Head Brewer

Big Boss Brewing


We are looking for a head brewer with minimum of 5 years production brewing experience who is creative, enthusiastic and a team player to grow the oldest brewery in Raleigh, NC to the next level.


  • Independently operate the brew house: wort production, preparing fermentation, CIP procedures, quality control and production record keeping.
  • Manage inventory and ongoing purchasing of ingredients. Monitor and report inventories of beer and raw materials, including grain, hops, yeast and chemicals.
  • Oversee and guide CIP procedures for cellaring & kegging operations.
  • Perform designated QC and QA checks at various stages of the brewing process.
  • Perform ongoing sensory analysis of all beers in production.
  • Standard Operating Procedures development and implementation for brewing, cellaring and sanitation.
  • Perform daily maintenance and cleaning of brew house machinery and surroundings.
  • Set brewing and production schedule.
  • Manage product inventory and availability (in-house and at distributor warehouse) in collaboration with sales team and distributor(s)
  • New Recipe development for year-round, seasonal and barrel-aging/foudre programs.
  • Enforce Regulatory Compliance including OSHA and FDA.
  • Manage the brew team and production team in a safe, professional and positive manner.
  • Train and oversee staff in various responsibilities as needed.
  • Responsible for proper yeast handling, including but not limited to propagation, pitching, harvesting, aeration and CIP.
  • Assist taproom staff in maintaining proper draft line cleaning and maintenance.
  • Representation at trade shows, festivals, local beer events and Guild events.


  • An advanced understanding of all aspects of brewing.
  • 3+ years of brewing experience on a 15BBL+ system.
  • Experience on a pilot/micro-system.
  • Ability to manage a day to day aspects of a brewing operation.
  • Prior packaging, bottling, canning and racking experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of the science of brewing, including chemistry and biology.
  • Have a passion for improving and mastering methods, with specific experience in ales, lagers, barrel aging and sour production.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Must have the schedule availability/flexibility to work long and/or odd hours as needed to complete tasks and maintain the brewing operations.
  • Physical strength, flexibility and stamina required.
  • Work closely with owners to create weekly production schedules and ensure they are met.
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous materials including CO2, acids, caustics and sanitizers.
  • Strong organizational habits, a self-motivated work ethic, and good critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Must have valid driver's license.
  • Must be reliable, communicate well and manage time well.
  • Strong collaborative nature and a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Act and be seen as a source of knowledge and inspiration to those you work with. 
  • A passion for our business and our beer.
  • Experience with a Centrifuge is a plus.

Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, and lift 55 pounds.


Competitive salary, ample paid time off, and educational reimbursement.

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