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    Jul 2015
    Minneapolis, MN USA

    Head Brewer - Minneapolis, MN

    Seeking Head Brewer for Brewpub in Minneapolis
    10 BBL system with a barrel aging program

    Day Block Brewing Company is located in Minneapolis MN walking distance to US Bank Stadium. Day Block Brewing Company is a Brew Pub operating with a scratch kitchen specializing in pizza.

    This is a full time, salaried position. Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

    The Head Brewer is responsible for all operations related to the brewing process and directing the Assistant Brewer. This position will follow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to
    • Responsible for all areas of brewing, cellaring, tank cleaning, filtering and yeast management.
    • Responsible for mashing, lautering, wort boiling, and transferring to the fermenter.
    • Responsible for transferring beer to serving vessels including, but not limited to, brite tanks, kegs, cans and bottles.
    • Maintaining the use of standard operating procedures to ensure the beer is produced consistently, free of defects, true to style and of the highest quality.
    • Assist with the procurement of raw materials and other inventory items as it relates to the brewing process.
    • Assist with recipe development.
    • Monitor water quality, gravities, temperatures, and carbonations.
    • Stay current with developing beer styles and propose new beer recipes.
    • Provide leadership for the Assistant Brewer, Serving staff, and Bartenders through education and training.
    • Assist in collecting samples for lab analysis when applicable.
    • Work with brewery staff to ensure a clean and safe work environment is maintained at all times.

    Working Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Flexible to work a rotating schedule as business needs arise (typical work week = 45 hours).
    • Position requires standing for long periods of time, bending, stooping, twisting, and lifting products and materials weighing up to 70 pounds.
    • Routine pushing, pulling, reaching, upper body and arm rotation, arm extension, and climbing ladders.
    • Exposure to various temperature changes.
    • Able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (ear plugs, gloves, boots, etc.).

    Supervision of Others
    This position assists in the supervision and direction of the Assistant Brewer and direction for brewpub staff including servers and bartenders

    • Degree in Brewing Science or Technology is required.
    • 3+ Years brewing experience in a production brewery or brewpub is required.
    • Knowledge of safe work operations, safety policies, and procedures.
    • Attention to details, cleanliness, and an ability to recognize when there is a problem.
    • Computer and record keeping skills.
    • Highly organized.

    Quality Control
    • Overall goal is to produce the highest quality beer as possible with regards to consistency and taste.
    • Oversee the Brewery’s quality program and practices.
    • Develop and review quality reports/statistics to ensure consistent, quality finished goods.
    • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to, improved upon where applicable and trained to for new hires/transfers.

    General Administration
    • Work with Owners to review appropriate financial statements, sales and activity reports and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement.
    • Identify and rectify areas for cost reduction and program improvement.
    • Establish key metrics and then develop & implement plans to achieve production goals, always keeping profitability as a priority.
    • Evaluate operating results throughout the brewery to ensure that beer growth objectives are being met and makes sure that key metrics are communicated to the team.
    • Ensure team members have the right tools, knowledge and equipment required to do their jobs effectively.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Last edited by satorix; 07-16-2019 at 12:23 PM.

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