Head Brewer - Hong Kong


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Hong Kong, HK 


Brewing / Packaging: Brewmaster - Formally Educated/Trained, Head Brewer, Brewer


US 60,000 - 80,000 per year

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Head Brewer - Hong Kong

Job Description:

Craft beer has already exploded in the west but is only just starting to take off in Asia. You can be part of this boom by joining our client as they open the second largest brewery in Hong Kong and the only one with a tasting room located right in the heart of the city.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most popular cities with a population of 7.25 million people and welcomes over 60 million visitors per year. Compared to North America and Europe, Hong Kong has low personal income tax rates and as our client is paying for your accommodations, you’re left with even more disposable income.
The brewery is spec’d with a 3-vessel 20 bbl DME brewhouse, filtering with an Alfa Laval centrifuge and packaged into kegs and bottles with a Meheen M6 bottling line. The brewery will also be fitted with a lab.
The equipment is currently being installed and the brewery will be opening soon. Our client has an assistant brewer already on the team and now they’re looking for that talented Head Brewer to immediately join this exciting project.
Who you are:
  • An exceptional Head Brewer/Brewmaster with proven management skills to guide and lead the team
  • You pride yourself on superior quality and consistency
  • You are the Brewing and Ops expert
  • Highly knowledgeable on sanitation, yeast management and propagation, and health and safety regulations
  • Like to take the initiative and you have the drive to manage duties with little oversight
  • Willing and able to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
As a senior leader at the brewery, you will play a key role in defining both the brewhouse and the overall direction and vision of the brewery. The successful candidate must have brewing knowledge, planning, budgeting, organizational and process driven experience with a focus on training and employee development.  

Job Requirements:

Your Skills Include:
  • You make exceptional beer including designing new recipes
  • Passion for quality control, process implementation, and production efficiency
  • Detail focused with an eye for the big picture
  • Coordination of all operations aspects including incoming raw materials to packaging, inventory control and ordering, department scheduling and staffing
  • Equipment, cellaring, cleaning and maintenance best practices, SOP development and enforcement
  • A collaborative, service-focused, approachable and inclusive demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to engage with clients and general public as an ambassador for the company
  • Head brewer/Brewmaster experience
  • Certification from an accredited brewing program is desirable
  • 8+ years' experience in a production brewery environment
  • Experience in a management role
  • A background in recipe development and quality control procedures
Technical Skills:
  • Strong mechanical and problem-solving aptitude
  • Technical and practical knowledge of all aspects of brewery operations, including but not limited to:
    • strategic forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and efficiency metrics
    • inventory and supply chain management, including ordering and logistics
    • yeast management, fermentation theory/practice
    • quality control and lab procedures
    • equipment, cellaring, cleaning and maintenance best practices, SOP development and enforcement
    • working knowledge of safety and legal compliance requirements and enforcement
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
As a critical member of the management team, you will receive a competitive salary (US$60,000 - $80,000) based on your experience and skills, paid vacation and holidays, paid accommodations either in downtown Hong Kong or if you prefer, the nearby relaxing and picturesque Lamma Island. There is an opportunity for an equity position and healthcare for the right candidate.
We thank all applicants for taking the time to apply however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.