Brewery Manager

Blackhorse Brewery

Job Summary

Responsible for all brewery functions including brewing, cellaring, packaging, and maintenance of equipment through the implementation and management of quality standards, sanitation and cleanliness, training and coaching of employees.


Activities and Responsibilities

  • Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the standards and goals of the brewery.
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules for equipment, floors, storage areas, and other areas associated with the brewery.
  • Check the quality of each product to ensure that standards are met.
  • Control raw cost and usage by proper handling of products, adherence to recipes, and waste control procedures.
  • Instruct others in the proper procedures for cellaring, packaging, brewing, and cleaning procedures.
  • Ensure that all products are consistently produced according to the brewery’s recipes and/or standards.
  • Yeast handling, including cell counts, pitching, and cropping yeast.
  • Monitor fermentations including routine analysis of in-process beer.
  • Order or requisition raw materials, equipment, or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation and according to predetermined product specifications.
  • Ensure that deliveries are performed in accordance with receiving policies and procedures.
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Schedule personnel as required for anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.
  • Supervise or coordinate activities of brewers or workers engaged in production.
  • Schedule personnel as required for anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.
  • Make employment and termination decisions including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and coaching brewery personnel as appropriate.
  • Oversee and ensure that company policies regarding personnel are followed, and administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for all violations of company policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Oversee the continuous training of employees on equipment, cleanliness, sanitation practices, tools, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and handling hazardous materials.
  • Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes, considering such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and market trends.
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition through personal inspection and by following an established preventative maintenance program.
  • Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports, and schedules in an organized and timely manner.
  • Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure efficient operations.
  • Attend and/or lead all scheduled meetings and offer suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Additional duties may be assigned, as necessary.


  • Strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must be internally motivated and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to continually lift/move materials and/or product up to 65 pounds or more.
  • Strong problem-solving and mechanical skills; high degree of attention to detail
  • 6+ years of experience in a brewery.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the brewing process.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to adapt in a changing environment



  • Competitive Compensation based on experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Annual Clothing and Footwear Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance offered
  • Conveniently located near Knoxville and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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