Technical Brewer


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Yakima, WA, US 


Brewing / Packaging: Brewer, Quality Control Manager
Craft Breweries: Brewer

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Technical Brewer

Job Description:

YCH HOPS is seeking a skilled and passionate lover of brewing, hops, and agriculture to join our team in a new role as Technical Brewer to shape our brewing and sensory programs.

What You’ll Do:
  • Develop and implement YCH’s brewing and sensory programs for hop product evaluation, education and customer support
  • Work across departments and closely with our lab, quality assurance, operations and sales departments to achieve brewing experimentation and staff education goals
  • Brew technically sound beer, work with brewing customers on technical challenges, teach YCH staff and manage sensory
  • Help manage Hop Selection
The ideal candidate possesses a blend of technical and collaborative skills adept at engaging employees and customers while performing rigorous, science-based brewing. You excel at creating programs then establishing consistent processes. You are adept at communicating with brewers, lab personnel and production staff and have proven abilities in technical brewing, sensory science and data management. You relish a diverse range of work which will include early stage program development and implementation. For the right technical brewer obsessed with hop quality, flavor and aroma this role will open possibilities to experiment and learn that are unparalleled.

Job Requirements:

  • Passion for brewing, science, hops, agriculture and quality
  • BS or BA Degree preferably in Brewing Technology, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science
  • Certification in Brewing Science (eg. OSU, UC-Davis, Siebel) or Masters of Science in Brewing a plus
  • Preferably 5 Years’ experience in brewing industry in brewing, quality or lab roles
What we offer
  • The chance to shape craft brewing and satisfy your deep curiosity about hops
  • Competitive brewing salary (plus Yakima’s low costs of living) and annual bonus potential
  • Generous health, dental, vision, benefits package
  • 401K with matching contributions
  • Vacation and sick leave starting at 4 weeks per year plus more paid holidays
About YCH HOPS (Yakima Chief-Hopunion)
YCH is a unique grower-owned supplier of premium hops. Our mission is to connect family farms with the world’s finest brewers. We collaborate closely with brewers around the world on using hops to brew distinctive, delicious beers. We also work closely with Select Botanicals Group on new hop variety development and quality growing practices. YCH is in sunny Yakima, Washington just on the east side of the Cascades in the heart of Hop Country with easy access to great beer, the Cascades, giant rivers, rainforests, deserts and more fruit and hops than you thought possible. To learn more about us and find our 2016 sustainability report please visit