Lord Hobo is thrilled to announce our search for a Brewmaster!
About the Brewmaster role:
The Brewmaster role will lead and mentor the existing innovation team members and serve as the primary source of new recipe development and existing recipe optimization. The Brewmaster will join a cross-functional product development team that includes Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Finance. The focus of the Brewmaster within the product development team includes; conceptualizing new beer profiles (or updates to existing), designing recipes, estimating bill of material costs, sourcing materials, brewing recipes (or assigning/supervising brews), critically tasting recipes, iterating recipes, scaling recipes, and managing other administrative requirements for launching or updating beers.
In addition to recipe development and optimization, the Brewmaster will join LHBCo’s continuous improvement efforts and will be responsible for identifying process improvement opportunities and implementing best practices across the brewhouse and cellaring operations (some areas of focus include improving brewhouse efficiency, yield, quality, consistency, etc.).
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop recipes across many styles, but with a strong focus on modern, hop-forward beers
Lead the recipe development cycle, including: formulating, iterating, scaling, and project managing
Train and mentor a brew staff on systems, processes, and recipe development
Represent LHBCo and participate in industry and public events as the face of the brewing team, including attending festivals, events, and conferences throughout the year
Identify improvement opportunities in recipes, processes, and quality
Implement best practices in brewing and cellaring processes
Stay at the cutting edge of beer trends and styles, ingredients, brewing science, brewing processes, etc.
Identify and lead collaboration brews with other like-minded breweries
Manage recipes, brewing processes, and staff across multiple locations (additional future locations)
The ideal candidate for this role is an established, career Brewmaster, recipe developer, and leader with an exceptional, modern palate and expert ability taking beers from concept to completion.
At a minimum, the Brewmaster must have the following qualifications:
10+ years of relevant brewing and brewery management experience
5+ years of experience as a brewmaster in a brewery of relevant size and style
5+ years of experience as a production brewer and recipe developer
Demonstrated ability to produce award-winning and commercially successful recipes, at scale
Expert knowledge of brewing processes, brewing science, and beer quality
Expert knowledge of ingredients (grain, hops, yeast, water profiles, etc.), their characteristics, and how they perform under various conditions and modern applications
Experience managing at least 5 direct reports
Experience with project management
Knowledge of general brewery engineering, design, and implementation of equipment and systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and (ideally) experience with OBeer or other ERP/MRP systems
Willingness to travel for events/festivals and collaboration brewing opportunities
Team player with a strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
We offer competitive compensation packages and, for the ideal candidate, we are prepared to offer further compensation opportunities, such as relocation and performance-based bonuses.
Our benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurances as well as paid time off and other exciting perks.
How to apply:
If you are ready to join the Lord Hobo team, email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lord Hobo Brewing Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Now hiring a Full-Time Production Brewer in our Woburn, MA brewery.
Responsibilities would include but are not limited to:
Raw ingredient handling, all aspects of a brew day, transferring wort/beer, yeast handling, packaging, monitoring fermentations, etc.
Operate brewhouse with maximum attention to detail and accuracy (milling, mashing, lautering, proper gravities, etc.)
Yeast management (harvesting, pitching and counts/viabilities)
Tank management (gravity checks, trub dumps and dry-hopping)
CIP and Sanitization on all vessels (fermenters, heat exchanger, mash tun, kettle, and bright beer tanks)
Mash tun cleaning including removal of spent grain
Troubleshooting, technical maintenance and by-the-letter adherence to SOP’s
Maintain an inventory of raw materials & brewery supplies
Ability to understand and pinch hit in cellar and packaging when needed
Organize production logs, inventory reports, packaging logs, etc.
Work and communicate well across all levels of a brewery operation (management, cellar, packaging, FOH, customers, suppliers, etc.)
Assist with the development of our QA/QC program
Maintain brewery equipment as well as general facility
Production Brewer qualifications:
At a minimum, the Production Brewer must have the following:
1-2 years of experience in a production brewery or brewpub
Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
Good interpersonal skills and team spirit
Excellent organization and communication skills
The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack
Ability to stand for prolonged periods
Ability to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
Ability to manipulate valves and clamps
Ability to read and follow written English instructions
Ability to regularly lift/carry heavy supplies, like bags of grain and kegs of beer
Ability to work in a brewery environment which may be loud, slick, humid, and hot and cold
Ability to comply with safe chemical handling procedures, including personal protection equipment such as gloves and goggles
We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience including healthcare, opportunities for advancement and on the job training, and of course a generous beer benefit so that you can enjoy the luxuries of your hard work.