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    Head Brewer - Cavendish Brewing Company - (Gastonia, NC)

    Head Brewer
    Cavendish Brewing in Gastonia, NC (Suburb of Charlotte, NC) 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 of the production team and brewery.
    The ideal candidate has a 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 system is a 16bbl custom engineered and built brewing system with multiple upgrades that reduce labor/time and improve quality, and it's truly a pleasure to brew on. Our equipment has all the bells and whistles – grain auger feed, grist tank, triple steam jacket heat control, double sized boiler, laser sloped and coated giant brew pad, Self-contained CIP system, semi-auto keg cleaner, as well as a forklift and more.
    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 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.
    • Promotion of our products – In beer community, beer festivals, taproom beer education, Beer competitions, and other venues as opportunities arise.
    Physical Endurance:
    • 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, maneuver 165# kegs on the floor or on pallets, and lift 165 kegs occasionally (We encourage and support 2 person lifts on full half kegs for safety).
    Cavendish Brewing is a small but awesome company with a positive vibe and friendly welcoming 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.

    • We are looking to fill the position by May 15th with the right candidate

    Bonus skills:
    • Familiarity with EKOS brewery software
    • Familiarity with Beer Smith
    • You are very handy, and good at fixing things. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.

    • Competitive Salary consistent with experience
    • Paid Vacation
    • Performance Bonuses and Incentives
    • Relocation subsidy available for right candidate

    Cavendish Brewing is proud to continue to support female, LGBTQIA, military, and underrepresented groups in the brewing industry.

    To apply for the position, send an email with resume to Cheers!