Innovation Brewer (South Boston, MA)

Castle Island Brewing Co.

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Castle Island is looking for an Innovation Brewer to helm our pilot brewery at our new taproom in South Boston, MA. For the last five years, we’ve focused on building a community around inclusivity, approachability, and excellence, and we need a creative, independent leader to spearhead our R&D efforts. If you have a passion for brewing high-quality, innovative, boundary-pushing beers, then this is your chance to be part of one of the most exciting breweries in Massachusetts.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • New recipe conceptualization and development
  • Manage R&D production schedule and labor
  • Handle all aspects of R&D brewing pertaining but not limited to: raw material handling, wort production, yeast management, cellar tasks, packaging, and cleaning/sanitation
  • Communicate with Taproom GM/FOH on new release schedule and sensory notes
  • Manage barrel program at both breweries
  • Interacting with brewery vendors and contractors
  • Assist in managing incoming and outgoing product and brewing materials
  • Participate in sales & marketing events such as beer dinners, tastings, and festivals
  • Participate in and lead internal education programming
  • Research and identify new raw materials and ingredients
  • Research and identify new brewing process methods and improvements


  • 3+ years’ experience in commercial production brewing applications
  • Proficient knowledge of brewing science and recipe development
  • Must be prompt, reliable, efficient, and durable
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Ability to maintain an organized, clean, and sanitary work environment
  • Must possess strong communication skills
  • Ability to consistently lift 55 pounds and maneuver 160 pounds with assistance
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Excel and familiarity with ERP software interfacing
  • Undivided attention to details, both big and small
  • Accurate and detailed record keeping
  • Physically able to be quick on your feet all day
  • Ability to work long hours including nights and weekends when necessary
  • Proper handling of hazardous materials and operation of complex moving machinery
  • Willingness to participate in company events and promotions both at and outside the brewery
  • Must be at least 21 years old


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer contribution
  • 401K plan
  • Paid time off
  • Generous shift beer policy
  • Recurring retail shop stipend
  • Discounts on Castle Island merch

Castle Island believes in an inclusive world – and workplace – where people are excellent to each other. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, is totally welcome to join our party.

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