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Vibrant Forest

United Kingdom (Hardley, Hampshire)

Vibrant Forest is a passionate modern brewery and celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We have always made beer with the aim and freedom to pack in as much flavour and natural ingredients as possible. Several years ago we stopped using finings in our beer and have since then remained a 100% Vegan brewery. In 2019 we expanded our brewing operations to a magnificent new larger site based in Hardley, New Forest, Hampshire. Since then we have invested heavily in new vessels, a canning line, warehousing and a fantastic and expanding taproom space. We have exciting ambitions to grow our team and exploit growth opportunities in the modern craft beer sector. We primarily focus on hop-forward beers but also conjure up sours and extremely impressive dark beers - some of which enjoy some fantastic barrel ageing experiments.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented brewer to join us.

Job Type: Brewer - Full-time
Job Salary: Dependant upon experience
Job Location: Hardley, Hampshire SO45 3AE

This is an exciting opportunity for a production brewer to join Vibrant Forest Brewery. As a brewer you will be responsible for all aspects of modern brewing, cellar management and packaging with a focus on quality throughout. You will need to be readily adaptable, physically fit and will report to the Head Brewer.


- Wort production on a 20HL brewhouse
- CIP vessels and canning line
- Monitoring fermentations, dry hopping, transferring beers, and force-carbonating
- Laboratory work such as yeast analysis, carbonation and dissolved oxygen readings
- Cask washing
- Assisting with warehouse operations
- Maximising efficiency and yield of packaged beer
- Effective team player reporting to Head Brewer
- Preparing and packaging can, cask and keg beer
- Ability to follow and maintain SOPs
- Cleaning of the production area
- Managing Quality assurance and control
- Attend events/represent the brewery
- Help with deliveries where necessary (driving licence is mandatory)

Experience and skills:

- Commercial Brewing experience required (minimum 2 years) or formal qualification
- Canning line experience is very desirable
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge of modern manufacturing practices, principles and techniques
- Good record keeping skills
- Laboratory experience is very desirable but not essential
- Flexible working hours to achieve targets. e.g. weekend and shift working
- Able to comfortably lift and move heavy items such as casks and kegs
- Passionate and enthusiastic about craft beer
- Forklift driving experience is desirable
- Must speak fluent English, be over 18 and have right to work in the UK

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

To be considered for this position please email your CV and covering letter to careers@vibrantforest.co.uk. CV's without a covering letter will not be considered for this opportunity.