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  • Lead Brewer - Wisconsin - Hacienda Beer Co.

    Job Title: Lead Brewer

    Hours: Full Time

    Location: Our Brewery in Baileys Harbor, WI

    Reports To: Production Manager

    Hacienda Beer Co. and Door County Brewing Co. are seeking an experienced brewer for immediate hire to join our production team in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. We are looking for someone with uncompromising commitment to quality and continuous improvement with exceptional motivation, work ethic, and professionalism.

    This position will be primarily involved in crafting beers for our experimental Hacienda Beer Co. brand but will on occasion help in recipe development and brand strategy for our larger Door County Brewing Co. brand (primarily contract brewed at a nearby facility). The Brewer’s primary role will be to lead all wort production on our 2-vessel 15-barrel QTS brewhouse and work directly with our Production Manager to develop new recipes and improve quality and consistency. The candidate will also be expected to assist in various aspects of cellaring, canning/bottling, warehouse management, taproom education, and inventory management on a weekly basis. This position requires flexibility to assist where needed and can provide many growth opportunities in the future.

    All applicants must be willing to move to Door County, WI—a picturesque area along Lake Michigan in Northern Wisconsin that has a heavy influx of seasonal residents and tourists.

    To apply, please send your resume, a short cover letter, and a minimum of 3 professional references to

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for wort production on a 15-bbl brewhouse—including but not limited to raw material handling, milling, mash/lauter operation, wort boiling, cooling, and brewhouse CIP.
    • Ability to strictly adhere to established recipes, processes, and SOPs, while providing suggestions on improvements.
    • Develop new recipes for our experimental beers.
    • Assist in cellaring of beers: CIPs, sanitizing equipment, managing fermentation schedules, yeast harvesting, dry hopping, ingredient additions, etc.
    • Assist in packaging on a weekly basis: canning, bottling, and kegging.
    • Assist in lab measurements: yeast counts, DO readings, gravities, pH, diacetyl tests, etc.
    • Maintain detailed records of all work performed.
    • Maintain warehouse and equipment cleanliness and organization.
    • Assist in preventative maintenance of all brewery equipment.
    • Assist in management of raw materials, chemicals, and packaging components.
    • Represent brand in a professional manner at both on- and off-site festivals and events.
    • Prioritize safety of yourself and others at all times and strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment.
    • A minimum of 2 years of relevant brewing experience in a professional brewery.
    • High school diploma (formal brewing education preferred, or college degree preferred)
    • Experience in brewing a wide variety of beer styles—with a specific emphasis on IPA, lager, and stout.
    • Experience in recipe formulation.
    • Experience with brewery maintenance and upkeep—and maintaining a regular preventative maintenance schedule.
    • Must be tuned in to the critical factors that dictate beer quality and have great tasting skills.
    • Experience operating a forklift and pallet jack.
    • Must be a dedicated hard worker with a level head.
    • Must be naturally driven to remain organized and keep a tidy and clean workspace.
    • Ability to work independently and manage time very well.
    • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a highly collaborative team.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Proficiency with modern office software, including Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Sheets).
    Physical Requirements:
    • Able to lift 55 lbs overhead.
    • Able to maneuver equipment in tight spaces.
    • Able to stack and maneuver 165 lb kegs.
    • Able to work on your feet for 8+ hours at a time.
    • Able to work in tight spaces where twisting, reaching, and climbing is required.
    Compensation & Benefits:
    • Competitive pay rate for an experienced individual with the right skills, starting at $20-25/hour
    • Medical and dental insurance.
    • Paid vacation and sick time.
    • 401(k) plan.
    • Numerous job-related perks.
    About Door County Brewing Co. and Hacienda Beer Co.:

    Founded in 2012, Door County Brewing Co. has grown into a community establishment in Baileys Harbor. We focus on brewing clean, approachable beers for the Door County community—beers that pair perfectly with the activities that bring people to our beautiful peninsula along Lake Michigan. Each DCBC beer has a unique story connecting it to Door County, so even after you leave the county, we hope you can reminisce about and continue to enjoy a little piece of our home through DCBC beer. DCBC beer is distributed throughout most of Wisconsin and in select markets in Illinois.

    Hacienda Beer Co. was launched in 2017 as an experimental side project to Door County Brewing Co. Hacienda focuses on creating modern, experimental beers—where our goal is to utilize creative brewing processes and ingredients to showcase bold and unique aromas and flavors in beer. Since its inception, Hacienda has made a name for itself for its highly flavorful and expressive beers, covering the full spectrum of beer styles—from subtle lagers and mixed-fermentation saisons to expressive IPAs to bold imperial stouts. Hacienda is distributed to select markets in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

    We have two taprooms serving our beer—our Music Hall in Baileys Harbor and our North Ave. Taproom & Kitchen in Milwaukee. These taprooms provide us with a direct feedback loop with our loyal customer base and give us the opportunity to tell our story through beer.