Brewery Cellerman

Assist the head Brewer in ensuring beer-tanks are clean and uncontaminated.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brewery Cellermen do?

Beer’s pretty great stuff! Even Benjamin Franklin said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” If you think truer words were never spoken, and hope to work towards the continued creation of beers, then the job of a Brewery Cellerman will fit you perfectly.

The job of Brewery Cellerman is found in breweries all over, and supports the work of the Head Brewer. As a Brewery Cellerman, you make sure that everything stays clean and uncontaminated during brewing. You’re the person who cleans the brewing tanks and oversees the CIP system (essentially, a fancy cleaning system that sprays down tanks and hoses between batches of beer). You also watch over the fermentation process, making sure everything goes correctly.

It’s your job to check that no cross-contamination from other batches of beer or leftover yeast occurs. If the fermentation of the yeast goes badly, it can drastically alter the taste of the beer, and change or ruin the final product. You also oversee the filtration of the beer, again checking to make sure that things go as they should in the tanks.

After each batch of beer has been brewed, you shift your focus to overseeing the transfer and packaging of the beer into individual bottles or kegs. Apart from these general duties, you support the Brewers in any way possible.

This job calls for a pretty good knowledge of the brewing process, and most Cellermen work their way into it from a lower position within the brewery.

Should I be a Brewery Cellerman?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Brewery Cellar Worker, Brewery Worker

    How to become a Brewery Cellerman

    Most Brewery Cellermen have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kiaaa&chl=no+college+%2858%25%29|certificate+%2834%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,58,58
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