Black Hops Are Hiring A Brewer & A Cellar Person

Black Hops Are Hiring A Brewer & A Cellar Person

Black Hops opened their second brewery at the start of this year and, since then, have been getting their beer out further beyond their Queensland backyard. 

If you want to join them, they're hiring a brewer and a cellar person. Here's what you need to know about the two roles.

Job Description: Brewer & Cellar Person

Black Hops Brewing started as 3 mates making beer and sharing everything they learn along the way. In 2014, Dan, Eddie and Govs made their first beer, the Eggnog Stout, after discussing the concept at the pub. That led them to opening up a brewery and taproom in Burleigh Heads in 2016 and in March 2019 they opened a bigger production brewery and taproom in Biggera Waters.

Black Hops was awarded Australia’s Champion Small Brewer at the 2018 AIBA Awards and in March 2019 were awarded 4 Gold Medals and took home Trophies for Best Pale Ale, Best IPA, Champion Queensland Brewery and Champion Brewery at the RQFWS Queensland Beer Awards.

These days Black Hops is one of Australia’s highest rated and fastest growing breweries. We distribute beer to over 500 venues in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and TAS and we are just getting started. With 20 full time staff members, we believe we have the best team in the industry. All of us have a great work ethic and are passionate about craft beer and the Black Hops brand. When we hire people we are looking for great members of our exceptional team, not just good candidates for the role.

About the Brewer Position

A Brewer at Black Hops is responsible for all day-to-day production and packaging of beer at either or both of our breweries. This position works within a team of brewers to ensure all beer is produced at a high quality and that the brewery is kept clean and functional at all times.

Brewer Position Description

We are looking for a brewer who fits in well with our existing team. You will have good communication skills to interact with coworkers and the ability to follow instructions and procedures. You will often be working within a team and also independently so the ability to successfully work in both environments is essential.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Brew and package beer according to a brew schedule
  • Keep the brewery clean at all times
  • Clean tanks, brewhouse, kegs and other equipment as needed
  • Monitor quality and temperatures of beer on a daily basis
  • Monitor pressure in tanks at all times
  • Be responsible for maintaining all required paperwork and records such as brew logs, packaging records, recipe sheets

Skills & Experience

  • At least 2 years’ industry experience
  • A formal brewing education preferred
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Good understanding of quality assurance / quality control and problem solving skills and to troubleshoot any beer related issues
  • Knowledge of craft beer and Black Hops Beers

About the Cellar Person Position

The Cellar Person is responsible for the duties involved with the fermentation cellar and all beer released to packaging. The quality and efficiency of our beer production can be greatly affected by our cellar processes. Quality assurance is the Cellar Person’s main focus to ensure the integrity and the high standard of our beers.

Cellar Person Position Description

We are looking for a Cellar Person who fits in well with our existing team. The role of Cellar Person is varied across the brewery, and as such, you should have a ready and willing attitude to perform all tasks to assist in the efficiency of the brewery. This role requires a significant amount of manual handling such as bending, pushing, lifting, and you must be able to complete these in a safe manner.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Carry out all tasks associated with cellaring, cleaning and operation of the brewery.

  • Work closely with the Head Brewer and Operations Manager to understand the tasks required for completion
  • Cleaning and sanitising fermentation and conditioning tanks
  • Transfer beers that are ready to be transferred according to the schedule
  • Monitor the fermentation of beer
  • Carbonating beer to the correct level
  • Cleaning floors, tanks, filtration equipment, and keeping the general cellar area clean
  • Check dissolved oxygen levels
  • Coordinate with the packaging crew and release beer to packaging when ready
  • Dry hopping beers according to the recipe and schedule
  • Filtration of beer
  • Clean transfer lines
  • Complete fermentation checks
  • Pull yeast and harvest when necessary
  • Accurately maintain production logs via Beer30
  • Perform and record quality checks

Skills & Experience

  • Previous cellar experience
  • Be resilient and flexible to meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Knowledge of craft beer and Black Hops Beers

How to Apply

If you are interested in either of these roles, please email your application and resume to

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