Great North Aleworks

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JOB TITLE: Brewer/Cellarman 
LOCATION: Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH 
REPORTS TO: Head Brewer/Cellar Manager 
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt  
SHIFT: Dynamic to include nights and weekends 

POSITION SUMMARY: A brewing position with secondary duties to include cellaring and centrifuge operation as necessary. Responsible for following established SOPs and best practices in order to produce high quality beer.   


  • Operation of a 20 barrel, semi-automated brewhouse.

  • Directly responsible for maintaining high quality standards in all areas of brewing and cellaring. 

  • Maintain a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment through Clean in Place (CIP) procedures and solid general housekeeping practices. 

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

  • Yeast handling, including harvesting, laboratory cell counts, and pitching. 

  • Monitor and record fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer. 

  • Centrifuge operation; Carbonate beer and prepare for it for packaging. 

  • Continual lifting, dragging, carrying, and manipulating of hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and reservoirs requiring standing, walking, crouching, and lifting regularly throughout the duration of shift. 

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment and infrastructure in collaboration with other staff. 

  • Aid in the professional development of new brewers. 

  • Participate in sensory training and weekly sensory sessions. 

  • Manage raw materials including receiving, sorting, rotating, and performing weekly inventory counts. 

  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary. 


  • Computer and other process automation systems. 

  • Brewing raw materials including water, hops, malt, and yeast. 

  • Cleaning and sanitizing chemicals. 

  • Pumps, hoses, valves, clamps, gaskets, and other brewery equipment. 

  • Fork lift/aerial lift. 


  • Passion for beer. 

  • Commitment to safety. 

  • Demonstrated interest in continuous learning about beer and brewing. 

  • Positive outlook and attitude. 

  • Ability to maintain productivity with limited supervision. 

  • Adherence to quality standards and attention to detail. 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude. 

  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time. 

  • Self-motivated with good time management skills. 

  • Ability to coordinate with other departments according to schedule. 

  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment. 

  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff throughout the brewery. 

  • Work shifts including nights, weekends, and (rare) holidays. 


  • Have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a commercial brewery as a brewer/cellarman. 

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the brewing process. 

  • Have a thorough understanding of good cellar practices. 

  • Experience with EKOS a plus.  


  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb. 

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.  

  • Full dexterity, and use of senses to identify potential hazards. 

  • Must be able to participate in critical assessment of beers.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  

  • Typical brewery environment: frequently high levels of noise, wet/slippery conditions, cold/hot climate. 

  • The employee regularly works with hazardous materials, such as cleaning and sanitizing chemicals. 

  • The employee works on wet floors and with wet equipment. 

  • The employee regularly works around high voltage, hot water, CO2, compressed air, and steam. 


  • Paid time off. 

  • Company-paid holidays. 

  • 401(k) plan. 

  • Health insurance - medical/dental/vision. 

  • Discounted beer, food, and merchandise. 


Please send cover letter and resume to: 

No drop-ins please. 

Great North Aleworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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