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Sudden Death Brewing

Germany (L├╝beck)

After the last years of brewing at several places and selling our beers to more than 25 different countries, we are finally building our own brewery and brewpub in Lübeck. For this big project, we are searching for nice, passionate and experienced people.
At Sudden Death Brewing you will be working for an internationally respected craft brewery.
You will be joining the team while we’re in the process of building and opening the brewery.
This means some structures and processes might not be designed yet, and you will have the opportunity to join us in shaping the future of the Sudden Death Brewing brewery. We will have two positions (Head Brewer & Co Brewer) available
You can apply for this vacancy, which should be filled latest on the 1st November 2021 (Head Brewer) respectively 1st January 2022 (Co Brewer).


  • Managing an automatic 20 hl BrauKon brewhouse
  • Managing the cellar (carbonation, transfers, purging, CIP, hop & yeast)
  • Ensuring that the quality of beer leaving our brewery is excellent at all times
  • Operating canning lines and filling kegs
  • Ensuring and measuring quality and consistency
  • Sensory analysis of ingredients and beers
  • Closely monitoring and recording fermentation and being able to identify quickly discrepancies
  • Closely monitoring and recording CO2 & oxygen levels
  • QA/QC responsibilities
  • Mill operation and malt preparation according to the recipe (up to 700 kg per brew in 25kg bags)
  • Yeast management (harvesting, pitching, yeast cell count, and viability analysis)
  • Waterprofil management
  • Dry hopping and fruit additions through the top port of the tank at heights up to 8 meter
  • Management and tracking of inventory (malt, hops, brewing aids, cleaning supplies, …) and notifying when it is running low
  • Confident leading, supervising, coaching, and training a team and assisting all production staff
  • Lead by example and utilize teamwork skills to help the support team work together to increase production throughput and efficiency
  • Maintain an open dialogue with production staff, owners, and sales staff regarding all aspects
  • Development and maintenance of SOPs and ensuring they are being followed by all employees
  • Plant & equipment maintenance
  • Maintaining safety compliance requirements
  • Maintaining the brewery at the highest hygiene standards
  • General brewhouse cleaning, including floors, piping, tank exteriors, …
  • Assist in weekend duty rotations
  • Willingness to take on tasks outside the scope of a Head Brewer


  • Minimum two years professional brewing experience
  • Experience in managing a brewery
  • Strong sensory analytics
  • Refined, educated, and knowledgeable palate with a deep understanding of off-flavor
  • compounds and knowledge of beer styles
  • Data-driven & experimental mindset with a thirst for knowledge
  • Passion for the industry and our brand
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, with a focused and hard-working attitude
  • Quick learner who is able to work with minimal or no supervision
  • Proactive, Can-do attitude and positive outlook
  • Work closely with all members of our team but also being comfortable working independently when needed
  • Strong problem-solving skills in all situations, with the ability to find solutions on your own
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Experience with CO2 / O2 measuring devices
  • Brewery lab experience is a plus
  • The ability to safely operate a forklift is a plus
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to plan ahead and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a clean and organized manner
  • Ability to safely handle hazardous chemicals in accordance with strict safety protocols
  • Ability to safely and repeatedly lift 25 kg to shoulder height
  • Willingness to travel the world occasionally to represent our brewery with knowledge, enthusiasm, and hospitality at special events or festivals is a plus
  • Physical demands: Daily climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, working at height, dragging hoses, moving pumps, lifting bags of grains, boxes of hops, and full kegs for several hours a day. Tolerating being exposed to wet and/or cold conditions.