Lead Brewer

About Us:
Shannon Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Keller, Texas. We are passionate about great beer—all natural, beautiful, wholesome, easy-drinking beer! Shannon Brewing Company’s great beer comes from a profound commitment to our “old-world” brewing process and using the best natural ingredients available. All our beer is brewed with pure Texas spring water, non-GMO grain, whole flower hops using our unique fire-brewed system.

About the Position:
We are looking for a Lead Brewer to add to our management team. The Lead Brewer will be an integral part of our production team and have great influence in the future of the brewery. He or she will participate in all aspects of the brewing process — including but not limited to recipe development, brewhouse operations, cellaring, packaging, barrel aging, yeast husbandry, laboratory operations and all associated beer QA/QC standards. Our brewhouse is very unique — fire heated in the mash tun and kettle.

The Ideal Candidate:
This is a hands-on position! The ideal candidate will have applicable brewing experience, a formal brewing education and a passion for the brewing industry. He or she will have a strong background in brewery operations, a history of professional brewing and/or a degree in brewing sciences. This person will also have experience in wort production, cellaring, packaging, yeast management, laboratory operations, packaging operations, QA/QC standards and applicable sanitation practices. The ideal candidate will have a passion for solving problems and creating value for the company and its customers.

Job Purpose:
The Lead Brewer’s primary responsibility is ensuring the Shannon Brewing Company is producing the highest quality beer possible — from grain to glass. This includes working as an integral member of the production team. This is a hands-on position — requiring the lead brewer to personally participate in all aspects of the brewing, cellaring and packaging process.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Recipe development.
Grain handling, milling and disposal.
Raw materials management and assistance.
Precisely following all brewery recipes for existing beers and developing new recipes.
Follow existing Stand Operating Procedures pertaining to brewing, cellaring, packaging and authoring / updating SOPs as needed.
Maintain detailed data records associated with brewing, cellaring, centrifuge operations, packaging and related activities.
Managing and developing the talent of the production team.
Data entry of all appropriate details in the brewery management software.
Daily gravity readings and recordings.
Daily CO2/DO reading and recordings as necessary to ensure product quality.
Maintain turbidity, CO2 and O2 levels within product specifications.
Manage and maintain brewing equipment.
Manage and maintain cellar equipment.
Oversee operations and maintenance of packaging department equipment, including kegging equipment, canning line and all associated machinery/supplies.
Oversee operations and maintenance of centrifuge and associated equipment.
Follow, develop and maintain best practices for all brewing, cellaring and packaging procedures.
Assist in managing inventory control of kegs, cases, cans and associated materials/supplies.
Manage yeast husbandry procedures and best practices.
Manage all yeast disposal procedures.
Oversee operations for dry spicing of fermented beer.
Oversee operations of all fining operations and best practices.
Startup and shutdown of associated facility processes.
Oversee operations and maintenance of CIP equipment.
Provide and receive continual innovation and improvements.
This position will have direct reports. Previous management experience is necessary.

Compensation & Benefits:
Base Salary
Profit Sharing
Monthly Beer Allotment
Health Insurance Stipend
Paid Vacation per Employee Handbook
Desired Skills and Experience:

Desired Skills and Experience:
A minimum of two years experience as a lead brewer is required.
Strong understanding of beer brewing and cellaring strategies is required
Laboratory skills are strongly desired: yeast management, DO/CO2 measurement, etc.
An entrepreneurial spirit and passion for beer
Mechanically inclined
Strong work ethic. The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
A college degree is preferred but not required.
Strong organizational and multi-tasking capabilities, strong communication skills; verbal, listening and written
Some evening and weekend work may be required.

If you wish to be considered for this position, send cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to:

Shannon Brewing Company
818 North Main Street
Keller, TX 76248
Or email to: info@ShannonBrewing.com