Cellar Person/Assistant Brewer

Dru Bru

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Position Title: Cellar Person and Assistant Brewer

Dru Bru, a craft brewery located in scenic Snoqulamie Pass, is looking to add to our production team. Applicant
must have a love for the outdoors and a desire to work in a rural mountain community. If you like hiking, skiing,
snow-boarding, and fresh mountain air, this is the job and location for you. Interested and qualified applicants
should send their resume and cover letter to production@drubru.com for consideration.

This position is a dynamic role which requires an organized, self-motivated, and reliable individual who will work
as a part of the beer production team in a rapidly growing craft brewery. The Cellarman and Assistant Brewer
will be expected to assist with weekly production needs at the direction of the Production Manager. Depending
on experience level, hired individuals will be expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week (at an hourly
pay rate) or be hired as a full-time salaried employee with a 40 hr/week expectation. This position comes with
competitive pay based on the candidate's qualifications and includes medical and dental benefits for full-time
hires. Detailed training for independent brewing and wort production will be integrated into this roll and it is
expected that you will be brewing independently within 3-6 months.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working as a cellarman at a commercial brewery
  • Experience operating brew house for wort production is a plus (but not required)
  • Related technical degree in brewing science, engineering, chemistry, biology or other is beneficial
  • Strong understanding of beer styles and their flavor profiles
  • A motivation and desire to work in a physically demanding environment which includes the following:
    • Long hours on your feet, kneeling, crouching, and lifting heavy (55lb+) objects
    • Frequent use of ladders, forklifts, pallet jacks and other heavy equipment
    • Flexibility to work non-standard hours with a “till the job is done” work ethic
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer application including Gmail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft excel, and windows based computer navigation
  • Flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and/or holidays
  • Proper use and handling around chemicals, compressed gasses, wet floors, boiling liquids, and other hazards
  • Must be 21+ years old

Position Summary: Assisting with beer production activities with a focus on cellar work and brewery

Cellar Work

  • Work under the guidance of Production Manager to prepare tanks for production, transfer, and packaging in accordance to schedule
    • CIP tanks
    • Transfer and carbonate beer
    • Keg beer as directed by Production Manager
  • Process beers in accordance with the brew schedule
    • Perform daily gravity checks on all fermenting beers and enter data into Ekos
    • Harvest yeast and follow proper yeast storage protocols
    • Cap, crash, dry hop, and BioFine beers as needed

Cold Storage Organization

  • Replenish tap room and local rack, reorganize and consolidate kegs as needed
  • Organize distribution shipments in accordance with weekly pick-up and delivery schedule
  • Assist in bottling and canning runs

Assist in Brewing Operations with a focus on Wort Production Training

  • Unload and organize grain shipments in the mill room, mill grain for brew days, sweep/dust mill room
  • Brew Day assistance, CIP and clean-up
  • Train in wort production and brewing procedures with the goal of brewing independently within 3-6 months

General Maintenance and Cleaning

  • Restock hops as needed
  • General brewery cleanliness and upkeep
  • Monitor overall cleanliness of vessels including brew deck, heat exchanger, swing link panel, etc
  • Monitor valves, hardware, and gaskets on all vessels, flag if damaged
  • Change valve gaskets as needed, tighten screws, etc.
  • Perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly maintenance in accordance with the maintenance checklists
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