Smog City Brewing Co is seeking a full time shift brewer to join our team in Torrance, CA.

This position requires brewery experience- if you have not worked in a brewery you will not be considered for this position.

The ideal candidate will possess an extraordinary cleaning prowess, an insane attention to detail, a ridiculous work ethic, be a team player, and have OCD tendencies towards producing the highest quality beer.

We are a small and nimble team who gets a ton of work done with very few employees. If your idea of working in a brewery is pushing buttons and drinking beer, don't apply.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Wort production on a manual 15bbl direct fire system
  • Milling, Mashing, Boiling, Heat Exchange, Pitching Yeast, Brewhouse CIP
  • Yeast cell counting with a cellometer, calculating pitch rates
  • Data recording and use of production software
  • Receiving raw materials and maintaining accurate inventory
  • CIP of fermentors/bright tanks as well as manual cleaning

Other responsibilities:

  • All aspects of beer transfers including centrifuging, fining, carbonation
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment at all times.
  • Keep accurate brew/cellar logs and governmental compliance paperwork.
  • Participate in beer festivals and events.
  • Busting your ass to get the job done.
  • Assist in safety compliance and QA/QC.
  • Learn and adhere to standard operating and safety procedures in wort production, vessel cleaning and sanitation, yeast handling, fermentation and maturation, sample collecting and filtration operations.
  • Understand and adhere to recipes and formulas.

Minimum physical abilities required
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, overnight and/or weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly and maneuver at least 175 lb containers.

Necessary Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently
  • Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects it
  • Excellent beer knowledge. A good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.
  • Subject line of email must read: Eight inebriated elephants acting inebriately
  • Be able to collaborate with the team and have a strong desire to help create amazing beer.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.

  • A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or formal brewing education preferred in addition to brewery experience.
  • If you do not have brewery experience please don't apply.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to

The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.

Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and formal/informal brewery training.

You must provide 3 references, one character reference and two professional references. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.

References WILL be checked.