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JOB VACANCY - BREWER

Updated: Jun 13

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We are looking for an experienced Brewer to join our production team. You will be involved in all elements of the brewing process, from wort production to packaging, working alongside our existing team to meet the ever-growing demand for our beer as we enter an exciting period of growth and opportunity. We are looking for someone with a passion for craft beer, the ability to work consistently to a high standard, and a keen eye for detail. This role will report to our Head Brewer and will require you to oversee and mentor more junior members of the production team.



ABOUT WILD HORSE


We are a small, independent craft brewery based in Llandudno, North Wales, with a focus on brewing modern craft beer with balance, drinkability and flavour. We produce two core beers, a lager and a session IPA, alongside rotating, special release and one-off beers across a range of styles, with a particular focus on hazy and hop-forward pales and IPAs.


Over the last 15 months we have successfully grown our direct-to-consumer sales through home deliveries, mail order and our on-site brewery shop. As restrictions on hospitality have lifted in recent weeks, we have seen a surge in demand from both existing and new draught accounts.


We run a two-vessel 16HL DME brew-house, Alan Ruddock precision malt mill and 192HL of fermentation/conditioning capacity (4 x 16HL and 4 x 32HL uni-tanks). Our beer is unfiltered and is packaged in-house into kegs and 440ml cans (currently using a Wild Goose Gosling canning machine).



DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Wort production

  • Cleaning / sanitation of brewhouse and fermentation vessels

  • Fermentation checks and cellaring

  • Grain handling and milling

  • Running the canning machine

  • Kegging

  • Yeast management

  • Quality control and lab work

  • Accurate record keeping

  • Occasionally representing the brewery at events


PERSON SPEC


Must haves:

  • Proven commercial brewing experience (2+ years)

  • Commercial experience of bottling/canning beer (1+ years)

  • A relevant brewing qualification (e.g. IBD General Certificate)

  • Ability to follow SOPs consistently and accurately, and to contribute to improving and refining processes where relevant

  • Be hard working with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • This role involves heavy lifting and manual cleaning – you must be able to safely lift up to 40kg and to enter the mash tun and brew kettle for cleaning!

  • Right to live and work in the UK


Nice to haves:

  • Experience of operating a canning line

  • Forklift qualification

  • Welsh language skills

  • An interest in the creative side of the brewery, including contributing new beer ideas and label artwork concepts


WORKING HOURS

  • 40 hours per week

  • Regular work days are Monday to Friday

  • Weekend work is required as part of a ‘cellaring rota’

  • There may be a requirement to travel to brewery events and work outside of regular work days to meet the demands of the business


SALARY / BENEFITS

  • Salary £22,000 to £25,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)

  • 4 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 5 weeks plus bank holidays for long service

  • Pension scheme

  • Wild Horse beer allowance

  • Relocation allowance available if required


APPLICATION PROCESS


Please submit your CV along with covering letter/email outlining your experience and explaining why you would like to join the team here at Wild Horse to dave@wildhorsebrewing.co.uk.


Application deadline: Sunday 27th June 2021

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