Help Wanted: AB-Tech hiring brewmaster


From the Mountain Xpress classifieds:

Contribute to the Hospitality Education Division by successfully demonstrating knowledge and skills required to instruct and supervise curriculum and non-curriculum students in the field of Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation. Support the college by providing leadership to the production activities of the Craft Beverage Institute of the South East. Monitor brewing facilities and equipment, assist with planning, budget and purchasing for both curriculum and non-curriculum activities. Design, facilitate and implement brewing, distillation and fermentation related curriculum and continuing education courses. Strive to promote the safety, health and comfort of students, employees and guests of the college. Assume initiative for carrying out the mission and vision of A-B Tech and the goals of the Hospitality Education Division.

• MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Graduate of an Institute of Brewing and Distillation (IBD) recognized brewing program and holding an Associate degree. 2. Five years documented experience as a Brewmaster, Head Brewer, Brewing Supervisor or Operations Manager of a minimum 7 barrel brewhouse. 3. IBD Dipoma in Brewing or able/willing to sit for exam.

• PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Microbiology, Fermentation Science or related field. 2. Three years documented work experience in an industry notable brewing facility. 3. Production experience in a 30+ barrel brewhouse. 4. Work experience in a brewing facility with product production requirements to service a multi-state distribution demand. 5. IBD Certificate in the Fundamentals of Distilling or able/willing to sit for exam.

• SALARY RANGE: $52,920 – $54,096. Please visit for more information and application instructions.

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Murphy April 13, 2013 - 10:50 am

McCrory wants to defund educational course tracks that do not put butts in seats of jobs … citing such things as gender studies, and philosophy … how many brewers positions are there in NC … enough to warrant this program?

Hal April 14, 2013 - 6:43 am

There are over 65 breweries in NC and counting. With Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and New Belgium settling into the area, there will be more breweries. So yeah, AB Tech is on the right track.

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