Taproom Manager

Cohesion Brewing Company

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Taproom Manager

Full Time, Reports to Owners

Salaried Position: $40k-$45k plus Bartending Tips

Target Start Date: Late May 2021

Cohesion Brewing

Cohesion Brewing, located in the York Street Yards complex, is targeting an opening date of Q3 2021. 

Cohesion Brewing is Czech style lager brewery that is a safe gathering place for the community to exchange ideas or come together over an approachable yet elegant, well-crafted beer. We hope to use our space to foster discussion, contemplation and community over a beer which can be a catalyst for a more engaged citizenship. 

We are committed to attracting candidates and supporting employees that fully represent the gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the communities in which we make and sell beer, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Women, BIPOC, veterans, and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply!

Job Purpose:

At Cohesion Brewing, the taproom will be key to our success as we aim to create an alluring experience through a taproom focused brewery. Our taproom manager will be the leader and point of contact for all front of house activities for both staff and customers. We expect the taproom manager to take the reins on daily front of house operations while motivating employees by example. This position will involve a large educational component, explaining to customers and training staff on what sets us apart from others both in serving and production methods. The Taproom Manager ensures that the taproom environment is comfortable and welcoming to all, and unforeseen needs are addressed quickly. 


Customer Experience

  • Striving for all customers to have a positive experience in our taproom

  • Tirelessly making sure that each taproom patron’s needs are met quickly and efficiently 

  • Creating and maintaining a pleasant taproom environment through temperature, music, cleanliness and conduct.  

Leading Front of House Operations and Team Development 

  • Serving as team leader to front of house staff by assessing resource needs, training, and coaching taproom staff

  • Setting the daily schedule for front of house employees 

  • Finding, interviewing, hiring and firing front of house  employees

  • Develop and implement operating procedures for opening and closing the taproom 

  • Planning and executing special and private events in the taproom, including community engagement opportunities

  • Managing food truck schedule, catering (for special events) and creating and maintaining relationships with local food establishments that deliver to the taproom  

  • Report weekly operations to the owners

Financial and Inventory Management

  • Manage front of house budget and financial objectives as they relate to overall brewery goal

  • Implement and maintain inventory for all items that need to be re-ordered (Crowlers, merch, glassware, cleaning supplies, etc.) 

  • Responsible for credit card/cash handling and deposits and setting up/closing down cash drawers

Brand Stewardship 

  • Ambassador for Cohesion Brewing and the Craft Beer Industry

  • Passion for sharing knowledge on Czech beer production, serving techniques and history with customers


  • Prior experience in managing a bar/restaurant, brewery/winery, or coffee shop including the responsibility of purchasing, inventory controls, budgetary controls, personnel management, and process improvement 

  • Excellent customer service, communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to anticipate and proactively address problems in a fast-paced environment

  • Positive attitude and ability to work with a diverse set of people  

  • Basic familiarity with tablet-based POS systems and other web-based / MS Office software  

  • Desire to learn overall brewery/taproom equipment operations, production and service details unique to Cohesion Brewing


  • Ability to lift 35-50 lbs and move full kegs (165 lbs) with the aid of a dolly  

  • Available to work full-time (40 hours/week), including nights and weekends  

  • TIPS alcohol training certificate (or equivalent) required upon start date

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

As a member of the Cohesion team, you can expect: 

  • To be compensated fairly based on responsibilities and valued for contributions

  • Involved in the evolution and growth of the company

  • Transparency about company decisions and personal performance

  • Empowerment to make decisions that are in line with overall company goals

  • Continuously challenged with increased levels of responsibility in line with outstanding performance

  • Provided with mentorship and learning opportunities within the industry


Please send a cover letter in written or video format along with a resume to info@cohesionbeer.com


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