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Denver Beer Co is seeking a Brewing Manager

Denver Beer Co

Our Mission:

Independently owned and operated, Denver Beer Co. is founded on the core belief that beer is serious fun. Using locally sourced grain and the finest ingredients available, traditional methods and innovative spirit, our team creates craft beer that is approachable, fun, damn delicious and consistently wins awards to prove it.  We believe in environmental stewardship and our corporate responsibility to operate sustainably which is why we produce our beer using 100% clean solar power. We believe in creating and supporting an accepting community where good beer can be enjoyed with friends and neighbors, loved ones and strangers.


The Position: 


The Brewing Manager will lead our brewing team at our Canworks Production Brewery.  The Brewing Manager is responsible for ensuring consistently high quality beers are brewed, packaged and shipped from Canworks.  Our Canworks brewery produces approximately 25k barrels of beer annually and overseeing consistency of our core beers is a key component of the job.  First and foremost this person must be a great leader, able to coach the team, create and maintain brand quality/consistency standards and  implement improvements and procedures while maintaining great team morale.  


We are a fun loving yet hard working group and need someone who thrives in our culture. We are willing to try new things, and do the research it takes to be a leader in the industry. The brewing manager will possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in and will act as the Technical Brewing Subject Matter Expert.  Our ideal candidate will come to work each day with an “over and above” attitude and desire to constantly improve themselves and our team. The Brewing Manager will be able to identify opportunities for efficiency in our processes, update SOPs and train the team on the improvements. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Team Management 

    • Lead the production brewing team to create the best beer in the world

    • Work closely with the Director of Innovation to scale up new recipes

    • Work with Production Director to conduct brewer performance reviews and evaluate staffing requirements 

  • Quality

    • Build upon already established quality standards

    • Establish and lead taste panel to ensure product consistency is within spec

    • Work hard with our Production Director to ensure our packed beer are of the highest quality

  • Efficiency

    • Analyzes brewing processes for improvement opportunity

      • Grain use per batch

      • Yeast schedule & usage optimization

      • Schedule Efficiency

    • Develop KPIs to track, manage and improve performance and efficiency

    • Tracks & manages brewing costs

  • Production

    • Writes, Reviews and Updates Brewing/Quality SOPs

    • Ensures daily tasks are completed by Brewing Team

    • Work with Production Director to develop short and long department term strategic plan

    • Ensure responsible use of brewing resources by reducing process loss throughout the brewing, fermenting and filtering operations

    • Ability to perform production brewing & cellaring tasks when necessary

  • Planning and Scheduling

    • Writes the Canworks brew schedule

    • Source and manage raw material contracts

    • Works with Logistics planner ensure raw material freshness

  • Leadership

    • Be the technical brewing Subject Matter Expert (SME)

    • Serve as a resource and be available for Team Members at all levels. Encourage Process Improvements and input from our whole team.

Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of brewing experience

  • Exceptional communication skills 

  • Ability to recognize beer off-flavors-causes and develop/implement corrective actions

Desired Skills:

  • 3 years of experience leading and managing a team

  • Formal brewing diploma or certificate from accredited institution 


Work Environment 

  • 25% coaching and managing brewing team & processes

  • 25% planning & scheduling

  • 25% process improvement

  • 10% hands on tasting and innovating beer  

  • 10% sourcing raw materials and working with suppliers

  • 5% on the brew house 


Qualified applicants should send resumes and cover letters to john@denverbeerco.com




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