Head Brewer - Ex Novo - New Mexico

Ex Novo is seeking to fill the position of Head Brewer for its location in Corrales, New Mexico (other and 1st location is in Portland, OR)

The New Mexico facility is both an R&D brewery and a production brewery with two brewhouses (5bbl and 20bbl) and we currently brew ~10,000bbls/year after two and a half years at this location. The Head Brewer will report directly to our Director of Operations as well as the Brewmaster, and President and Founder of Ex Novo.


• Leadership of wort production and cellar operations. You will be brewing several times per week, as well as performing necessary filtration and cellar duties.

• Lead recipe formulation and development in NM brewery.

• Lead barrel aging, blending and adjunct additions for special projects.

• Assist organization of brewing and cellar schedules

• Assist in development of SOP’s for brewing and cellar work

• Hiring of production employees

• Help manage laboratory and oversee its use and operation

• Review and monitor efficiencies to increase yields and reduce labor.

• Review and refine processes to increase yields and reduce labor.

• Management of yeast schedule

• Assist in scaling existing recipes

• Maintain detailed logs, including brewing, cellar, and packaging records

The ideal candidate will have:

• A minimum of 5+ years of professional brewing and cellaring experience

• Formal education in fermentation science is preferred

• A strong mind for process control and efficiency

• Management experience in a brewery setting, in addition to building a fun, productive company culture.

• Basic brewery lab experience: yeast cell counting proficiency, off-flavor training and education, plating and incubation, yeast propagation, etc.

• Safety minded, experience working safely with hazardous chemicals

• Forklift operation experience

• Proficiency in CIP and Sanitization of all brewing and cellar vessels & equipment

• Experience in barrel aging, blending, and barrel handling, cleaning etc.

• Ability to repeatedly lift heavy objects up to 100 lbs., items such as kegs, grain bags, hops, etc.

• Knowledge of draft beverage systems, including installation of draft and CO2 lines, and maintenance/cleaning of draft system

• Experience in inventory management

• Proficiency in computer software systems, Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.

• Willingness to travel for work as needed

• Willingness to professionally represent the brewery at various events

-Experience in and passion for sensory evaluation, focused on product quality

Salary is DOE but will be very competitive, in addition to Health Insurance and 401k benefits as well

If you feel you meet these requirements, please submit a cover letter, current resume, and professional references to and Joel@exnovobrew.com and Ryan@exnovobrew.com