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Lead Brewer - Fort Collins, CO

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  • Lead Brewer - Fort Collins, CO

    Snowbank Brewing in Northern Fort Collins is looking for a Lead Brewer. This position is full time year-round.

    We’re looking for people with:

    STRONG enthusiasm and passion for beer, dependability, commitment to the team, the craft, and to the company as a whole.

    The brewery should be treated like a home and the staff team like family. Respect for the people as well as the name and culture of our brewery and others is required. We insist on people who will take pride in the reputation of the entire organization and who will pitch in anywhere that help is needed. When the unexpected occurs, our staff will be able to depend upon each other to keep the business flowing smoothly.

    Essential duties and responsibilities of the position:

    Lead all day-to-day activities necessary to produce high quality, consistent beer

    Manage all brewery operations of our semi-automated 3 vessel 15 BBL brew system

    Manage and schedule our brewing assistant

    Effectively represent Beer Production in weekly meetings regarding Quality, Scheduling, and Production

    Assist in development and updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as necessary

    Hold self and brewing assistant accountable for adhering to SOPs and maintaining a sanitary and micro-biologically stable work environment

    Assist in implementation of new equipment and processes

    Work with owners in product development initiatives

    Maintain brewing, cellaring, and packaging related documentation in an organized and complete manner

    Provide hands on relief of all positions as necessary

    Provide leadership in decision making situations as needed

    Maintain healthy communication with other departments (Sales, Tap Room, Owners, etc.)

    Responsible for inventory control

    Oversee and improve production efficiency

    Monitor and improve packaged beer stability and quality


    Must be 21 years or older

    2+ years of leadership brewing experience

    Strong mechanical aptitude

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    An eye for the big picture and how the details support it

    The ability to work unsupervised and manage your own time and the time of others effectively

    Ability to lift 75lb and the ability to move 150lb

    Flexible schedule to attend events on evenings or weekends

    Ability to operate a forklift

    Knowledge of brewing quality and safety best-practices

    Proficient with office programs such as Google Docs and Google Sheets

    Bonus Points:

    Education from accredited brewing school or other technical brewing program

    STEM or other technical background or training

    Microbiological lab experience

    Knowledge of statistical quality methods such as Six Sigma

    Novel or unique brewing experiences


    To be determined based on experience

    Please send cover letter and resume to

    Please do not drop your resume off in person – no phone calls