Assistant Brewer: Waconia Brewing Co.

Waconia Brewing Company is located 30 miles outside the Minneapolis metro area and is looking to hire an assistant brewer! We have a 10 bbl brew house with a specious taproom and are looking to ramp up production. Our focus consists of: the production of our 5 flagship beers, development of seasonal beers, taproom exclusive beers and some unique barrel-aged beers. The candidate we are looking for must be innovative with a passion for quality beer.

Job Scope: Full time assistant brewer, with weekend availability. We are looking for a candidate that can work the weekends and is comfortable taking time off during the week as we ramp up production. The candidate should be able to follow specific recipes, observing all sanitation and safety procedures, promoting our beer and assisting in packaging.


  • Understanding of how beer is made.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to follow a production plan, prioritize and organize work.

  • Can work independently and in a team atmosphere.

  • Strong documentation skills. Competent in basic computer skills.

  • Able to stand long hours and lift 55lbs and move and place 165 lb kegs

  • Strong commitment to safety.

  • Must possess good mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Participate in festivals/events.

  • Clean, inspect, CIP and sanitize all equipment, tanks, and work areas to maintain beer quality.

  • Package beer. Kegs, Cans.

  • Evaluate and monitor beer and raw ingredients

  • Milling grain

  • Graining out mash, moving barrels.

  • Brewery activities, (dry hopping, pitching yeast, filtering beer, keg cleaning, co2 management, clean beer lines

  • Assist taproom with management and filling growler inventory.

  • Pilot batch brewing

  • Maintain and document accurate brewery records.

Would like to have:

  • Brewing experience.

  • Bartending experience.

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and process-focused!

This is a full time position that will offer competitive compensation and benefits based on experience and qualifications. If interested, please send a resume, salary requirements and let us know what makes you a good candidate for this position.

Waconia Brewing Company

255 Main Street West

Waconia, MN 55387

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Health insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible schedule


  • Weekends required