Brewer

Website Muskoka Brewery

Description

The Brewer is a key position on the brewing team who must be a self-starter with great energy and true passion for craft beer and spirits. Our Brewing team works together under minimal supervision to execute daily brewing operations, lead with innovation and creativity on project brews, facilitate best-in-class quality standards, and actively participate in sales and marketing efforts through beer education and public relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Brewing Operations:

  • Performs all tasks associated with making great and consistent craft beers, from milling to the packaging tank.
  • Conducts a pre-inspection and operates all equipment associated with the brewing. Equipment includes but not limited to the malt mill, mash kettle, lauter tun, boiler, whirlpool, centrifuge, fermenters, chiller. Provide input on equipment optimization throughout growth initiatives
  • Prepares, organizes and tracks all materials used during the brewing process. Monitors the processes and makes adjustments as required to meet Muskoka Brewery’s high-quality standards.
  • Collects samples of beers throughout the brewing process, centrifuge and milling operations.
  • Performs thorough sanitation duties including the cleaning and maintenance of equipment and utensils to ensure quality standards are met

Quality and Freshness

  • Working closely with the Quality Control and Brewing Team, the Brewer will monitor the quality of production, end products and operational performance and quality and area sanitation.
  • Take measurements and conduct standardized tests on beer/wort to ensure compliance with Muskoka Brewery quality standards; factors such as gravity and pH
  • Conduct sensory evaluation such as Diacetyl, 3-MBT, DMS to proactively detect potential brewing quality concerns
  • The quality and freshness of our products from raw material to the consumer is everyone’s responsibility, together we help to facilitate high standards, resolutions and customer services at every opportunity. The Brewer will operator in an ambassador of the brewery whenever the opportunity arises
  • Promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards and incorporating proper body mechanics in training procedures.
  • This position will actively participate in our safe operations by providing feedback and suggestions to the Brewmaster and the JHSC to contribute to the continuous improvements of our brewery.
  • Inspects equipment and performance continuous housekeeping duties to meet the sanitation expectations

Project leads and Public Relations

  • Working with various departments, the Brewer will help lead projects (such as the moonlight kettle), development for recipe and beer profile, resourcing materials, educating other team members on the process, and present beer launches.
  • Lead consumer and customer beer education session including high profile events, food pairings, brewery tours, and support other sales and marketing efforts.
  • Proactively be the ambassador of Muskoka brewery through relationship building and networking initiative.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Ideal candidate will have 2 years of Brewing experience (Distillation an asset)
  • Successful graduate of Brewery Operations Management (an asset)
  • Strong understanding of equipment and the science of brewing
  • Able to lift 50lbs unassisted
  • Able to work at heights
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office operating systems
  • Strong understanding of equipment and the science of brewing
  • Available and able to work 12 hour shifts, overnights, weekends and holiday schedules as required

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