • Keep detailed and accurate records for all regulatory filings and brewery operations
  • Communicate all brewery issues with Owner as they arise
  • Knowledge of brewing, cost control, accounting and state regulations and business norms
  • Raw materials acquisition and inventory control; receiving, storing all raw materials & supplies
  • Manage inventories of beer and raw materials, including grain, hops, yeast and chemicals
  • Staging raw materials, ensuring all inventory and materials necessary are available for production
  • Maintaining the use of standard operating procedures in brewery and production
  • Proficiency in all areas of brewing; accurately and precisely follow recipes
  • Complete lab testing and quality control procedures
  • Malt handling & milling; mashing & wort production; boil & hopping
  • Perform wort and beer transfers
  • Yeast pitching/management/tracking; fermenting; dry hop tanks
  • Monitor gravities, temperatures, and carbonation of beer
  • Graining out; handling of spent grain
  • Keep brewery equipment clean and organized
  • Develop and adhere to brewing, kegging, transferring, and cellaring procedures
  • Clean and fill kegs; inventory management
  • CIP tanks and equipment; cleaning and sanitation
  • Procedures for all brewery operations and equipment including compliance with CIP standards
  • Must observe and practice all brewery safety procedures; always includes wearing the proper PPE
  • OSHA Safety compliance and continual training; practice environmental compliance always
  • Must always prioritize safety of yourself and other team members; strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment
  • Local health department and food safety knowledge

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be willing to work during any days and hours of operation including weekends, evenings, and special events as required with a flexible schedule
  • Keep up with brewing industry trends and best practices
  • Principles and processes for providing excellent customer service
  • Work with management to maintain engaging and accurate social media presence
  • People skills are a must and will be required to communicate with guests
  • Perform other jobs in the brewpub as needed, and serve as a spokesperson for brewpub
  • Provide tours of the brewery and brewpub as requested 
  • Bartender shifts as needed and help behind the bar as needed
  • Cleaning of beer lines for brewpub
  • Provide guidance and direction to other employees, including setting standards and work
  • Giving detailed beer tour/class to all new employees, and facilitation of your own beer test
  • Coaching all front of house employees to prepare for Cicerone beer server test
  • Attend and participate in all management meetings as required
  • This is not an exhaustive list and you should be ready and willing to lend a hand wherever necessary to ensure successful growth of our business

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Brewing Certificate/Degree or Brewery Experience required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a brewer role at an established commercial brewing company with a 5BBL brewhouse or larger
  • Genuine passion for craft beer, enthusiasm, high standards and commitment to excellence
  • Proven creativity and ability to develop quality recipes
  • Proficient laboratory skills are necessary
  • Ability to think critically, outside the box and propose new ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive team player
  • Strong work ethic, self-starting attitude with reputation of integrity and doing the right thing
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends with little supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Strong organizational and planning skills; ability to multitask with excellent time management
  • Excellent problem solving, and operational troubleshooting abilities
  • Fundamental knowledge of plumbing and machinery mechanics inherent to the brew process
  • A valid driver’s license free of any major violations in the last three years
  • Current Food Handler’s card
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time and walk; use fingers, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands
  • Use of arms above the shoulder is required; work overhead over the course of several hours
  • Requires manual dexterity, ability to quickly move hand(s), arm(s), grasp, manipulate or assemble
  • Able to sit, stand, twist, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl, kneel, lift, turn, pull/push while working
  • Able to climb a ladder, ramps, stairs; balance, work on a ladder, and in small confined spaces
  • Able to work in confined, wet, hot, and/or cold environments
  • The employee must regularly lift or carry up to 60 lbs. and manipulate and/or move up to 165 lbs.
    • Floor surface may vary from hard concrete to carpet/rubber mats
    • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment on wet floors and with wet equipment
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
    • Ability to work within a loud to moderate continuous noise in work area
    • Willingness to work with strong and often hazardous chemicals

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