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Thread: Front Range CO, Experienced, Looking to Brew

  1. #1
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    Apr 2008
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    Front Range CO, Experienced, Looking to Brew

    Greetings,

    I have been in the brewing industry for 9 years now, with almost all of that being in a head brewer position. I have worked on various systems ranging from 7bbl up to 30bbl, designing SOPs from scratch for 3 different systems. I started my brewing career in Colorado where I worked in the industry for 3 years until I got the opportunity to help open a brewery out in Northern California. That brewery grew to 10,000bbl/yr and won several national awards (GABF/WBC medals). Throughout my career I dragged my wife around the country following my jobs, but it was time I returned the favor so I followed her back to Colorado.

    I am looking largely for a brewpub to run, but I am always looking to learn from brewers I respect to expand my knowledge so working as a brewer on a talented team would be amazing as well.

    My passion for beer largely lies in the hoppy styles (IPA, double IPA, pale ale), sessionable lagers (pilsners and helles), roasty beers (RIS, porters, schwarzbier) and saisons (particularly with brett). I have extensive experience with recipe creation, testing, tweaking, and ingredient management. I have won national medals for porters, IPAs and rye pale ale.

    I have experience with building out two breweries, helping design layouts and floor plans to maximize work flow. I designed every SOP for 3 different breweries, from hot side brewing all the way down to cellar procedures, keg washing procedures etc.

    So if you are looking for a person to head up your brewpub or looking for an experienced brewer to join your production brewery team, I can bring a lot of experience and passion to your brewery. Cheers!

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    Apr 2017
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    Cusco, Peru
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    Could be a interesting opportunity

    Hello Chris,

    We are loooking for a head brewer at our small production facility in Cusco Peru. Not sure if you are intersted in traveling but this could be an option. Send me a resume if you are interested. I am attaching the job posting for you to consider.

    Cervecería Del Valle Sagrado (Brewery of the Sacred Valley), located in the Sacred Valley of Peru, is seeking to fill its head brewer position by July 1, 2017. We are a small brewery and taproom producing roughly 8,000L and selling all our product in kegs. We strive to be a sustainable brewery distributing the majority of our product in the Cusco/Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu area with some product also being shipped to specialty accounts in Lima and Arequipa. The head brewer is directly responsible for brewing core recipes, developing seasonal recipes, following and creating established processes, and instilling a strong company culture. The brewery is equipped with a 5bbl system and 6 10bbl fermenters and 2 5bbl fermenters. We are starting a barrel aged program and also a sour program. The head brewer is a salaried position reporting to the general manager and is responsible for the management of all brewing operations. Cervecería Del Valle has been awarded the medals of Best Brewery in Peru 2016 and 2017 and has won 23 international medals in various competitions.

    The primary duties, but not limited to, will include
    • Responsible for the entire brewing and quality control process from “grain to glass”, including scheduling, inventory, brewing, cellaring, QA/QC, and packaging/kegging operations
    • Execution of existing recipes and collaboration with the management team to develop new and unique beers.
    • Responsible for developing and maintaining production schedules and meeting targeted production metrics
    • Oversee a small brew team with diverse range of knowledge.
    • Ability and willingness to educate staff (bartenders, servers, production, cellar, etc.) on beer styles and craft beer culture
    • Continual effort to advance the beer program.
    • Perform and schedule equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs to minimize brewery down time.
    • Maintain a clean, safe and well organized facility.

    The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

    • Minimum of 4 years experience in a production brewery or brewpub ideally in a lead or management position.
    • Moderate to advance Spanish.
    • Brewing diploma or education a must.
    • Ability to work independently, unsupervised long and irregular hours. You are the head brewer!
    • Problem-solver attitude and great attention to details.
    • Over the top passion for beer.
    • Extreme knowledge of beer styles.
    • Recipe formulation experience.
    • Knowledge of safety processes including hazardous materials.
    • Physical capability of routinely and repeatedly lifting 60 pounds and/or moving 165 pounds.
    • Elevated communication skills and ability to interact with the public.
    • Certified cicerone a plus.
    • Having lived in South America or abroad a plus.

    Interested applicants please send their CV and cover letters to Juan@cerveceriadelvalle.com. We are looking to have someone in Cusco and ready to work ASAP. The plan is for the chosen brewer to have several weeks of work together with our current head brewer before being handed the reins.

    Juan Mayorga
    General Manager and Founder
    Cerveceria del Valle Sagrado and Taproom

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