We are a start up microbrewery in Cork in Ireland. We intend to start production in September this year. It is a very exciting time here in Ireland as craft brewing is slowly taking off in Ireland and we are sure will explode in popularity in the next 3 to 4 years. The position would suit an energetic person who is looking for a challenge and obviously willing to relocate to Ireland. This position might someone with relevant brewery experience but not a Head Brewer at the moment who wants to step up to the challenge of being Head Brewer.

We are building a creative, youthful, and ambitious environment where we can push the limits of brewing and provide our customers with a product they can be proud of.

Brewmaster Job Description

Our company is looking for an ambitious brewer who can come in and run the operations side of the brewery. The Brewmaster will be responsible for the entire beer making process, which includes selecting the ingredients, creating the recipe, mixing the materials, overseeing the fermentation process, and the production process. Our Brewmaster will personally brew and ferment the beer, clean the tanks and play a large role in analyzing future product offerings. The brewmaster will be given the tools and autonomy to create, therefore it is critical that candidates be extremely creative. This position will require great vision and passion for quality beer. Technical expertise solving brewing equipment malfunctions and building setup are a major plus. Experience of more than 2 years in a commercial brewing environment is strongly suggested.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Specific duties include:
Proper storage and handling of all bulk and bagged malts, hops and salts
Accurate measurement of malt and hop types and quantities for each batch
Keeping brew house production on proper timing to avoid delays
Monitoring of all wort production processes to maintain highest quality wort stream
Complete and detailed documentation of each batch using approved forms
Checking of gravities and cell counts in fermenter after wort additions
CIP procedures for all brew house equipment, cleaning all brew house work areas on regular basis
Assisting in raw material inventories as required.
Follow proper purchasing procedures.

Position Requirements:
2-4 years brewing industry experience
Bachelor's degree or coursework in a science discipline or engineering is desirable
A General Certificate or Diploma in Brewing from a recognized institution
Strong time management skills
Attention to detail is critical
Good basic computer skills

Pick up and pour 44 pound boxes of hops
Lifting up to 55 pounds of malt into mill
Driving a forklift
Working in confined spaces
Periodic weekend duty

The West Cork Brewing company offer a competitive salary for the right candidate, a rewarding work environment and growth for committed professionals.

If interested please email henrythornhill@gmail.com