position: full time brewer


Fore River Brewing Company started commercial brewing operations in the winter of 2015. Opened with a philosophy of creating high quality, reliable & diverse beer. Our current portfolio ranges from stouts & IPAs to sour ales. We are currently producing 1200 bbls annually in distribution throughout Maine & Massachusetts. In the past 12 months we have created a barrel program consisting of over 2,000 gallons of specialty sour & aged beers.

Job Summary:

The brewer will be responsible for all brewing practices, day to day production and packaging of beer at the brewery, inventory management, cleaning & maintenance of brewing facility and all associated equipment and supplies, and all record-keeping related to the foregoing. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, the production and packaging of beer, recipe development, working with and directing other members of the team to ensure all beer that leaves the facility is of the highest quality and that the brewery is kept clean, functional, and up to Fore River Brewing Company’s standards at all times.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Brew and Package beer according to brew schedule

  • Keep Brewing Facility clean and functional at all times

  • Follow Cleaning & Maintenance Schedules and consult supervisor about cleaning needs, and perform all required cleanings to the appropriate standard.

  • Clean tanks, Brewhouse, kegs, pins, packaging line and other equipment

  • Assist with inventory management generally and inventory counts specifically of finished beer, grain, hops, and other raw materials inventory.

  • Follow inventory procedures for all raw materials, chemicals, beer, cooperage, small parts, packaging, supplies etc. and report deficiencies.

  • Monitor quality and temperature of fermenting beers on a daily basis.

  • Monitor quality, flavor and carbonation of serving beers in the Tap Room/Tasting Room, Packaging, and throughout brewing process.

  • Transfer beer as required.

  • Monitor pressure in tanks at all times.

  • Participate in beer tasting panels

  • Work with Managers to keep an improvement log on all issues as they develop.

  • Represent Fore River Brewing Company at various events, festivals and promotions. Promote good public relations and handle complaints and concerns.

  • Follow all brewery and FRBC policies and procedures and follow current developments in local, state, and federal laws applicable to the service of alcohol, safe food handling, health standards etc.

  • Label all kegs and other packaged product in accordance with federal and state law using appropriate keg collars, labels and date codes.

  • Perform preventative maintenance on a weekly/monthly basis as required and follow all Cleaning & Maintenance Schedules.

  • Assist staff with day to day tasks, problems and needs concerning equipment, supplies, etc.

  • Troubleshoot and report all equipment problems, violations or substandard practices to the owner/managers.

  • Be responsible for maintaining all required paperwork and records including but not limited to brew logs, inventory sheets, packaging records, recipe sheets….

  • Keep abreast of orders, inventory, availability, and events.

  • Ensure the entire brewing facility including brewery, tanks, mill, counters, equipment, sinks, supplies, packaging line, shelving and storage areas are clean and comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards at all times.

  • Make recommendations to brewery staff and managers for maintenance, repair and upkeep of facility and all equipment.

  • Design, establish, and maintain a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and maintenance schedule & direct production team to ensure they are completed regularly and to the appropriate standard

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Brewer does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

High school diploma or GED required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a commercial brewer or assistant brewer

  • A minimum Level 1 Cicerone Certified Beer Server

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule: days, nights and or weekends.

  • Pass a criminal background search

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and administration skills to interact with customers, vendors, and coworkers in a professional manner.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and procedures.

  • Must possess superior organizational skills.

  • Possess the ability to multi-task and manage stressful circumstances associated with a fast-paced and evolving work environment.

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.

  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, and have leadership and planning skills.

  • Analytical ability to gather and summarize data, find solutions to various administrative problems.

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

  • Good understanding of quality assurance / quality control and problem solving skills and to troubleshoot any beer related issues.

Equipment, Machines and Software Used:

This position requires the regular use of a computer, printer, copier, telephone, scanner, calculator, POS system (at events,) keg washer, forklift, centrifugal pumps, electrical heating equipment, digital and analog scales, grain mill, hydrometer, refractometer, various brewing and lab equipment that is subject to change over time and handling pressurized gases

Computer Software: Quickbooks, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and excel

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel, push, pull, reach, crouch, kneel, crawl or bend, and perform repetitive motions of the hands and/or wrists.

  • Ability lift 55 pounds to shoulder height regularly and move heavy objects on the floor

  • High mental and visual attention required for planning difficult work methods and sequences to obtain size, shape, or physical qualities of product. AND/OR Extremely close visual attention such as making delicate adjustments to control high speed operations to exercise very precise muscular control.

Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this position, the worker may be exposed to inside environmental conditions, heat, potential for physical injury, exposure to hot fluids, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, strong odors, chemicals, and moving machinery.


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

  • Fore River Brewing Company reserves the right to add to or revise an employee’s job duties at any time at its sole discretion.

  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Please submit a resume & cover letter to info@foreriverbrewing.com no later than 1/4/2019


Start Date 12/21 End Date 1/4