Head Brewer

St Elmo Brewing Company

Austin, TX, USA

Full time


Nov 12

St Elmo Brewing Company is seeking a qualified and talented Head Brewer to join our team!

The ideal candidate has previous experience leading a team of brewers. The most important requirement is someone who is truly driven and passionate about all things beer and brewing.  A little about St. Elmo and the brewing team: Opening our doors in South Austin in 2016, our primary focus has always been on quality, methodical growth, and community. Our brewing team is a tightly-knit group of awesome people that share in all aspects of creating our beer. Our brewhouse is a 15bbl system that currently produces 3000 bbl annually. We’re currently expanding our footprint to include a new brewery in Northeast Austin! However, this position will be responsible for managing our current location.

All interested applicants please send a resume and cover letter

Job Description

First and foremost, this will be a leadership position. Self-motivation, passion for learning and growing are a must. This position includes brewing/brewhouse operation, cellar operations, fermentation monitoring, scheduling and recipe writing/maintenance with the Director of Brewing Operations, ingredient management, effective communication with the rest of the brew team, and some packaging. We are a small team and all production employees are expected to contribute to each step of the brewing process. As a leader, the ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and set a positive example for the rest of the team. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be interested in all styles of beer, learning new techniques in brewhouse/cellar operations, and continuing their education within the industry to continually improve their own skills and St. Elmo’s beer.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Brewhouse Operation and wort production
  • Cellar CIP Operations – CIP all tanks, hoses, packaging equipment.
  • Lenticular Filtration operations
  • Handle and manage team for day-to-day operations and communicate effectively with Director of
  • Operations
  • Scheduling with Director of Operations and day-to-day workload division among brewers/cellar team
  • Monitoring fermentation from start to finish, monitoring yeast health, cell counting for viability/vitality
  • Sensory analysis and insight of all beer in process
  • Adhere to all SOP’s and contribute to continuous improvement of processes
  • Maintain a clean brewhouse and cellar, and initiate systems to improve the space
  • Communicate professionally with all coworkers and management
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace/Sheets is Necessary
  • Ability to operate a forklift/pallet jack to maintain our warehouse and cold room
  • Familiarity with draft systems and keg components, dispensing, and cleaning processes
  • Raw Material/Inventory management and ordering
  • Come to work with an open and curious mind that is ready to learn
  • Have true passion for making the highest quality beer possible

Job Benefits

  • Competitive Pay based on experience
  • Paid Time off (3 weeks per year)
  • Paid Sick Time off (5 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day)
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Typical day is 8 hours that ranges between 7am – 8pm (Monday to Friday, occasional weekend half-
  • days)
  • Inclusion in company trips to events like GABF, TCBF, Hop Selection, and the World Beer Cup
  • Delicious, FREE BEER!
  • Opportunity to create your own beer recipes on a production scale!
  • This position is available now. Our team is growing rapidly.

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