Brew For Hop Nation

Brew For Hop Nation

Job posted June 29, 2022

This posting is more than 1 month old

Hop Nation have homes in both Footscray and the Mornington Peninsula, with their production largely coming from the latter these days. 

If you'd like to brew beer there, they're hiring an assistant brewer. 


Hop Nation is an independent craft brewery based in Melbourne, co-owned and operated by Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson. We favour hop-forward beers and quality ingredients.   

We are looking for an assistant brewer to help staff our new Mornington Peninsula brewery located at 20 Latham St, Mornington. 

Hours may vary to align with staffing and production needs. All shifts (morning, afternoon, and occasionally on weekends) may be required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Legally permitted to work in Australia
  • Minimum one year experience in commercial brewing/cellar/packaging operations
  • Positive attitude, ready for a challenge, comfortable working in a small team
  • Must be ready to work with quickly changing deadlines in a dynamic environment. 
  • A strong passion for quality and consistency
  • Physically capable to lift 25kg grain bags
  • Strong note-taking skills
  • Comfortable with numbers

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in wort production
  • FV quality control sampling
  • Yeast microbiology sampling
  • Keg cleaning, filling, keg pallet loading and wrapping
  • Performing stocktakes
  • Preparing and operating on the canning line
  • Fermentation tanks CIP and sanitation
  • Maintaining brewery cleanliness and all cleanup/maintenance schedules
  • Receiving and unloading raw materials
  • Preparing raw materials for planned production
  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork accurately and on time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Have a basic understanding of Excel, Word and other standard programs for brewery functions.
  • Forklift license and driver’s license are desirable but not mandatory.

As part of the Hop Nation team, you'll enjoy

  • family-friendly benefits
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • a generous annual beer allowance
  • career development opportunities
  • part of an environmentally conscious brand

Hop Nation Brewing Co. values equal opportunity and enjoys a diverse and inclusive work environment. Applications are encouraged from those who live with a disability,  identify as LGBTQI+, are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

To apply email your CV and cover letter to, with Assistant Brewer in the subject line. Applications close July 15, 2022. 


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