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  • Cypress and Grove is looking for full time production brewer

    Cypress & Grove Brewing Company is looking for Full time Brewer with potential to move into a Production Manager role.

    Cypress and Grove Brewing Company is a 15-barrel brewery located in Gainesville Florida. We operate a 3-vessel steam fired brew semi-automated brew house with 90 bbl of cellar space (~1200 bbl/year capacity) and infrastructure in place for easy expansion. We have a large taproom and currently distribute draft product in the Gainesville and St. Augustine markets. Package beer and expanded distribution are among our immediate expansion plans. We are a small company and are looking for a dynamic qualified individual to help us grow.


    Job Description

    We currently are seeking a full-time production brewer that possesses the potential to move into a head brewer position and possibly beyond. The responsibilities of the open position include, but are not limited to:
    • Raw ingredient handling, all aspects of a brew day, transferring wort/beer, yeast handling, packaging, monitoring fermentations, etc.
    • Operate brew house with maximum attention to detail and accuracy (milling, mashing, lautering, proper gravities, etc.)
    • Yeast management (harvesting, pitching and counts/viabilities)
    • Tank management (gravity checks, trub dumps and dry-hopping)
    • CIP and Sanitization on all vessels (fermenters, heat exchanger, mash tun, kettle, and bright beer tanks)
    • Mash tun cleaning including removal of spent grain
    • Troubleshooting, technical maintenance and by-the-letter adherence to SOP’s
    • Maintain an inventory of raw materials & brewery supplies
    • Ability to understand and pinch hit in cellar and packaging when needed
    • Organize production logs, inventory reports, packaging logs, etc.
    • Work and communicate well across all levels of a brewery operation (management, cellar, packaging, FOH, customers, suppliers, etc.)
    • Assist with the development of our QA/QC program
    • Mechanical skills adequate to maintain brewery equipment as well as general facilities


    Requirements
    At a minimum, the Production Brewer must have the following:
    • 2+ years’ experience working as a brewer in a production brewery
    • Clean driving record
    • Minimum 21 years old
    • Strong independent work ethic, yet able to work well in a team setting
    • Self-starting attitude
    • Excellent organization and communication skills
    • Ability to become certified to operate a forklift and pallet jack/stacker
    • Ability to stand for prolonged periods
    • Ability to stoop, crouch, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs and stand for extended periods of time in a warehouse environment
    • Ability to manipulate valves and clamps
    • Ability to read and follow written English instructions
    • Ability to regularly lift/carry heavy supplies, like bags of grain repeatedly (55 lbs) and occasionally lift kegs of beer (160 lbs)
    • Ability to work in a brewery environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot and cold
    • Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
    • Availability to work a varied schedule, potentially involving long days, evenings, and weekends
    • Basic computer skills and ability to complete forms and write instructions
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong time management skills
    • Ability to be friendly, informative and professional while representing our company at outside events and in the brewery


    Alcohol Responsibility – The candidate must fully understand that they are a representative of not only the Cypress and Grove Brewing Company, but of the alcohol beverage industry. They are to conduct themselves within the limits of the law and with concern to the education of responsible consumption at all times. This includes working hours, trade shows, festivals and while entertaining in the name of the company. Any poor reflection or legal matters that may arise due to poor judgment may be dealt with by means of disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Compensation:
    Compensation is based on experience and your starting pay will reflect that. We provide an atmosphere of professional and personal development. We are an equal opportunity employer and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and in compliance with all applicable laws of the United States and Florida. Please send your resume in your response to this job listing to gary@cypressandgrove.com. Please do not call or stop by until you have been asked to do so. We will reach out to you should your qualifications be a match for this position.
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