• The Blue & Gray Brewing Co. of Fredericksburg Va., seeks Head Brewer 30-50 hours a week beginning August 1.

Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Description: The Blue & Gray Brewing Co. opened a 25 bbl brew house March 17th 2001 in central Virginia (An hour from Washington, DC, and Richmond). Annual production averages around 750 barrels a year with a 40% expansion in fermentation recently completed. The brewery is attached to Lee’s Retreat Brewpub, a casual slightly upscale restaurant serving fresh made local produce. We are looking for a dedicated head brewer who can handle all brewing aspects of running a small brewery and brewpub. Brewer works alone and is the primary brewery employee.

Fredericksburg is a tourist destination with a vast majority of tourism in spring and fall. Blue & Gray Brewing gears up for two major event on site; St. Patrick’s Day and Oktoberfest.

Responsibilities include:
• All Beer Production: Brewing, Cellaring, Filtration, Kegging, Yeast Management
• Recipe formulation
• Quality Assurance Operations: Cell Counts, Pitch Rates, Gravity Measurements, DO Measurements, Process Sampling, Yeast Viability Measurement, Taste Panel.
• Ordering and management of all raw materials
• Education of restaurant staff (beer school)
• Monthly inventory management and excise tax records

Qualifications: 1 year prior professional brewing experience and/or formal brewing education are preferred. The ideal candidate will be dependable, self-motivated, detail oriented, with a strong mechanical ability and problem solving capability. Our brewer must have the ability to work well independently without supervision. Potential stockholder options, beginning training wages, health insurance and bonuses are negotiable.

Blue & Gray Brewing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and physical are required.

Interested parties please send cover letter and resume to Jeff@bluendgraybrewingco.com. Those with threshold qualifications will be sent salary proposal and performance contract.