Head Brewer

Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company


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Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company is seeking a Head Brewer for its newly opened brewpub. 

POSITION:   Head Brewer, Full Time

LOCATION:  Main Street, Yarmouth Maine

COMPANY:  Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company (Brickyard) is a privately owned 5BBL brewpub located in the heart of Yarmouth Village which opened in June 2018. 

GENERAL JOB OVERVIEW 

Seeking a passionate and creative Head Brewer with demonstrated ability and an expectation to produce consistent and high-quality beer. Experience running a full-scale brewery operation is required. Interest and desire to create recipes, grow a brand from the grass roots to broad acceptance highly preferred. 

Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company is ideally located in the Village of Yarmouth, in a completely renovated building on the corner of Main and Cleaves Street, which includes a new 5BBL brew house, commercial kitchen, indoor bar and restaurant, and an outdoor beer garden.

Brickyard’s 5BBL brew house supplies the brewpub with a variety of high-quality beers for on-site consumption.  Brickyard will supplement this with additional contract brewing of its flagship beers, producing additional volume for keg sales and can production, as well as freeing up in-house production capacity for specialty and pilot brews.

The Head Brewer position is a key member of Brickyard’s Operations Team, reporting directly to the Owners of the brewpub. The Head Brewer will be responsible for all in-house, and all off-site contract brewing, and will spearhead the marketing and growth of off-site sales.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Brew house operations – All in-house beer production, storage and inventory management. Head Brewer is responsible for wort production, fermentation and conditioning management, including fermenter/brite CIP & sanitation, monitoring fermentation, dry-hopping, yeast management, transferring beers between tanks, monitoring conditioning, kegging and keg washing and detailed record keeping.

Head Brewer is responsible for contract brewing efforts, working with Management, and will lead the sales and marketing efforts for keg and can sales.

As needed, represent the company at local events and festivals

Write and manage SOPs for brewery

Monitor and report inventories of beer and raw materials, including grain, hops, yeast and chemicals

Creating and manage beer list including seasonals

Developing beer presentations and product releases to engage with the community

Partner and collaborate with Culinary and Management teams to create an innovative and forward-looking food and beverage program.

Assist the entire FOH and BOH teams in providing hands on training regarding the overall brewing program

Ensure highest sanitation and maintenance standards for brewing equipment and facility prioritizing safety for our guests and employees

Work with Management to maintain engaging and accurate social and traditional media presence 

Manage purchasing and production quantities within budget expectations

Keep detailed and accurate records for all regulatory filings

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

Minimum 3 years as a successful brewer, preferably to include Head Brewer or Brew Master experience.

Knowledge of brewing, cost control, accounting and state regulations and norms pertaining to the business 

Self-motivated, comfortable working alone as well as ability to work efficiently as part of team

Local health department and food safety knowledge

Understanding of trends in craft beer 

Creative vision in order to implement Brickyard’s vision into recipes

Practical experience within varying levels of a full-service restaurant or brewery

Reputation of integrity and "doing the right thing"

Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, combined with a natural ability to influence and build consensus 

Competence in Microsoft Office 

Excellent problem solving, and operational troubleshooting abilities 

Excellent management and organizational skills

Flexibility and ability to change course according to the needs of the company and guests

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Head Brewer must be comfortable working without supervision or assistance, and be physically capable of performing all of the activities involved with a small brewpub. Work will involve frequent walking, kneeling, bending, lifting and reaching.

Physical strength, flexibility and stamina are required – ability to lift full kegs (+160lbs) and full grain bags (+80lbs).  Going up and down stairs and working in tight spaces.

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