Who We Are:
The Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery, owned and operated by Macaloney Brewers & Distillers Ltd, is a rapidly growing 550 HL production brewery, single malt whisky distillery (5500L & 3600L Forsyth’s stills), and tourist destination, located just minutes from downtown Victoria. Over 300 investors have come together to fund this local venture now producing premium quality malt whiskies and excellent craft beers. Our Twa Dogs craft beer range is presently distributed across BC and Alberta, our malt whiskies will be exported to over 30 countries, and between 50,000 – 100,000 tourists are ultimately expected to visit our brewery-distillery every year. Quality has been woven into the heart of our business, as we strive to produce the best possible beer, whisky, and tour and event experiences. To meet this goal, we chose to locate in Victoria for its tourism potential and have drawn from both the finest traditions and state of the art brewing and distilling equipment. Our business model and facility have already attracted an international team of world-class professionals, and we are looking to expand our ranks. If working in a booming industry on the beautiful Canadian West Coast for an experiential tourist destination brewery & distillery which values quality over quantity, sounds appealing to you, we encourage you to apply.
Job Description: Head Brewer / Assistant Distiller :
The Head Brewer / Assistant Distiller is motivated self-starter who enjoys a hands-on role in a busy and rapidly changing production environment. The successful candidate will be someone with a demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive and enjoyable workplace culture. The Head Brewer / Assistant distiller will have a broad brewing, packaging and distilling background, with a strong emphasis on European/Scottish brewing styles and equipment will understand the principles of quality beer production and who strives for continuous quality improvement. A committed career brewer who has benefitted from formal training in brewing and distilling, the Head Brewer will find great reward in passing that knowledge to new generation of brewers.
The Head Brewer will be located at the Victoria Caledonian Brewery and Distillery on Enterprise Crescent in Victoria but may be required at times to represent the business at tastings or other events. A flexible work schedule, including morning and evening shifts is required to meet the needs of the business. The Head Brewer will report to the Brewmaster and Production Manager and will responsible for the supervision of a growing number of reports as the business grows. He/she will also be responsible for managing our toll manufacturing commitments for craft beers. Although the role is primarily brewing, distilling and packaging, the Head Brewer will need to be sufficiently flexible to ensure that the collaborative efforts of the entire team result in a successful business.