Brewing Manager

Founders Brewing Co.

Boulder, CO, USA

Full time


Nov 10

Please note: This role is located at Avery Brewing co. in Boulder, CO.

Purpose: The Avery Brewing Manager oversees a team of 4-5 people who own safety and beer quality from grain to finished wort for the productions of world class beer while maintaining an extremely high standard of quality. 


Stop the job for safety. Escalate departmental safety concerns and safeguard employee’s integrity.

Oversee Brewhouse operations and ensure that production numbers, efficiency and downtime causes are reported daily.

Assist in scheduling and forecasting labor requirements while optimizing labor efficiency.

Hold Brewing staff accountable to safety standards, quality standards, cleaning expectations, GMP requirements, and following SOPs.

Is the ultimate responsible for the safeguarding of Brewhouse property, product and processes, including appropriate and complete training and documentation.

Is responsible for the continued development of the team (including self) and of the formal performance reviews for Brewhouse staff.

Assist in ordering parts and tools for Brewhouse equipment, assist in maintaining PCM parts inventory.

Work directly with Process Development Team to ensure quality and integrity of products.

Ensure that all Brewhouse areas are kept clean, orderly, and meets Avery Brewing Co. standards.

Communicate daily and effectively with team, superiors, and co-workers via shift reports and face-to-face interactions.

Represent Brewhouse department in weekly Production Scheduling and Manager meetings, escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the team.

Reacts tactically to changing demands or conditions of production as they are happening.

Drive lean manufacturing practice improvements, Focused Improvement, World-Class Manufacturing principles, and waste elimination.

Lead and drive process alignment with our partner brewery’s.

Regular attendance in sensory education and panel.

Select hops, grain, and adjunct ingredients to reduce brand deviations from year to year.

Manages the inventory, contracts and forecasting of all brewing raw materials.

Coordinates the daily shipping of needed raw materials from the suppliers and warehouse to the brewery.

Coordinates the filling of bulk grain silos, and removal of spent grain.

Schedules department to fulfill needs of wort production first and then coordinates with other departments to fill gaps in production.

Critically evaluates fermenting, aging and finished product regularly to continually improve each brand.

Professionally represents Avery at industry related events; some travel is required.


Previous people management experience (5+ years)

Prior experience with CIP, COP, Wort quality and other relevant Brewhouse quality control instruments and automated Brewhouse lines

Ability to motivate others to accomplish company and production goals.

Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly for the duration of a shift.

Ability to recognize visual audible cues signaling machinery performance issues in a fast-paced environment and communicate them immediately.

Ability to communicate and collaborate with Brewhouse crew as well as other department managers and engineers.

A firm understanding of the brewing process preferred.

Expert knowledge of food and/or beverage Brewhouse processes and equipment


Extreme attention to detail and overall cleanliness 

Willing attitude and team mentality 

Experience with OrchestratedBEER or SAP business platform is a plus.

Excellent rapport with vendor relations 

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