Greenstar Organic Brewing

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Chicago's Greenstar Brewing is seeking a Brewer
Greenstar Brewing is the first certified organic brewery in the state of Illinois! We are owned,
operated, and located at the restaurant Uncommon Ground in Lakeview. Uncommon Ground is
a Chicago institution and has been a leader in sustainability and green restaurant practices for
28 years. Our brewery seeks to do the same! Our motto is "do-good" beer and we plan to not
only make good beer, but also give back to the community with continually developing programs
including our growler program that donates a portion of the proceeds from growler sales to local
We are looking for a motivated, hard working individual, who is committed to sustainability, and
wants to play a part of the organic beer movement. Our Brewer can expect to spend time
working both independently, and side by side with our Brewmaster, Martin Coad, on all the
aspects of running our small brewpub. Including but not limited to: transferring beer, cleaning
tanks, cleaning kegs, safety standards, proper chemical usage and handling, yeast
management, wort production on our 7 BBL brewhouse, tasting beer, and maintaining the
highest quality standards. Our Brewer would be expected to be the “face” of our brand at all
times, and would be expected to pour beer and be involved in the set up and shut down
processes for festivals and special events for the brewery. The candidate would be expected to
participate in any brewery projects such as establishing relationships with other organic brewers
and talking about the importance of organic beer. This is a unique opportunity in a growing and
ever popular industry to gain organic brewery experience and have fun while doing it!
Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated brewing knowledge and/or professional brewing experience, or professional
brewing certification.
- Positive attitude
- Willingness and ability to adapt to changing surroundings and have a problem-solving attitude
- Commitment to making the highest quality beer
- Night and Weekend availability
- Desire to learn and grow as a brewer
- Basic computer skills including excel and word processing
- Commitment to sustainability
- Willingness and ability to speak in front of people about beer.
- Wort production, transferring and kegging beer while maintaining the proper documentation
and organic practices.
- Other beer related tasks as assigned and discussed with the Brewmaster
This is a paid position, hourly wage is DOE, and will start as part-time with the potential for a full
time salaried position with benefits for the right person as we grow. Please submit a resume
and cover letter to
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