At Manchester Union brewery we are extremely excited to be growing our team by seeking an experienced brewer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing brewery working in an extremely flat management structure, so potential for growth, as the brewery grows, are limited only by the successful candidate’s ambition.

The successful candidate will be working with the head brewer to produce our flagship lagers, to an increasing production volume, whilst getting involved with our specials and limited release projects. Having run a successful crowdfunding campaign, in 2020, Manchester Union brewery will be packaging lager in cans as well as kegs.

A love of lager is a must and previous experience of commercial brewing is essential. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a desire to grow with our company and be prepared to get involved with other aspects of the brewery to make a difference.

We have a clear and ambitious path to growth and we are seeking an individual who is hungry to get involved and become an extra driving force of that growth.

In return we would offer a good salary with performance related yearly salary reviews. Your normal working week will average at around 40 hours per week. And an opportunity to earn overtime whilst helping out with our brewtap. You will get to meet and chat to our drinkers, and get feedback on the lagers you will be producing. On successful completion of your probationary period, and at the discretion of the management, time would be available to develop and learn with self lead continuous professional development.

Applicants should apply in writing with CV and cover letter to

Initial application closes 20th March 2022


£24k - £27k pa DOE with annual reviews

Job Specification:

● Relevant brewing qualification, e.g. IBD
● 3+ years of commercial brewing experience
● Excellent knowledge commercial brewing processes
● Ability to follow recipes
● Knowledge of mash temperature adjustments
● Experience of creation of wort to specified gravity
● Knowledge of the fermentation process for lagers
● Excellent cleaning and sterilisation experience
● Experience of packaging, especially kegs
● Knowledge of brewing equipment and experience of automation
● Experience of working safely with chemicals used around the brewery
● Safety at work and a clear understanding of the risks of working in a brewery
● Excellent communication skills
● Experience of explaining complex information in an accessible way
● Communication with a broad range of colleagues, customers and suppliers
● Excellent organisation skills
● Be able to manage under stress and attend to many things at once
● Excellent problem solving skills
● Be able to give ideas for solutions to challenges faced in the brewery
● Analytical
● Gather, analyse and summarise, sometimes complex, data
● IT Experience
● Experience of office type applications
● Label printing applications
● Comfortable using in-house developed software
● Legal right to work in the UK

● Knowledge or experience of decoction mash techniques
● City and Guilds Steam Boiler operator qualification
● COSHH awareness course qualification
● Experience of, including trained and proficient in, SALSA and HACCP (Level 2+)
● Experience of recipe development and knowledge of ingredients and their effects on finished beer
● Yeast handling experience including propagation techniques
● Knowledge or experience of carbonation techniques
● Chemicals and brewing aids used throughout the brewing industry
● Obligations to HMRC: beer duty, calculation of ABV etc
● Clean UK driving licence
● Mac OS or Linux experience

● Meticulous record keeping, including but not limited to, brew sheets, racking volumes, PGs, ABVs
● Produce and brew our lagers from recipes, including ensuring consistent quality and flavour, using our procedures
● Monitoring of fermentation and lagering processes and take appropriate actions where required
● Cleaning brewhouse, tanks and any other equipment to standard operation procedures
● Package products into keg, ensuring accurate labelling and record keeping
● Ensure the brewery is a safe place to work at all times: cleaning/tidying
● Identify and communicate problems, to management, with production or equipment. Suggest methods of working that can maintain, or increase, quality given time and cost constraints
● Mentoring and supporting junior member of the brewing team
● Keep up to date with brewing technologies and methods
● Enjoy making great lagers!