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Assistant Brewer

Livingston, Montana

Located just blocks from the banks of the Yellowstone River, Neptune’s Brewery in Livingston, Montana is looking for an Assistant Brewer to join our team. We have a 10bbl system producing ~2k bbl/yr. The ideal candidate will have some experience in cellar and/or brewhouse operations and wishes to continue to develop their skills and expand their brewing knowledge. We have a fun, energetic brewhouse with a focus on constant improvement. We also have a strong work/life culture and thus offer a flexible schedule. Neptune’s Brewery is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all races, genders, and orientations.

Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist the head brewer with all aspects of wort production and brewhouse operations
  • Communicate with other brewhouse team about production schedule
  • CIP/SIP of fermenters and brite tanks
  • Ensuring that the paperwork and associated reporting is done accurately and on time
  • Yeast management (harvesting, pitching and viabilities)
  • Tank management (gravity checks, trub dumps and dry-hopping)
  • General cleaning and maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Proper carbonation methods
  • Clean and fill 1/2 and 1/6bbl kegs
  • Run and manage 3-head Twin Monkeys canning line
  • Communicate with taproom on beer needs and upcoming releases
  • Work with brewhouse team to fulfill distributor orders

Necessary Skills and Qualifications:

  • Requires a strong attention to detail and time management
  • The ideal candidate must be able manage one’s tasks in an efficient manner and interact with other team members effectively and professionally
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of the beer industry, including flavors, brewery technology and ingredients
  • Entry level experience with commercial brewing experience is desired, 2+ years is a plus. Willing to train the right candidate.
  • Ability to lift 55 lbs above the waist
  • Ability to move 165 lbs regularly
  • QA/QC and yeast management experience a plus
  • Experience driving a forklift
  • Desire to continuously improve and innovate

Benefits include:

  • $20+/hr DOE
  • Flexible schedule

Reply to:
Cody Phillips
Head Brewer- Neptune’s Brewery
[email protected]

Date Posted January 16, 2024


Libby, Montana

Headbrewer position available at Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co. in gorgeous Libby, Montana! Our semi-automated ten barrel system has produced award winning brews earning regional brand accolades. Statewide distribution provided by George’s Distribution. There’s no better place than the Kootenai Valley to live, work and play! For more information, contact Sarah or Kristin at

Date Posted August 23, 2023


Bozeman, Montana

MAP Brewing Company is looking for a brewer to join our production team!   

We are located in Bozeman, MT on a beautiful lake with mountain views.   We are also the largest self-distributing brewery in the state. We are able to do that because of incredible local support that allows us to sell all our beer close to home.   We are a tight production team that works and plays hard.  We believe taking care of our people is the most important thing because we know that work is not life.

Here are some things we believe makes MAP and this brewer position something we think you’d be a good fit for:

1) our production teams works four ten hour shifts, giving you three days every week to maximize the amazing area that we live in or spend more time with friends and family
2) you’ll get the chance to brew some of the state’s of Montana’s favorite beer*
3) pay is competitive – salary ranges from $40-50k/year, DOE
4) benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; plus a 401k with a 4% match after one year
5) unlimited PTO
6) free beers after work, free shift meals, free merch
7) day off discounts on beer and food for you and your fam
8) it’s fun to be part of a growing company with a stellar team*
* these things are our opinions, but we think you’ll agree.

Here’s more about the position:

The production team at MAP Brewing Company has the philosophy that our brewers do any and all non-administrative jobs required in the brewhouse and cellar. We find that this approach to our production team helps alleviate some of the monotony that can come along with beer production work. As we run with a relatively small team, it also helps everyone understand the bigger picture of the production schedule on any given day, and we find creates a more cohesive team. Therefore, the role of our Shift Brewer combines responsibilities across brewing, cellaring, and packaging. Shift brewers will spend one to three days a week assisting the Head Brewer in operating our 30-barrel, 2 vessel system, and then will spend the other days in any given week assisting with cellar tasks or with packaging, including running the canning line and filling kegs. In addition, our brewers are expected to take ownership over maintaining high standards of cleaning and sanitation throughout each day and each task they complete.


  • Brewhouse operations including all aspects of wort production
    • This includes all aspects of brewing beer: milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, wort cooling, yeast selection, pitching, and propagation, etc.
    • Ensure high standards of cleaning and sanitation for all pre- and post- brewing transfer lines and vessels
    • Work closely with Lead Brewer and the rest of the Production Team to achieve desired quality and consistency of wort
    • Using basic lab equipment in order to collect data during brewing process
    • Maintain accurate and thorough production records during brewing process
    • Multi-task when appropriate to ensure the team stays on the Production Schedule
  • Cellaring
    • Completing aseptic, tank to tank bulk beer transfers
    • Kegging and packaging, including working some shifts on the canning line
    • Performing various fermentation additions, including dry hopping and recirculating tanks
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
    • CIP of fermenters and brite tanks in accordance with company standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Washing kegs
    • Responsible for maintaining ongoing cleaning, organization, and maintenance of all beer production areas and equipment
    • Assisting with brewhouse organization, both inside and outside of the building
  • Fermentation and conditioning
    • Assist Production Manager in monitoring fermenting beer, checking tank statistics daily as needed
    • Carbonating beer to established specifications
  • Assist taproom staff as needed
    • Help moving kegs
    • Maintenance & repairs, etc

MAP Brewing Co. is a packaging brewery currently producing 8500+ bbls of beer per year. We generally brew 3 to 4 days a week on a 30 bbl, 2 vessel steam system into 30, 60 and 90 bbl tanks. We package into cans 2 to 3 times per week, and rack beer into kegs 3 to 4 days a week. The brewery can be very hot or very cold, often noisy and always potentially dangerous. Long hours on concrete floors with noise, steam, CO2, and dangerous chemicals all around. There is a lot of general cleaning and moving of heavy items such as malt sacks and kegs of beer. There is usually good music playing and the production team is fun and easy to work with.

The production team generally works 4- 10s with flexible shifts both early and late. The Production Manager schedules the team around what the beer needs, not the other way around. However, every effort is made to accommodate personal schedule requests.

$40,000-$50,000 DOE

Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance are available. 401k available after one year, matched up to 4%. Unlimited PTO.


We’d love to chat. Email with your resume. No need to waste time on a cover letter, we’d rather just schedule a time to chat with you.

Date Posted June 30, 2023

Conflux Brewing Assistant Brewer/Cellar Person

Missoula, Montana

Conflux Brewing Company in beautiful downtown Missoula Montana is in search of a part-time Assistant Brewer/Cellar Person to join our growing team.


  • Brew beer and perform cellaring tasks according to SOPs.
  • Transfer product from FVs to BTs
  • Carbonate product and test C02 levels using Zahm instrument
  • Harvest yeast, Bio-Fine and dry-hop beers as outlined in the production schedule.
  • Wash 1/6 BBL and ½ BBL kegs with manual Keg washer
  • Clean outside of kegs and Sankey couplings on tops of kegs
  • Palletize and organize clean/dirty kegs
  • Set up hoses, fittings, and clamps as required for production and cleaning operations.
  • Clean and sanitize all equipment and work areas.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and company policies.
  • Brew Conflux Brewing recipes according to brand standards and provide input into development of recipes.
  • Ensure adequate inventory of raw goods and brewery supplies.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on all brewery equipment.
  • Conduct sensory evaluation to maintain consistent beer quality.
  • Participate in off-site events and festivals as a brand representative.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including varied shifts determined by management and dictated by business/facility.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe work area.
  • Draft system – cleaning and maintaining draft lines and dispense equipment for festivals/jockey boxes.
  • Perform production operations, CIP’s, and sanitation practices with strict adherence to SOP’s set forth in training.
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks on pumps, valves, tanks, and process equipment.
  • Embrace the brewing process and opportunities for continual improvement.


  • Must be 21+ years old
  • Minimum 1-3 years brewing operations experience or industry related experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Work week is based on a 20-30 hour schedule.
  • Safety and quality focused in all work activities.
  • Handle multiple demands and adapt to rapid changes.
  • Able to operate with minimal supervision.
  • Skilled in critical thinking and strategic problem solving.
  • Strong skills in communication, organization, record keeping, and time management.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Willingness to fill in other job duties as necessary.
  • Fundamental knowledge of plumbing, mechanics, and brewing process flow.
  • Knowledge of beer styles and industry trends.
  • Ability to communicate well with staff, guests, and others.
  • Positive attitude with willingness to grow and learn new skills.
  • Ability to work with computer software and calculate basic math.
  • Physical Requirements – Candidate should be able to lift at least 55 lbs. from ground level and should also be able to move 165 lbs. of kegged beer from one location to another. Physically capable of standing for long periods of time and able to kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl. Position involves long periods of varying conditions, from very hot and humid to very cold.
  • Pay is DOE.

Please drop off cover letter and resume, or email to [email protected]

Date Posted June 26, 2023

Head Brewer

Salmon, Idaho

Highlander Beer is now hiring for an experienced brewer to run their new Salmon Brewpub. They are currently in the process of installing a 10bbl brewhouse to supply our newly opened Salmon, ID taproom and pizza kitchen.

The brewery will be a simple 10 bbl set up, strictly to supply the brewpub. It will involve brewing, fermenting, transferring, filtering and kegging processes. No canning line/ packaging equipment on site to worry about! Highlander Beer is looking for someone with head/ lead brewer experience, who is self-motivated, and an independent worker. This position would be responsible for the following:

  • Brewing all beer for the Salmon, ID pub
  • Responsible for forecasting beer needs for pub, and scheduling out brewing/ kegging schedules.
  • Responsible for maintaining high quality standards that match Highlander Beer’s brand and current products.
  • Will be required to brew existing recipes, but also generate new recipes for one-off specialty beers.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of brewery and equipment
  • Must maintain, manage and repair all brewery equipment.
  • Responsible for ordering, managing all ingredients and products.
  • Responsible for all inventory of ingredients and products

Date Posted June 14, 2023

Lead Brewer - Julius Lehrkind Brewing

Bozeman, Montana

Julius Lehrkind Brewing in Bozeman, Montana is seeking a lead brewer. This is a solo position within a network of breweries that share raw materials and expertise, so excellent communication is a must!

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years brewing experience, be self-motivated, safety focused, have a preference for cleanliness and a mechanical aptitude.

This job is 100% production focused, with company goals to produce clean and consistent products and largely grow the brands year over year.

This is a salaried position at $45,000-$50,000 DOE, plus paid vacation and health insurance. Currently the brewery is producing approximately 750 barrels per year, with plenty of room to grow. We believe this job can be performed averaging 32 hours per week, and the schedule is mostly flexible, as long as production goals are met.

Please email resume and cover letters to [email protected] no later than March 31.

Date Posted March 9, 2023

Head Brewer - Shred Monk Brewing

Bozeman, Montana

Shred Monk Brewing is an award-winning 7bbl brewery, restaurant, and coffee roaster in downtown Bozeman, Montana. We are looking for a creative, hard-working individual to lead our brewing operations to supply beer for our farm-to-table restaurant and our growing off-premise beer sales efforts.


At Shred Monk, we make beer, coffee, and food for people trying to better themselves by following their passion. Being based in Bozeman, Montana many people pursue their passion for mountain and outdoor sports; however, as a company we aim to be inclusive of all pursuits. For us, it’s not about the WHAT; it’s about the HOW. In that aim, we want to offer products that will energize our consumers and help them celebrate their accomplishments.


A Shred Monk is a person who pursues their passions with discipline and intention. Without the Shred, the Monk stays too introspective and doesn’t act. Without the Monk, the Shredder acts without thought or purpose. This is our Yin and Yang which we attempt to keep in constant tension and balance.


BE BETTER – Ambition : Iteration : Discipline

We will push to be better today than we were yesterday – as people, as a brewery/restaurant/coffee roaster, as an employer, and as a member of the community. Our focus on constant iteration will lead to positive growth for the company and everyone in it.

EMBODY A MOUNTAIN PUNK ETHOS –  Question the Conventional : Thoughtful Disagreement : Truth Seeking

The world doesn’t need another run-of-the-mill brewery. We strive to be willing to break the mold, make things we love and empower the lifestyle of Shred Monks everywhere. We will seek to find better ways of doing things; better ingredients, better processes, and rewarding what works and tastes best – not simply relying on what is familiar.

MAKE POSITIVE CONNECTIONS – Humility : Community : Fun

Life is too short not to keep perspective, connect with others and have fun. While being driven to excel we will strive to maintain humility and inclusiveness; not elitism and high mindedness. Be humble and learn.  Make everyday count. Appreciate others along the way.


We are looking for a Head Brewer who embodies the values of Shred Monk and has a strong desire to get the best out of life while achieving growth in their career. We don’t believe in conventional job descriptions or overly index on prior experience – we want to empower people to excel at doing what they love. As a small company, we don’t have rigid roles – we all work together to get the job done – but we do have exacting standards and won’t settle even for above average. Average is forgettable in this industry. Above average will succeed locally, but won’t stand up elsewhere. We want to be world-class and stand out in quality and consistency while creating memorable products for those looking to get up and get after it every day. If that journey is one you want to embark on with other fellow Shred Monks, then we look forward to working alongside you.


As a brewery, we produce beers from across the beer style spectrum but focus primarily on two product lines: lower ABV beers and “celebratory” beers with higher ABV. The aim of our lower ABV beers is to offer our customers great tasting beer under 5% ABV – beers that won’t knock you off course in the pursuit of your passions and goals. This includes our 2022 Great American Beer Festival Bronze winning German Pilsner. For our higher ABV beers – those large format DIPAs, barrel-aged or funky beers you crack to celebrate big accomplishments – we expect the Head Brewer to use the same attention to detail required to brew an award-winning pils. We are looking for a brewer who is very keen on quality and process, regardless of beer style. We currently have a small lineup of core brands that we will expect the Head Brewer to continue to produce and refine on our 7bbl, 3-vessel brewing system. However, the Head Brewer will also be given creative freedom to develop and produce new core brands and rotators.


We will pay at the top end of market value for most positions in the company. If we expect world class quality, fellow Shred Monks should expect to be compensated at industry leading levels.


Rest and recovery is integral to high-level performance. With this in mind, the Head Brewer position won’t have set limits on vacation days or hours. We want you to take care of yourself while still producing world class products. That dynamic is neither concrete nor static in nature and therefore should move with the goals we have and the amount of rest and recharging you need to meet those goals.


Health insurance in a HDHP w/HSA will be covered by the company.  Beer and coffee will also be readily available .

Please email cover letter & resume to [email protected]

Date Posted February 28, 2023

Packaging Line Lead Operator

Philipsburg, Montana

Philipsburg Brewing Company is seeking a Packaging Line Lead Operator. 


We’re a small but ever-growing brewing company in Philipsburg, Montana, a rural mountain town with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. We have a unique bottling line utilizing Alumi-tek bottles and have production numbers around 1 million bottles a year bottling both water and beer. 


Must be mechanically inclined, a problem-solver, meticulous with sanitation, and able to work in a self-directed manner and follow SOP’s. This person will be in charge of supervising and scheduling a crew as well as being in charge of quality assurance and quality control. The Lead Operator will coordinate with the production side of our brewery to meet goals for the company on a regular basis. They will report directly to our Operations Manager.


Experience is desired, but Philipsburg Brewing is willing to train the right applicant. 


This is a full time position with health insurance, 401k, and PTO. Compensation D.O.E. 


Send resumes and further questions to:

Date Posted January 27, 2023

Montana Brewers Association

Montana Brewers Association

P.O. Box 8591

Missoula, MT 59807

406-948-BREW (2739)