About This Position

TailGate Brewery starts and stops with culture. Our people, our quality, and our processes. We thrive on planning, organization, fast paced growth, and ability to pivot at a moments notice. Flexibility in this industry and position are critical to success. We seek an experienced lead or head Brewer who is talented, educated, and shares our passion for quality and the growth of the team around him/her.

Job Overview

This role is responsible as the point for all day to day brewing. We operate a number of brewhouse sizes, and focus on an innovative production schedule. Brew days will be on our 8bbl pilot system, 50bbl production system, our 3bbl ciderhouse, and developing new wild fermentation program in our 3rd satellite tasting room in Nashville.


TailGate Brewery is a craft brewery in Nashville, Tennessee. With 3 brewhouses, in 3 taprooms. As a company, TailGate prides itself by its people first mentality. The culture makes the company. As a brewery, TailGate Brewery is quality first. Great beer is a requirement. The taprooms welcome people and families of all ages and proudly share award winning craft beer with palettes of all kinds.


The candidate is responsible for the full scope of company brewing including but not limited to: Management, operation, upkeep and maintenance of all equipment, production and packaging schedules, all aspects of production including cellaring, packaging, yeast management, maintaining accurate and detailed records, ensuring a clean and sanitary work environment, quality control processes, managing a brewery team, participation in company meetings and initiatives and working with other company department heads.


Proven ability to contribute to a successful team
Should have experience in comparable brewhouse systems
More than 3 years experience in professional brewing, and has held either Lead or Head Brewer roles in the past
Extensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast handling, and QA/QC
Formal brewing education degrees and certifications is favorable
Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Must be able to lift 65 lbs and move 175 lbs regularly
Must have ability to stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch
Ability to work near moving parts and machinery
Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus the ability to see color; either with or without accommodations
The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently
Availability early, late, nights and weekends.

TailGate Brewery prides itself on generous salary structure, company sponsored health benefits, and flexible Paid Time Off.

Qualified candidates should apply directly via email to: wesley(at)tailgatebeer.com. Please do not contact the taproom to apply.

Job Type: Full-time