Head Brewer

WeHa Brewing Company

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WeHa Brewing Company

Head Brewer/Partner 

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. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 

Preferred Experience:

  • 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

Key Characteristics/Skills:

  • 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 

Compensation:

  • 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 wehabrewingco@gmail.com with the subject ‘Head Brewer’. 


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