Assistant Brewer Job in Victoria, BC at Whistle Buoy Brewing Company

Job Description

Company description

We make our beer in 800 Litre (8hL) batches in a production space less than 600 sf. In short, we’re small, and we like it that way. Our brewery was designed to allow for creativity and flexibility. We have released over 45 distinct recipes in our first 10 months using a vast selection of locally produced ingredients. Our head brewer Matt is always seeking new ingredients and techniques, who knows what he’ll do next…

Our mission is to make the best beer possible and be stewards of the environment and our community. Luckily, we live in a diverse and productive growing region that allows us to purchase amazing ingredients from right here in the Pacific Northwest. Our tank-fresh beer is the result of our values in action and we are proud to serve it to you.

We are looking to add to our team!

We strive to create and provide a fun and inspiring work environment. As the assistant brewer, you will work alongside our Head Brewer, Matt West-Patrick to assist in all aspects of running the brewery from recipe development to draft maintenance and canning, with a specific focus on developing our yeast program.


  • Maintain all quality standards set for all aspects of the brewery
  • CIP, sanitation and maintenance of all brewery equipment
  • Follow standard operating procedures to safely handle all chemicals and hoses/vessels under pressure, while wearing PPE
  • Carry out dry hopping and tank additions
  • Cleaning and filling kegs
  • Maintaining a tidy and safe working environment
  • Maintaining draft lines and beer stock
  • Maintaining accurate notes and records
  • Assist in set up and operation of canning equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment and beer quality issues
  • Work beer events as an outward facing member of our team
  • Yeast management including cell counts viability assessments and pitching
  • Contribute to recipe and beer program development
  • Carry out all wort production from mill to fermenter

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • 1-2 years professional brewing and/or cellar experience is required
  • A certificate from an accredited brewing instructional institution and/or educational background in a science related field is preferred
  • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing priorities
  • Organized, reliable and self motivated, with the ability to work alone for long periods of time
  • Experience with material handling equipment
  • Open availability including nights, weekends, and holidays

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs to shoulder height and push/pull 160lbs
  • Must be able to work on your feet for up to 10 hours
  • Continual moving, lifting, and manipulation of hoses, buckets, pumps, and other parts that require extended standing, lifting, crouching, and walking throughout a shift in a safe and tidy way


  • Creative growth and freedom in all aspects of brewery production
  • Competitive salary with room to grow

If you are as excited as we are about this position and are a qualified applicant, apply now!

Application deadline: 2020-10-30

Job Type: Full-time



  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

About the Company

Company: Whistle Buoy Brewing Company

Company Location:  Victoria, BC

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About Whistle Buoy Brewing Company