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Cellarman/Assistant Brewer Needed at Ankrolab Brewing in Naples, FL

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  • Cellarman/Assistant Brewer Needed at Ankrolab Brewing in Naples, FL

    Ankrolab Brewing Company is looking for a full-time cellarman that will morph into an assistant brewer role as production and need increase. Ankrolab is located in sunny Naples Florida We operate a 15bbl brewhouse with a 150bbl cellar capacity. We opened in May of this year and are slowly ramping up production. Currently one of our biggest needs is somebody to take ownership of kegs, cleaning, keeping both coolers organized, filling, along with tasks such as draft line cleaning and crowler machine maintenance.

    Experience brewing is not required. Here is a list of some things that we are looking for:
    A hard work ethic and willingness to learn
    Attention to detail
    Must be able to follow written and oral directions
    Prior knowledge of beer and the brewing process is desirable
    You must be able to work safely at all times, and always wear appropriate PPE
    The position will require you to lift up to 55 lbs repeatedly and move up to 165 lbs safely
    Climb ladders
    You will often be working in hot and cold as well as wet environments with dangerous chemicals and CO2
    Being forklift certified is a plus
    Open sewn grain bags the proper way, not like a savage
    At least 21 years old

    Sample of Initial Tasks:
    Keg washing
    Maintaining taproom cooler inventory
    Monthly inventories of grain, kegs etc.
    Making tea/soda
    Draft line cleaning/maintenance
    Grain down-stacking
    Milling in according to recipe
    Packaging beer into kegs
    General cleaning-to include floors, tank exteriors, changing blow off buckets etc
    COP of yeast brinks and other vessels
    Making starter wort
    Helping with general maintenance of equipment
    More cleaning
    Other tasks as assigned

    If you work hard and show a willingness to learn, the position will move more towards an Assistant Brewer.

    Types of Eventual Tasks
    CIP of fermenters, brite tanks, brewhouse
    Beer transfers
    Recipe Development
    Dry Hopping
    Gravities/ph and other lab tasks
    Yeast propagation

    This is an entry level position, you will be fully trained on the job. You will report directly to the Head Brewer. Starting pay is $13hr. Please send a Resume,Cover letter and a brief email about your interest in the position as well as your top 3 beers to Lynden Preuss Please no drop-ins or phone calls.