Production Brewer

£23000-28000
Full-time
VOG Brewery
Come join our award winning craft brewery

Are you passionate about crafting exceptional beers and contributing to the success of a dynamic brewery? VOG is seeking a talented and dedicated Production Brewer to join our team. If you have a strong background in brewing and a love for creating high-quality, innovative brews, we want to hear from you!

VOG is one of South Wales leading breweries producing a wide range of Real Ale and Craft Beers. We’ve won great taste awards, champion beer of Wales and other awards, and we’re striving to produce beers of the highest quality in many of the different beer segments.

As part of our growth plans we need an additional Production Brewer to join the team, based in Barry, helping us expand production.

This is a great opportunity for a brewer with experience to be able to really put their own stamp on an established brand, with the chance to develop and produce the beers they want to see, as well as our extensive back catalog. We don’t sit around brewing the same thing over and over again, we constantly challenge ourselves with new & interesting styles, and techniques from modern cask, to the hoppiest IPAs & barrel aging. There’s (almost) nothing we won’t try!

We have a 100L pilot kit allowing us to test new styles, ingredients & techniques, and our main 10BBL kits for standard production.

The role will involve :

  • Operate brewing equipment and oversee the entire brewing process.
  • Ensuring beer is produced to a high standard
  • Follow recipes and procedures to ensure consistency and quality in all brews.
  • Monitor fermentation and conditioning stages, ensuring optimal conditions for yeast health and beer development.
  • Leading R&D efforts, experimenting with different styles, techniques, processes, ingredients, etc, producing new recipes in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Maintain a clean and organised brewing area, adhering to safety and sanitation standards.
  • Perform routine maintenance on brewing equipment.
  • Training, mentoring and organising a small crew of assistants
  • Continual improvement of all processes
  • Regular drinking of beer. Ours and everyone else’s. For QC purposes.

You must have :

  • Experience as a senior member of staff in a brewery
  • Experience of leading the brewing process end to end
  • In-depth knowledge of brewing science, techniques, and quality control
  • Knowledge of the real ale and craft beer markets and an appreciation of beer
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality beers
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with IT
  • A desire to learn & improve

It would be great if you also have :

  • Experience driving a Fork lift
  • Degree or certification in brewing, fermentation science, or a related field is a plus

The role can be flexible and we are open to accommodating flexible working arrangements. Will require a small amount of weekend work on a fairly regular basis. Salary levels above market rate based on experience, with additional profitability led bonus. Accommodation & support with relocation are available.

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