Head Brewer

KettleHouse Brewing Co.


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At KettleHouse Brewing Co., our mission is to match the quality of our beers to the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. We are an award-winning brewery located in beautiful Western Montana with a vision to work toward carbon neutrality in our brewery. KettleHouse opened in 1995 and has become a Missoula icon with three locations: two taproom breweries in Missoula, MT and our state-of-the-art production and packaging facility located on the banks of the Blackfoot River in Bonner, MT. This facility features a 60 barrel automated JVNW brewhouse as well as a Krones canning line to service our increasing distribution footprint.

We are a forward-thinking, progressive brewery looking for a Head Brewer that is a dynamic leader who is passionate about brewing and interested in having a positive impact on Montana’s craft beer culture.

About the Head Brewer Position:

The Head Brewer is responsible for the successful and efficient production and packaging of KettleHouse Brewing Co.’s world-class craft beer. The Head Brewer will lead and manage the entire production team in order to oversee all aspects of the production process. The Head Brewer models a passion for craft beer and innovation while also demonstrating the business and leadership skills required to drive progress and deliver the high-quality beers that Montanans have come to expect.

This is a full time, salaried position with a benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k), short and long-term disability, paid holidays and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Requirements:

  • Expert level experience in brewing and packaging in a craft beer brewery.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of QC and QA practices in a commercial brewery.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience with brewing ingredient selection.
  • Proven track record of product and recipe development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other business tools.

The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in biology, physics, or general science, or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience that includes brewing beer, cellaring, packaging, and managing employees.

About Missoula, MT:

Missoula is a vibrant community with deep character, rich history, and diverse terrain. The city provides many opportunities for new businesses, families, and individuals seeking an incredible quality of life. Located in Western Montana, “The Garden City” is known for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Missoula is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluence with the Bitterroot River in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges; thus it is often described as the "Hub of Five Valleys." The 2014 Census put the population of Missoula at 69,821 and the Missoula Metropolitan Area at 112,684. Since 2000, Missoula has been the second most populous city in Montana.

Missoula's location in a river valley surrounded by mountains on all sides as well as its history has had a great influence on the development of the city's parks and recreation activities. Today the city boasts over 400 acres of parkland, 22 miles of trails, and nearly 5000 acres of open-space conservation land. Nestled in the confluence of the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Blackfoot Rivers, the area is also popular for whitewater rafting, kayaking and fly fishing. Additionally, Missoula has two aquatic parks, multiple golf courses, is home to the Adventure Cycling Association, and hosts what Runner's World called the "best overall" marathon in the nation. There are also three ski areas within 100 miles: Montana Snowbowl, Discovery Ski Area, and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Slightly farther away are Lookout Pass, Blacktail Mountain, and Big Mountain.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to brittanyw@kettlehouse.com. This position will be open until filled, but for priority consideration, please respond by October 12, 2018. 

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