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  • Experienced Head Brewer available for hire. willing to relocate

    To Whom It May Concern:

    For over ten years Wild Wolf brewery has focused on producing multiple award winning brands, education and development of staff, and an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. Unfortunately our brewery is suffering hardships, and I am currently available for hire. I am located in Virginia, and am extremely willing to relocate. I have over 10+ years experience managing a brewery, and a large variety of skills to offer. I have included a basic resume and my contact info below, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

    Daniel Wolf
    586 Lodebar Est.
    Nellysford, VA 22958
    (434) 882.4461
    Dannybeers@ymail.com



    Relevant Experience:


    Wild Wolf Brewing Company | 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
    Brewmaster - October 2010 – Current
    - Developed and lead very successful green program
    - Built and ran QA / QC Lab
    - Maintenance / install / commissioning of – glycol, boiler, canning and brewing equipment, compressed air, co2, electrical, mechanical, material handling, new building, process piping
    - Safety education and culture development within brewery. Zero injuries in past 2+ years
    - Responsible for teaching, training, continuing education, teambuilding of staff, several of which have gone on to be successful brewers all over the country.

    Piedmont Virginia Community College | 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Adjunct Professor of Brewing Sciences Summer 2016 – Summer 2019
    - Worked to develop brewing curriculum and purchase brewing equipment for the CARPE (Craft Alcohol Regional Professional Education) workforce education program https://www.lovenelsonva.org/carpe-workforce-program
    - Designed and created curriculum for, and taught three multi day classes hosted at Wild Wolf Brewery.
    - Designed and created curriculum for, and taught a three month prep course for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s General Certificate in brewing certification.

    Acupema Brewing Company| Lhasa, Tibet
    Long Distance and on Site Consultant, International Host, May 2017 – May 2019
    - Helped owner choose brewery site and specialized, high altitude brewing equipment.
    - Sourced local venues for ingredients. Developed recipes to use indigenous and local ingredients.
    - Assisted in canning line purchase and startup
    - Traveled to Lhasa Tibet for 25 days in March 2018, for brewery commissioning and grand opening, and to provide further onsite training.
    - Hosted head brewer / owner Losang Tserin for one month at Wild Wolf Brewery in April of 2019 to provide continuing education.


    - Education

    o Siebel institute / Doemens academy. Chicago and GrÃfelfing Germany
    World Brewing Academy, Master Brewers Program 2008
    • Finished top of class

    o Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Butler's Wharf, London
    General Certificate in Brewing, Craft focus 2018


    - Major Achievements


    o Installed, maintained and upgraded all brewing and serving equipment. Performed repairs as necessary.
    o Designed, installed, expanded and maintained four glycol systems.
    o Developed, simplified and maintained all sops for all brewery processes. Provided job training and cross training to all brewery employees.
    o Purchased, installed, commissioned, maintained and operated a Wild Goose canning line. Implemented upgrades to reduce can loss, increase speed and reduce oxygen pickup. 3+ million cans produced in approximately 6 years.
    o Focus on extreme quality
    -Drastically lowered O2 numbers to or below 10 PPB in brite tanks. Eliminated and ensured zero contamination by bacteria and wild yeast.
    -Established and maintained extreme consistency. Achieved zero recalls and extremely low keg returns, usually for a failed seal.
    o Designed and constructed QA/QC lab - including O2 analysis, yeast counting, CO2 measurement, plating for bacteria and wild yeast, PCR analysis, diacetyl testing, and ATP testing.
    o Expanded and upgraded brewery multiple times. Installed and expanded four glycol systems. Designed layout and built out four brewery buildings including tank rigging, utilities installation etc. Two of these buildings were from the ground up.


    - Volunteer Work

    o Wintergreen adaptive sports
    -Snowboard instructor for PT & Ski program
    -Helped over summer to add running water and changing benches to handicap bathroom facilities, and raised money to add a propane grill to the deck

    o Nelson county / 151 recycling initiative
    -Worked with other companies in the area and created a survey to diagnose the need for and help create a commercial recycling program in Nelson County. Surveys are nearly all in and next step will be to find or create collection infrastructure for the county.


    List of Awards won for Wild Wolf Brewing Co


    Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal American Stout 2017

    Governors Environmental Excellence Gold Medal 2018
    Governors Environmental Excellence Honorable Mention 2019

    Virginia Green Brewery of the Year 2015
    Virginia Green Brewery of the Year 2016
    Virginia Green Brewery of the Year 2017
    Virginia Green Business of the Year 2018
    Virginia Green Team All Star Award (Daniel Wolf) 2018
    Virginia Green Brewery of the Year 2019
    Virginia Green Team All Star Award (Arlie Ritchie) 2019

    Virginia Brewers Cup Gold Belgian Ale (Blonde Hunny) 2012
    Virginia Brewers Cup Bronze Spice Beer (Ginger Lager) 2012
    Virginia Brewers Cup Bronze Porter/Stout (Dry Stout) 2013
    Virginia Brewers Cup Bronze Belgian Ale (Blonde Hunny) 2013
    Virginia Brewers Cup Bronze Spice Beer (Ginger Lager) 2014
    Virginia Brewers Cup Gold Russian Imperial Stout (wolfINstein) 2014
    Virginia Brewers Cup Bronze Fruit Beer (Area 151) 2017
    Virginia Brewers Cup Gold American Stout (American Stout) 2018

    US Beer Tasting Championships Amber/Red Ale (Whoa Nelly) Best of the Mid Atlantic 2014
    US Beer Tasting Championships Stout (American Stout) Best of the Mid Atlantic 2015
    US Beer Tasting Championships Stout (American Stout) National Grand Champion 2015
    US Beer Tasting Championships Stout (wolfINstein) Honorable Mention 2015
    US Beer Tasting Championships IPA (Primal Instinct) Honorable Mention 2016
    US Beer Tasting Championships Imperial IPA (Exquisitely Evil) Best of the Mid Atlantic 2017
    US Beer Tasting Championships Imperial Stout (wolfINstein) Best of the South 2018
    US Beer Tasting Championships Stout (American Stout) Best of the South 2018
    US Beer Tasting Championships Belgian Strong Ale (Four Paws) Best of the South 2018
    US Beer Tasting Championships Belgian Strong Ale (Four Paws) Best of the South 2019
    US Beer Tasting Championships Stout (American Stout) Best of the South 2019


    Best of Craft Beer Awards Belgian Strong Ale Silver Medal (Blonde Hunny) 2015

  • #2
    Millstone Pizza Co. & Brewery
    Brewer wanted! 3.5 barrel system now and set for expansion in the near future. Our brewery currently services 2 busy restaurant locations and expanding soon. Excellent working environment with solid plan for growth, Salary plus monthly bonus. Located the the wonderful community of Cody Wyoming. We are looking forward to meeting with you!

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    • #3
      Hi Daniel, are you still available? The Galena Brewing Co needs a Head Brewer asap.
      Galena Brewing Co, Galena, IL 61036
      www.galenabrewery.com
      https://www.facebook.com/galenabrewingco/

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      • #4
        Hi Dan,
        Opening a brewery in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.
        please send me your contact info to Daneschuld@gmail.com

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        • #5
          Dan

          We're in San Jose Ca and looking for a seasoned brewer as we move from contract brewing to our own facility and 15BBL system wth 90BBL's serving and fermentation tanks for our taproom. You'd be coming in and part of setup and deployment of the entire operation.

          If a west coast move is possible reach out to us at HR@s27ales.com

          Cheers

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          • #6
            Hi Dan,

            We're a Kombucha brewery in Oceanside NY. Looking for a lead production team member in our fast growing brewery, who can assist with expansion and growth.

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            • #7
              Hey Dan, we are an American owned mid size craft brewery located in Central Israel. We are specifically looking for a passionate experienced brewer to run all aspects of production at our brewery and to craft exceptional beers for the local (and export markets) Our brewery is located in a safe pastoral friendly neighborhood. If you're interested, please email me at: Neil@Shevet.co.il cheers!

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