Thimble Island Brewing Company

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Thimble Island Brewing Company is a rapidly growing craft brewery located in Branford, CT.  We pride ourselves on making simple, well-balanced beer and deliver high-quality, personal service to our customers at a competitive price.  We are looking for a motivated, personable individual to join our team as a Brewer.  This role will work on a team with our brewers and packaging staff.  This role will report to the CEO.

Job Description & Duties

  • Milling malted barley
  • Implementing mashing, vorlauf/recirculation, and lautering procedures
  • Transferring of wort to fermenters
  • Keep accurate and legible brewhouse records to ensure consistency in recipe execution
  • Monitoring active and non-active fermentations
  • Checking and monitoring of active and non-active fermentations
  • CIP cleaning techniques (including but not limited to Caustic, acid and sanitary CIP cycles)
  • Transferring of beer via centrifugation
  • Harvesting and pitching yeast
  • Dry hopping fermenters
  • Filling pins and firkins
  • Filling and emptying barrels
  • Operate kegging machine
  • Safely drive and operate a forklift, scissor lift, and pallet jack
  • Formulation of new products
  • Work with creative on new concepts
  • Work closely with management to ensure timely availability of product
  • All other tasks assigned by management


Knowledge and Skill

  • Brewing-related certification or degree preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of relevant experience and/or advanced technical training
  • Ability to meet physical challenges of working in a production brewery
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in cleaning cycles and how to handle and use them safely
  • Ability to accurately keep records in all necessary logs
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time
  • Ability to coordinate with other staff and departments according to schedule
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members throughout the brewery
  • Must have a positive attitude


  • 2+ years of brewing experience. 


  • Hourly + Bonus
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) + Company Holidays
  • Benefits – Health, Vision & Dental
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