Penn Cove Brewery is seeking to hire a Head Brewer. Would you enjoy working for a fast-growing brewery operation? Penn Cove Brewery is searching for an experienced brewer to maximize our brewing production potential. The person in this role will be responsible for assisting with brewing practices, day to day production and packaging of beer at our growing brewery operations.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Maintain Production Schedule.
  • Brew and package beer according to brew schedule.
  • Perform cleaning, maintenance, & preventative maintenance as needed or scheduled to the appropriate standards.
  • Ensure the entire brewing facility including brewery, tanks, mill, counters, equipment, sinks, supplies, packaging line, shelving and storage areas are clean and comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards at all times.
  • Monitor temperatures, tank pressure, quality, flavor and carbonation of beers as directed.
  • Reliable, careful, and strong team member.
  • Assist with inventory management as assigned.
  • Rack beer from fermenters to brite tanks and ensure it is recorded properly.
  • Label all kegs and other packaged product in accordance with federal and state law using appropriate keg collars, labels and date codes.
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks, problems and needs concerning equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and report all equipment problems, violations or substandard practices to the manager.
  • Maintain all required paperwork and records including brew logs, inventory sheets, packaging records, recipe sheets.
  • Work with manager to keep an improvement log on all issues as they develop.
  • Participate in beer tasting reviews.
  • Represent Penn Cove Brewing Co at occasional events, festivals and promotions.
  • Follow all policies and procedures and follow current developments in local, state, and federal laws applicable to the service of alcohol, safe food handling, health standards etc.
  • This role requires the ability to lift and maneuver heavy barrels in a safe manner, and the ability to comfortably stand, bend and lift throughout a shift.

Education and Experience Preferred:
  • Experience in a commercial brewery preferred but not required.
  • A formal brewing education from a credited brewing program preferred.
  • College Degree in a related technical field (Science or Engineering) and experience in a Commercial Production Brewery; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements:
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule: days, nights and or weekends.
  • Must have vehicle, valid Driver’s License, and current insurance coverage.
Housing available for relocation:
  • To overcome any Whidbey Island housing challenges, the selected Brewer will have an opportunity to rent a two bedroom apartment close to the brewery.
Applicants please email your resume (and cover letter if available) to info@penncovebrewing.com