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In 1890 the finest German beer flowed from the taps of the Chattanooga Brewing Company. We grew into a six-story brewhouse that took up an entire block of Broad Street and produced over 150,000 barrels a year until Prohibition forced the brewery to close. Almost a century later, in 2009, two crafty engineers, brought together by their mutual love for beer, embarked on an adventure to brew something great in the city they both love.
Today, CBC is a historic brewery in Chattanooga’s Southside neighborhood with its own beer production facility. Brewing staff produce a line of core and seasonal “faultless quality” beers that are sold in Tennessee and North Georgia. We also pride ourselves on serving homemade food that is just as well thought out as our beers, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
We are a team of funny, motivated people who are passionate about our history and who work with a culture of responsibility, inclusion and autonomy. We are a laid-back yet professional company that promotes a safe work environment and equal employment opportunities.
About the role
We are looking for a head brewer with immediate effect, who will act as the head of the brewery side of the house on site and develop / implement a plan to expand our beer volume and our sales. Previous knowledge as a master brewer / master brewer required.
Responsibilities and expectations
- Establishing, tracking and maintaining the beer production side of the house’s sales, profitability and quality goals
- Monitor all brewhouse operations, equipment and team
- Creation and maintenance of the annual beer production plan
- Responsible for the entire brewing process and fermentation including brewing, turning on yeast, monitoring the yeast and CIP processes
- Maintain SOPs and create / implement new SOPs if necessary
- Have existing recipes and, if necessary, formulate new recipes
- Keep track of beer raw materials and supplies as well as laboratory supplies
- Maintain supply and use recommended safety equipment as per SOPs
- Educate GM and owners of chemical shortages, safety, hygiene, and quality control issues and concerns
- Understand the distributor’s policies and procedures and applicable delivery schedules
- Monitor and log quality, gravity, pressure, temperature, taste and carbonation of all tanks, fermenters, British, fermentation kegs
- Brew beer according to the production schedule
- CIP tanks according to the latest SOP
- Maintain the yeast stock and monitor quality control
- Maintain the appearance and working condition of all devices
- Calibrate the required equipment, e.g. E.g .: refractometer, pH meter, etc.
- Check your email and communicate with the management team including, but not limited to, the GM, sales rep, and distributor
- CIP tanks according to the current SOP
- Communicate with the marketing director about upcoming releases
- Attend a weekly management team meeting and give production updates
- Brewery supplies and product inventory and account for products sold in the taproom
- Quarterly passivation and preventive maintenance report
- Disassemble butterfly valves and ball valves for cleaning according to the plan
- Replace the water filter, inspect the heat exchanger and check the efficiency of the glycol system
- Internal beer training and tastings
- Submit quarterly Brewers Ops Report and Federal Excise Tax to TTB
Irregularly scheduled tasks
- Visit and work at beer festivals
- Talk to the media and the public
- Read brewing magazines to keep up with the technology
- Keep your ears peeled for potential future competition in your area
- Schedule new servers and bartenders to brew with you in the brewhouse for a day
- Serves as the face of CBC at local brewery meetings and gatherings, local beer tastings and regional / national festivals, during interviews or when writing articles for the media, etc.
- Lift and carry up to 70 pounds
- Frequent bending, stooping, pushing, lifting, kneeling and grasping
- Must be able to stand the whole shift or up to ten hours
- Work with hot, cold, and hazardous equipment and materials
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Chattanooga Brewing Company
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1804 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37405
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