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    Grantsburg, WI

    Head Brewer for 5bbl startup 🍻 NW WI near Twin Cities

    Experienced brewer / asst. brewer wanted for Head Brewer position

    Brickfield Brewing in Grantsburg, Wisconsin (located an hour north of the Twin Cities) is looking for an experienced brewer to help them build a successful brand. The ideal candidate will be someone with at least entry level commercial brewing experience, who can manage a small, brand new 5bbl brewery. Someone who is entrepreneurial in spirit, creative, self-motivated and passionate! You will be expected to not only make the product, but also share your thoughts and input on the direction of the brewery. This roll is perfect for someone who is currently a brewer, or asst. brewer and would like to take on a more challenging and meaningful position. As our new Head Brewer you will have a lot of responsibility, but will be rewarded (and appreciated) for your drive. The right candidate should not only be able to brew beer, but also be friendly and outgoing, as he / she will be required to work in the tasting room and at events. Effective communication skills and positive attitude are a must.

    This position will include, but certainly not be limited to, all aspects of brewery production.

    Duties and responsibilities include:
    • Work closely with owners to design and execute a quality product
    • Recipe development
    • Solid understanding of raw materials and ingredients
    • Ability to work unsupervised and a self-starter
    • Work independently AS WELL AS part of a team
    • Ability to work long hours, including occasional weekends
    • Milling and mashing
    • All brewhouse operations
    • Knowledge of proper aeration / temp during knock out based on various beer styles
    • Maintain accurate documentation of all brewing steps
    • Proper yeast handling skills
    • Yeast harvesting and propagating
    • Full cellaring knowledge
    • Ability to preform proper and safe CIP procedures
    • Ability to work efficiently and Safely with required chemicals
    • Uphold strict brewery sanitation standards
    • Ability to climb latter and preform dry hopping tasks
    • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to move up to 165 lbs. and repeatedly lift 60 lbs.
    • Ability to comfortably squat, bend, kneel and stretch on a regular basis
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good cleaning / housekeeping habits
    • Ability to create and execute a functional brewing schedule
    • Keep accurate, and up to date inventory of raw materials
    • Work closely with owners / farmer to schedule spent grain removal
    • Ability to multitask
    • Enjoy good beer, smile, and truly be part of the Brickfield Brewing team.

    Grantsburg, Wisconsin is located an hour north of the Twin Cities and home to Crex Meadows, one of the largest state-owned wildlife areas and located only a few miles the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Candidates interested in everything outdoors from hiking, biking, paddling, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVing, and nature viewing will find Grantsburg to be the ideal outdoor mecca. Grantsburg School District is one of the highest rated schools in the country, consistently receiving awards from U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek for academic and enrollment success. Brickfield Brewing is located downtown Grantsburg in a recently remodeled early 1900’s brick building, formerly a creamery, with a large outdoor patio overlooking Memory Lake / Wood River – a park with a lake, camping, four-season trail system, paddling, picnic spots and more. Come join our team and be part of revitalizing a small, active and supportive community.

    Head brewer will report directly to owners and will be offered a competitive wage and compensation package. Our goal is to be open summer 2018.

    Please send resume to Ben & Nicki Peterson at


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