|Salary||$25,807 - $52,090|
|Bonus||$250.00 - $5,044|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$23,054 - $46,403|
|Hourly Rate||$10.12 - $18.76|
|Overtime||$16.32 - $27.44|
|Bonus||$250.00 - $5,044|
|Total Pay (||$23,054 - $46,403|
Job Description for Brewer
Just as good restaurants need talented chefs and cooks, brewpubs and craft breweries require skilled brewers to help establish and/or maintain quality standards. Brewers may be employed at large, multinational beverage corporations, or they may work at smaller operations. Generally, no matter what their employer's size, the brewer oversees the creation of beer from start to finish and ensure it meets their employer's standards for quality and consistency.Read More...
Brewers typically work from an established recipe or set of recipes or formulas. However, the intricate natural processes that occur during brewing may require on-the-fly adjustments by a brewer, and brewers must recognize when and where to make these decisions. Constant process monitoring is a key part of the brewer's job.
Especially for craft breweries and brewpubs, a brewer may also create new beers, ales, or lagers. These opportunities typically arise either to fill a missing niche within the establishment's portfolio of offerings or to match various seasons. In these cases, the employer depends on the brewer to demonstrate creativity and an excellent palate to brew beer that sells well.
Many brewers start their career as apprentices or assistants to brewers. They typically have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with brewer positions at large multinational beverage companies usually requiring university education in chemistry or a related discipline. Brewers typically work during regular business hours in a beverage factory environment for larger breweries or in a smaller production environment for craft breweries and brewpubs.
- Check and select the malted barley or grain which will be used in the preparation of beer.
- Perform regular repairs on the machinery.
- Operate a milling machine, clean and sterilize the brew tanks, filtering equipment and carbonating machines.
- Monitor the pH values, temperature and check the fermentation rate.
Pay by Experience Level for Brewer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Brewers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. Brewers see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Brewers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.
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