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Job Opportunity: Assistant Brewer

in Building a Brewery, How to open a brewery on November 14, 2016 . .

We’re looking for someone to fill the role of Assistant Brewer, this role would be based at Lorne Road, Dover where we have a 5 barrel brewery, and 6 fermenters, servicing our taproom.

This job role will be part-time growing to full time. This is an opportunity to grow into an exciting and growing world wide industry.  The candidate needs to be a proactive member of a small team of 3, assisting other members of the team. Areas you would be involved in would be centered around the on-show brewhouse.

Ideally you will be looking to start a career in brewing and be keen to learn, and get a solid foothold in the brewing and craft beer industry.  Our expected working schedule will be around part-time at weekends, working day is generally 8:30 till 5pm, but may extend. Remuneration is based on experience.

There is also the opportunity to work overtime through our onsite bar and events.  Please apply here with your CV, salary expectations and any questions you may have.

Job Description


Assistant Brewer


  • Ensure that all vessels, equipment and facilities are kept clean and hygienic

  • Assist in all aspects of brewing process

  • Carry out any general housekeeping required in the brewery to ensure that it is safe and well organised

  • Assist with recording raw materials, production stage timings and quality checks when required

  • Manual operation of the production process and equipment

  • Handling of brewery waste streams and ensuring correct disposal and recycling

  • Assisting with stock taking and record keeping as directed

  • Assisting the retail and wholesale teams with any general enquiries regarding the brewery activities

  • Ensure that the day to day management of Health and Safety is in line with company policies

  • Ensure casks and kegs are serviced, checked and cleaned prior to packaging runs

  • Operation of packaging process and equipment

  • Carry out routine maintenance tasks as directed

  • Assist wholesale team with ullage procedure

  • Contribute ideas for new beers and improving processes

  • Attending beer festivals and meet the brewer events

  • Assisting with tours, brew schools and other in house events


  • Safe lifting techniques

  • Good understanding of COSHH

  • Knowledge of the Craft Beer industry, welcome but not essential.

  • General knowledge of brewing science, welcome but not essential.

  • Risk Assessment

  • Record Keeping


  • Self Starter

  • Problem solver

  • Organisation

  • Prioritisation

  • Communication

  • Working under pressure


Direct Line Manager is the Brewer.

Please apply here with your CV, salary expectations and any questions you may have.