Innovation Brewing Manager

Lord Hobo Brewing Co

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About Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

Lord Hobo Brewing Company (LHBCo), located in Woburn, MA is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country. We are known for our world-class, New England-style beers, such as Boomsauce, Glorious, and Hobo Life, and we are investing in our building, equipment, and people to continue with our aggressive growth plans. If you are excited by the challenge of faced-paced growth, and if your skills, experience, and career aspirations match the opportunity described below, we look forward to meeting you.

About the Innovation Brewing Manager role:

The Innovation Brewing Manager role will serve as the primary source of new recipes and adjustments to existing recipes. New and existing recipes will serve both our distribution channels and our taproom (which is about to undergo a large-scale renovation). In addition to recipe development, the role will also be a cross-functional liaison between all internal stakeholders within the new product development process (the innovation cycle). This will include: conceptualizing beer style/profiles with Sales & Marketing, designing a recipe to meet the profile, reviewing bill of material estimates with Finance, sourcing materials with Operations, brewing the recipe (or assigning/supervising the brew), tasting recipes, iterating recipes, scaling recipes, and managing other administrative requirements for launching a beer (packaging requirements timing, TTB approvals, etc…).

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop world-class recipes

  • Lead the full  innovation cycle, from idea to launch, including: recipe ideation, development, scaling, and project management of other administrative requirements

  • Develop, maintain, and train staff on LHBCo’s innovation brewing processes/systems

  • Identify improvement opportunities in recipes, brewing processes, and quality assurance

Innovation Brewing Manager qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Innovation Brewing Manager role is an established brewer and recipe developer with an exceptional, modern palette. They are exceptional at taking a beer profile from concept through to completion and identifying the requirements to achieve the desired results and cost.

At a minimum, the Innovation Brewing Manager must have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a production brewery or brewpub as a brewer and recipe developer

  • Demonstrated ability to produce award winning and/or commercially successful recipes at scale

  • Expert knowledge of brewing processes, brewing science, beer quality, and recipe scaling

  • Experience mentoring and coaching brewery staff

  • Experience with project management methodologies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude


We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience level. Our benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances.

How to apply:

If you are ready to join the Lord Hobo team, email your resume and a cover letter to

Lord Hobo Brewing Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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