Head Brewer

Raices Brewing Company

Denver, CO, USA


$50k+ (annually)



Apr 24

Position: RBC Head Brewer

Job Type: Full-time: Salary $50,000/yr

About Raíces Brewing Company (RBC):  

Raíces is a brewery and community taproom in Denver, CO that prides itself in delivering high-quality craft beer and shares Latino culture, in a family atmosphere that introduces Latinos to the craft beer world and invites everyone to learn and indulge in our products and cultures. Raíces fuels Latino senses in everyone by crafting cultural connections that enrich our community. ¡Salud! 

Job Description: 

Raíces Brewing Company (RBC) is looking for an experienced Head Brewer. Currently, Raíces Brewing Company produces nearly 800BBLs per year and forecasts a 50% increase in the next year. The Head Brewer will be working under Raíces Brewery Operations Department with the expectation to produce high quality beer in a 15 BBL, 3-vessel, direct-fire system with 120 BBLs of fermentation capacity and 210 BBLs of bright tank capacity. 

Position Duties:

  • Oversee brewing operations, including but not limited to:
  • Brewing Raices’ established core brands/styles.
  • Creating & Managing Production schedules.
  • New recipe development & growth of beer styles
  • Manage & Optimizing all brewing operations.
  • Manage, & Train all aspects of the brewery team.
  • Proficient operations of Canning, Kegging and Bottling Operations.
  • Develop & oversee Quality Assurance programs, systems & procedures.
  • Manage, Inventory, & Control raw ingredients & packaged beer.
  • Maintain accurate brew logs to both company and regulatory standards.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with management and the RBC executive team.
  • Harvest, pitch and handle yeast safely. 
  • Perform dumps and pH checks on products. 
  • Transferring beer from fermentation to bright beer tanks. 
  • Maintain detailed records of beer production process including raw materials to finished goods inventories, recipes, analysis, etc.
  • Climb stairs, ramps, ladders.
  • Work in small spaces. 
  • Possess extended beer knowledge and a good sense of smell, distinguishing flavors, and colors in beer.
  • Attend training sessions critical to the job position. 
  • Create, Maintain & manage SOPs.
  • Manage & maintain draft systems.
  • Oversee & coordinate brewery maintenance & cleaning.
  • Manage brewpub/taproom team beer education.
  • Drivers License & reliable transportation.
  • 35-55 hrs work week, guided by the operational needs.
  • Maintain immaculate and sanitized work areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Represent Raíces values and goals at all times. 
  • Serve as an excellent representative of RBC within the beer industry and in the general community.

Abilities and Skills: 

  • Excellent Communication Skills.  
  • Able to create written reports. Able to report and communicate in person, through chats, emails and letters with the Operations Team, Executive Team, Colleagues and External Relations.
  • Proven Leadership Skills.
  • Punctual.
  • Possess a friendly, professional and positive attitude with colleagues, supervisor, Executive Team, visitors and customers. 
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Has strong team player qualities. Team focused with a collaborative mindset.
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • Able to function in a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding and detailed oriented work environment.
  • Able to follow and document precise brewery processes. 
  • Able to learn new skills and follow instructions consistently. 
  • Able to retain confidential company knowledge. 
  • Honesty and integral. 
  • Able to be flexible in both schedule and duties. 
  • Knowledgeable about the craft beverage industry and products. 
  • Strong problem solver.
  • Able to create and discuss initiatives.
  • Possess high organizational skills.
  • Able to supervise (procedures, people, interns).
  • Experience in community engagement.
  • Have service and hospitality experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years brewing on a 10+ BBL system.
  • 3-5+ years of experience as a head brewer.
  • Must be 21 years old to pour or work with alcohol. 
  • Minimum High School Degree.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Able to lift 55lbs; able to move packages of various weights using tools such as a hand truck or a forklift.
  • Able to kneel, stoop, and work in tight spaces.
  • Able to stand and work for up to 12 hours at a time.
  • Read, write and calculate basic algebra.
  • Have solid Basic Computer and Software Skills 
  • Strong work ethics and professionalism.
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Desired Qualifications related to brewing: 

  • Forklift aptitude
  • Worked with Inventory Management Systems 

Other Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bilingual (English, Spanish, etc.) 
  • Bicultural or multicultural or understanding of other cultural backgrounds 
  • Have solid computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Internet, Google Drives, and more.

Brewery Profile

  • 15 bbl – 3 vessel, direct fire system – XIMO Brewhouse
  • (6) 15 bbl Jacketed Fermenters
  • (1) 30 bbl Jacketed Fermenter
  • (14) 15 bbl Single-Walled Brites
  • (1) 15 bbl Single-Walled Brite with Agitator
  • 1 Head Wild Goose (Gosling) canning system
  • (1) ACOS Filler AF250 bottling system

Raíces Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion,  gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, military status or  any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,  hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

At Raíces we want to keep an environment free of conflicts, therefore in accordance with our policy established in the employee handbook in Section 4.4, Raíces will not employ family or significant others of current employees’, investors or immediate family of investors.

Raíces Brewing Company expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  

References will be requested. Able to work in the USA.

Please send an e-mail to admin@raicesbrewing.com with the subject line “RBC Head Brewer” with your resume and cover letter.   

Raíces Brewing Company  

Address: 2060 West Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204 

Website: https://www.raicesbrewing.com/ 

email: admin@raicesbrewing.com

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