Director of Beer


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Lewes, DE, US 

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Director of Beer

Job Description:

Crooked Hammock Brewery is looking for a Director of Beer/Brewmaster to join the brew team! The Crooked Hammock is an escape from the everyday. Our whimsically designed brewpubs, easy drinking craft beer and flavorful cookouts are made to transport folks to a place of fun and memorable moments spent with loved ones, new and old. We are part of La Vida Hospitality which was formed to create powerful emotional bonds with our team and our guests by developing and operating lifestyle focused hospitality brands. Simply put, we’re here to Enjoy the Ride, and we're stoked to find a passionate, experienced brewing expert to help lead the charge behind crafting the industry's tastiest beer. The Director of Beer is the leader of the Crooked Hammock beer brand! 
Crooked Hammock's Director of Beer will...
  • Be the leader, figurehead, and brand ambassador for the Beer program of Crooked Hammock Brewery
  • Set the direction for our beer program (brewing operations, quality, sales, and marketing)
  • Work with Beer Brand/Marketing Coordinators to develop beer release calendar, strategy, and pricing
  • Work with Beer Brand/Marketing Coordinators and Director of Brewery Operations (DBO) on events, festivals and competition schedules.
  • Work with DBO to develop, standardize, and implement SOPs across all facilities
  • Work with DBO and Lead Brewers on recipe development and best practices
  • Work with DBO and Lead Brewers on best packaging practices and procedures
  • Work with DBO to develop brewery training program
  • Work with DBO on long term planning and budgets
  • Work with DBO to develop QC/QA program and labs
  • Hire Brewery leadership, develop job descriptions and assist on other department leadership selections
  • Work with Director of Operations and Director of Sales to develop a sales plan, establish and maintain distribution relationship
  • Develop training program for brewery leadership & brewery team with DBO
  • Establish an outside continued education program
  • Work with all department heads on various projects, participate in meetings for selections, budgets, strategy, critical path, reviews, etc.
  • Work with the Financial department and DBO on all beer related expenses.
  • Conduct annual evaluations for brewery leadership
  • Enjoy the Ride!

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years' experience in brewing production with advanced leadership skills and strong technical skills. The Director of Beer should possess an understanding of federal & state regulations regarding brewed beer, as well as an understanding of brewing equipment, water piping & volume flow, electrical components & simple mechanics, and maintenance of glycol/cooling systems pertaining to brewery operations. This position requires a passion for the craft and relentless pursuit of producing the best product.

This position will be based out of our Delaware locations with a decent amount of travel to our Myrtle Beach, SC location. 

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Crooked Hammock Brewery jobs
36707 Crooked Hammock Way
Lewes, DE, United States

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