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Lead/Head Brewer - Monkish Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)

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  • Lead/Head Brewer - Monkish Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)


    We are looking for a talented and seasoned brewer to take a lead role in our brewery as Lead/Head Brewer.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Operating and managing a 15bbl brewhouse and cellar (including barrels and foudres)
    • Product conceptualization and recipe development
    • Production forecasting
    • Managing all production, cellaring, and packaging schedules
    • Leading, coaching, training, and assisting all production staff
    • Participating with brewery staff in all production processes
    • Development and maintenance of SOPs
    • Maintaining safety compliance requirements
    • Ensuring and measuring quality and consistency
    • Management and inventory of raw materials and brewery supplies
    • Plant & equipment maintenance
    • Maintenance of accurate production records
    • Management of both raw material and finished goods inventories
    • Budgeting and cost controlling
    • Continuous improvement of brewery operations
    • Researching and implementing industry trends and compliance initiatives
    • On-call availability, including occasional weekends, when production needs require it
    • Professional experience only. No exceptions.
    • Minimum three years management in a brewery
    • Minimum five years professional brewing experience
    • Formal brewing education or college-level equivalent preferred
    • Brewery lab experience
    • Strong sensory analysis skills and knowledge of beer styles
    • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
    • Ability to safely operate a forklift
    • Strong work ethic
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to efficiently multi-task
    • Ability to work flexible shifts, including extended hours and overtime as needed
    • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate, verbally and in writing
    • Work closely with all members of the Monkish team, while also being comfortable working independently when needed
    • Must posses problem solving skills in all situations, with the ability to find solutions on your own
    • On occasion, you will be asked to help with special releases, special events, and festivals, so a friendly and outgoing attitude is a plus

    Brewers are required to regularly lift bags of grain, boxes of hops, and maneuver full kegs for 8+ hours a day. Brewers will climb ladders, climb stairs, drag hoses and pumps, lift oak barrels and puncheons, and work in close quarters behind tanks on a daily basis.

    MONKISH Offers:
    • Competitive Pay
    • Benefits package for full-time employees
    • A creative environment where new ideas are welcome
    If you think you would be a good fit, please send a resume and cover letter WITH the subject heading "Application: HEAD BREWER - [YOUR NAME}" to

    Please do not contact us about your application. We will only reach out to all acceptable candidates to schedule interviews.