Surf City Still Works

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Surf City Still Works is the first distillery (and licensed brewery!) to operate in Huntington Beach, and we recently completed a major 25,000sf expansion so that we can continue building SoCal's true craft spirits brand!

We have a great relationship with our distributor, Southern Glazer's, which has led us into retail placements in 2020 that we could only dream of when we started this crazy venture three years ago. We now have a continuous still, tank farm, and bottling and canning lines to keep up with demand. Our new facility will also feature a 100-seat restaurant and private event space (opening Q1 2022).

We have a clear vision of where we are headed and what our values are; this centers on serving our customers, team, and community from a place of deep respect and kindness in every action and word. We have a supportive family-like culture where new ideas are welcome, independent thinking & problem solving is encouraged, personal & professional growth is cultivated, and a focus on hiring within takes priority when a new role opens up.We are dedicated to highlighting and supporting local artists by means of featuring their artwork on our bottles & tasting room walls, but also by supporting the artist’s community as a whole.

Now that we have completed our expansion we are looking for a Brewer to work directly under our Head Distiller. We are looking for someone who is just as excited about our future as we are, and also understands that this position includes some hard work. Experience in the industry is required. We are looking for a motivated and naturally curious individual to help with all aspects of tasks around the distillery/brewery. This includes the fun and not so fun ones, such as, but not limited to:

  • Cleaning tanks
  • Bottling Spirits
  • Canning Beverages
  • Cleaning Packaging Lines
  • Monitoring Fermentation
  • Mashing / Cooking / Brewing
  • Distilling
  • Spirit Proofing & Blending
  • Cleaning Stills

You will thrive in this position if you are able to keep a positive attitude and level head with a strong thirst for knowledge. As part of a small team, everyone here gets their hands dirty (including the owners!) and the Brewer will be no different.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help in all aspects of production
  • Run cleaning on tanks following established procedures
  • Proof samples for blending
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Help manage the bottling and canning line
  • Help manage the brewing process
  • Help manage the distillation process (once trained)
  • Safely operate a forklift for loading and unloading as needed
  • Help with general maintenance, including scheduled machine upkeep
  • Follow all safety protocols and maintain help maintain a safe work environment

This will be a full time salaried position with competitive pay.We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have a current driver’s license
  • High School Diploma; Science or Mechanical knowledge a plus
  • 1-3 years experience as a Brewer
  • Computer literate, able to learn our production tracking software
  • Strong Math, Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills
  • Ability to lift 50 + lbs throughout the workday (grain bags)
  • Able to climb ladders safely 
  • Able to stand, walk around and work on your feet for the majority of the work day
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