Hello!

My name is Andrew Lipsky and I am posting my availability for the Brewer position you have available.

I have almost 4 years professional brewing experience with working knowledge throughout the process (brewing, packaging, sales, etc.). With consistency and quality at the front of my mind at all times, I have advanced my career and contributed to my former breweries a wealth of ideas and information regarding recipe development, making processes more efficient, and innovative marketing tactics. I have produced and distributed beer in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho which allows me to have a firm understanding of flagship beers and trends as well as be innovative and adaptable to the target market.

During my career, I have had the opportunity to experiment with many recipes and have grown a strong fascination with unusual beers. When I first started this amazing career, I was definitely a "malt-head" leaning towards porters, stouts, etc. As I learned more about the process, came into contact with many different styles, and started developing my own recipes, my pallet evolved into the "hop-head" and sour fanatic I am today! With this in mind, one of my favorite benefits of this industry is crafting peoples' pallets to continue the craft beer revolution.

In addition to what I bring to the table, I offer a "Walking Sponge" attitude that allows me to continue growing as a professional brewer and contribute as much as possible to my employer. While I am always learning, I feel I have a strong understanding of brewing essentials and wish to contribute an exceptional brewer to be part of your team.

I am open to negotiation on my salary depending on other benefits offered. I am available to start as soon as needed and have included my resume in this thread. If required, I am happy to provide references upon request so please feel free to contact me anytime and I look forward to working with you very soon!

Cheers!

Andrew Lipsky
(828)200-3075



ANDREW NATHAN LIPSKY

2908 Ruby Mine Road, Franklin, NC 28734

(828)200-3075 lipskyandrew@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Head Brewer February 2018 - April 2018

Tantrum Brewing Company, Cleveland, GA

Designed flagship line-up/built recipes and brewed Pilot Batches for further development

Coordinated with equipment manufacturers for purchasing of essential machinery (Brewhouse, tanks, cool ship, etc.)

Established relationships with supply companies and distributors (Country Malt Group, BSG, Craft Kettle)

Developed SOP’s and spreadsheets for inventory management, production schedule, budgets, etc.

Collaborated with local events for promotional opportunities and to gain feedback on pilot batches

Brewer November 2017 - January 2018

Hop Valley Brewing Company, Eugene, OR

Operate 60 bbl brewing system to produce consistent, high quality wort for fermentation

Ability to multi-task and monitor up to 4 batches simultaneously

Maintain/Service/CIP brewhouse to maintain efficiency and safety

Perform necessary Cellar duties (transfers, yeast management, etc.)

Participate in community events (collaborations, festival, etc.)

Brewer October 2016 - September 2017

Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, Franklin, NC


Lead Brewing processes/Cellarman duties, packaging, and installation of new equipment

Recipe development on specialty beers, seasonals and pilot batches; recipe adjustment on flagships

Prepare/deliver orders to distributors in Asheville, NC and Winder, GA

Conduct Weekly/Monthly inventory

Sales/Brewery representation at accounts, events and festivals

Started/Ran Taproom events to drive Taproom sales (Trivia Nights, Open Mic, etc.)

Label design for cans/keg collars

Packaging Manager/Brewer/Production Assistant April 2016 - October 2016

Saw Works Brewing Company, Knoxville, TN


Lead/Assist in Brewing processes/Cellarman duties, packaging, and installation of new equipment

Prepare/Deliver orders to distributors in Knoxville and Nashville, TN.

Conduct weekly inventory (cans, lids, raw materials, finished product, etc.)

Coordinate volunteers/interns for tasks needed in brewery/cannery

Operation/maintenance of Wild Goose Canning Line

Warehouse Manager/Packaging Specialist July 2015 - Mar. 2016/Jan. 2012 - May 2012

Williamsburg AleWerks Brewing Company, Williamsburg, VA

Conducted daily Inventory Management (grain, packaging supplies, etc.).

Prepared orders for shipping; also responsible for receiving.

Assisted in Brewery processes/Cellarman duties (milling grain, transfers, cleaning of fermenting vessels, and packaging).

General maintenance and cleaning of brewery and warehouse.

First Mate/Deckhand May 2014 - Dec. 2014

Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. (Kon Tiki II), St. Thomas, USVI

Responsible for all duties related to operating the vessel including mooring, mechanical inspections, tour guide for passengers, safety, oversight of training and operations of other crew members, stocks, and general vessel maintenance.

Accomplishments:

Rapid promotion to First Mate.

Gained experience in Seamanship and operation/service of John Deer Marine Engines.

Regional Office Manager / Direct Dialogue Coach Aug. 2009 - July 2011

Greenpeace Australia/Pacific, Perth, WA / Greenpeace USA, San Diego & San Jose, CA


Supervised the operations, staffing, and training of up to 20 front line staff and team leaders. Promoted training innovations to other regional offices.

Responsible for meeting the regional sales/marketing goals.

Organized events to educate and raise awareness of the organization's mission and raise funds.

Represented the Australian Greenpeace Office at its international conference in Thailand.

Accomplishments:

Two major promotions within one year: youngest Regional Office Manager.

Within 6 months, turned around the regional office's historical poor performance into the top performing regional office in Australia. Revenues jumped to over $630,000 annually.

Additional Work Experience:

Delivery Load Puller Lowes Aiken, SC Mar. 2015- July 2015

Parts Specialist O’Reilly Auto Parts Oak Ridge, TN Sept. 2013 - Jan. 2014

Clerk Mr. K's Used Books Music & More, Oak Ridge, TN Jan. 2013 - Sept. 2013

Marketing/Promotions Coordinator Side Splitter's Comedy Club Knoxville, TN Jan. 2009 - June 2009

Server Downtown Grill and Brewery Knoxville, TN Nov. 2008 - Jan. 2009

Assistant Manager Gourmet Café and Market Oak Ridge, TN May 2008 - Nov 2008


SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, etc.)

Public Relations

Mechanically inclined


CERTIFICATIONS

Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) (Valid through 2019)

Merchant Marine Document OS/Wiper/FH Rating (Valid Feb 05, 2020)

PADI Certified Diver

Forklift Certified Operator


EDUCATION

Associate of Science, May 2014 Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge, TN