Head Brewer – Russell Brewing Co

Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Brewing premium craft beer since 1995

Head Brewer – Russell Brewing Company Ltd., Surrey, BC

Russell Brewing has been operating as a production brewery in Surrey since 1995. We produce about 15,000HL yearly and have been consistently growing across Canada and overseas. Our staff have passion in what they do. Whether working in the office, brewing beer, or delivering products, each staff member helps make our beer great.

The Opportunity:

Russell Brewing located in Surrey, BC is looking to fill a full-time Head Brewer position. Specific duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Oversee the daily operations of brewing and assist the production manager when needed for packaging operations
  • Coordinate with the team to schedule production plan and ensure accurate levels of products and raw materials is maintained
  • Lead the brew team to ensure the brewing/production plan is followed
  • Operate test batch system/R&D Program to develop recipe according to market demand and trends
  • Source and procure necessary raw materials for brewing
  • Ensure quality control procedures are being followed by brewery staff and that all finished goods meet quality standards and maintain the samples library
  • Performing sensory analysis of beer with knowledge of off flavours and defects
  • Accurately following brewing recipes to completion on our 30HL brewhouse
  • lifting of 50lb grain bags for the completion of grind
  • Brewhouse and tank CIP’s, transferring of beer from FV to CV tanks
  • Cleaning of work area including, tank exteriors and other equipment
  • Daily gravity and pH measurements of all active brews
  • Yeast work and fermentation management, Yeast cell counts, and pitching rate calculations
  • Review and oversee the brewery equipment maintenance plan with the General Manager
  • Maintaining accurate records for all activities
  • Use chemicals in a safe manner with MSDS knowledge
  • Attending and helping at industry events and conferences
  • Maintaining regular and consistent attendance and punctuality


We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.



  • Brewery experience of at least 2 years (required)
  • Completion of accredited brewery school program (Asset)
  • Home Brewing Experience (Asset)
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s license and Vehicle
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and the occasional weekend
  • Strong mechanical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent team player with strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Familiar with MS Office (primarily Microsoft Excel) and possess good communication skills


Salary & Perks

  • Salary: $50,000 – 60,000
  • Bi-weekly beer allowance, 50% off brewery merchandise
  • After 3 months you are eligible for an extended health plan that includes dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, etc.
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation time and 5 paid sick days per year


To Apply:

If this opportunity sounds like you, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@russellbeer.com. No phone calls, please. We thank you in advance for your interest in Russell, only selected candidates will be contacted.


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