Head Brewer

12 Gates Brewing Company

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We have an immediate opening for a qualified head brewer. We specialize in a variety of creative hop-forward beers but brew all styles for everyday drinkers from NE IPAs to sours and barrel-aged beers. The head brewer will oversee all aspects of beer production on a 30-bbl 3-vessel Criveller system and 1.5-bbl 2-vessel pilot system.

We are looking for a team-oriented individual with:


  • 2 years minimum professional brewing experience
  • Solid understanding of brewing theory and practice, plus great tasting skills
  • Brewhouse and cellar skills
  • Interest/experience in a very wide variety of beer styles but primary focus will be hop-forward IPAs
  • Interest/capabilities in recipe formulation
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Must be available for some festivals and events outside of regular business hours
  • Experience and proficiency in yeast management, particularly harvesting, storage, propagation, cone-to-cone transfers, and re-pitching
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, in tandem with sales, distribution, marketing, taproom and operations
  • Experience with draft maintenance and upkeep
  • Ability to change tasks quickly and still maintain attention to detail (multitasking)
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about the craft beer industry and this job
  • Ability to work well with superiors and co-workers in a production and office/warehouse environment
  • Ability to regularly lift, push, pull, or otherwise transport over 55 pounds
  • General computer and data entry skills in Excel, along with an understanding of Orchestrated Beer brewery management software (preferred), Google drive/calendar, BeerSmith
  • Inventory management and raw material purchasing
  • Oversee beer cellar and packaging operations
  • Maintain and implement QC and QA
  • Oversee plant maintenance and cleanliness
  • Plan and implement brewing and production schedule
  • Manage brewing staff and schedule


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Paid vacation, holidays
  • Beer allowances and discounts
  • Selected candidate will have an opportunity for future potential earn in agreement for equity ownership
  • relocation package if necessary

    Visit www.12gatesbrewing.com for more information about our company. Please send resume and cover letter to Tom Kirchmeyer at tk@12gatesbrewing.com.

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