Head Brewer

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Georgia, United States

Full time

Jun 25

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Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 2+ years professional brewing experience. Formal brewing education is a plus.
  • Willingness to work 40 hrs./week in a brewery setting that incorporates all aspects of brewpub brewing with some limited packaging
  • The ability to lift 55+ pounds over the waist and move 165lbs. of kegged beer from one location to another repeatedly throughout the workday
  • Basic knowledge of brewery processes, recipe formulation, ingredients and ability to troubleshoot basic quality issues
  • Basic understanding of brewery equipment, including maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Ability to follow the standard procedures for operations to ensure production of high-quality beer
  • Ability to execute and manage a high quality, efficient brewery operation with no serious deficiencies and consistently meet Department Deliverables
  • Must possess excellent verbal, written and typed communication skills
  • Must have good computer skills and be proficient in Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook
  • Able to coordinate and communicate with restaurant team and upper level management
  • Ability to be clean, organized, and efficient throughout the workday
  • Understand and practice sanitation and safety procedures. As well as, comply with OSHA standards for hazard communication, lock-out/tag-out, confined space entry and chemical handling
  • Detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks and time to ensure completion of all daily, weekly and monthly projects
  • Maintain detailed records and quality control reporting
  • Ability to lead public tours and tastings. Educate and create excitement around Iron Hill Brewery beer through engagement with staff and guests.
  • Ability to work safely and identify and correct safety hazards in a brewery environment
  • Willingness to learn and grow with our expanding operations
  • Participate in festivals and promotional events as needed
  • Exhibit a strong sense of urgency while smoothly handling multiple demands and rapid changes
  • Ability to organize and execute one’s daily, weekly and monthly workload
  • Skilled in thinking critically and problem solving
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as needed
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate the demands of production
  • Possess a reliable mode of transportation and the ability to arrive to work on time

Our Head Brewers –

  1. Report to a Senior Head Brewer
  2. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Champion the Brewery Department
  • Lead any Direct Reports through clear priorities around safety and quality while providing regular feedback on performance
  • Operation proficiency in all three main brewery areas:
  • Brewhouse
  • Cellar
  • Packaging
  • Production of high-quality wort
  • Load raw materials, such as dry hops, and process aids into the beer throughout various production stages
  • Maintain proper cellar records:
  • Daily Gravities
  • pH Checks
  • Yeast Drops
  • Fermentation Progression Evaluation
  • Schedule future tasks based on the status of fermentation
  • Harvest and Pitch yeast
  • Filter, transfer, and carbonate finished beer
  • Clean and fill kegs and casks
  • Ensure all Brewery Facilities and Equipment are operating safely and efficiently through the completion of periodic cleaning and maintenance tasks
  • Maintain the department standard of a “Tour Ready” facility by ensuring the overall daily cleanliness of the:
  • Entire Brewery
  • Cellar and Packaging Areas
  • Brewhouse Equipment
  • Tank Exteriors
  • Brewery Floors/Walls/Ceilings
  • Identify, fix and/or work around any issues that may arise during the workday
  • Maximize output by reducing downtime throughout the brewing, cellaring and packaging process
  • Maintain an accurate and orderly inventory of malt, hops and other brewing supplies
  • Accurate and timely documentation of all processes, procedures, cleaning and maintenance
  • Ensure all beers are made in adherence to standardized operating procedures and are free of defect upon evaluation
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

At Iron Hill Brewery, our Head Brewers work with our Leadership Team, to ensure execution of their respective operations is consistent with our Core Values.

We’ve got a flight of benefits to brewing a career with us:

  • Work/life balance
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance 
  • 401K with a company match
  • Paid Time Off – managers accrue 10 days per year
  • Discounts and a Comp Card for free food & beer
  • Advancement opportunities as we open new restaurants!

About Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant:

Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE twenty-five years ago, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to sixteen locations across the mid-Atlantic region and South Carolina. 

Each restaurant is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. In 2014, Zagat honored Iron Hill by naming them the most popular restaurant in Philadelphia, and their beers have earned 47 medals from the Great American Beer Festival in an unbroken 22-year winning streak that continues today. 

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