North Pier Brewing Co.

Now Hiring – Head Brewer

North Pier Brewing Company is hiring a full time, salaried Head Brewer to join our team in Southwest Michigan!

We are looking for a creative brewer with a passion for creating high quality products. This person will be responsible for guiding our growing brewery and cocktail program and working hand in hand with our on-premises and off-premises team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Brewery Management:
    • Recipe development – variety of styles
    • Brewing – using our 7bbl multi-vessel brewhouse
    • Cellaring –perform beer transfers, monitor fermentations, dry hop, carbonating beer and cocktails, harvesting and maintaining yeast
    • Packaging – kegging and canning using Wild Goose canning line
    • Cleaning – CIP tanks and equipment, clean kegs,
  • Inventory Management: Managing and ordering raw materials, inventory control, performing end of period/month inventory and utilizing Ekos Brewmaster software
  • Employee Management: Developing brew schedule and managing brewing team, performing employee evaluations
  • Brewery Maintenance
    • Brewhouse, Canning Line, Boiler, Glycol Chiller, Mill, Forklifts

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong belief in our Core Values
    • Be Proactive
    • Embrace Creativity
    • Unwavering Positivity
    • Quality-Focused
    • Committed to Each Other’s Success
    • Laidback Professionalism
  • Minimum 2 years brewing experience, preferably in a management / head brewer role
  • Preferred brewing school experience
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Provide guidance and direction to direct reports, including setting standards and monitoring performance
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Ability to operate forklift
  • Ability to stand, crouch, kneel, etc for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 60lbs repeatedly

About North Pier Brewing Company

North Pier Brewing Company is located in Benton Harbor, MI. Our production and taproom is located in a newly renovated building nestled in next to the Harbor Shore Golf Course and 2 miles from the beach. In addition to the Taproom, we have two other locations:

  1. North Shore Inn – Located across the street and boasting the best Hamburgers in Southwest Michigan. We serve a full range of North Pier products at this location.
  2. Kingfisher Cocktails & Tacos – Opening Summer 2021, this new spot will be located in Downtown St. Joseph and have a focus on our canned cocktails and street tacos. This location will also serve our mainstay beers on draft and in cans.

About The Community

The Benton Harbor / St, Joseph community combines the charm of a small town with the year-round amenities of a world class destination. Boasting the best beaches on Lake Michigan we are lucky to have a whole host of activities from sailing, kayaking, biking, and golf to our very own Maker’s Trail connecting our local breweries, wineries and distilleries.

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