Head Brewer

Pontoon Brewing Company

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Pontoon Brewing Company, a rising force in the Atlanta craft beer scene, is in search of an experienced head brewer to manage day-to-day brewhouse operations and lead a small team of brewers. Our environment is fast paced and demanding; constantly pushing the limits of our skills, our tools, and our creativity to innovate in every aspect of what we do.

Responsibilities
  • Produce wort on a 10 BBL, 4-vessel pneumatic brew system
  • Perform CIP and sanitation of fermenters, brite tanks, and brewhouse
  • Manage yeast processes (i.e. harvesting, pitching, cell counts, etc)
  • Lead team of brewers in wort production processes
  • Hire and train new brewers as needed
  • Plan fermentation tank utilization and wort production schedule
  • Coordinate with Head of Cellar to plan secondary beer handling and tank rotation
  • Coordinate raw material needs with Operations Manager
  • Report directly to Brewmaster in order to achieve production goals
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities
  • Participates in evaluations of packaged product
  • Assists with recipe and process development as needed
  • Communicates effectively within company channels
  • Perform necessary maintenance on equipment as needed
Qualifications
  • 2+ years commercial brewing experience
  • Degree in Brewing Science or Technology preferred but not required
  • Experience and ability to craft recipes on wide range of beers
  • Experience with yeast management and propagation
  • Experience with mixed and wild fermentation, barrel aging, etc preferred
  • Experience with wide range of brewing equipment
  • Management and Leadership skills
  • Ability to stand for hours at a time and lift 50 to 160 pounds
  • Must show attention to detail, be safety-minded, quality-focused, have a great work ethic
Compensation
  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Vacation and sick time
  • Subsidized health insurance
  • Employee discount and shift beer
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