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

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

    Sleeping Giant Brewing Company is hiring again! We are currently looking for both full-time Brewers/Cellarmen as well as Packaging Specialists. 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 and be the architect of your own career path within the company.

    1+ year experience in a production brewery, a Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Chemistry/Food Science, or certification by IBD, Siebel, etc. is desirable. We will, however, consider any applicant that is intelligent, driven, and passionate not simply about beer, but about working at Sleeping Giant. 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 an expectation of multi-skilling across the brewery and a focus on safety, quality, and productivity. We are a start-up, however one that will produce over 30,000BBL this year. Packaging experience is strongly desired for the Supply Chain positions. Individuals looking to be a part of the team for the long haul will be given preference, and meaningful advancement opportunities will be available.

    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

    • Sterile filtration and in-line carbonation operations

    • Can, Bottle, and Kegging operations experience, including pasteurization and warehousing

    • Experience with Quality at Source and brewery analytical instrumentation – Anton Parr, pH

    meters, DO meters, Spectrophotometers, hemocytometers, microscopes, etc. 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 LEAN / 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 to the Senior Leadership Team

    • Proficiency in MS Office

    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

    • Forklift experience preferred

    • Skilled Trades (mechanical) experience is a plus

    • Ability to grow into a team leader role

    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 2/22/2016)