Head Brewer Job Description

Below is an example job description for a Head Brewer / Brewmaster, intended for use as a template for a craft brewery.

A Head Brewer at a craft brewery is the chief individual responsible for overseeing the entire brewing process and the quality of the beer produced. They not only direct and supervise the brewing operations but also work on recipe development and innovation. Head Brewers often take on a leadership role, managing teams, and coordinating with other departments, such as marketing, to ensure the brewery's success. They play a pivotal role in defining the brewery's identity and offerings through their creative and technical expertise in beer production.

About Our Brewery

[Brewery Name] is a passionate team dedicated to producing high-quality, innovative craft beers. Located in the heart of our vibrant city, we have fostered a community of craft beer enthusiasts, contributing a unique flavor to the local scene. Our focus is on innovative brewing, knowledge sharing, and creating a welcoming environment for all.

Responsibilities and Duties

As the Head Brewer, you will:

  • Oversee the entire brewing process from conception to packaging, ensuring the quality of beer produced
  • Lead recipe development and innovation, defining our product line and driving the unique flavor profile of [Brewery Name]
  • Manage and mentor the brewing team, fostering a culture of continuous learning
  • Coordinate with operations, sales, and marketing teams to align production with business needs
  • Ensure that all brewery operations adhere to safety standards and regulatory requirements
  • Represent [Brewery Name] at industry events, beer festivals, and media engagements

Physical and Mental Requirements

Being a Head Brewer is a physically demanding and intellectually challenging role that requires:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 55 lbs) and occasionally lift or move heavier items (up to 165 lbs)
  • Capability to stand, walk, climb, stoop, and work in tight spaces for extended periods
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Comfort with operating complex brewing equipment and relevant software


At [Brewery Name], we value our team and offer:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Employee beer and merchandise discounts
  • Opportunities for professional growth and learning

Instructions for Applying

If you are ready to contribute to a dynamic and innovative brewing team, please submit your resume and a cover letter via our website or by emailing jobs@[breweryname].com with "Head Brewer Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line.

[Brewery Name] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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