Head Brewer


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Olympia, WA, US 


Brewing / Packaging: Head Brewer
Craft Breweries: Head Brewer
Management / Finance: Production Manager


$45,000.00 per year

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Head Brewer

Job Description:

Fish Brewing, proud producers of award winning of beers, wines, ciders, and spirits is seeking a head brewer.  This position is stationed at our landmarked Olympia brewery.  We are looking for a brewer who can lead our team, focus on quality and consistency, and be an innovator of new, traditional, and eclectic styles of beer.
Job Responsibilities
The Head Brewer is responsible for brewing, fermentation, and filtration.
  • Brewing responsibilities cover monitoring inventory and quality of all brewing raw materials, brewhouse efficiency and wort quality, and adjustment of recipes as needed to maintain consistency. The Head Brewer is responsible for training brewers.
  • Fermentation responsibilities include overseeing yeast management (cropping, pitching, general health of the yeast, propagation of new cultures).  The tracking and evaluation of fermentation profiles is a parallel task of yeast management.  Also, Head Brewer trains and oversees cellar staff on tank cleaning, yeast pitching, and housekeeping.
  • Filtration responsibilities include managing filtration and/or centrifuge of all beers”to include decisions on when the beer is ready to filter, blending of beers.
  • The Head Brewer develops and updates all SOP's for the above areas and keeps track of beer production from grain to glass.
  • The head brewer also focuses on local compliance with Sanitation, aids in scheduling in the department, and manages the flow of raw brewing materials throughout the brewing process.  Other duties include in-house tastings with brewing staff and pub staff, product freshness testing, working with the marketing dept on beer descriptions, and advising management on beer styles.


Job Requirements:

Skills and Qualities
  • Willing to work any shift, fill in for brewers as needed.
  • Flexibility to being on-call 24/7.
  • 3 years of brewing experience
  • Lift at least 75+ lbs
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Promote teamwork, this is essential as we are a small group of dedicated brewers who are passionate about making great beer.
  • Troubleshooting skills
Skills and Qualities that are a Plus
  • 5+ years of brewing in a production brewing environment
  • Brewing, engineering, or degree in a  science related field
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Computer skills in MS Word and Excel and Orchestrated Beer (SAP One)
Pay for this position is $40K-$50K per year + bonuses. We also offer paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance. Also, we have great perks such as discounts at our pubs!