NEW ROLE: TAPROOM TEAM MEMBER

Position summary:

Reuben’s Brews is looking for a craft beer advocate to serve our customers tasty brews. The applicant who joins our team will have an insatiable enthusiasm for and knowledge of craft beer, be highly creative, a leader and team player, a genuine people person and have a conscientious work ethic. They will be obsessively committed to the success of Reuben’s Brews. When working in the taproom, you will own the customer experience - from opening, serving, to closing. We’ll expect the highest quality and consistency in everything you do. That’s the easy piece. As one of Reuben’s team, you will be the face of Reuben’s Brews at all times. In the tasting room you will educate our customers on the distinctiveness, quality, and sustainability of Reuben’s Brews while serving beer, doing brewery tours, and making table touches. As we enter this growth phase in the brewery we expect everyone who works here to be able to embrace change and grow with us.

About us:

Reuben’s Brews is a fast growing, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since opening in 2012, our beer has won over 200 medals including Gold medals at three of the last four Great American Beer Festivals.  We have a 15 BBL brewery and taproom, as well as a 5 BBL small batch brewery, an expanding sour and barrel program, and have just begun brewing at our new 30BBL production brewery.

Qualifications required:

-  2 years of either 1.) Providing top quality customer service in a craft beer setting 2.) Award winning home brewing experience. 3.) Other practical experience in a brewery, e.g. cellar work, or sales

-  Proven vast knowledge of beer styles, and brewing methods, e.g. Certified Cicerone Beer Server or higher.

-  Reliable, proactive, self-directed personality with a proven history of going the extra mile.

-  The ability to taste and assess beer for quality to ensure that standards are met.

-  Ability to lift 55 pounds, regularly lift a full keg up onto another, twist / turn, reach over shoulders, bend / stoop and stand / walk on a continual basis.

-  Infectiously enthusiastic and can-do attitude - a thirst to learn, to teach others, and an obsessive commitment to our brewery’s success is an absolute must.

-  “We” mentality versus “I” mentality – team player who considers that any success an individual is due to the collective strength of the team.

-   Understand and embrace Reuben’s beers, which includes developing and maintaining a detailed knowledge of the differences, and similarities, between our brews, our methods, and Reuben’s as a whole and those of other craft brewers and mass-market beer producers

-   Live the mantra “Bloody Good Beer!” – good isn’t good enough, our beer needs to improve every day – continual improvement needs to be engrained in our culture

Our team is the heart of Reuben’s Brews. We therefore offer competitive salary and benefits, career development opportunities and the chance to help us craft a wonderful future. Cheers!

To apply, email careers.reubensbrews@gmail.com three things:

1) An explanation of why you’d be the perfect fit for Reuben’s

2) Tell us 3 things that we do well, and something that you think that we can improve on.

3) Your resume.

Applications without these three requirements will not be reviewed. No phone calls or in-person drop-ins, please.

New Part-Time/Contract Graphic Designer and Illustrator Role

PART-TIME/CONTRACT

VISUAL DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR

 

Position summary:

The Visual Designer / Illustrator will join the Marketing and Creative Team to contribute design work for Reuben’s Brews. This position will be responsible for creating illustrations and designs that are consistent with our brand, sometimes from existing assets but often from the ground up. Your work will consist of a fun and full spectrum of projects from tasting room event posters to beer label designs, and everything in between. You will be our in-house illustrator and designer, which is a great opportunity to grow your skills and vision, while helping us grow ours. The successful applicant will have a strong and creative portfolio of visual design work featuring some of their own illustrations. The Visual Designer / Illustrator will report to our Marketing Manager and will be based at our brewery in Seattle two days per week to start. This is an entry-level role, ideal for a freelance designer, with the potential for increasing or full-time employment in the next year or more as we continue to grow and design needs expand.

About us:

Reuben’s Brews is a fast growing, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since opening in 2012, our beer has won over 200 medals including Gold medals at three of the last four Great American Beer Festivals.  We have a 15 BBL brewery and taproom, as well as a 5 BBL small batch brewery, an expanding sour and barrel program, and have just begun brewing at our new 30BBL production brewery.

The role:

To achieve the goal of improving our design voice both in the marketplace and in our tasting rooms, the successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager to define the scope of upcoming design needs, develop strategies and specific proposals for design challenges and projects, and execute these projects from inception to completion

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager, Leadership Team, and our brand/design agency to grow our brand’s vision and designs

  • Create compelling and creative designs and illustrations that follows our brand’s voice while pushing our creative boundaries

  • Use a variety of digital and analog tools to create compelling, creative, and consistent designs and illustrations that will be utilized in our taproom, social media, packaging, and POS

  • Always deliver projects on-time and with an excellent attention to detail

  • Deliver projects to exact pre-press specifications, depending on the project

  • Contribute to, and lead at times, our creative discussions within the company

  • Understand and embrace Reuben’s beers, which includes developing and maintaining a detailed knowledge of the differences, and similarities, between our brews, our design, our methods and Reuben’s as a whole and those of other craft brewers and mass-market beer producers

  • Live the mantra “Bloody Good Beer!” – good isn’t good enough, our beer needs to improve every day – continual improvement needs to be engrained in our culture

Qualifications required:

  • At a very minimum to be considered, you must have:

  • An exceptional portfolio that showcases your visual designs and graphic illustrations, ideally showing strength both in print and digital projects

  • Ability to work on-site two days per week to start, with potential to move to full time in the future

  • A college degree or equivalent experience

  • 1 or more years experience in brand-focused design

  • Professional proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

  • Excellent communication and project management skills

  • Experience managing multiple projects at once, including demonstrated ability to multi-task and firmly adhere to deadlines

  • Openness to iterative design principles and constructive feedback in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment

  • A strong interest or passion to be involved in the craft beer industry

  • A detailed knowledge of the beer industry, including a strong knowledge of Reuben’s (preferred)

  • Ability to work flexible hours/days when required

In addition to these minimum requirements, we expect the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • An in-depth passion for the science and art of beer

  • Infectiously enthusiastic and can-do attitude - a thirst to learn, to teach others, and an obsessive commitment to our brewery’s success is an absolute must

  • A “until the job is done” work ethic – flexibility to work non-standard hours when the need arises

  • Impeccable judgment, professional maturity, and integrity. An ability to be focused on details, as well as the bigger picture

  • Motivated, self-starter attitude with a resourceful nature

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective time management

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to earn the trust and support of a capable team

To apply, please submit the following in an email to careers@reubensbrews.com

  • Your Resume / CV

  • A cover letter explaining why you want to work for Reuben’s Brews and your brief assessment of some of our recent design work (see our Instagram feed for examples)

  • Some examples of what you consider great design work from other breweries, including some recent beer labels that you admire. Please briefly explain why you chose them.

  • An introductory two-page portfolio of your projects, showing a range of print and digital final products, and a link to a larger portfolio of 10-20 similar projects.

Our team is the heart of Reuben’s Brews.  We therefore offer competitive salary and benefits, career development opportunities and the chance to help us craft a wonderful future.

New Cellar and Packaging Role at Reuben's Brews

Packaging Operator / Cellar Person

 

About us:

Reuben’s Brews is a fast growing, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since opening in 2012, our beer has won over 200 medals including Gold medals at three of the last four Great American Beer Festivals.  We have a 15 BBL brewery and taproom, as well as a 5 BBL small batch brewery, an expanding sour and barrel program, and are about to begin brewing at our new 30BBL production brewery.

Our team is the heart of Reuben’s Brews.  We therefore offer competitive salary and benefits, career development opportunities and the chance to help us craft a wonderful future.

Position summary:

The role will assist in operating all aspects of the packaging line, including filling and dry-end operations, along with racking and cellar operations. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. A basic understanding of beer and the brewing process is desired.

As we enter our next phase of growth at Reuben’s, we’re looking for a person with a brilliant attitude and a thirst for great beer. Our team is what drives us forward with each and every team member being critical to our success. This position is no exception to that and plays a vital role in helping us achieve our planned growth.

The role:

·      Duties include operating filling equipment, carrying out quality checks, running the dry end of the packaging line, prepping tanks for packaging, kegging, and keg cleaning

·      Cellar duties may be required such as cleaning or sanitizing fermenters, transferring beer, monitoring fermentation, dry hopping, and yeast handling

·      Ensures quality standards are met along every step

·      Maintain high level of cleanliness throughout the brewery 

·      Accurately record data 

·      Perform similar tasks throughout the brewery as assigned

Qualifications required:

·      Strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills to fix equipment on the fly

·      Ability to lift 60 lbs and move up to 160 pounds, twist / turn, reach over shoulders, climb ladders, bend / stoop and stand / walk on a continual basis

·      A team player who considers that any individual success is due to the collective strength of the team

·      An openness to new procedures and innovations, helping drive us towards constant improvement

·      An in-depth passion for the science and art of beer

·      Infectiously enthusiastic, positive, and can-do attitude - a thirst to learn, to teach others, and an obsessive commitment to our brewery’s success is an absolute must

·      A “till the job is done” work ethic – flexibility to work non-standard hours when the need arises

·      Impeccable judgment, professional maturity, and integrity. An ability to be focused on details, as well as the bigger picture

·      Motivated, self-starter attitude with a resourceful nature

·      Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with every aspect of our brewery team

·      Ability to multi-task while in a fast-paced environment

·      Flexibility in work scheduling as we grow, with first, second and weekend shifts possible.

 

To apply, send your resume, along with an explanation of why you want to work for Reuben’s Brews, to careers@reubensbrews.com. Cheers!

 

Reuben's Brews 2019 Beer Calendar

2019 is nearly upon us, and we wanted to share a sneak peek at what beers we will have heading your way in the new year!

Some highlights:

Hazealicious

Our new hazy IPA is available year-round in 6 packs.

Moreish

A new entry in our seasonal IPA lineup, launching at the end of summer 2019.

Sour Series

Our Gose will now be joined by diverse lineup of light and refreshing fruited sours available year-round. You will see Tart Cherry Weiss, Razzmatazz, and Holiday Gose available in cans. Gose will still be available in cans during the summer!

Small Batch Series

Including new beers Auspicious Sons, Extant IPA (formerly known as Expat IPA), Limoncello, and Day of the Dead Dark Lager.

New Sales Representative Positions - Seattle/Tacoma and Portland Metro

Reuben’s Brews is hiring! We have two sales representative positions open, one in the Seattle-Tacoma Metro area and one in the Portland metro area.

 

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Position summary:

The Sales Representative is responsible for growing Reuben’s sales volume and presence in the Pacific Northwest.  The Sales Representative will be focused on building and maintaining strong relationships with retailers both on- and off-premise and key distributor personnel in the Pacific Northwest. The Sales Representative will report to our Director of Sales.

About us:

Reuben’s Brews is a fast growing, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since opening in 2012, our beer has won over 200 medals including Gold medals at the 2017, 2016 and 2015 Great American Beer Festivals.  We have a 15 BBL brewery and taproom, as well as a 5 BBL small batch brewery, an expanding sour and barrel program, and are about to begin brewing at our new 30BBL production brewery.

The role:

To achieve the goal of increasing sales and presence of our award-winning beers, the successful candidate will:

  • Obtain new placements and achieve sales volume goals

  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with key decision makers within our distributor partners and on/off premise accounts

  • Develop and maintain target account lists for on-premise and off-premise

  • Conduct regular distributor ride-withs and build relationships

  • Represent Reuben’s at festivals, tasting events and promotions in the territory

  • Visit and track account calls exceeding our weekly minimum requirement

  • Understand and embrace Reuben’s beers, which includes developing and maintaining a detailed knowledge of the differences, and similarities, between our brews, our methods and Reuben’s as a whole and those of other craft brewers and mass-market beer producers

  • Live the mantra “Bloody Good Beer!” – good isn’t good enough, our beer needs to improve every day – continual improvement needs to be engrained in our culture

Qualifications required:

At a very minimum to be considered, you must have:

  • A college degree or equivalent

  • 3+ years experience in sales and/or marketing

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Excellent driving record

  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive daily

  • A detailed knowledge of the beer industry, including a strong knowledge of Reuben’s

  • Ability to work flexible hours/days including nights and weekends.  Also includes some overnight travel.

  • Physical demands include but are not limited to: Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; Often lift or move full 1/2BBL kegs

In addition to these minimum requirements, we expect the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • An in-depth passion for the science and art of beer

  • Infectiously enthusiastic and can-do attitude - a thirst to learn, to teach others, and an obsessive commitment to our brewery’s success is an absolute must

  • A “till the job is done” work ethic – flexibility to work non-standard hours when the need arises

  • Impeccable judgment, professional maturity, and integrity. An ability to be focused on details, as well as the bigger picture

  • Motivated, self-starter attitude with a resourceful nature

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective time management

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to earn the trust and support of a capable team

  • Experience with brewery related systems – e.g. VIP, KARMA, IRI, OBeer – a distinct advantage

Our team is the heart of Reuben’s Brews.  We therefore offer competitive salary and benefits, career development opportunities and the chance to help us craft a wonderful future.

To apply, send your resume, along with an explanation of why you want to work for Reuben’s Brews and a suggestion of how we could improve our general positioning in the market, to careers@reubensbrews.com. Cheers!