Late Shift Brewer

Half Acre Beer Company

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Dec 13

A production brewer at Half Acre Beer Co. is a qualified brewer who can execute shift work on our brewhouse. The brewer will be responsible for all aspects of wort production on our 30 bbl Braukon brewhouse. This individual will operate within our brewhouse with a critical focus on safety, cleanliness, organization, consistency, and quality. This position will primarily cover the 3rd brewing shift any day of the week working five consecutive days. 3rd shift can range from 11am – 7pm as late as 6pm – 2am. The 3rd shift production brewer will occasionally need to cover early morning and afternoon shifts as well. Monday-Friday and Sunday-Thursday shifts throughout the year.


  • Milling, including changing bag stand totes
  • Mashing
  • Lautering
  • Graining out
  • Boiling
  • Hop additions
  • Wort cooling
  • Wort aeration
  • Gravity and pH measurements on wort samples
  • Brewhouse equipment CIP
  • Boiler and water management
  • Help facilitate dry grain silo fills
  • Help facilitate spent grain silo emptying
  • Beer carbonation, including operation of Anton Paar CBOX and Zahm
  • Gravity, pH, and temperature readings on tanks
  • Operation of infusion tank for adding specialty ingredients
  • Spirit barrel work, including prepping, filling, and emptying barrels
  • Communicating well with other brewing, cellaring, and packaging staff
  • General equipment maintenance and regular cleaning of work areas

Required Skills

  • Wort production
  • Fermentation management
  • Mechanically-minded
  • Fermentation science
  • Sanitary technique
  • Organizational skills
  • Reliable, punctual, and efficient
  • Work independently and with others cooperatively
  • Exude the same massive passion and pride for creating beer that exists at the core of all of our brewery staff
  • Hard working and selfless acts, and must be able to achieve intimate harmony among all brewery employees
  • Capable of critically assessing problems that arise and working through them in a rigorous fashion
  • Tuned in to the critical factors that dictate beer quality
  • Commitment to company safety program

Beneficial Experience

  • A minimum of two years experience with brewing and cellaring in a fast-paced brewery environment
  • Experience working with brewhouse automation a plus.
  • Experience working with Orchestrated beer a plus

Physical Requirements

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

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