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Head Brewer - Ventura Coast Brewing - Ventura, CA

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  • Head Brewer - Ventura Coast Brewing - Ventura, CA

    Ventura Coast Brewing Co. is a self-distributing 15BBL brewery and taproom located in the heart of downtown Ventura, CA. We are seeking an innovative and inspired individual to join our team as our Head Brewer. Our attached taproom, which focuses on community engagement and brand-building events, has enthusiastic staff and dedicated regulars who look forward to seeing creativity and development from our brewer.

    Position Description: The Head Brewer is a creative and collaborative leadership position responsible for all aspects of daily brewery operations to produce consistent, high quality, and innovative beer. They will contribute to our company culture and values by working alongside other company leaders to equip all staff members with beer and brewing knowledge.

    More About Us: Having seen meaningful growth since beginning operations in 2016, we are currently on track to package 1800 BBLs in 2022, and are looking forward to continued growth in our production, distribution, and retail environment. With a “quality over quantity” mindset, our focus is on managed growth in our local distribution program, strengthening our community engagement, and pushing creative boundaries, all while producing the reliably delicious and fresh beer our customers have come to expect. A recent expansion from 10 to 18 taps onsite leaves lots of room for creativity and exploration, while still maintaining our tried and true core offerings.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    -Manage and create production schedule with leadership team
    -All aspects of brewing from wort production, cellaring, and packaging
    -Manage second shift brewer and cellarman
    -Develop new and innovative products
    -Focus on brewhouse and overall COGS efficiencies
    -Raw ingredient procurement and inventory management
    -Run and maintain packaging line
    -Detailed record keeping of all brewing operations and procedures
    -Maintain, modify, and create SOPs to ensure that all processes are completed in a consistent and safe manner
    -Coldbox/warehousing management
    -Facilitate collaborations with other breweries
    -Conduct sensory education for taproom staff and team members
    -Represent the brewery at industry events
    -Work with Retail Manager for promotion of beer, brewery culture, and taproom staff education
    -Coordinate with Distribution Manager for events, collaborations and sales support
    -Make great beer, while fostering a great work environment!

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