Backward Flag Brewing

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Full-time Production Brewer | Backward Flag Brewing | Forked River, NJ

Backward Flag Brewing is a 100% Veteran owned brewery located near the Jersey shore. We have been operational for over 3 years and are growing at a rapid pace and are looking for the right person to grow with us.  

We’re hiring a Full-time production brewer who will work closely with the cellar team and owner, and assist in brewery scheduling and day-to-day operations.

Individual must be a highly-motivated, hard-working brewer, unwavering commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Individual is expected to learn quickly and take initiative within this role. Backward Flag Brewing encourages it’s team to pursue ongoing knowledge of industry standards and trends.

This position requires the flexibility to assist where needed, with the opportunity for growth in responsibility. Mechanical experience (even outside of brewing) or laboratory experience are strong pluses. Positive attitude, high level of cleanliness, safety, and attention to detail are mandatory for the position.


Executing weekly wort production according to SOPs and production plan on a 10BBL Specific Mechanical brewhouse
Recording detailed data on brewhouse operations
Staging + ordering raw materials, ensuring all inventory necessary is available
for production
Executing scheduled brewhouse CIPs according to SOPs
Executing fermenter CIPs according to SOPs
Yeast pitching/management
Fermentation management: gravities, dry hopping, carbonating, dropping, etc
Transferring beer
Ensure the cleanliness and upkeep of all areas you work in
Must prioritize safety of yourself and other team members at all times and strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment
Participate in regular deep cleaning efforts around the brewery
Research and bring forward the best ideas about process and quality improvement
Participate in scheduled in-house maintenance and upkeep according to SOPs and preventative maintenance plans
Receiving and storing raw materials at the dock, unloading trucks
Participate in weekly packaging responsibilities (cans, bottles, kegs)
Self-driven, time management and completion of daily tasks assigned

* This is not an exhaustive list and applicants should be ready and willing to lend a hand where necessary to ensure our growing production operates as accurately and smoothly as possible. We ask that all of our employees operate with an openness and willingness to learn from each other and lend support when needed.

** Schedule will require production work on weekends, early mornings and late nights. We will do the best to keep a reasonable work/life balance, but applicants should be willing and able to accommodate schedule needs that come up.

1 year of  professional wort production and cellar experience
Full availability throughout the week + weekends with a flexible schedule
Ability to think critically and multitask
Strong time-management skills
Ability to lift 55+ lbs regularly, and move 150 lbs
Ability to safely handle concentrated cleaning chemicals on a regular basis
Ability to crouch, sit, stand, pull, push, bend, and/or twist while working in confined, wet, hot, and/or cold environments, and stand an entire shift
Ability to climb and work on a ladder
Proficiency in-house brewing software like EKOS (a plus but not required)
A valid drivers license and reliable transportation
Live reasonably close to Forked River, NJ
A love for beer + working closely with colleagues

Full time, salaried (40+ hours). May include weekends and evenings, depending on production needs.

If you're interested in joining our team, please email with a cover letter + your resume.

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