July 26, 2012

Blackthorn Brewing is looking for an experienced head brewer

Blackthorn Brewing a new 25 BBL production brewery located at the shore in Ocean County in NJ is looking for a Head Brewer.  You will be in on the ground floor of a start-up brewery, initially producing English, Scottish and Irish Style Ales, making a name and reputation for ourselves and having a hell of a good time doing it!  You will participate in developing the overall growth strategy of the brewery and contributing to developing and updating SOP's to facilitate improved beer quality, operations, efficiency and safety.
This person will be responsible for the entire brewing and quality control processes.  the position will consist of all aspects of brewing including, but not limited to, wort production, fermentation management, lab & computer duties, cellaring, cleaning, scheduling, inventory, cost controls, kegging/kegwashing, bottling, self-distribution, participation at festivals & other special events and designing pilot beers.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of professional brewing experience, must have strong supervisory, production, communication and computer skills and a strong work ethic.  Candidates must be well organized and pay particular attention to detail. Formal education is a definite plus but not mandatory.

Email resume to blackthornbrewing@gmail.com

July 23, 2012

Brewery Layout

So after many conversations between our architect, electrical engineer and the fabricator we've come up with a working layout for the brewery.  The working area is just over 5900 Sq. Ft. including the taproom.  The brewhouse will be a 25 BBL semi-automatic system with (4) 40 BBL fermentors, (1) 40 BBL brite tank, a 2000 BPH bottling line, grain room, 2 head keg washer and cold room.  
We should be going back to the township for building permits by next week and sending the plans out for bids to our contractors. If all the planets fall in line we could be producing beer by the first quarter of 2013!

July 10, 2012

Blackthorn is on the Streets

Look for the first rolling advertisement for Blackthorn Brewing!  The rear window screen was added to our vehicle and is already getting attention.  If you see us on the road, give us a honk!  Look for us in your favorite pub starting sometime after the first of next year.