Full-time Brewer Position

Crystal Springs Brewing Company is hiring a brewer. Self-motivated, hard-working, enthusiastic, passionate, team-oriented and reliable candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will include wort production, cellar work, QA, packaging and above all brewery sanitation. We are a small, but growing brewery where everyone helps everyone else.

What are we looking for?

It is important that the individual has a strong desire to be part of a family with a passion for making great beer, who cares deeply about its patrons and its community, someone who wants to not only grow with us, but help us grow. We want a self-motivated, willing-to-work person who will help us develop and expand our brewery operations, while having a great sense of humor, infinite patience and is totally unafraid of working hard.

In return, this wonderful individual will have the opportunity to work in a brewery where everyone cares about each other and the main goal is to make the best beer possible while having a great time. We are family owned and we consider our employees family. We care, we work hard, we have a dream and we’re going after that dream. From day one we will support you, care about you, and give you beer. We are people and dog friendly, family oriented, and we care about our community and the world around us.

Responsibilities:

Operate, clean and maintain grain processing equipment
Operate CIP (Clean In Place) systems for all brewing and cellaring equipment, including the use of potentially dangerous chemicals
Clean and sanitize all beer contact surfaces and equipment
Place and return to storage hoses, parts, pumps, buckets, and all equipment
Brew beer, transfer beer, and monitor fermentation progress
Crop and pitch yeast
Carbonate finished beer and prepare beer for packaging
Regularly and safely work around high voltage, flame and hot water
Ensure proper record keeping of all brewing and cleaning activities
Be mindful of potential quality concerns
Maintain compliance with all brewery safety protocols
Remain in constant communication with the Head Brewer and Managers
Self-motivated to create world class beer

Required Skills and Abilities:

Have a valid drivers license and clean record
Can lift 55lbs frequently and move up to 170lbs
Ability to stand, walk, crouch, and lift regularly throughout the duration of shift
Positive outlook and attitude
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to manage multiple processes at one time
Self motivated with good time management skills
Excellent communication skills and willingness to communicate with other staff
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Internet

Brewing experience and education is welcomed, but not necessarily required. A willing to learn, to listen, to adapt, to be open minded and creative are more important.

In addition to the preceding list of clearly-defined responsibilities, there are a plethora of unpredictable tasks that arise on a day-to-day basis. We expect all our brewery employees to be willing to take on additional tasks and responsibilities as needed, pursuing them with the same passion, care and attention as she/he does every other task. Flexibility is critical.

Please send resume, cover letter and references to colin@crystalspringsbrewing.com


Part-Time Beertender Position

We are looking for an individual who has a strong desire to be part of a family with a passion for making great beer, who cares deeply about its patrons and its community; someone who wants to not only grow with us, but help us grow. We want a self-motivated, willing-to-work person who will help us develop and expand our taproom sales, while having a great sense of humor, infinite patience and is totally unafraid of working hard.

In return, this wonderful individual will have the opportunity to work in a brewery where everyone cares about each other and the main goal is to make the best beer possible while having a great time. We are family owned and we consider our employees family. We care, we work hard, we have a dream and we’re going after that dream. From day one we will support you, care about you, and give you beer. We are people and dog friendly, family oriented, and we care about our community and the world around us.

In our taprooms, the Beertender must be familiar with the wide variety of beers we offer and capable of delivering quality customer service. The Beertender is responsible for serving patrons at either of our taprooms, fulfilling beer and food orders for the taprooms, beer garden, and patio, monitoring the cash drawer at the bar, and performing inventories at the end of each night or as required to help in maintaining proper inventory levels.

This is a part-time position (1-2 shifts per week) – we are looking for weekend and evening help with the possibility of more shifts in the summer.

Job Duties:
–Serving Customer–
> Greet customers cheerfully and encourage an atmosphere of hospitality in the taproom
> Work collaboratively to improve the taproom experience
> Collect money for beers served
> Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
> Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers’ excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering transportation for intoxicated patrons
> Know how to pour a beer properly, according to our standards
> Take food and beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
> Upsell merchandise to patrons in the taproom
> Engage customers, make sales, and answer questions
> Know our beers and be able to describe them accurately

–Inventory–
> Stock bar
> Complete assigned weekly and monthly inventory tasks
> Communicate beer and merchandise needs for inventory
> Communicate changes of beers on tap and to-go beer to help keep taproom menus and online store up-to-date
> Track kegs and cases moved to the taproom

–Cleaning–
> Maintain a clean, friendly, and welcoming environment for all guests at all times
> Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment
> Clean bars, work areas, and tables
> Clean bathrooms, mop floors, vacuum carpets, and clean food preparation areas

–Marketing and Sales–
> Work with the owners and marketing department to properly market the taproom
> Actively promote the brewery and taprooms at every opportunity – inside and outside the taproom
> Actively sell to-go beer – ask every customer if they would like to-go beer and let them know what we have
> Know the story of our brewery
> Be knowledgeable of upcoming taproom and brewery events and actively promote those events

–Other Duties as assigned–

Critical Skills:
> A sense of humor
> Be comfortable being around beer and people who like to drink beer
> Have a passion for craft beer and enjoy talking about it
> Be willing to try new things
> A sense of smell
> Grace under pressure
> Aptitude for and desire to learn the mechanical workings of taproom equipment in order to address problems quickly and efficiently
> Exceptional customer service skills
> Smile (a lot)

Job Requirements:
> Bartending or wait staff experience desired
> Availability to work part-time in the evenings and on weekends
> Craft beer knowledge preferred. We will provide ongoing training materials and hands-on training
> Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-moving environment
> Must be 21 years or older
> Must enjoy working with the public in a positive, friendly manner
> Must be an effective communicator
> Must be able to serve and support CSBC at beer festivals and tasting events throughout Colorado
> Have the ability to move kegs and operate a hand truck
> Ability to lift 35-50 pounds
> Must be able to use a hand truck to move 160 pounds
> Demonstrated leadership skills
> Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task
> Positive attitude and ability to work with a diverse set of people
> Versatility, as you may be required to help with hosting, bussing, and canning

Things We Would Like:
> Knowledge of craft beer, including a basic understanding of beer production (Cicerone Beer Server or similar certification preferred)
> Basic familiarity with tablet-based POS systems (Square), Google Sheets, and Google Forms

Please send resume, cover letter and references to colin@crystalspringsbrewing.com