Master Brewer

Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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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 hop forward, New England-style beers, 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 fast-paced growth, and if your skills, experience, and career aspirations match the opportunity described below, we look forward to meeting you.

About the Master Brewer role:

The Master Brewer role will serve as the primary source of new recipes. New and existing recipes will serve both our distribution channels and our taproom (which is currently undergoing a large-scale renovation). In addition to recipe development, the role will also be a cross-functional liaison between team members within the new product development process. This will include: conceptualizing beer profiles, 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.

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

  • Serve as the public face of the LHBCo brewing team including attending impactful festivals, events, and conferences throughout the year

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

  • Stay at the cutting edge of current and future beer trends and styles

  • Lead process of collaboration brews with partner breweries

Master Brewer qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Master Brewer role is an established brewer and recipe developer with an exceptional, modern palate. 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 Master Brewer must have the following qualifications:

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

  • 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

  • Willingness to travel for events/festivals and collaboration brewing opportunities (~25%)

  • 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 as well as paid time off and other exciting perks.

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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