Highland Brewing Company

Asheville, NC, USA

Full time

Mar 14


The Brewer 1 is responsible for cellaring, brewing and maintaining the brewery facility and equipment according to established SOP. Brewer 1 executes the production schedule under the direction of the Brewing/Cellar Lead(s) and works toward the production of beer that is consistent, to spec. and on schedule. The Brewer 1 works to maintain a safe, clean and organized brewery. 


  • Beer: Works independently and as part of the team to produce beer according to quality specifications while minimizing loss and adhering to SOP.
  • Business: Looks for opportunities to improve operations, update SOPs and innovate processes.
  • People: Sets personal development goals and works with managers to advance professionally as part of the Highland Team.
  • Place: Maintains a clean brewery, keeps a vigilant eye towards safety and upholds Preventative Maintenance schedule.


  • Fermentor and Brite tank CIP/SIP, facility cleaning and maintenance
  • Beer transfers, Lenticular filtration, Centrifugation and carbonation
  • Dry hopping, fruiting and coffee additions to fermenting beer
  • Yeast and hops waste removal and offloading
  • Assists Cellar & Yeast manager in the harvesting and management of yeast
  • Sets up hoses and fittings for the day’s filters/brews
  • Trains actively to advance to Brewer 2:
  • Produces quality wort according to Highland specifications including, but not limited to, target gravity, IBU, color, and volume
  • Communicates all pertinent batch/job related information at shift changeover
  • Receives raw materials, rotates stock, takes inventories, and monitors raw material performance
  • Monitors and records beer transfer data from Mash through Brite tank
  • Completes required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner
  • Follows all established safety procedures and wears appropriate PPE
  • Performs other duties as assigned 



  • Minimum of high-school diploma is required
  • Certification from recognized Brewing program and/or equivalent industry experience preferred 


  • Minimum 1 year working in a production brewery setting strongly preferred
  • Experience operating beer clarification equipment: Lenticular filter, Plate and Frame filter or Centrifuge is strongly preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of fermentation science and the elements of brewing
  • Understanding of microbiological science and sanitary practices
  • Understanding of industry standard brewing and cellaring practices
  • Ability to (independently or under guidance) install, maintain and modify most mechanical components of the brewhouse, fermentation, and filtration systems 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to product and/or equipment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work to meet deadlines in a fast paced setting
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of recipes, processes, procedures, and other internal information
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Be an excellent team player

 Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and do physically demanding work is required. 
  • 2nd shift availability is required 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required. 
  • Willingness to work on and around potentially dangerous equipment/machinery is required.
  • Willingness to work in an environment with high noise levels is required.
  • Willingness to work in an environment with temperature extremes is required.

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