Midwest Head Brewer - fun 10 bbl Brewpub & Ale house - tourist town getting 1.5 M visitors/year

Galena Brewing Company

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The Galena Brewing Company is currently looking for a Head Brewer for a 10 bbl Premier Stainless Systems brewery in historic and beautiful Galena, IL. We are very close to Wisconsin's southern border, and Iowa's Eastern Border in a "tri-state" area

Our brewpub is now in its 8th year of very successful operation in the tourist town of Galena, IL, which receives 1.5 million visitors per year, from all over Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

We have a 10-barrel brew house with 80 bbls of fermentation and 30 bbls of Bright tankage. We distribute in two states with most of our product sold at our Main Street 12 tap taproom, and we are opening an Ale House south of us. Pushing over 700 - 1000 barrels/year, you must be nimble and able to multitask and troubleshot on your own. We’re looking for a real renaissance person- sours, NEIPA’s and barrel aging, to mention a few

The Galena Brewing Company brews 6 regular ales, plus 6 seasonals, barrel aging, pilot brewing, bottled limited releases, tours every week, multiple brew fests every year, 12 National and International Awards, including GOLD at the WBC in Nashville this year!!….and the best live music in town every weekend! Our Brewery serves our in-house 24 tap bar/140 seat restaurant, and distributors in Illinois and Iowa.

If you are looking for a challenging and creative brewing environment in a small town who will adopt you as family, come and join our state of the art brewery and restaurant! If you are looking to become a brewing celebrity, advance your brewing career, with a creative liberty very seldom enjoyed by others, Galena Brewing Company is the place for you to be!

This position is for a Head Brewer who will manage the brewery alone except for admin assistance, and serve the bar as well as 3-4 distributors in Illinois, Iowa

COMPENSATION will depend on experience but up to about $60k if you can make really exceptional beer! 
We also have medical, bonus and stock options.


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We look forward to meeting you! Lets set up a telephonic interview when you are available!

Warren Bell, Owner


815 275 9469

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