Head Brewer Wanted!

Burke-Gilman Brewing is a small (7 bbl) neighborhood brewery that just started on build-out. We’re hoping to be open in spring of 2018, but we hope you can start before then, to help with initial startup and brewing our opening lineup. We’ll focus on producing beer for consumption on premises, with only a small portion kegged and sold in other venues. We want to work our way up to 20 or so taps, with a few guest taps. We won’t have a kitchen, but will have some food options, including quite a few nearby restaurants that patrons will  be free to order in from. We hope to start around 600 bbl/yr, eventually scaling up to 1000 bbl.


Several of the founders are experienced home brewers, but don’t want to quit their day jobs. So, we’re hiring a full time head brewer! We want to try lots of things, but in particular we’d like to have a well-rounded line of session beers, with some stronger stuff to complement it. We like Belgian styles, and we’re trying to find room for some barrel souring. We’ll take this slowly, and build up expertise over time as we learn what the neighborhood is thirsty for.

You have some experience as a professional brewer. Some education from an accredited brewing program is desirable as well. You’re ready for the challenge of being head brewer, but you also don’t mind if we founders occasionally brew (under your direction) on your system. We’ve got tons of ideas for tap line-ups, and we’d love to hear your ideas as well.

You are passionate about quality and cleanliness, and willing to lead our in-house tasting panel, to help train the palates of other staff.

You’ll be in charge of all facets of brewhouse and cellar operations and any additional brewing staff we eventually hire. Responsibilities include raw material ordering, wort production, yeast management, record keeping, inventory management, QC, and fermentation management.

We want to talk beer with you – if you’re brewing now, let’s try yours. We want you to try ours and give us a critique. If you aren’t brewing now, take us someplace good and tell us about what we’re tasting. What do you like? What would you improve? How would you go about that? If you were crafting a tap list to keep northeast Seattle engaged, how would you do that?

You’ll get a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible work hours, a pleasant working environment, and a lot of creative freedom. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and passionate about fostering an inclusive work environment.

Please contact kenneth@burkegilmanbrewing.com with questions, referrals, resume, etc.

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