Required: Master Crafter of Craft Beer - Queenstown

Canyon Food and Brew

Required: Master Crafter of Craft beer

We are looking for someone with a personality with a rich, crisp flavour;
Someone with a hop in their step much like the beer that they sell;
Someone who is as refreshing as the glacier fed water going in to a good local brew;
Someone who has a thirst for creating the perfect beer – that will soon become timeless recipes of Shotover Gold nectar.

On the banks of the Shotover River in Queenstown, at the newly renovated site at Edith Cavell’s Bridge, there is a shiny new brewery from Canada for you to play with, call your office and create some interesting brews.

…. and if all that sounds a bit tough, you can spend your free time in the greatest place in the world and that is a fact!

To be shortlisted for this dream role, you will;

  • Have a proven record of commercial brewing experience (although we love the passion, homebrewers need not apply);
  • Ideally hold a formal qualification or relevant experience;
  • Be a kiwi or NZ resident.

As Master Crafter, you will have sole charge and be accountable for all aspects, both routine and non-routine of the brewery operation. Your primary responsibility first and foremost will be to make damn good beer but while you’re at it, there are several other things you will need to take care of:

  • Working closely with the GM to forecast demand and manage production levels accordingly;
  • Manage the procurement and supply chain, to ensure quality materials are sourced to create the finest beer recipes and efficient relationships are developed;
  • Conduct daily fermentation and lab testing;
  • Undertake reporting and monitoring to ensure that all products are processed according to agreed brewing standards and specifications, following best practice procedures and quality management standards;
  • Manage the maintenance schedule of all plant and equipment within the brewery;
  • Out of specification product reporting;
  • Undertaking checks and signing off products for release;
  • Compliance management;
  • Wastage reporting;
  • Taking responsibility for the distribution of all things beer.  

You will also be managing tours of the brewery for customers that have come to see where the magic happens. Regular tastings and public speaking engagements mean that you won’t be a ‘wilting violet’.

Further to the day to day operation of the brewery and production, you will be supporting and further enhancing the brand through sales and marketing channels such as events and promotional tours.

So, if you don’t take yourself too seriously, love a good yarn about brewing and can make a good drop, we want to hear from you.

Get in touch to hear more, or to apply, email: (samples of your finest brew would go a long way to sell yourself) 

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