Head Brewer

Job Description: 

Pilot Project Head Brewer


Opening in 2018, Chicago’s newest concept brewery is in search of a motivated Head Brewer and Founding Business Partner to help two disruptive homebrewers launch an industry-defining, small-format brewing facility in the city’s northern neighborhoods. In short, we are looking for an experienced brewer and project manager that’s willing to push an already disrupted industry further.


With plenty of details to share in confidence, applicants should be willing to work hard as a founding member of a star -up brewing business looking to support the growth of craft brewing locally and quickly at scale. If you’re a self-starter, team challenger, mechanical maker, killer communicator and often find yourself challenging the status quo, you sound pretty cool (and we’d like to talk to you).


Core Responsibilities

  • Primary contact for the brewing and all brewing equipment side of the business

  • Oversee and collaborate on recipe creation, coordination and development

  • Lead ordering of materials and inventory

  • Develop operating procedures for each phase of concepting, brewing, fermentation, and kegging

  • Operate brewhouse and produce batches from start to finish

  • Manage CIP cleaning of brewing and fermentation tanks, and other equipment

  • Maintain log of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation and assisting with finishing and packaging

  • Maintaining clean brewing practices in the brewhouse and cellar

  • Responsible for all preventative maintenance on brewhouse and cellar equipment, as well as the taproom

  • Willingness to help out with other tasks including taproom support, receiving, cleaning and other business-related details associated with lean start-up businesses

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with brewery partners


Qualifications & Experience

  • Expert project manager and ability to manage multiple projects at once

  • Willingness to work long hours and flexibility between days, evenings, nights and weekends

  • 4+ years of professional brewing experience

  • Mechanical experience and aptitude required

  • An expert understanding of all aspects of brewing not limited to cellaring, yeast handling, CIP, and sanitization

  • An understanding of quality assurance (QA) methods and procedures

  • Familiar with laboratory operations and basic knowledge of biology/chemistry is preferred

  • Excellent communication, time management, problem-solving and organizational skills

  • Natural leadership required with the ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision

  • Must be sociable, willing and comfortable to represent the brewery at events and in public

  • Knowledge of local Chicago breweries

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs

  • Must be a team player

  • Relentless pursuit of all things unique and challenging


Interested candidates should email pilotprojectbrewing@gmail.com with a resume and brief cover letter.




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Job Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States