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Lead Brewer at German Kraft

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Job Description:

We are looking for a lead brewer to manage our Elephant & Castle site in central London. Our brew house is a fully automated 20hl brew kit by Zip Technologies and we’ve got an annual output of 350,000l. All our beer is served fresh on site from serving tanks and occasionally 30l refillable kegs. We are a young brewery (Est. 2017) who focus on bringing Franconian style beers to the people, fresh from the tank. We brew after the German purity law from 1516 but push the boundaries of taste and complexity within the world of traditional beers.


  • Leading and delivering the production and packaging of German Kraft quality products at the Elephant & Castle site
  • Monitoring of various processes within the brewery to the highest operational standards
  • Work with the Head Brewer on new recipes and ongoing improvements to our range
  • Recipe development on our Mayfair pilot kit
  • Create and maintain effective quality reporting across production and packaging
  • Write and update SOP documents
  • Manage inventory reporting and ordering
  • Conduct and oversee general brewery maintenance working closely with our partners ZIP
  • Manage maintenance schedule and parts inventory
  • Day to day management of production team at Elephant and Castle
  • Oversight and sign off on all cellaring duties
  • In the absence of the Head Brewer, assist in the management of production at our additional sites


  • Detailed technical knowledge of the brewing process, ideally with experience in the production of lagers
  • Experience in medium to large craft breweries is desirable
  • Excellent People management skills
  • Knowledge of computer systems, brewery management software and their operation
  • Understanding of health and safety principles.


  • Brewing qualifications to Diploma is preferred
  • Brewing Industry experience
  • Management experience
  • HACCP Level 3 qualification desirable

What we can offer:

  • Basic 40h week contract
  • Performance based annual bonus
  • A safe, diverse working environment
  • A competitive salary to industry standards
  • Freedom to work on new recipes
  • Opportunity to grow with the company with future expansions

The Job position is available from May 2021. We are looking forward to receiving your CV & cover