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Production Brewer

Location: Tennessee
Department: Brewing



Sixpoint is a Brooklyn, NY-based craft brewery, born out of an 800-square foot garage in Red Hook in 2004 by homebrewer Shane Welch.

About the Opportunity:

The Production Brewer will report to and assist the Sixpoint VP-Brewing and Quality with quality control, production processes, and administrative duties at the Memphis based facility.

Recipe for Success:

  • Passion for people and beer
  • Exceptional communication (written and verbal) and partnering skills required
  • Strong judgment, professional maturity, and unimpeachable integrity
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and resourceful
  • Strong investigational curiosity and ability to share findings
  • Ability to work independently within a team to accomplish goals
  • Effective time management, particularly ability to multitask, prioritize and plan around different responsibilities and initiatives
  • Deep interest, knowledge, and interpretation of yeast performance and microbiology
  • Ability to create and accurately follow SOPs
  • Ability to monitor & report expenses for budgetary conformance
  • A “marathon mindset” – meticulous planner, tenacious and determined
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A love for the laboratory – constant testing and analysis of beer quality
  • Beer flavor certification and other beer / brewing related courses highly desired
  • Recognized Brewing Education certification preferred

Fermented with:

  • Overseeing and actively participating in all production brewery operations
    • Review all brew records and ensure BOM (Bill of Materials) and SOP (Standard Operation Procedure) compliance
    • Work directly and have active dialog with Alternating Proprietorship brewing supervisors and brewers
    • Partner with the VP – Brewing and Quality to drive continuous product improvement at all stages of the brewing process
    • Monitor shift to shift consistencies and identify shift specific variances
  • Assisting with record keeping and data filing
    • Keep electronic weekly schedule and brew projection templates up to date
    • Download key parameter data from hard-copy records to hard drive file folders
    • Calculate raw material brewhouse yields
    • Keep and analyze product loss data
    • Retain records for all raw material analyses including malt, adjuncts, hops and other brew materials
    • Manage retained beer library
    • Retain hard copies of brew records and other paper work provided by our Alternating Proprietorship in secure files to support federal, excise and FDA conformance
  • Performing audits in maintaining a clean, neat and safe facility
  • Working directly with the lab to ensure reports are timely and analyzing lab reports
    • Sample and approve beers for packaging release alongside Sixpoint personnel, Alternating Proprietorship lab and production brewing staff
    • Sample and send beer to independent laboratory to ensure Alternating Proprietorship lab variances are acceptable at least once every 6 months
    • Draw sterile samples of beers for full microbiological analyses at least once every 3 months
    • Collect sterile yeast samples for submission to external laboratory for PCR analysis every 4 months 
  • Broaden involvement with public tastings and represent the brewery at festivals and events

Poured with:

A variety of benefits including: training alongside top brewers in the craft beer industry, excellent healthcare, a 401k program with company match, and a competitive compensation package.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to lift/move up to 50lbs
  • Willingness to travel and work in partner facilities nationwide occasionally

Mad Scientists Only Need Apply:

We are the Mad Scientists. We are grounded in fundamentals, emancipated by our imagination; we are ahead of our time. We believe in living on the fringe, and surfing on the cusp. We are not afraid to take risks, because we believe in each other and we believe in ourselves. We believe the ultimate formulations are out there in our universe, and we must find them. Our highest truth is authenticity. We believe in connecting people through stories, formulas, design and culture. Innovation through formulation. Beer is culture! Lead the Charge.


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