Hacienda Beer Company

Baileys Harbor, WI, USA

Full time

Nov 15

We are seeking an experienced brewer for immediate hire to join our production team in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. We are looking for someone with uncompromising commitment to quality and continuous improvement with exceptional motivation, work ethic, and professionalism.

This position will be primarily involved in crafting beers for our experimental Hacienda Beer Co. brand but will on occasion help in recipe development and brand strategy for our larger Door County Brewing Co. brand (primarily contract brewed at a nearby facility). The Brewer’s primary role will be to lead all wort production on our 2-vessel 15-barrel QTS brewhouse and work directly with our Production Manager to develop new recipes and improve quality and consistency. The candidate will also be expected to assist in various aspects of cellaring, canning/bottling, warehouse management, taproom education, and inventory management on a weekly basis. This position requires flexibility to assist where needed and can provide many growth opportunities in the future. 

All applicants must be willing to move to Door County, WI—a picturesque area along Lake Michigan in Northern Wisconsin that has a heavy influx of seasonal residents and tourists. 

To apply, please send your resume, a short cover letter, and a minimum of 3 professional references

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for wort production on a 15-bbl brewhouse—including but not limited to raw material handling, milling, mash/lauter operation, wort boiling, cooling, and brewhouse CIP.
  • Ability to strictly adhere to established recipes, processes, and SOPs, while providing suggestions on improvements.
  • Assist in cellaring of beers: CIPs, sanitizing equipment, managing fermentation schedules, yeast harvesting, dry hopping, ingredient additions, etc.
  • Assist in packaging on a weekly basis: canning, bottling, and kegging.
  • Assist in lab measurements: yeast counts, DO readings, gravities, pH, diacetyl tests, etc.
  • Maintain detailed records of all work performed.
  • Maintain warehouse and equipment cleanliness and organization.
  • Assist in preventative maintenance of all brewery equipment. 
  • Assist in management of raw materials, chemicals, and packaging components.
  • Collaborate on new recipe development.
  • Represent brand in a professional manner at both on- and off-site festivals and events.
  • Prioritize safety of yourself and others at all times and strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment.


  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant brewing experience in a professional brewery.
  • High school diploma (formal brewing education preferred, or college degree preferred)
  • Experience in brewing a wide variety of beer styles—with a specific emphasis on IPA, lager, and stout.
  • Experience in recipe formulation.
  • Experience with brewery maintenance and upkeep—and maintaining a regular preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Must be tuned in to the critical factors that dictate beer quality and have great tasting skills.
  • Experience operating a forklift and pallet jack.
  • Must be a dedicated hard worker with a level head.
  • Must be naturally driven to remain organized and keep a tidy and clean workspace.  
  • Ability to work independently and manage time very well.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficiency with modern office software, including Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Sheets).

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 55 lbs overhead.
  • Able to maneuver equipment in tight spaces.
  • Able to stack and maneuver 165 lb kegs.
  • Able to work on your feet for 8+ hours at a time.
  • Able to work in tight spaces where twisting, reaching, and climbing is required.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive pay rate for an experienced individual with the right skills, starting at $20-25/hour 
  • Medical and dental insurance.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • 401(k) plan.
  • Numerous job-related perks.

To apply, please send your resume, a short cover letter, and a minimum of 3 professional references

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