Brewer I

Hop Valley Brewing Company

Eugene, OR, USA

Full time

Jan 19

Job Summary:

The brewer is responsible for raw material handling, all brewhouse operations up to fermentation, pitching yeast, and running CIP operations.

Brewer Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sanitary handling of raw materials.
  • Ability to accurately stage and weigh raw materials, including the ability to lift 55+ pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to follow a recipe and brew a consistent product.
  • Ability to juggle 2-3 brews at a time.
  • Be able to work 10+ hours a day in a fast pace working environment.
  • Adhere to a shift rotation schedule.
  • Communicate specific details and or process changes as needed to the Head Brewer, fellow brewers, cellar lead, and the quality lab.
  • Accurate documentation of the brewing processes during your shift both on paper and digitally.
  • Actively participate in Hop Valleys safety culture by following safety standards while working in the brewery.
  • Keep your work area clean and sanitary throughout your shift.
  • Follow all standard operating procedures when handling chemicals and entering confined spaces.

Tier-Specific Expectations

  • Demonstrate proficiency in independently running whirlpool during single and double brewing
  • Demonstrate good note-taking and good communication laterally and vertically
  • Demonstrate proficiency in batch recording and issuing
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Aber PerfectPitch and sample delivery to QC
  • Demonstrate proficiency in whirlpool and transfer line CIP
  • Participate in brewhouse CIP, to include deep clean


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years of age or older and able to pass a comprehensive background check, in line with Company Policy
  • Ability to work varied hours on a rotating schedule including swing, graveyard, weekends
  • Good understanding of cellar operations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Mechanical aptitude is a plus.
  • Team Player
  • Exceptional working knowledge of the process of brewing beer.
  • 2+ years of professional brewing experience.
  • Brewing education is not required but will be given preference.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Safety perform safety audits, safety training and other duties required by the Safety Manager.
  • Problem Solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Planning/Organizing - the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
  • Quality Control - the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Quantity - meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
  • Adaptability - the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety & Security - the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to lift 55+ pounds.
  • Repeatedly move up and down stairs throughout your shift.
  • Be on your feet for 10+ hours a day.






Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Eligible for Bonus Program

EAP - Employee Assistance Program

Discount on beer, food, merch

Shoes for Crews Program

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