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Brewer/Assistant brewer

The Beerblefish Brewing Company Limited

United Kingdom (Edmonton, North London)

Salary: starting salary £20,000 - £24,000 p.a. depending on experience & qualifications 

Hours: 40 hours per week 

Location: The Beerblefish Brewing Company Limited, Unit 6, Georgiou Business Park, Second Avenue, Edmonton, London N18 2PG

Company Background: Beerblefish Brewing Co. was established in 2015 and moved from a shared facility to its own premises in 2016 with a 4.5 BBL brewing kit. Beerblefish is a family-owned business with (currently) no external shareholders. In 2018, we took on our first employees and switched our focus to become a social enterprise brewery with multiple aims:

  • Provide training and mentoring to ex-forces personnel to re-skill and re-enter the workforce after military service;

  • Provide material and financial support to computing-oriented youth training schemes and children’s organisations;

  • Pay all members of staff at least the living wage;

  • Brew fantastic beer and have fun doing it!

We offer a full range of tasty beers, from dark, mysterious stouts and porters through to lagers and hoppy pales, but our true passion is for heritage beers, which is why our core range comprises beers based on nineteenth century recipes and tasting notes. We have also branched out into spirits, creating our Limited Edition Hopped Gin in 2019. Several of our beers have won awards, including two-star Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods and silver awards at the Drinks Business Global Beer Competition. Although we aren’t averse to adding the occasional weird and wonderful ingredient, our focus is on making beer from the fundamental ingredients - and we love to play with yeasts.

Below is a non-exhaustive outline of the tasks associated with this role - this list will change as the brewery grows and the most important thing we expect of everyone working in the brewery is a willingness to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in to whatever needs doing, supporting the rest of the team as we all work hard to make great beer. 

Job description: 

Main duties 

  • Brewing

  • Tank cleaning, brewery cleaning and cask cleaning to required standards

  • Packaging (small and large pack - currently mostly cask and bottle, with some keg/KeyKeg)

  • Transferring beer 

  • Attending weekly calendar meetings with the team 

  • Helping to organise brewery space 

  • Tidying and cleaning for tap room open days

  • Taking and recording brew data 

  • Attending public events such as Meet The Brewer, beer festivals, etc.

  • Data inputting on software 

  • Installation and maintenance of equipment 

  • Handling and lifting full casks and kegs

Other duties may include

  • Recipe development 

  • Hosting brewery tours and events 

  • Handling sales enquiries 

  • Moving stock / warehouse organisation 

  • Building equipment and/or other necessary things for the brewery

  • Beer deliveries 

  • Picking up / delivering goods 

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Brewing experience

  • Good knowledge of beer 

  • Good knowledge of the technical and scientific aspects of brewing 

  • Diligence in relation to cleaning and sanitation 

  • Computer literacy 

  • Good work ethic 

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team - must be willing to show initiative and speak up with ideas

Preferred skills, experience and qualifications: 

  • Brewing qualification

  • Full, clean UK driving license 

  • Creativity (to help to develop beer recipes)

  • The ability and confidence to have a go at basic DIY/engineering

The Beerblefish Brewing Company Limited is an equal opportunities employer. To apply, please email james [@] beerblefish.co.uk with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you'd be a good fit for this role.