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Hiring: Cellar Position

Blue Owl Logo HomeBlue Owl is Hiring a Cellar Person!

Blue Owl Brewing is a unique sour-mash brewery in Austin, Texas producing 3,000 bbl annually on a 30 bbl system.  We are looking to fill a vacancy immediately for a cellar person with some experience.  

Our ideal candidate would have ~2 years of experience in a brewery and formal education/training would be preferred.  We are a small group of passionate, talented, creative folks so we need a good fit culturally as well as adaptability as we all do a little bit of everything.

We offer a competitive hourly wage (with tip share), 3 weeks PTO, free beer (of course), 50% covered health insurance, and because of our small workforce, a lot of opportunity for collaboration in beer prototyping, brand design, continued education, trips to GABF, CBC, MBAA, and other beer events.

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Job responsibilities include:

·       Raw materials: Assessment, organization, management, and inventory

·       Fermentation: From pitch-to-package, monitor, adjust, and troubleshoot wort/beer in fermenter with all technical considerations given to low pH fermentation.

·       Barrel program: Filling, emptying, and sampling as needed

·       Bright beer: Transfer of finished beer, carbonation testing, and quality assurance with attention to low DO pickup.

·       Packaging: We package our sour beer using a Wild Goose 5-head can filler.

·       CIP Operations: Cleaning of fermentation vessels, bright tanks, kegs, and brewing equipment using industry best practices.

·       Weekly Breakdown: A typical work-week will include 3 days in the cellar racking, cleaning, and beer additions as well as 2 days packaging and organizing.

 

Ideal experience and abilities:

·       1 -3 years of relevant cellaring experience

·       Brewing-related certification or degree preferred

·       QA/QC and microbiology background a plus

·      Self-management and accountability are crucial in this environment where it’s a small team, leanly operating.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jeff@blueowlbrewing.com with “Cellar Position” in the subject.