Head Brewer

SC-Based Brewery

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Looking for an experienced pro brewer who's ready to make the leap to head brewer or a head brewer looking for a new challenge at a highly capitalized locally-owned company start up production brewery. We are located in Columbia, SC and are building a complete Production Brewery, Full Restaurant and Entertainment Complex in a 63k sq ft Historic Manufacturing Building. We want someone who can step in on day 1 and make kickass hazies, kettle sours, seasonals, lagers and so on but be spontaneous.

Our locally owned company already has a hospitality division and the Brewery Business will be led by our Director of Sales and Operations who has over 20 years experience working in the beer business for small to large sized craft breweries and in wholesaler distribution. We also already have an HR and accounting department so ultimately our Head Brewer just needs to make great beer! No worrying about HR, accounting, distributor sales, Tap Room or Restaurant management.

Our Brewery Mission:

Independently owned and operated, by a Local Entrepreneurial Family we have founded our company on the core belief that beer is serious fun. We will use the finest ingredients available, traditional methods and innovative spirit, our team will create craft beer that is approachable, fun, damn delicious and consistently wins awards to prove it. We believe in creating and supporting an accepting community where good beer can be enjoyed with friends and neighbors, loved ones and strangers.

The applicant should have expertise in:

  • Producing wort on a 20HL, 4-vessel steam system
  • Performing CIP and sanitation of fermenters, brite tanks, and brewhouse
  • Managing yeast processes (i.e. harvesting, pitching, cell counts, etc.)
  • Starting a barrel program down the road
  • Planning fermentation tank utilization and wort production schedule
  • Coordinating raw material needs with Operations Manager
  • Participating in continuous improvement activities
  • Packaging (kegs, canning, and bottling)
  • Assisting with recipe and process development
  • Communicating effectively within company channels
  • Performing necessary maintenance on equipment as needed
  • Lead team of brewers in wort production processes
  • Hire and train new brewers as needed

Generally speaking, if you are qualified for this position, you are already well aware of all of the duties and responsibilities that come with it, including some not listed above. Ideally, you’ll bring a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills to the requirements and expectations listed above and contribute to the creative and fun culture to which we want to build.

Qualifications

  • 3+ 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
  • Experience with Canning/Bottling Systems
  • Proven brewery knowledge including chemistry & biology
  • Adherence to workplace safety procedures and ability to work in confined spaces and strong knowledge of brewery hazards
  • Adherence to workplace safety procedures and ability to work in confined spaces and strong knowledge of brewery hazards
    • 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
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      Compensation Expect More

      • Compensation: Will earn a yearly salary in addition to being a part of a monthly incentive-based bonus structure, and the other opportunities to earn additional income.
      • Benefits: Will receive a Health Savings Account with a match-up of up to $1,050.00. Comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage. Includes a 401(k) with company match-up of up to 4% of gross annual salary.
        • Assistance with Relocation Costs
        • Paid Vacation and sick time
        • Subsidized health insurance
        • Employee discount and shift beer
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