Lead Brewer -
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We’re a small, award winning brewery in Seattle, WA. As we expand our production and taproom we’re also looking to expand our brewing horizons. This position is very unique as the right candidate will have the ability to steer, develop, and make a huge impact in the Seattle beer scene. We’re looking for an individual with specific set of skills which can push our brand and quality to the next level. This specific candidate will have a wealth of knowledge in the IPA, hazy IPA arena. From the Northwest Style to the most popular NE style IPs. This individual must have experience working in oak environments, and a relentless want to brew the most cutting edge sour, funky, and experimental ales. (No Kettle Sours)
-Responsible for wort production and detailed record keeping.
-Monitor fermentations, including routine analysis of in-process beer.
-All cellar related operations. Responsible for fermentation and conditioning, including Fermenter, BBT, Foeder and Oak Barrel CIP procedures.
-Dry-hopping, yeast management, transferring beers between tanks.
-Manage the propagation of numerous wild yeast and bacteria including but not limited to brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.
-Work with barrels; includes cleaning, fruiting, filling, and emptying oak barrels.
-Package and transfer finished product. Clean and Sour beers.
-Develop and create new projects and blends.
-Help, create, and maintain brewhouse cleanliness guidelines. This includes all visual, and back of the house brewery equipment and implements. The right candidate will have a keen eye for this matter and a track record of over the top cleanliness.
-Package finished beer to kegs, cans & bottles.
-From time to time represent the brewery at events .ie festivals, brewers nights, and award ceremonies
What must the ideal candidate have, experienced and lived.
-Experience brewing NE Style & West Coast style IPAs
-Experience foeder & barrel aging, blending, fermenting, and souring.
-Experience working in a commercial brewery
-MUST have sanitation, and cleanliness mentality
-MUST have excellent communication skills.
-Ability to lift 75 pounds from floor to shoulder height.
-Ability to lift or drag 165 pounds
-Ability to stand, walk, crouch, and lift regularly throughout the duration of a shift.
-Ability to work and focus in wet, loud, hot, and cold environments.
-Ability to critically taste, evaluate, and discuss beer at various process points.
-Extreme attention to detail.
4 7BBL FV
1 7BBL BBT
2 15BBL FV
1 15BBL Foeder
Multiple Oak barrels.
A competitive salary (DOE)
Health benefit contribution
Vacation and sick pay
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Ravenna Brewing Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.