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Fulltime Brewer / Cellarperson

April 5, 2023


40 hrs/wk

You have always been fascinated with the craft of brewing beer and getting to brew beer each day is your dream job. You have more beer ideas than time. You’re looking for a brewery owned and operated by people that make and love craft beer, and who will appreciate your contribution. You understand that craft beer consumer tastes are diverse and that in order to brew the fun stuff you also need to brew solid, reputable flagships. You’re ready for all facets of production in a commercial brewery.

Category 12 is growing! Situated on the Saanich Peninsula, we opened our doors just over eight years ago and now have a lounge and bistro! We left our careers behind to open Category 12 and unleash our creativity on the world while proudly blending it with our scientific roots. We have a modern, bright and inviting work environment with a great on-site lounge now expanded and with a kitchen. We brew beers that are hard to make and love truly unique flavour experiences that are both Belgian and West Coast inspired. We have a deep fascination with the science and art of all things fermented and we are obsessed with all the geeky details (microbes and all!). Eight years in, we still feel like we are still just beginning to flex our creative muscles with new ideas constantly in development. We’re a tight-knit group of friendly, passionate people that thrive on taking the beer we brew and food we make seriously but not ourselves. We enjoy supporting each other, sharing our beer, food (and story) with the public and getting the job done every day.

You are:

  • Able to start by May 1st and lift 50 L kegs

  • Keenly able to identify and prioritize details that matter

  • The person in the room that brings a can-do attitude to the team each day

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about craft beer

  • Customer focused

  • Able to anticipate and support your team’s needs

  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient and self-motivated

  • A strong communicator, in person and by email

  • Tech-savvy (you actually like it, don’t just put up with it)

You have:

  • Commercial brewing and cellar experience or Brewing Education is a plus

  • Strong homebrewing record with a track record of developing new beer recipes

  • A valid drivers license with a cleaning driving abstract

  • Experience in highly orchestrated work environments is a plus

  • Brewery production and maintaining ingredient inventory planning is a plus

  • Experience with wood-aged fermentations is a plus (barrels, foeders)

  • Awards and accolades for beers you’ve created is a plus

If this sounds like you, and you live in Victoria, we’d love to talk! Please apply by telling us how you are awesome in a cover letter and your resume to

Category 12 + You > Category 12

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for craft beer and food, you will find a home at Category 12 Brewing.

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