Lead Brewer

Crooked Hammock Brewpub

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Lead Brewer

This brand is aligned for growth!.  We are excited to invite qualified candidates to apply now for our Middletown location set to open Fall 2019.  Enjoy the ride with us!

Grab your resume and join us for our Job Fair on August 8th from 10-noon or 5-7pm at Holiday Inn Express Middletown.

Are you passionate about beer?  Do you have experience brewing delicious beer and leading others to brew beer?  Want to work where the atmosphere is casual and set for a “Backyard Beach Escape?”  If this sounds appealing to you, we may be just the right fit for you!

Our concept at Crooked Hammock Brewery is simple:  Enjoy the best of our Backyard Beach Escape with your friends & family with our easy-drinking & flavorful craft brews, cookout-inspired foods, and relaxed backyard environment.  Go ahead and Hop In A Hammock!

Summary of Position:

Lead Brewer is responsible for brewing beer and working with our Director of Brewery Operations to meet ownership’s expectations and business needs.  Lead Brewers are responsible for everything brewery related, including meeting production goals, upholding quality standards, training and educating restaurant staff, and maintaining a clean and positive work environment.  They will lead and motivate the other brewer(s) and assistant brewer(s) to ensure brewing goals and standards are met. They are also responsible for upholding brand standards and acting in the best interest of the business.   Must Enjoy the Ride!


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a brewer, preferably lead brewer;

  • Strong understanding of brewing science, brewery technology and brewery operations;

  • An understanding of federal and state regulations regarding brewed beer products;

  • Professional communication skills both verbal and written.  Will communicate with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel, as well as guests;

  • Strong planning and organizational skills. A self starting work ethic and the ability to multitask, prioritize and adapt to changing situations;

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation;

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States;

  • Must agree to background check;

  • Proficiency in computer usage and Google,Suite, record keeping, and filing;

  • This position requires proper handling of hazardous materials and operation of complex moving machinery;

  • Frequently walk and occasionally bend over, twist, kneel, climb, stoop and crouch. This position requires the ability to lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver 170 pounds;

  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time;

  • Ability to work flexible hours is required, including off shifts.


Employment with LaVida Hospitality or any of its’ companies (Crooked Hammock Brewery,  Fork & Flask, Taco Reho, Big Chill Surf Cantina, Big Chill Beach Club) is “at will,” meaning that employment may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause, by either the employee or the Company.

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