Head Brewer

Bear Cave Brewing


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We are a new 15 BBL self-pour brewpub with a 2 BBL pilot seeking an experienced head brewer to help lead the business towards continued growth. We are a family-friendly, eco-conscious, charitable minded firm. As the head brewer, you will be responsible for ensuring we consistently turn out quality products. This high-level role requires a strong knowledge of raw material sourcing and the beer production process. You will often be the face of the company, working closely with the marketing team to improve the profile of the brewery. As the main point of contact, you will serve as liaison with suppliers, beer trade associations, the media, and consumers.
Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day production of beer
  • Managing all inventory and rearranging production schedules when necessary
  • Monitoring the quality, temperature, flavor, and carbonation
  • Working with brewers in monitoring and propagating yeast
  • Overseeing the packaging, sale, and transfer of beer
  • Maintaining brewery cleaning schedule, preventative maintenance, and repairs
  • Recruiting, hiring, and training brewery team
  • Representing our brewery at special events and meetings
  • Monitoring current industry trends and identifying potential competition
  • Maintaining staff safety standards

Necessary Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years previous brewery experience
  • Ability to manage resources and staff
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with brewery equipment and technology
  • Inherent desire to innovate and learn
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery
  • Availability to work for 40 or more hours per week
  • Ability to travel for work-related assignments

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree in food science, food technology, microbiology, chemistry, or equivalent
  • Reliable transportation
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