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Head Brewer Wanted for Craft Brewery in Dehradun, India

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  • Head Brewer Wanted for Craft Brewery in Dehradun, India

    Gopher Ventures Pvt. Ltd. is searching for an experienced, detail oriented, ambitious Brewer to lead our team as Master Brewer, and help launch our start-up brand in the craft beer market of India. The Brewer will have the unique opportunity to work in an emerging Craft Beer Industry; a rapidly growing market, where we are working to educate a novice, yet enthusiastic beer drinking population on craft beer.

    Gopher Ventures is a destination brewery nestled between the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range and the lush forests of the Doon Valley. In the historic city of Dehradun, we are a 4 hour drive from the Nation’s capital of New Delhi. Dehradun is a travel destination for those seeking adventure and leisure alike. As the home to iconic schools and universities, it is an education hub and large populations of students and tourists frequent the city seeking outdoor adventure, leisure, education and business opportunities.

    The Brewer we’re looking for should have 7+ years of commercial brewing experience in a mature market and a proven ability to create world-class beers. The Brewer should have the expertise to own production from source to glass, manage and mentor a top-notch team hailing from culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences.

    To learn more, please send a cover letter and resume to Akhil Mehra (Founder & Managing Director) at

    We will be contacting qualified candidates by phone for in-depth interviews. We are looking for the right candidate to begin in July or early August, 2022.


    • Manage the operations of all aspects of the brewing facility – brewery, cellar, packaging, yeast and grain handling
    • Develop new recipes
    • Ownership of brew scheduling, including sourcing, inventory, beer production, packaging and coordination with our distribution partners.
    • Hire, manage and mentor production team members
    • Participate in, and bring solutions and ideas to operational and strategic management meetings
    • Daily execution of all brewing related tasks in accordance with Gopher Ventures safety, sanitization and quality standards
    • Meticulous sanitization management
    • Create and employ standard operating procedures (SOP) in partnership with management


    • Must be willing to relocate to Dehradun, Uttarakhand - India
    • 7+ years of commercial brewing experience in a mature craft market
    • Extensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitization, yeast health and fermentation, beer transfer and clarification and brewery quality control procedures
    • The highest level of professionalism, enthusiasm, positivity and integrity
    • A passion for hospitality, craft beer and travel
    • National awards, medals, or other recognition for your beers is a plus
    • Experience working on automated brewhouses (10-30Bbl)
    • Proven ability to prioritize and make knowledgeable decisions in a fast-paced, team-focused, dynamic organizational environment
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills
    • Has great attention to detail and takes initiative daily
    • Is meticulous about sanitization and has an appreciation for keeping things clean and organized.
    • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs repeatedly and work standing for prolonged periods.
    Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of all brewing and ancillary equipment


    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Paid PTO
    • Assistance with relocation
    • Positive and fun company culture, including opportunities to explore the Himalayan mountain range and the Indian subcontinent through organized team building activities
    • A beautiful work environment, including clear views of the Himalayan Foothills!
    • Free beer!

    Gopher Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.