Barrel Program Cellar Person

Kane Brewing Co.

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Kane Brewing Company is a fast growing and award winning production brewery located on the coast of New Jersey in Ocean Township.  We are looking for a Barrel Program Cellar Person to add to our growing team.  This person will work directly with both our clean barrel-aging program and with our mixed fermentation and spontaneous beer program.  This position will also assist with pilot and small batch brewing.  This is a full-time position and reports directly to the manager of these programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain clean working environments in both clean and sour barrel warehouses including mopping and pressure washing
  • Perform monthly barrel inventories, bung checks and creation of barrel tags for new batches
  • Record keeping for barrel racking, adjuncting and blending
  • Barrel movement and stacking via forklift with barrels ranging from 53 to 158+ gallons
  • Perform gravity (densitometer) & pH readings, titratable acidity measurements for sour barrels
  • Data collection to track "readiness" of individual barrels or batches and availability for blending
  • Perform small scale pilots of new adjuncts to develop new recipes for scaled up production batches
  • Recipe development and research ranging from barrel lagered beers to stouts and mixed & spontaneous fermentation
  • Maintain separation of clean brewery and mixed fermentation warehouse
  • Follow all SOPs and Checklists to ensure safety and produce best product possible
  • Performance of CIP/Sani/Purge on tanks, coolship, packaging equipment and barrel racking lines
  • Barrel cleaning and sulfuring with pressure washer assembly
  • Assist in brewing and preparation for coolship and mixed fermentation batches
  • Processing of fruit, spices and hops
  • Bottling via 6 head gravity filler including manual corking and capping
  • Barrel maintenance & inspection - including swelling and leak repair
  • Barrel purging, filling and racking

Qualities candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Self-motivated with an elite attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to assist with tasks outside key responsibilities
  • Communicate efficiently with team and customers
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong interest in wine and spirits to draw inspiration for new barrel acquisitions or techniques
  • Culinary interest for both fruited & spiced sours as well as BA adjunct beers 


  • At least 2 years of experience in a production/packaging brewery
  • Knowledge of various brewing practices

Must be able to:

  • Lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
  • Operate a forklift and complex machinery
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment

Compensation based on experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, PTO.

As with all our positions at Kane Brewing Company we are looking for someone with a strong work ethic and a team player that is looking for a position at a fast growing company.  If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format to

Kane Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

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