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Deschutes Looking For New Brewmaster


Deschutes Brewery

Are you a brewer? Are you looking for a job? It’s not the US Army looking for a brewer this time, it’s Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon and they’re looking for a Brewmaster to replace outgoing Brewmaster Larry Sidor who will soon be opening a brewery of his own in Bend. Deschutes is looking for someone more than the average garage home brewer and rightfully so as they’ll have some huge shoes to fill; The Dissident, The Abyss, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale … ring any bells?

If you think you have what it takes and ideally a degree in Fermentation Sciences and at least 10 years of professional production brewing, now is your chance to get called up to the big leagues and become the Brewmaster at one of my favorite breweries.

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR is seeking an amazing Brewmaster. The successful candidate will have a passion for craft beer and share our desire to constantly push the envelope when it comes to quality and creativity. We need a brave soul, willing to experiment while also having the experience and expertise to run a sophisticated and growing brewery. This person will bring outstanding leadership skills, technical & creative expertise and proficiency in brewing operations.

Key responsibilities will include leadership of four Assistant Brewmasters with a department of 20+ Brewers, new product development and beer formulations that meet specifications and quality goals, monitoring of all brewhouse operations from raw materials to packaging and two pub operations, oversight of beer quality in the brewery and cellars, and budgetary planning and responsibility for performance to budget. Planning for future needs of the department in career development, facility growth and equipment needs will be a top priority. Strong communication skills—both written and spoken—will be a requirement. We are seeking a leader who develops cohesive, collaborative teams through excellent communication and coaching. Will be very involved with the company as a whole in the advancement of solid procedures. You must have a strategic and long term perspective while dealing with the challenges of today.

Our ideal candidate will have a degree in Fermentation Sciences, a minimum of 10 years professional, production brewing experience including knowledge of a broad range of brewing styles, long range planning experience with expansion and equipment purchase to meet design criteria and proven fiscal responsibility. Strong computer proficiency in Office programs is required.

Qualified individuals should submit their resume with salary requirements to: careers@deschutesbrewery.com.


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