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HEAD Brewer - Buoy Beer in Astoria, Oregon

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  • HEAD Brewer - Buoy Beer in Astoria, Oregon

    Our brewery is expanding and we're looking for the right person to join our team. If you have a mix of mad brewing skills, awesome people management skills, and are excited about change and growth, we might need to talk! Below is some info on this new position. Full job description can be found at
    If you would like to be considered, please send us your cover letter and resume (in pdf or word) to


    We’re about to embark on a big expansion, doubling our production, here at Buoy Beer Company and are looking for a talented and hard-working Head Brewer to join our team. The Head Brewer is highly proficient with all brewing processes and is responsible for the quality of beers produced. Initially the role oversees all operations of brewing (on a 20 bbl production brewhouse and a 3.5 bbl pilot brewhouse), managing inventory, leading our team of brewers, and setting production schedules and goals. The Head Brewer is expected to work closely with the Director of Brewery Operations and rest of the Buoy organization to accomplish our goals.

    Job Overview:
    • Train, coach and manage all brewing personnel
    • Schedule all brewing personnel based on production schedules
    • Lead with a positive attitude and create a productive team environment
    • Prepare and help transition us from a 20 bbl to 50 bbl semi-automated operation
    • Manage and purchase raw materials needed to complete brewing requirements
    • Responsible for maintaining all brewery records
    • Oversee development, maintenance and documentation of all production SOP’s
    • Maintain the highest level of a safe working environment and is involved with the Safety Committee
    • Set cleanliness protocols and maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout the brewery
    • Create and promote an environment focused on sustainable production practices and 4 R’s
    • and more...
    Typical duties & requirements:
    • Minimum of 6 years professional brewing experience, formal brewing education a plus!
    • Proven success in a leadership role managing and leading a diverse crew in a brewery setting (including but not limited to coaching and disciplinary discussions and periodic reviews)
    • Extensive experience and understanding of preventive maintenance, team motivation and management, order and inventory management, record keeping and data analysis
    • Extensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast health and fermentation, and beer transfer and clarification.
    • Experience with brewery quality assurance and quality control plans
    • and more...