Head Brewer - *rare potential for profit sharing / possible equity*


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Pensacola, FL, US 



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Full time



Position Title:

Head Brewer - *rare potential for profit sharing / possible equity*

Job Description:

Position Posting: Head Brewer

RARE opportunity in the craft beer industry!  This planned 10 bbl brewery is in the heart of downtown Pensacola and is looking for a stand alone talented / creative brewer to lead its brewing process in the tap room.  For the right person, company ownership is willing to consider a profit sharing structure for the right candidate with a potential to gain serious equity that would be earned with tenure.  Buildout starts in September and the Grand Opening in late March / early April.  The founder of Holocene Brewing Co. has a proven track record of operational success and his sole focus is the team culture that sourrounds the product.  It all starts with hiring great team members and treating them right subsequently.  

Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Timing: September / October 
Compensation: Competitive salary based on skills and experience
Place: Pensacola, FL Learn more about living in Pensacola @ www.visitpensacola.com
Posting Close: Open until filled

About Us

Holocene Brewing Co. is a 10 barrel craft brewery with tasting room and kitchen opening in April 2019 in the heart of downtown Pensacola.  Our tap room will be an extension of our brand, where customers experience our passion for craft beer and connecting with our community, and proving business can be force for the better. Pensacola is a budding city in the heart of the gulf coast. It’s an affordable place to live, own a home, escape the traffic, and connect with people and nature' perfect / accommodating to a new brewery that's only passion is to bring Pensacola meticuously crafted fermented beverages.  

Job Summary

The role will have direct oversight of a small brewing team and report to ownership. This is a hands-on position managing all aspects of the manufacturing operations including brewing, production scheduling, inventory management, packaging, compliance, equipment fixes, training of serving staff, and supervision of staff. We're looking for someone that is flexible and collaborative, and wants to have fun making great beer, developing new  recipes, and maintaining product quality and consistency.  "Outside the box thinking" is a critical trait for this position.

• Manage all manufacturing / production operations of the brewery
• Detailed record keeping and quality control reporting
• Ability to manage yeast and critical parameters such as PH, cell viability and vitality, pitching rates, cropping, storage and maintenance, etc.
• Ability to maintain inventories of raw and finished goods
• Cellar work, including fermenter/bright tank CIP, beer transfer, packaging, etc.
• Federal, provincial and city production compliance reporting / filings
• Use proper operating, cleaning and preventative maintenance procedures
• Help develop and refine Standard Operating Procedures, particularly with an eye to improving consistency in brewhouse output
• Controls costs by minimizing waste, and continuously looking for opportunities to improve
• Develop and brew new and current recipes
• Production planning, brewing staff scheduling and inventory control
• Create a productive team environment with all staff
• Recruit, mentor and train staff
• Participates in festivals and promotional events
• Sales support including engagement with local restaurants, pubs and liquor stores
• Public tours, education, tastings and interaction with brewery guests
• Assist in future planning for growth
• Ability to travel, and work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
• Other duties as assigned

Important Note: Candidates must have valid work rights in the USA, including having a valid SSN. 


Job Requirements:

Minimum of 2 years similar experience as a Head Brewer, with proven knowledge of craft beer and brewing industry.  Minumum of 5 years experiecne as assistant brewer, if currently an assistant brewer.  

Physical Abilities

This job is physically demanding, requiring endurance to work on foot for extended periods of time, performing physical acts such as bending over, twisting, kneeling and climbing stairs. At times the role may be requires to assist the brewing team so requiring lifting heavy 55 pound objects and the ability to work in a manufacturing environment with water, humidity, steam, heat and hazardous cleaning materials.

Holocene Brewing Co.

1305 N 15th Ave
Pensacola, FL, United States

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