If you have a burning passion for delicious beer, and a deep desire to let your creativity
out to be appreciated by the public....we need to talk!
Our brewpub is now in its 10th year of very successful operation in the beautiful and
historic tourist town of Galena, IL, which receives 1.8 million visitors per year, from all
over Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Galena Brewing Company is looking for our next brewer. We are a 10-barrel Premier
Stainless Systems brewhouse with 80 bbls of fermentation and 30 bbls Bright. We sell
in two states with most of our product sold at our Main Street 12 tap taproom, and our
recently opened Ale House in Moline, IL.
Pushing over 1000 barrels/year, you must be nimble and able to multitask and
troubleshot on your own. We’re looking for a real renaissance person- sours, NEIPA’s
and barrel aging, and whatever is the trend, or your specialty!
The Galena Brewing Company brews 6 regular ales, seasonals every month, barrel
aging, pilot brewing, bottled limited releases, tours every week, multiple brew fests
every year, 12 National and International Awards, including Silver and Gold form the
World Beer Cup….and the best live music in town every weekend! Our Brewery serves
our in-house 24 tap bar/140 seat restaurant, 12 tap 80 seat Ale House, and distributors
in Illinois and Iowa.
If you are looking for a challenging and creative brewing environment in a beautiful and
historic small tourist town who will adopt you as family, come and join our state-of-the-
art brewery and restaurant! If you are looking to become a brewing celebrity, advance
your brewing career, with a creative liberty very seldom enjoyed by others, Galena
Brewing Company is the place for you to be!
This position is for a Head Brewer who will manage the brewery alone except for admin
The Head Brewer will be expected to:
Brew on production and prototype systems
Manage fermentation profiles and yeast propagation
Execute cellaring responsibilities including CIP/SIP, filtration, yeast handling, and
Direct the packaging processes i.e. keg cleaning, kegging, special release
Have a good understanding of raw material handling and inventory management
Author recipe designs and development
Assist with the maintenance of draft line equipment
Participate in the mechanical upkeep of brewing equipment/ maintenance
Direct the maintenance and progression of the barrel programs
Execute good manufacturing processes and safe handling of chemicals
Take responsibility for general upkeep and cleanliness of the brewery including
maintaining a clean and attractive front facing look of all brewery equipment &
Perform brewery tours for the public
Run brew fests and other marketing activities for the brewery
The ideal candidate would have the following experience:
Formal brewing qualification from one of the recognized brewing schools
At least 2 year of industrial brewing experience preferably as a brewer and with
well-developed skills in sensory evaluation
The following additional experience is preferred but not required:
Two-plus years’ experience home brewing (or otherwise demonstrate
personal passion for craft beer)
COMPENSATION will depend on experience $38,000 - $40,000
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We look forward to meeting you!
Job Type: Full-time