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Brewer/Cellarman (FT) - Sleeping Giant Brewing Company - Denver, CO

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  • Brewer/Cellarman (FT) - Sleeping Giant Brewing Company - Denver, CO

    Sleeping Giant Brewing Company is seeking a full-time Brewer/Cellarman. After launching in January 2015, we have enjoyed tremendous growth as the first dedicated contract brewery in the Western United States. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an aggressively growing start up.

    1+ year experience in a production brewery with multiple shifts is required, while a Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Food Science/Engineering, or certification by IBD, Siebel, etc. is desirable. Our culture is paramount to our success and we require contributing members of the team in this fun, family oriented environment. This is a ground-up organization with a focus on safety, quality, and productivity. We are a start-up, however one that will produce over 30,000BBL this year. We are looking for long term team members and meaningful advancement opportunities will be available as we undergo a cellar expansion.

    Compensation is competitive and DOE and benefits are available.

    The first and only dedicated contract brewery West of the Mississippi. Located in central Denver along Interstate 25, we are not only an excellent option for the Rocky Mountain region but for all of the West Coast, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest/Texas as the closest contract brewery. Furthermore, our location affords a strategic geographical advantage to Eastern/Midwestern/Southern brands currently distributing or looking to expand distribution to the West.

    Desired skills include, but are not limited to:

    • Grain handling and receipt

    • Brewhouse management from mash-in to cold wort production

    • Fermentation and Yeast Pitching

    • Sheet filtration and in-line carbonation operations, centrifuge experience a plus

    • Experience with Quality at Source and brewery analytical instrumentation – pH meters, DO meters, hemocytometers, microscopes, etc. required
    • Anton Parr and spectrophotometer experience preferred

    • Follow a Quality-at-Source Sample Plan

    • Follow the Brewing and Packaging Production Plan

    • Follow the Master Sanitation Schedule and perform CIP/SIP and associated chemical handling, titrations, and documentation

    • Experience with Autonomous Maintenance of pump, gearboxes, and hydraulics preferred

    (correct, inspect, lubricate, quick fix, adjustments).

    • Follow a Safe Plan of Action and Perform LOTOTO for non-standard work

    • Understanding of Continuous Improvement principles

    • Work in a Flexible Team Environment

    • Understanding of GMP

    • Participate in Sensory Program as needed

    • Excellent written and oral communication

    • Participation in development of SOPs and job-aids

    • Ability to communicate with the brewery

    • Proficiency in MS Office required

    • Orchestrated Beer proficiency preferred Ability to lift up to 55 lbs

    • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs

    -Forklift experience preferred

    • Skilled Trades (mechanical) experience is a plus

    • Ability to grow into new roles in the company

    Please submit resume and cover letter to This will be a rolling hiring process with jobs beginning immediately. Thanks for looking and have a great day! (Posted 5/9/2016)