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Brewer Position - The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co. Orange County, CA

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  • Brewer Position - The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co. Orange County, CA

    Brewer Position - The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co. Orange County CA

    About the Bruery:

    The Bruery is an award-winning craft brewery established in northern Orange County. We craft flavor-forward, experimental, innovative beers, which we distribute in 29 states, 5 continents, and sell directly to customers through our two Tasting Rooms and three membership Societies. The Bruery encompasses our sub-brand The Bruery Terreux and our hop-focused, endorsed brand Offshoot Beer Co.

    About the role:

    Successfully execute all aspects of production at The Bruery per production needs as scheduled with an emphasis on cellar movements, wood cellaring and beer finishing, with the goal of cross training into wort production. Involved with the production of Bruery, Bruery Terreux, and Offshoot Beer Co. brands. Contribute to a healthy team culture by maintaining a positive attitude, professionalism and company vision.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Subscribe to a Safety and Quality first approach to all functions
    • Execute proper sampling and analysis of daily brews in accordance with schedule; cover directly as needed. Monitor fermentation critical control points including but not limited to target gravity, pH, temperatures and pressures.
    • Responsible for CIP and preparation of yeast propagation, fermentation, bright beer, and intermediate step tanks
    • Responsible for raw materials handling and organization up to and including mill operation and grist preparation
    • Responsible for wort production on an automated 30 bbl brewhouse; understanding and ability to operate manual 3 bbl brewhouse
    • Responsible for operation of centrifugal clarification and CIP
    • Responsible for finished beer pasteurization and associated CIP
    • Responsible for finished beer handling including but not limited to carbonation, DO monitoring and recording, and packaging preparation
    • Responsible for proper handling of yeast propagation including but not limited to inoculation, pitching, topping, aeration and CIP
    • Review completed process paperwork and ensure accurate expression in automated accounting system i.e. Orchestrated Beer
    • Maintain a clean and tidy work environment
    • Communicate clearly and accept communication efforts in a three (3) shift environment
    • Maintain and update shift report in response to real time production
    • Ensure that sensory evaluation is monitored responsibly and results are communicated constructively
    • Work closely with Production manager, supervisors, quality, and peer staff to execute and pass off tasks effectively
    • Maintain a sanitary environment, which includes but not limited to cleaning floors, walls, tanks and ceilings.
    • Utilize a 5S approach for organizing supplies, tools and equipment.
    • Ensure that all necessary personal and collective precautions are followed per ongoing social distancing and illness prevention recommendations
    • Participate in company events as needed while maintaining professional composure

    • Work on a ladder periodically up to a height of 18 feet.
    • Physically be able to bend over, twist, kneel, climb stairs, stand all day, lift 55+ pounds, work in a non-temperature controlled environment and repeatedly handle hot and cold liquids.
    • Able to stand for long periods of time (up to 8-10 hours per day).
    • Strictly follow recipes and standard operating procedures while recommending ways of improving them.
    • Willingness to work at clean or sour beer facilities as needed by schedule
    • Willingness to work occasional weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
    • Willingness to work across brewing, cellar and packaging operations on a rotating shift schedule including day, evening and overnight shifts
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical in a 24-hour operation

    • 1-2 years professional brewing experience preferred
    • High School Diploma / GED. Brewing, Engineering, or other related education preferred
    • 21 years of age, proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States
    • Forklift Certified or ability to obtain through on-site initial training
    • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
    • Must be available to work a rotating 24/5 schedule to include some overnight shifts
    • Completion of training rotation through cellar shift duties and/or equivalent education or experience

    Please use the following link to apply. Applications must include a cover letter and resume.

    The Bruery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment background check required.
    We offer competitive compensation, health, dental and vision, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), 401k and of course, free beer!