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Head Brewer wanted at start-up brewery in Hudson, NY

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  • Head Brewer wanted at start-up brewery in Hudson, NY

    Union Street Brewing is a Hudson, NY brewery with a taproom and beer garden in the Hudson Valley region. Under the guidance of a Head Brewer we will produce high-quality craft beers that embody the spirit of the verdant Hudson Valley and its rich historical and multicultural past. The brewery is located in a 1930’s warehouse that is currently under construction.

    We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with large brewery experience wanting for a more hands on and creative role and to help us with the start-up of our brewery and taproom. He/she will plan our initial beer recipes and lead our brewery facility. The Head Brewer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations including but not limited to planning for and setting up the brewing facility, packaging & quality management. Creating delicious and innovative beers that our customers will enjoy and working with the Front of the House team to continue product innovation and development will be the cornerstones of this role. This role will be a full-time position starting approximately in spring/summer 2023.

    More specific responsibilities are noted below:
    • Participating in the commissioning and installation of the 10 BBL brewery equipment and trial runs of initial beer production – spring 2023
    • Formulating and perfecting beer recipes and ensuring readiness for taproom opening in summer 2023
    • Leading all elements of brewing, packaging and quality management operations
    • Direct hiring and supervision of all brewery staff members; maintaining staffing schedules and monitoring of labor budgets
    • Managing production schedules, inventory, reporting, budgeting and forecasts
    • Maintaining the safe and effective operation of brewery equipment and other related machinery and training staff on systems, processes, and recipe development
    • Working in tandem with the owner team of Union Street Brewing on new beer and product development process
    • Responsible for procurement planning of raw materials necessary for production;

      Our ideal candidate looks something like this:

      • Minimum of 5 years experience in a commercial production brewery
      • Experience hiring and managing others
      • Willingness to travel for events/festivals
      • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Excel
    • Collaborative spirit with a hands-on attitude and a strong work ethic
      • Open communicator with an ability to give and receive constructive feedback
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to be an advocate for the product and the craft beer industry at trade shows and other evens
    • interest in and skillful at training tap room staff in the beers produced

      Physical demands / Working conditions:

      • Frequent lifting: up to 60 lbs.
      • Frequent moving: up to 165 lbs.
      • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job such as operating production and packaging equipment, driving a forklift, and operating pallet jacks
      Successful candidates should be able to stand, kneel, crawl, crouch, squat, lay on your back, sometimes at heights to perform their job in conditions that can be wet, slippery, steamy, hot, and/or loud.

      Compensation and Benefits:

      • full time salaried position with a base salary commensurate with previous experience;
      competitive paid time off, health care stipend, professional development and other perks

    If interested, please email your resume, a cover letter with salary requirements to