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Head Brewer for FINNEGANS Brew Co.

FINNEGANS, a ground breaking social enterprise, is looking for a high-energy, socially minded, goal-oriented innovator, to join our Team as our Head Brewer. This is an opportunity to be a part of Social Enterprise in action and leave your mark on the company and communities across the Midwest.

FINNEGANS was the first beer in the world to donate 100 percent of its profits to feeding the hungry and is the 2nd longest running enterprise of this structure, behind only Newman’s Own, in the country. FINNEGANS’ mission is turning beer into food. We focus on funding fresh local produce for those in need in communities across Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

FINNEGANS is building its brewery in downtown Minneapolis (5 blocks from the US Bank football stadium) and is seeking to hire its first ever Head Brewer. The unique concept will consist of a production brewery and taproom, as well as a social entrepreneurship venture and workspace alongside a planned hotel as part of the new Kraus-Anderson Block.

Description:

We are looking for a trailblazer and a strong leader. This unique opportunity includes operating and overseeing two separate brewing locations due to an alternative proprietorship relationship with Badger Hill Brewing Company. The first location, FINNEGANS downtown brewery will produce new, seasonal and experimental brews and barrel-aged products. The second location will be Badger Hill’s Shakopee, Minn. brewery where FINNEGANS higher volume beers will be brewed. This relationship with Badger Hill is a truly integrated partnership that, in addition to sharing equipment, will also share brewing staff that will travel between the two locations as appropriate.
The FINNEGANS downtown brewery will be outfitted with a nimble 20-barrel brewhouse and 10 and 20 barrel fermenters and offer significant barrel aging abilities. The Badger Hill Shakopee facility will handle the mainline production of both companies’ “flagship” beers. The brewery will have a new four-vessel, 40-barrel brewhouse and multiple 90 barrel fermenters.
We seek a Head Brewer that is passionate and technically qualified to lead the development of new and innovative beers for the FINNEGANS portfolio. We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader with the ability and desire to maximize the first-of-its-kind partnership with Badger Hill. In addition, the Head Brewer will be building on top of a well respected beer portfolio known for consistent, high quality products (FINNEGANS has been brewed at Summit Brewing Company since 2003) with distribution in a 5 state Midwest footprint. The right person for this role will care about the community and the greater good, sharing a belief that work should be fun, rewarding and meaningful.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Downtown brewery operations and brewing at Badger Hill for all FINNEGANS brands.
  • Quality control processes – well versed in scheduling, brewing, cellaring and packaging operations.
  • Innovative recipe development and ability to create award winning beers.
  • Manage raw materials, inventory control, scheduling and hop contracts.
  • Cellar operations including DE filtration, tank transfer, sanitation procedures.
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on leadership skills for developing and training a team – a strong leader who is a team player
  • A solid understanding of quality assurance/quality control and superior problem-solving skills.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years Head Brewer experience

Compensation

• Competitive salary based upon previous work experience and expertise
• Benefits package

To Apply

Send resume, a cover letter and any additional relevant information for this Head Brewer position to: jacquie@finnegans.org

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