Brewer - Tapistry Brewing - Bridgman, MI
Tapistry Brewing Company located in Bridgman, MI (located just one mile from Lake Michigan) is seeking a passionate, team-oriented, and meticulous person to join our production team as a brewer. Founded in 2013, Tapistry is an award-winning microbrewery with one goal: creating excellent and consistent craft beer. As our distribution grows, we are looking to expand our team with a flexible, enthusiastic, and focused brewer. INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:

Position Overview: Brewer
The brewer reports directly to the owner and is responsible for monitoring and carrying out brewhouse operations. The position is required to take on the responsibility for various cellar and quality operations, as well as beer packaging, scheduling and coordination of all operations in addition to the duties of brewing and training of staff. Successful candidates must demonstrate a high degree of motivation, accept responsibility for process outcomes, and is required to show flexibility to work shifts and weekends outside of their primary schedule as business dictates. The candidate must display a high level of mechanical aptitude with proficiency in using necessary tools.

Brewer Responsibilities Include:
• Wort production on the 15 bbl Brewhouse
• Milling grain
• Dryhopping, fining, and monitoring fermentation in tanks
• Racking beer between fermentors and brite tanks
• Cleaning and filling kegs
• Equipment maintenance scheduling and execution
• Yeast management, storage and propagation
• Basic lab skills
• Cleaning and sanitizing tanks and other brewery equipment
• Participation in cellar, yeast management, and quality control tasks.
• Setting up, operating, and cleaning the canning line
• Receiving and organizing shipments
• Comply with all brewing and quality assurance operations, policies and procedures.
• Work effectively with all members of the brewing and quality teams.
• In the event of process irregularities, demonstrate an ability to take decisive action that leads to resolution, while abiding by sound brewing principles.
• Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and orderliness in the production area
• Following production SOPs and contributing to their ongoing development
• Keeping accurate, timely, and legible records
• Troubleshooting mechanical equipment to ensure safe and timely production of finished beer
• Communicating with the head brewer to understand and fulfill responsibilities
• Reporting safety, maintenance, or beer quality issues urgently to the head brewer
• Supporting and promoting Tapistry Brewing’s core values and purpose

Required Experience/Skills:
• 1 or more years of experience in a production brewery, producing wort
• College education or equivalent trade school / military (concentrations in brewing, food processing, science or engineering are preferred)
• Passion for craft beer and brewing
• Ability to demonstrate repeatable, unsupported proficiency of complicated and sensitive tasks after training, practice, and feedback
• Growth-oriented mindset with a willingness to openly communicate mistakes and gaps in knowledge
• Mechanical knowhow and savvy (experience with a canning line is a plus)
• Solid communication skills
• Organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
• Friendly, positive, confident and engaging attitude.
• Keen understanding of food safety and sanitation practices.
• A valid and current driver's license
• 21 years of age or older
• Ability to lift 55-pound bags above shoulder height
• Ability to lift and carry 55-pound bags
• Ability to climb ladders
• Ability to move 165-pound kegs
• Ability to unload 2,500-pound pallets, 50-55 pounds at a time
• Ability to work in tight spaces with low clearance for extended periods of time
• Ability to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures
• Ability to work with hazardous chemicals and wear personal protective equipment

Brewer Additional Responsibilities Include:
• Responsibilities listed above
• Keeping produced flagship beers within spec to maintain brand consistency
• Counting and recording inventory
• Planning and maintaining the production calendar
• Ordering ingredients and cleaning supplies
• Working closely with the owners to develop and execute production plans
• Assigning and supervising the work of production staff
• Making daily decisions on resource allocation to accomplish production goals
• Maintaining and operating barrel-aged program
• Development of new recipes
• Communicating beer descriptions to bar and events staff

Brewer Additional Experience Includes:
• 3+ years of production brewing
• Experience with a Microcanner or equivalent packaging line
• Proficient in Google Suite and cloud storage