Head Brewer - Production Facility Expansion - Meadowlands NJ (Greater NYC area)

Bolero Snort Brewery

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Bolero Snort Brewery started as a contract/gypsy brewing company operating a self distribution network throughout New Jersey.  Over the years, we have increased our footprint throughout the state while expanding into the New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston markets.  Our primary focus has been to produce high quality, exciting products in line with our marketing strategy and culture, with a heavy emphasis on balance and approachability.  With six plus years in the business, we have finally broken ground on our own 16,000 sf brewing facility, with a 30bbl American manufactured brew house and pilot system, in the Meadowlands of New Jersey, just 5 miles from Midtown Manhattan. As our business has expanded so have our roles.  We are looking to staff a head brewer ready and excited to help usher in this new and momentous expansion.  

Role Profile

The Head Brewer is responsible for all aspects of beer production and packaging.  The Head Brewer would be in a leadership role overseeing brewing and packaging teams, while working with other leadership on creating and developing concepts and recipes.  


The Head Brewer reports to Senior Management and will perform the following tasks;

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of brewing beers within our current profile, while meeting existing quality standards and expectations.  
  • Develop new and innovative experimental products for regular release, which includes utilizing; a vast array of hop varieties, a wide range of yeasts/bacteria for various fermentation and souring methods, including wood ageing, a variety of secondary raw ingredients.
  • Using and overseeing the use and planning for the pilot system to develop new concepts and recipes.  
  • Responsible for the efficiency of production, quality of the product being produced, and the safety of the Brewing and Production staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing the packaging team and assistant brewers and cellarmen.  
  • Responsible for the quality and consistency of the product.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the main brewing system, pilot brewing system, cellar, and packaging equipment.  
  • Work collaboratively with senior management to develop, implement, and maintain SOP’s and QA/QC expectations.  
  • Responsible for ordering and management of raw material inventory.
  • Responsible for all necessary record keeping.
  • Develop, maintain and nurture a positive work environment.
  • Foster a disciplined environment and implement practices that promote safety, quality and productivity.
  • Ensure adherence to Health and Safety standards of the facility, equipment, and employees.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills/Knowledge Education:

  • High school or equivalent, College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Commercial brewing experience required.
  • Brewing specific post-secondary education, or post-secondary education in related fields is preferred.  


  • 3+ years of professional brewery experience
  • Head Brewer/Management experience within a brewery is preferred

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate people while working collaboratively with leadership.  
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and problem solve effectively and efficiently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to multitask and prioritize situations that require immediate attention
  • Extensive knowledge of materials and equipment used within beer production
  • Able to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Accountable for results
  • Ability to effectively problem solve, overcome production related obstacles
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Display a strong sense of urgency in all areas of the role
  • Ensure adherence to Health and Safety regulations and Company standards by all staff
  • Assist with training of new employees to company standards and operational activities
  • Promote and role model positive feedback and constructive forms of identifying opportunities for improvement though all levels of the company
  • Provide leadership, direction and mentoring to direct reports to meet the goals of the organization
  • Aid in fostering an environment of continuous improvement
  • Develop, maintain and nurture a positive work environment

Physical requirements

  • Physically demanding
  • Physical requirements of the role: carrying/lifting heavy items, transferring/lifting or pushing items, working in awkward positions, operating heavy equipment, or holding body in one position for a prolonged periodf
  • Ability to lift 150lb repetitively throughout a shift
  • Standing for long periods of time in a warehouse environment
  • Ability to climb and descend stairs.

To apply please submit your resume to jointheteam@bolerosnort.com with the subject of Head Brewer.  Also feel free to send anything else along that you think might help you stand out from the crowd.

Thank you for interest in Bolero Snort and for taking your time to review this posting!  Only potential candidates will be contacted back for an interview.  

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