Shift Brewer

Austin Beerworks

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Austin Beerworks is seeking an experienced shift brewer. Must have a great attitude, work well with others, and be OK with terrible music playing in the background.  

We are a growing regional brewery that focuses on quality of beer, quality of life, and maintaining deep roots in our local market. We self-distribute all 20,000bbls of our current annual production within a 40-mile radius of the brewery in Austin.  We are currently in the middle of trying to hire for a shift brewing position. This is where you come in. 

Job Requirements

  • 2 years experience in a production brewery or brewpub .

  • Flexible work schedule: day, night and occasional weekend shifts (no overnights).

  • Mechanical and electrical skills are a plus.

  • Good communication, self-starter, and organized.   

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Beer clarification: centrifuge operation.

  • Cellar operations including fermentation management and CIP and Sanitation of tanks, pipes, hoses, fittings, yeast vessels, and barrels.

  • Yeast management including propagation and viability/vitality testing.

  • Strong communication, planning, and organizational skills.

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance testing.

  • Actively find improvements for the beer and our processes.

  • Must be willing to pitch in on tasks outside your key responsibilities.

  • Maintain equipment.

Abilities and Skills

  • A solid understanding of brewing and fermentation sciences. 

  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs and move 140 lbs occasionally.

  • Must be able to stand for 8-10 hours per day.

  • Must be competent with MS Office, Google Docs.

  • Must be able to operate a forklift (training provided).

  • Must be able to maintain a great attitude during hot weather conditions while making exceptional beer. 


  • Highly-competitive hourly wage.

  • 40-hour work week, time and a half for hours past 40 as well as time and a half for all weekend work (most staff average 40-45hrs/wk).

  • 10 paid vacation days per year.

  • 5 paid sick days per year.

  • The company pays 100% of base health plan, dental and vision for the employee.

  • 401k plan with dollar for dollar match up to 4% per year with no vesting schedule.

  • Finished beer allowances

  • Taproom and merchandise allowances

  • MBAA District Texas and Texas Craft Brewers Guild Membership

  • Company field trips including CBC and GABF among others 

  • Get to live in Austin.

  • Recognition for developing a program from the ground up. 

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