Lead Brewer

Down The Road Beer Co.

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Down The Road Beer Co. is a fast-growing craft brewery and taproom looking for a talented and experienced lead brewer to head all brewing practices and overall operations at the brewery. With a 2019 forecast of approximately 11,000 barrels, the production side of the business has never been busier. Located in the heart of Everett, MA - steps from the forthcoming casino - with an expansive taproom and outdoor seating, Down The Road is on the rise and looking to add to our beer family.

The Lead Brewer position is a dynamic opportunity to work under company founder and head brewer Donovan Bailey, while managing direct reports including assistant brewers and cellarmen. Our beer portfolio is expanding all the time, as is our drive to continue to push the boundaries of what craft beer can be. This position will have a direct impact on the current inner workings of the brewery as well as the future catalog of beers and brewhouse best practices.

Core duties will will include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and monitoring a robust QA/QC program.

  • Raw materials inventory/ordering.

  • Owning the brewing schedule and forecasting.

  • Making sure all operating systems are clean and functioning properly.

  • Working with other members of the team to ensure all beer that leaves the facility is of the highest quality.

The Lead Brewer directly reports to the Head Brewer and the Corporate Leadership Team, with a “dotted line” to the Plant Operations Director. This is a position among our senior management team, collaborating and contributing to the future direction of the company.

Other key tasks:

  • Establish and enforce weekly cleaning and maintenance schedule.

  • Track all brewing supplies and record on appropriate inventory sheets.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date inventory of  finished beer, grain, hops, and other raw materials.

Experience and Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of commercial brewing experience

  • Ability to multitask and work lucidly in a time sensitive environment

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs, and push 165 lbs.

  • Must be able to follow PPE protocol and handle hazardous chemicals safely

  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills and common sense

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