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WeHa Brewing Company
WeHa Brewing Company is a brewery in development that will be located in West Hartford, CT. We are looking for a head brewer to develop and lead our brewing team and become a partner in our new brewery. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with commercial brewing experience that wants to be intimately involved with the planning and development of brewery operations from the ground up.
The head brewer will maintain control of all aspects of brewery operations from recipe development to ensuring quality standards as beer is served. The main responsibilities include creating and maintaining production schedules, raw material procurement, and planning and overseeing of brewery operations. This position is full time and compensation includes base salary plus bonus, full health benefits, and an opportunity to have an ownership stake in the brewery.
Create and manage the brewing schedule and production to fulfill established brewery requirements. Ensure beer supply is sufficient, quality is high, and that appropriate inventory levels are maintained.
Create and own brewing capacity calculations and continually update as beer portfolio changes and additional equipment is added
Consistently evaluate beer and wort quality to ensure it meets the company’s quality standards. Implement appropriate changes to improve processes, recipes, beer flavor, and consistency. Continually assess and evaluate the effects of new ingredients and processes.
Maintain a clean and organized brewing environment including daily cleaning of brewery floors, brew house, piping, and tank exteriors
Develop recipes including core beers to align with company brand
Establish ingredient requirements and work with brewery ownership to order and manage raw material inventory
Work with ownership to develop long term production and brewery operation plans
Maintain all necessary record keeping
Continually evaluate current brewery operations (e.g., brewing techniques, processes, beer portfolio) and seek out opportunities to improve all areas of operations
Support local events (e.g., tap takeovers, beer fests) and be a brand ambassador and one of the many faces of WeHa Brewing Company
Ensure a safe work environment including understanding of the risks, compliance with health and safety regulations, and corrective action of any identified safety hazards
3+ years of professional brewery experience and/or advanced technical training
Relevant professional experience including, but not limited to, knowledge of commercial brewing equipment and sanitation/cleaning techniques
Commitment to company's quality standards
Ability to recognize beer off-flavors and develop corrective actions
Ability to multitask and work in a time sensitive environment
Organizational and management skills
Strong communication skills
Critical thinking skills including exceptional troubleshooting skills
Flexibility to work varied hours as needed
Must be able to follow safety protocol and handle dangerous chemicals safely
Competitive base salary + bonus
Opportunity for equity stake in WeHa Brewing Company
Insurance benefits (Health, Vision & Dental)
PTO including vacation, personal, sick, and paid holidays
For more information and any questions on the position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Head Brewer’.