Cellar Lead

Cerebral Brewing

Denver, CO, USA

Full time

$50-55k (annually)

Aug 31

Cerebral Brewing is looking to add a talented and motivated Cellar Lead to our team to further the growth of our nationally recognized and award winning brand. The Cellar Lead will work with the Head Brewer, Lead Brewer, and Production team to ensure our beer is cared for and meets our rigorous QA/QC standards. The Cellar Lead will take responsibility for all cold side processes as well as packaging. This role is primarily headquartered at our Aurora production facility but requires occasional / flexible travel between locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and supervise all aspects of cellar and packaging operations
  • Work with Head Brewer and Lead Brewer to build out production schedule
  • Yeast propagation from slant, harvesting, pitching, cell counts and daily monitoring of in-house grown yeast
  • Coordinate the timing of cold side additions, yeast harvests/pitches, tank crashes, transfers and packaging dates with Lead Brewer
  • Coordinate with Lead Brewer to track raw material inventory including cold side additions, as well as ingredient ordering, organizing and handling
  • Manage all quality related record keeping and compliance documentation
  • Filling in on the brewhouse when/if necessary due to vacations/time off
  • Filling, emptying, and sampling barrels as needed for special projects
  • Collaboration and creative ideation of new products and modification of existing projects
  • Low-oxygen transfers, carbonation monitoring, and True-to-Brand assessment
  • Packaging of brite and still beer in kegs, bottles, and cans
  • Running Wild Goose 4 head canning line
  • Cleaning of FVs, BTs, and Brewhouse using industry best practices
  • Adhere to existing SOPs and contribute to the refinement and drafting of new SOPs

Qualifications:

  • We are a small team of dedicated beer professionals – a positive attitude is a must
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant cellar experience
  • Brewing-related certification or degree preferred
  • Experience running Wild Goose canning line preferred
  • Close attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to problem solve on the fly
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple processes at one time
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members throughout the brewery
  • Maintain and manage safe working practices, including chemical handling, use of PPE, etc

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move 55lb bags of grain and move 165lb kegs
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods, stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel and climb ladders/stairs
  • Ability to operate a forklift, scissor lift and pallet jack (forklift training available)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $50,000-55,000 – adjusted based on experience and performance
  • 3% match for SimpleIRA contributions
  • Paid time off (10 days years 1-4, 15 days after 5 years)
  • 60% health care coverage, vision, dental
  • Paid continuing education
  • Quarterly take home beer/merch allowance
  • Monthly health/wellness and beer allowance
  • Charitable donation matching

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