Head Brewer

7 Locks Brewing

Rockville, MD, USA


$50-65k (annually)

Brewer / Assistant Brewer

Jan 28

7 Locks Brewing is seeking an experienced lead brewer to join the team.  We are an established (7+ years) production facility with an annual production of around 2500 BBLs.  The ideal candidate will possess leadership qualities and have experience in wort production as well as cellar work (2+ years).  While we are looking for someone with leadership experience, we are certainly open to consideration for an assistant that is looking for the next opportunity to advance their career. 

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • Above market pay, commensurate with experience
  • PTO and Sick Leave
  • Health Insurance Coverage


  • Responsible for wort production on a 2 vessel 15-bbl brewhouse—including but not limited to raw material handling, milling, mash/lauter operation, wort boiling, cooling, and brewhouse CIP.
  • Ability to strictly adhere to established recipes, processes, and SOPs, while providing suggestions on improvements.
  • Develop new recipes for our experimental beers.
  • Assist in cellaring of beers: CIPs, sanitizing equipment, managing fermentation schedules, yeast harvesting, dry hopping, ingredient additions, etc.
  • Assist in packaging on a weekly basis: canning and kegging.  We operate on an Alpha 4 head line, experience with packaging equipment preferred.
  • Assist in lab measurements: yeast counts, DO readings, gravities, pH, diacetyl tests, etc.
  • Maintain detailed records of all work performed.
  • Maintain warehouse and equipment cleanliness and organization.
  • Assist in preventative maintenance of all brewery equipment.
  • Assist in management of raw materials, chemicals, and packaging components.
  • Represent brand in a professional manner at both on- and off-site festivals and events.
  • Prioritize safety of yourself and others at all times and strive to constantly improve the safety of your work environment.


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant brewing experience in a professional brewery.
  • High school diploma (formal brewing education preferred, or college degree preferred)
  • Experience in brewing a wide variety of beer styles—with a specific emphasis on IPA, lager, and stout.
  • Experience in recipe formulation.
  • Experience with brewery maintenance and upkeep—and maintaining a regular preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Must be tuned in to the critical factors that dictate beer quality and have great tasting skills.
  • Experience operating a forklift and pallet jack.
  • Must be a dedicated hard worker with a level head.
  • Must be naturally driven to remain organized and keep a tidy and clean workspace.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time very well.
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficiency with modern office software, including Google Workspace (Drive, Docs, Sheets).

 Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 55 lbs overhead.
  • Able to maneuver equipment in tight spaces.
  • Able to stack and maneuver 165 lb kegs.
  • Able to work on your feet for 8 hours at a time.
  • Able to work in tight spaces where twisting, reaching, and climbing is required.

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