We are the city of Gilbert’s first craft brewery. We love the beautiful variety of the Arizona outdoors, and we live for Craft Beer!
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  • Gilbert, AZ Brewpub
  • Gilbert, AZ

Head Brewer

Description of Responsibilities

The head brewer/production manager is responsible for leading the brewing team and coordinating materials to produce high quality and consistent beer. The head brewer/production manager is also responsible for keeping the brewing staff on the forefront of brewing innovation, excellence and sustainability. 

Essential Functions / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the entire brewing and quality control processes and should be well versed in scheduling, brewing, cellaring and packaging operations.
  • Manage raw materials, inventory control, scheduling and hop contracts.
  • Sanitary sampling, yeast cell counts and accurate record-keeping of all beers produced.
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinating operations with art, social media, restaurant and logistics departments.
  • Strong verbal communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Hands-on leadership skills for developing and training a team.
  • Proficient understanding of quality control and problem solving skills to troubleshoot any beer related issues.
  • Participation in out of house  events, festivals, promotions, foraging and procurement of local ingredients etc.
  • Effectively manage labor resources
  • Ensure a safe work environment for all Wilderness employees; this includes OSHA compliance, conducting safety audits, maintaining up-to-date MSDS sheets, etc.
  • Rigorously ensure adherence to all ingredient, in-process and finished beer quality specifications
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis on quality deviations and recommend corrective actions
  • Review brewing records for conformance to recipe
  • Participate in daily sensory evaluations and ensure constant open dialogue with the brewery and executive team.
  • Develop and lead an empowered, high functioning team of brewers that strive for continuous improvement.
  • Help develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and ensure that they are understood and followed by all pertinent brewing and packaging personnel.
  • Develop recipes, test batches, ingredient selection, etc.
  • Track and report performance against brewing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

  • Absolute passion for artisan beer production
  • 3+ Years of production brewing experience.
  •  Experience managing 4,000+ bbls of beer per year
  • Work with spirit barrels and mixed culture beers in french oak (Spontaneous beer production is a plus).
  • High-quality work standards with and without direct supervision
  • Ability to occasionally lift 55 lbs. to shoulder height
  • Ability to occasionally stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, stoop, lift up to 170 lbs. and perform repetitive physical motions without issue.
  • Enthusiasm and strong personal knowledge of the brewing industry and market.
  • Proficiency in Google Drive operations. 
  • Proficiency with Ekos is a plus. 
  • Experience in outdoor wilderness environments is a plus.

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