General Manager

Caius Farm Brewery

Branford, CT, USA

Full time

$50-70k (annually)


Oct 23

General Manager


Caius Farm Brewery

101 North Branford Road

Branford, CT 06405



Salary and benefits

·       Full time

·       Salary of $50,000 - $70,000 a year plus bonus

·       Potential for share of ownership based on performance

·       Benefits

o  401(k)

o  Health Insurance

o  Dental Insurance

o  Paid vacation and holidays

o  Employee discount

o  Job-related education reimbursement




Caius Farm Brewery is a successful, family-owned and operated brewery which opened to the public in  March, 2022. Our facility was built from the ground-up and has a state-of-the-art 10BBL system and variety of oak foeders and oak and stainless lagering tanks. Our focus is making the highest quality beer with the freshest ingredients possible, including local ingredients whenever we can to support the local community. We specialize in German lagers, mixed fermentation ales, and foeder and barrel aged beers. But we also brew a range of styles with high acclaim for our IPAs and stouts, ensuring we always have something on tap for everyone. Our style of beer is different from other breweries in the Branford and greater New Haven area. We are very family friendly.

Our facility has a wild goose gosling canning line. We currently only sell our cans out of our taproom but will soon send kegs to bars and restaurants within the state of CT via self distribution. We have an internal tap room and a 3-season heated and covered exterior Beer Garden along with extensive outdoor lawn areas for additional guests. We plan on hosting private events, and also have permitting for two food trucks on site as well as sale of snacks within the brewery, such as Drunk Alpaca chips.

We are looking for a General Manager to oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations at the brewery, except for production which is overseen by the head brewer. Responsibilities of the GM will include overall staff, budgets and operations of the facility (inside and outside) including the taproom. The GM will also help the head brewer and Assistant Manager to formulate overall strategy, manage people and establish policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, detail oriented, inclined to make decisions and take actions on a proactive basis, while ensuring a safe and motivating environment for all employees. You should aspire to help us make Caius Farm Brewery as successful as possible.





·       Oversee day-to-day operations

·       Contribute to the strategy and set goals for growth

·       Work with bookkeeper to manage financial operations

·       Set policies and processes

·       Work closely with our Director of Social Media director/Assistant Manager

·       Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally

·       Oversee recruitment and training of new employees (non-production)

·       Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance

·       Direct the employee assessment process

·       Prepare regular reports for upper management/ownership

·       Ensure staff follows health and safety regulations


·       Help plan and execute event functions timely and profitably

·       Ensure that all customers are having the best Caius Farm Brewery experience and follow up with any complaints or other issues that may arise

·       Set schedule for tap room employees

·       Manage inventory for front of house efficiently and in a cost-effective manner

·       Book and implement in-house entertainment, such as local musicians

·       Develop and implement successful management plan together with head brewer to ensure front of house and production are working together




·       Minimum of 5 years' hospitality experience, with at least 3 of those years in a supervisor or manager capacity

·       Knowledge of craft beer and/or serious interest in understanding craft beer styles and the industry

·       Strong analytical ability and attention to detail

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Outstanding organizational and leadership skills

·       Problem-solving aptitude

·       Demonstrate professional conduct with all colleagues, with the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

·       Ability to positively impact and collaborate with upper management

·       Lead by example when completing job requirements, work with a sense of purpose, consolidate tasks, delegate, and empower others when doing so

·       Foster a positive and productive work environment

·       Proficient with scheduling and assessing labor needs based on business levels

·       Follows all laws relating to labor practices

·       Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, etc.)

·       Oversee disciplinary action, promotion, hiring, and termination of staff


·       Adept at understanding sales, expenses, and profitability of the operations

·       Accountable for the cleanliness and maintenance of the facility (inside and outside)

·       Must be at least 21 years of age

·       Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)

·       Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds

·       Must have the stamina to work 50-60 hours per week

·       High School Diploma or equivalent required


Hours of Operation

Our tap room hours of operation are:

·       Monday – Wednesday: closed (although open for private events)

·       Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

·       Friday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

·       Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

·       Sunday: 11:00am – 8:00pm


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