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HEAD BREWER


Job Description 

Henderson Brewing is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and experienced Head Brewer to join our team.

Henderson Brewing Co.  is an award-winning brewery located in the heart of Toronto. We combine great beer-making with great stories about Toronto and our community. We believe in making innovative, approachable beers that reflect the stories and culture of our great city.

We are one of the fastest-growing breweries in Ontario & our beers are available in the LCBO, Grocery, Beer Stores and various bars & restaurants across the province + in our busy taproom.

Reporting to the GM, qualified applicants will have at least 5 years experience working in large- or medium-sized craft breweries. Formal brewing education (or other suitably technical field) is strongly desired. The Head Brewer oversees the daily production workflow assisted through a team of brewers, production and packaging operators. Purchasing raw materials, developing production plans, recipe development & enforcing health and safety practices along with staff training and development round out the accountabilities within this role.

While this is a 40 hour/week role you understand the nature and requirements of the job may entail some flexibility.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of all production at the brewery including: wort production (brewing), filtration, kegging, canning, bottling, cleaning, etc. with all operations flow through a production team of five, including brewers, filter operators, and packaging technicians.
  • Ensuring all safety protocols are properly observed
  • Managing raw material inventories (hops, malt, etc) and finished goods inventories.
  • Ensuring product quality is maintained at a high level
  • Responsible for overseeing the lab operation, including developing a standard beer QA/QC program, including sensory evaluation.
  • New recipe development and maintenance of existing core beer recipes
  • Develop and maintain a standard equipment regular maintenance protocol for major brewery equipment and utilities.
  • Organize production logs, inventory reports, packaging logs, invoices, hop contracts, etc.
  • Work and communicate well across all levels of a brewery operation (management, production, sales, taproom, etc.)
  • Work and communicate well across all levels of a brewery operation (management, production, sales, taproom, etc.)

Physical Requirements

  • Must have a high level of mobility/flexibility
  • Must be able to work under heavy stress/pressure during peak times
  • Exposure to heat, steam, smoke, cold and odours
  • Requires reaching, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing
  • Able to lift 55+ lbs, able to push/pull 165+ lbs
  • Requires continual standing and walking
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Shift flexibility to attend to various aspects of the brewing cycle including early mornings, nights, and possibly weekends.

Henderson Brewing Company encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is dedicated to building a diverse workforce. 

How to Apply:
To apply please submit your resume to info@hendersonbrewing.com with the subject header HEAD BREWER. Only potential candidates will be contacted back for an interview. Thank you for your interest and taking the time to review this posting.