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  • Head Brewer Needed in San Francisco, CA, USA - Black Hammer Brewing

    Black Hammer Brewing
    544 Bryant St.
    San Francisco, CA 94107

    www.blackhammerbrewing.com


    Head Brewer Position Available


    Black Hammer Brewing in San Francisco is looking to hire an experienced and passionate brewer for the head brewer position. We are looking for a rock star to both brew our flagships and expand our beer program with creative new ideas, while also taking a leadership role in our production team, as our owner and brewmaster needs to focus on facility technology and our next expansion.

    The ideal candidate has a science or engineering degree (brewing degree not required), 4+ years’ experience brewing on a professional level (2+ years’ experience will be considered for the right candidate), and is craving an opportunity for growth, leadership and creative latitude. Our current system is a one-year-old Alpha Brewing 15bbl combi-tank with multiple upgrades, and it's truly a pleasure to brew on.

    Applicants must have experience as a full-time brewhouse operations leader, with substantial understanding of fermentation science, wort production and biochemistry, tank cleaning and sanitation as well as transfer and clarification of finished beer. Candidates should be exceptionally passionate about beer, mathematics and microbiology. Basic chemistry skills are required. Well-honed communication, leadership and teaching skills are an absolute must, as is ability to work well on a team. Spreadsheet competence, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to: brewhouse and cellar operations, processing wort and beer, CIP, keg cleaning/filling, yeast management and health assessment, recipe formulation, ingredient ordering and inventory, tap room and wholesale order filling, packaging (canning), and general brewery tasks. The typical brewery strength and endurance requirements apply - brewery work can at times be very physically challenging and days are occasionally 10 hrs., so endurance and strength are key requirements - must be able to lift 65# to shoulder height regularly and deadlift 120# kegs occasionally.

    Black Hammer Brewing is a small but awesome company with a positive vibe and welcoming corporate culture, so it’s important that you are upbeat, friendly, punctual, open-minded, contribute to an inclusive healthy work environment, and dedicated to the craft and mission.

    Start date is flexible but we are looking to fill the position quickly. Candidates must either live within reasonable commute distance to 544 Bryant St., San Francisco, or secure permanent housing before their start date if relocation is required. Bay Area housing is incredibly expensive, so out-of-area applicants must keep this in mind when applying.


    We offer compensation consistent with experience, health, dental and vision insurance, two weeks PTO and discretionary bonuses. Black Hammer Brewing is proud to continue to support female, LGBTQIA, and underrepresented groups in the brewing industry.


    Vaccinations: We require COVID19 vaccinations to start work - at least one shot of any vaccine two weeks before your start date.

    ​​​​​​Please submit your resume to jim@blackhammerbrewing.com, along with 2 or more beer industry references, and thanks for your time!

    Cheers and Beers,

    Jim Furman, CEO and Brewmaster
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