Head Brewer Required – Tap East

‘A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head Brewer with minimum 2 years’ experience developing recipes and brewing.

Tap East Brewery is located at Westfield Stratford City in East London. It is an established brewery open since October 2011 and is a DME 2.5 barrel plant with 4 fermenters.

The majority of the production is sold on site at Tap East in the bar attached to the brewery and you will be required to work closely with the General Bar manager and team, but we also supply to our sister bar The Rake, Off-Licence the Drinks Cage at Borough Market and distribute in and around London. The brewery produces beers for cask, Key Keg and bottles. There will be a great deal of independence for the selected person both in terms of recipes, formats and production.

The limit is the brewer’s imagination.

Salary £24K.

Paid holidays 5.6 weeks a year

If you have great organisational and brewing skills then send in your CV with a covering letter to;

Gina Baines

Hr and Compliance Consultant.

E-mail gina@utobeer.co.uk

Closing date; 25th July 2017

Job Purpose:


  1. Brew current range and develop existing and new beers.
  2. Maintenance of the brew plant both preventive and reactive. Including ensuring the brewery is cleaned.
  3. Be able to package beer in multiple formats, cask, bottle and the various keg formats as they are developed.
  4. Ordering ingredients as required including forward hop or malt contracts.
  5. Maintain and complete all HMRC returns as required including Duty Return.
  6. Develop the Tap East brand in association with the others.
  7. Liaise closely with Tap East Manager and Utobeer over production plans. Including events both internal and external.
  8. Carry out and have knowledge of HACCP
  9. Ordering ingredients, chemicals and finished product delivery paperwork, labelling.
  10. Training your assistant brewer in development of recipes.

Qualification and Experience

While a formal brewing qualification would be useful, it is not essential. However, there must be evidence that the applicant has the brewing skills required and have the track record with a brewery.


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