Meantime are hiring a Brewer – Permanent (Greenwich)

Updated: Mar 17

Back in 99 before Craft Beer was a 'thing’ in the UK, Meantime’s founder Alastair Hook started a 20 year labour of love from a flat in Greenwich. All our beers are quality, sessionable beers packed full of flavour that everyone can enjoy. You’d be hard pressed to find a more passionate group of beer lovers and brewers than our Greenwich crew. Great beer is at the heart of the team!

We have always had a drive to continuously improve our beers and ensure that the beers are the best in the world. We have won Gold Medals in the World Beer Cup numerous times and were the first UK brewery to do so.

We blend tradition and modern technology in our cutting-edge brewery based in Greenwich, South East London. Since 2016 we have been part of the Asahi International Ltd where we have been able to focus on improving our quality and driving our unending pursuit of great tasting session able and approachable beers.

Reporting into the Senior Brewer, as part of our exciting growth plan, our Meantime brewery are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Brewer to join the team in Greenwich. The Brewer will be critical in the efficient running of the brewery and a great position for someone wanting the opportunity to work within the super-premium beer industry.

Your key responsibilities as a Brewer will include;

  • Milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, whirlpooling, wort cooling, spent grain removal, water system management & CIP’s of all Brewhouse equipment.

  • Monitor & ensure Brewhouse/Cellar operations are within QA guidelines.

  • Cellaring operations including: Monitoring of fermentation temperatures, gravities & cell counts.

  • CIP of vessels - FV’s, MV’s, BBT’s & Yeast Brinks.

  • Beer filtering and transfer Dry Hopping

  • Yeast Management, including - harvesting, pitching, cell counts and record keeping Health and safety maintenance and Following SOP (standard operating procedures) to the satisfaction of the Head Brewer & QA Manager.

  • Ensure all production logs (brewsheet, filtration, etc.) are completed correctly.

  • Ensure all production areas are well maintained and cleaned to the highest hygienic standards.

  • Ensure that Production complies with the relevant food acts at all times.

  • Representing the company at beer tastings, on brewery tours and in trade from time to time.

  • Following SOP (standard operating procedures) to the satisfaction of the Head Brewer & QA Manager.

  • Other duties as directed by the Senior Brewer or Head Brewer.

If you have the below experience, we’d love to hear from you!

  • Experience of working as a Brewer, ideally in a brewery producing upwards of 20.000hl per annum.

  • Minimum IBD General Certificate (or equivalent) required or willingness to work on personal development.

  • Ability to work independently but also collaboratively with managers and teams.

  • Must have counterbalance Fork Lift Truck license or be willing to gain license upon starting.

  • Due to the nature of process work, you will be required to work unsocial hours (early/late/night shifts) and weekends as needed.

Working Pattern Working patterns will vary and include: 6am - 3pm, 1pm - 10pm and 9:30pm - 6:30am with a two week rotation on each. Therefore, the successful individual will need to be able to accommodate an early or late working pattern and adopt flexibility with their shifts.

On offer is a competitive basic salary plus generous benefits package.

  • Competitive salary

  • Beer allowance per annum

  • Discounted onsite food offerings

  • Annual bonus

  • Industry leading pension contribution

  • Healthcare Life assurance

  • Dental insurance

  • 25 days’ holiday

  • To Apply for the role, please send your CV to

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