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Head Brewer

Nirvana Brewery

United Kingdom (London)

Nirvana is a specialist brewery dedicated to high quality alcohol-free craft ales. We're looking for a Head Brewer who has a passion for innovative beers and loves a challenge! This will be a 12-month contract with the potential to extend for longer. We are looking for a highly skilled brewer with commercial brewing experience and a good balance of scientific knowledge, attention to detail and creativity to join our friendly and dynamic team. We have a passion for beer regardless of the ABV, and we want someone who shares our enthusiasm and isn’t afraid to do something different. 

Nirvana Brewery is at the forefront of a much talked about topic - low and no alcohol - and has been featured on BBC 1, Radio 4, The Guardian and more. We're looking for someone who wants to be part of our exciting journey as we grow and take the brewery to the next level.

This is a key position in the company where you’ll be expected to lead the brewing process independently, work on maintaining and improving the equipment and production methods, advise on important decisions and experiment with new lines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Efficiently and confidently taking over the routine production of existing beers

  • Work to high level of quality control and accuracy

  • Understanding and maintaining brewing equipment

  • Implementing and improving quality control and HACCP processes

  • Working closely with our assistant brewer and developing their knowledge and experience

  • Communicating effectively to management and the rest of the team on key developments

  • Using initiative to problem solve independently and efficiently, reporting any issues

  • Maintaining a meticulous attention to detail and high level of accuracy when brewing, in particular upholding scrupulous levels of hygiene

  • Developing and experimenting with innovative ideas to improve products and brewing methods

  • Joining in with the rest of the team in working together to grow and promote the business

Skills and experience required

Proven experience in commercial brewing Brewing qualifications desirable

Effective communicator

Flexible and adaptable, hands-on approach to getting stuck in with anything that needs doing Confident problem solver

Good team player and willingness to get involved in other aspects of the business

Ability to work independently and be reliable

Enthusiasm for innovative brewing regardless of ABV

Positive attitude and passion for our brand

We’re looking for someone with a good attitude and enthusiasm to get started straight away. 

Please send your CV and covering letter addressed to Becky Kean at becky@nirvanabrewery.com. Look forward to hearing from you.