Brewer / Assistant Brewer

Fidens Brewing Company

Albany, NY, USA

Full time


Apr 6

Fidens Brewing is a fast growing, locally owned and operated craft brewery in Colonie, New York. We execute our unique and original product line with the highest quality ingredients, and the newest brewing practices. Core to our beliefs is delivering a high quality and consistent product, superior customer service, and putting a huge amount of love and trust in our co-workers.

As a key part of our business, our production team are responsible for working with the head and lead brewers to assist in designing and executing a substantial amount of unique beers across a multitude of styles; as well as producing recurring styles with consistency. They must be able to meticulously follow sanitary and manufacturing practices and procedures as well as have a strong working knowledge of all production equipment.

The perfect fit for us will go the extra mile in both ability and desire. Beyond being a part of the production crew, we are looking for a trusted team member that can contribute to our long-term success.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties related to wort production and green beer cellaring, including:
  • Wort production from milling to knock out
  • Tank CIPs and SIPs
  • Fermentation management
  • Dry hopping, fruit/adjunct additions
  • Operation of filter, centrifuge, and flash pasteurizer
  • Transferring finished beer to brite tanks
  • Create and improve upon existing SOPs
  • Assist with barrel-related processes as needed
  • Strong understanding of brewing equipment and ability to troubleshoot and maintain
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary workspace; follow all company safety and quality procedures
  • Raw material receiving and inventory management
  • Perform in-process and post-packaging sensory evaluation and participate in sensory panels as needed
  • Maintain batch documentation and record keeping (Ekos, cellar travelers, etc.)
  • Assist with creative processes
  • Assist with packaging duties as needed
  • Assist with taproom operations as needed (releases, special considerations)
  • Attend all required staff meetings and events

Job Specification

Skill and Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of and a passion for craft beer and the brewing industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong work ethic and can do attitude
  • Strong understanding of maintenance needs of production equipment

Personal Competencies:

  • Remain calm under pressure and when dealing with unexpected production issues
  • Be a strong and trusting team player
  • Maintain relationships with coworkers, vendors and other breweries
  • Basic problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skill


  • Use independent action in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed
  • Duties are given in the form of broad goals or areas of responsibility
  • Stay busy through slow periods (always something to clean or sanitize)
  • Use company applications to communicate and update other employees
  • Hours, Travel and Physical Requirements:
  • Work weekdays, weekends, early mornings/evenings and or overnights
  • Work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 120 lbs
  • Ability to work in heat, cold and wet
  • Physically able and willing to drive a forklift with training
  • Able to work from elevated surfaces

Fidens Brewing Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination against any employee or applicant seeking employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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