Head Brewer - San Francisco

Beach Chalet


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THE BREWER'S DUTIES / JOB DESCRIPTION

Below are listed examples of some of the job responsibilities of a Beach Chalet/Park Chalet Brewer:

Daily duties.

  • Take level readings on the serving tanks.
  • Monitor sugar decrease in fermenters.
  • Monitor pressure build up in fermenters
  • Monitor quality and temperature of fermenting beers.
  • Monitor quality, flavor and carbonation of serving beers.
  • Monitor usage of serving beers.
  • Filter finished beer when beer is aged enough in the fermenter.
  • Keg off the old beer in the server.
  • Brew beer when a fermenter is empty.
  • Monitor and make rootbeer.
  • Manage and monitor everything listed below.
  • Rearrange production schedule as necessary daily.
  • Reschedule both Brewer's time as necessary.
  • Keep inside of Brewery windows clean at all times
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  • Weekly duties.
  • Inventory
  • Lab Work.
  • Clean beer lines
  • Create brew/filter production schedule.
  • Fill out and email Weekly Beer Management Report to ownership.
  • Bottle product
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  • Semi-monthly duties.
  • Federal BATF excise taxes.
  • Update Tax Spreadsheet.
  • Go through outside keg sheets, make calls and send notices.
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  • Monthly duties.
  • Federal BATF excise taxes.
  • State excise taxes (OLCC or ABC).
  • Update Tax Spreadsheet.
  • Represent Beach Chalet at small brewer association meetings.
  • Clean silo.
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  • Bi-monthly duties.
  • Take delivery of malt in silo.
  • Take delivery of specialty malt. Verify order and sort by type for future inventory taking.
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  • Quarterly duties.
  • Scrub inside of Hopper.
  • Deep-clean outsides of tanks, floors, etc.
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  • Semi-annual duties.
  • Preventative maintenance acid washing and re-passivation of all tanks. (Including mash screens and DE Filter.)
  • Take valves apart for cleaning.
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  • Irregularly scheduled duties.
  • Attend and work at beer festivals, promoting Beach Chalet. (Get everything ready - beer, jockeybox, CO2, coasters, banner, displays & literature.)
  • Talk to the media.
  • Talk to the public (our customers or people passing through).
  • Personally answer inquiries from breweriana collectors.
  • Personally answer inquiries from microbrew enthusiasts.
  • Give tours.
  • Teach managers & bartenders to give tours if possible.
  • Give speeches to local service clubs, conferences, etc.
  • Read brewing periodicals to keep up with technology.
  • Keep ears open for possible future competition in your area.
  • Deal with Beach Chalet insurance people, local and regional regulators, and any other authority a brewery must deal with regularly or at irregular intervals.
  • Coordinate schedule of new managers and bartenders to brew one day in the brewhouse with you.
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    OTHER DUTIES

    Manage the Brewery.

  • Design new beer recipes.
  • Monitor customer's comments and raw materials in order to modify current regular beer recipes when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.
  • Hire, train, and if necessary, fire Assistant Brewers.
  • Have knowledge of total operations: All equipment.
  • Have knowledge of total operations: All Systems and Procedures
  • Design new procedures when necessary, and permission has been granted to do so.
  • Inform Ownership of any new procedures.
  • Inform Ownership of any quality control problems.
  • Inform Ownership of beer scheduling problems. (ie: running out of beer.)
  • Do whatever the Owners or Dee ask you to do, unless it is illegal.
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  • Manage OSHA.
  • Keep the MSDS binder up-to-date.
  • Hold monthly safety meetings.
  • Keep records of safety meetings and topics.
  • Schedule OSHA Consulting (not Inspection!) to come and consult on
  • Health and Safety (not Ergonomic).
  • Follow recommendations to keep in compliance.
  • Try to stay abreast of new requirements/regulations.
  • If possible, try to involve General Manager and Kitchen Manager in safety meetings, since the law requires Company-Wide safety meetings be held quarterly.
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  • Manage Supplies.
  • Keep track of beer raw materials. (malt, hops, yeast, fruit, etc.)
  • Keep track of rootbeer supplies. (rootbeer extract, sugar.)
  • Keep track of brewing supplies. (bungs, filters, chemicals, etc.)
  • Keep track of lab supplies.
  • Keep track of safety supplies. (rubber boots & gloves, band aids, goggles, etc.)
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  • Manage Beer Production.
  • Keep all beers on tap at all times.
  • Produce finished beer for the pub.
  • Produce kegged beer for accounts and dock sales.
  • Monitor volume beer sales.
  • Predict volume beer sales (and dock sales).
  • Keep Cask Conditioned beer on tap Thurs.- Sat. minimum.
  • Produced Cask beer for the pub.
  • Monitor volume Cask sales.
  • Predict volume Cask sales.
  • Keep an adequate amount of Cask beer on stillage, conditioning for future use.
  • Schedule production according to monitored and predicted beer levels.
  • Brew, filter, keg, and cask beer according to the above schedule.
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  • Manage Cooperage. (For cask, in-house, & future sales kegs.)
  • Paint numbers on all kegs and taps.
  • Teach bartenders/managers to keep a written record of who checks out which keg or tap.
  • Call people on the phone to remind them to return their kegs and taps.
  • Mail postcards (written notices) after 1 month.
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  • Ordering. (Develop relationship with suppliers, get best prices, etc.)
  • Raw materials.
  • Rootbeer supplies.
  • Brewing supplies.
  • Lab supplies.
  • Safety supplies.
  • Supplies for the bar. (To-go bottles, caps, box set-ups, filling tubes.)
  • Kegs and Taps.
  • Office supplies. (sometimes)
  • Service suppliers. (beerline cleaning, etc.)
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  • Cleaning Schedules.
  • See the Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Schedule for a more complete list.
  • General cleaning of fermenters and servers.
  • Preventative maintenance cleaning of fermenters, servers, kettle, liquor back, mash tun, filter, keg washer, etc.
  • Kegs.
  • Party taps.
  • Exterior of tanks and brewery walls.
  • Floors and drains.
  • Mill room.
  • Any off-site warehouse.
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  • Trouble Shooting.
  • Preventative maintenance.
  • Invent gadgets and apparatus to get the job done.
  • Fix anything that breaks, if you can.
  • If you can't fix it, hire someone who can fix it.
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  • Represent Beach and Park Chalet
  • Anytime you are in public and someone asks what you do.
  • At local small brewer's association meetings. (Most other attendees are owners.)
  • At Master Brewers Association of the Americas meetings.
  • At local beer tastings and regional/national festivals.
  • When writing articles for national magazines.
  • As speaker for local clubs and national conferences.
  • To the local and national media.
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