Head Brewer Vacancy


Loch Lomond Brewery is a multi-award winning brewery located in the Vale of Leven on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Since our humble beginnings in 2011 the brewery has enjoyed steady growth in both domestic and international markets. The business is now in a fantastic position to capitalise on the considerable investment it received from a successful crowd funding campaign with significant increase to its brewing capacity on our new state of the art brewing facility. 


To support our ambitious plans we are looking for a Head Brewer who has the technical knowledge and experience to help take the brewery to the next level. We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer and shares the same aspirations and values as we do and a desire to constantly improve and evolve in a highly competitive brewing industry.  


The job will stretch across every brewing production discipline including packaging. Key duties will include but not limited to the following:


  • Responsible for the smooth running of day to day brewery operations.

  • Produce and develop beer recipes on our new 35 HL brew block. 

  • Lead the brewing the brewery production team (Leadership skills and good communication skills are essential)

  • Implement Quality Control and ideally be HACCP trained and have experience of operating in a SALSA approved facility.

  • HMRC Compliance 

  • Laboratory work including yeast analysis and microbiological testing. 

  • Liquor treatment

  • Prepare beer for packaging to the right carbonation and levels of filtration 

  • Manage the packaging process including cask racking, kegging and canning.

  • Operate CIP systems for cleaning of vessels and brewing equipment.  

  • Understand, implement and comply with all aspects of brewery Health and Safety.

  • Operate the brewery management system for all brewing related activities including goods in and out protocols. 

  • Waste management and Scottish Water compliance.

  • Promote the brewery as a brand ambassador at internal and external events. This could require overseas travel.


Key experience requirements 


It is not essential however the ideal candidate should hold a formal industry recognised brewing qualification (ie IBD diploma or studied to degree level or equivalent). 

Experience must be demonstrated of working at a senior level in other breweries for 4 years. 

It is essential that the candidate is highly motivated and can lead others in a challenging work environment.  

The ability to resolve issues on a day to day is a key aspect of this position. A sound knowledge of engineering principles and mechanical engineering will be needed to keep operations running smoothly on very complexed machinery. 


As the brewery has invested in its own canning line and is seeing a large percentage of its growth coming from canned beers, experience of operating a canning line is desirable. 


This is a physically demanding position and all our staff must be able to be able to stay active for the duration of full shift and safely undertake manual handling procedures to lift 25kg and manoeuvre 60kg. 

Applicants may be asked to carry out a day’s work as part of the interview process.


A full and clean drivers licence is required for this position. A forklift licence is also desirable.


This is a full-time position, with a competitive salary to be arranged based on experience.


To apply please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@lochlomondbrewery.com . In your covering letter please advise why you think you could make a difference at Loch Lomond Brewery!

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