Brewer at Tin Whistle Brewing Co

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Beer built for the journey

About Tin Whistle Brewing

Founded in 1995, The Tin Whistle Brewing Company is the original craft brewery of South Okanagan. From the beginning, Tin Whistle has been dedicated to producing great beer that represents the Okanagan region. Now under new ownership, the brand, product mix, packaging, online platforms, and taproom have been revitalized, and we are growing. Tin Whistle is committed to producing great beer with less environmental impact and is the first carbon-neutral brewery in B.C.

Due to growth exceeding our forecast, we are seeking a full-time, permanent brewer of exceptional caliber.

We are now laying the foundation for massive growth of output. The past year has seen significant capital expenditure in the brew-house,

– Two new 40hL tanks
– Heat exchanger
– 1bbl state-of-the-art pilot system – Full new glycol chilling system

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has already learned the industry, has already succeeded in a demanding environment and wants to use her/his creativity and passion to build a systematic approach to increasing both capacity and innovation with limited resources.

About you

We’re seeking someone who wants to produce prodigious quantities and experiment relentlessly with new and innovative ideas.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate knowledge through achievement, and we are seeking formal beer/beer master’s education. We insist you have a great track record, experience, and attention to detail. If you have any international experience, we want to hear about it. You have achieved a great reputation for both your skills and your interpersonal relationships. Your references will be eager to speak with us because they have grown to trust and love you, and they want to help you reach the next level. We expect honesty at every turn. We are fine with bad news, but cannot act upon it if you don’t tell us.

The brewer will enjoy accountability for all aspects of the beer production process and day-to-day operations of the brewery. Proficient brewing skills, a positive leadership style, and the desire to become an integral part of the brewery’s long-term success are all required.

This full-time position offers a competitive compensation package and a strong team.

Nature of Work

As the Brewer you are responsible for but not limited to quality control, recipe and concept development, keeping detailed brewing records, canning, kegging, raw materials ordering, yeast management, health and safety, brewing equipment maintenance, inventory management, as well as scheduling.

You maintain a professional and safe environment, cultivate an exceptional team and individual performance often working unsupervised, maintain high-quality standards for each batch brewed, and have peak standards for overall cleanliness. You bring a positive attitude to the brewery and take pride in your work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •   Oversees and executes the production process of all beer from recipe development to final packaging
  •   Manages production scheduling, inventory, and materials ordering
  •   Develops, formulates, tests, and produces new recipes on a state-of-the-art pilot


  •   Leads quality control for all products including sensory evaluation and data

    interpretation and reporting

  •   Maintains detailed records and quality control reporting
  •   Develops and refines Standard Operating Procedures with an eye to continual


  •   Controls costs by minimizing waste and designing beers within cost guidelines
  •   Trains, mentors, and coaches production team members to create a culture of

    excellence, teamwork, inclusiveness, and positivity

  •   Contributes and models safety and environmental awareness by following all

    processes and procedures, looking for opportunities to improve, and effectively

    communicating relevant information to production staff

  •   Represents the brewery at industry events, workshops, tastings, etc.
  •   Works a flexible schedule, as required, to meet deadlines (will include some

    evenings and weekends)

    Physical Requirements

  •   Excellent physical endurance and being able to work full shifts on your feet and perform physical acts such as bending over, twisting, kneeling, and climbing stairs
  •   Able to lift safely and regularly upwards of 75kg
  •   Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment around varying degrees of

    temperature, humidity, moisture, heat, and cleaning materials

Competencies and Abilities

  •   Strong technical brewer, with a focus on procedure, measurement, and repeatability
  •   Focused on producing excellent beer across a wide variety of styles in support of an incredible customer experience
  •   Ability to develop new and creative recipes with a wide variety of ingredients
  •   Incredible organizational and time management skills with the ability to maintain

    attention to detail in a fast-paced environment

  •   Can-do attitude
  •   Ability to use available resources to troubleshoot and problem solve challenges

    that arise

  •   Forklift training/certification is an asset
  •   Mechanical skills an asset (i.e. construction, boiler operational knowledge, pump

    operations, machinery maintenance)

    Experience and Education

  •   Minimum 3 years experience in a professional brewing environment in a role directly related to brewing and production
  •   Professional brewing education or relevant equivalent experience

    Please apply by emailing a resume and a brief description of why you should join us at Tin Whistle Brewing to Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please also note that candidates must have valid work rights in Canada, including having a valid social insurance number (SIN).

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