At Uile-bheist, we are more than just a distillery & brewery; we are a testament to sustainable brewing located in the heart of Inverness.
Drawing inspiration and fresh water directly from the pristine River Ness, we are committed to crafting top-tier brews that resonate with the Highlands.. Our ethos revolves around blending traditional brewing methods with innovative, sustainable practices, ensuring every sip contributes to a better planet. Our brand is surrounded by the ancient folklore and mythology surrounding highland culture.
We are looking for a passionate Brewer to join our dynamic team if you come with a rich background in the craft beer industry and possess the ability to pioneer new brews alongside alternative brewing methods.
The ideal Brewer candidate is not just adept at their craft but also presents themselves professionally, communicates effectively, and thrives in multitasking. Join us in our Uile-bheist journey, working amidst state-of-the-art Kaspar Schulz brewing equipment in a vibrant, fast-paced setting
Wort production, monitoring fermentations and performing of cellaring tasks: Beer transfers, yeast handling, dry hopping, force carbonating, Co2 checks and racking.
Negotiations of raw material contracts and ordering of raw materials to fulfil schedule.
Optimise output and advise on new equipment specifications.
Yeast management: Harvesting, pitching, cell counts and record keeping.
Production scheduling to ensure delivery of product on time in line with agreed cost
Bulk beer storage and transfer, including correct handling of lines and sanitation of hoses and fittings.
Raw Material stock control and inventory management.
Troubleshooting issues with equipment.
Taking responsibility for the site.
High standard of QC and record keeping ensuring beers exceed expectations.
Responsible for good brewery hygiene, including sterilisation of brewhouse and CIPS on vessels, product lines and packaging equipment.
Complete all appropriate production documentation from grain to glass and follow standard operating procedures.
Maintain accurate records in accordance with company policy.
Ensuring adherence to our statutory obligations, HACCP plan, quality management system, Health & safety procedures and SALSA Accreditation.
Undertake R&D to achieve positive change/improvements for brewing processes.
New product development:
Design and cost up new recipes and seasonal brews ensuring they are accessible and appeal direct to our target market.
Represent company at industry events/beer tastings when required.
Visit customers to educate them on good cellar management for our products.
Work with Directors to create and manage plans to increase annual output in line with agreed sales forecasts.
Be able to take specialist tours round the facility on a regular basis and be involved in conversations and presentations with customers on a daily basis.
7+ Years’ experience of commercial brewing.
Ability to lead on recipe design and product development.
IBD Diploma in Brewing, Master brewer qualification or similar.
Ability to move and lift kegs and casks comfortably.
Knowledge of SALSA and BRC Accreditation, process and maintenance.
Ideally hold a relevant technical degree in Engineering or Brewing.
You Must Possess:
Strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate both verbally and written.
Strong problem-solving skills, you like seeking out solutions.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team.
An adaptable and flexible nature.
A strong passion for craft beers and the brewing industry.
Canning line experience. (Very desirable)
A positive mindset.
An intuition to continuously research new methods, processes and materials to improve quality, to optimise output and advise on new equipment specifications.