Brewery Assistant

Driftwood Spars Brewery
Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport, Sales, Business Development & Purchasing
St Agnes, Cornwall
Salary Details
Starting salary from £18,000 per annum
Closing Date
We are looking for a Brewery Assistant to help grow the business.

Job Description


You will assist the brewer in the day to day operations of the brewery by brewing, casking up, bottling, developing new brews & product lines and assisting in the shop.  Make beer deliveries as necessary. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Head Brewer in the day to day operations of the brewery: brewing, cleaning & bottling.
  • Maintain a enthusiastic, polite and respectful manner with all staff and customers.
  • Promote the award winning real ale selection & high standards.
  • To ensure/develop your customer service skills & Product knowledge
  • To maintain exemplary standards of cleanliness and presentation.
  • To be flexible to customer needs.
  • Ambassador for Driftwood Spars brewery
  • Make telesales calls, process customer phone enquiries and orders politely and efficiently.
  • Make deliveries within Devon & Cornwall
  • Brewery First attitude
  • Willingness to input ideas to improve brewery or process. Able to anticipate work, prioritise and act on requests as necessary immediately.
  • Able to plan ahead, have strategic planning overview, able to help develop new initiatives.
  • Good timekeeping and time management, reliable
  • Able to organise time and workload, anticipating tasks and  work on own initiative
  • Advertise the brewery when out and about
  • Ability to maintain office systems, cask tracking, invoices, chasing invoices, delivery documents.
  • Understand beer log and maintain it.
  • Report to brewer to influence brewing schedule
  • To ensure that all documents are passed to accounts department immediately for processing.
  • To ensure that all stocks are being kept securely and under the correct conditions applicable

To carry out other reasonable duties commensurate with the post.

Job Specification 


  • Ideally we want a graduate in Brewing & distilling science, food science or chemistry
  • Exemplary level of Personal Hygiene & grooming
  • High level of Spoken English and good communication skills
  • A knowledge and passion for beer
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to lift a cask of beer
  • Clean driving licence - as the job will require you to make deliveries
  • Computer literate - PC
  • Willing to work anti-social hours, not long just odd times and days
  • Can do attitude
  • Work independently


  • CIEH L2 Intermediate First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety in the work place
  • Understand the brewing process – basic brewing
  • Clean and tidy.
  • Good phone manner, willingness to chat to potential customers about product positively


  • To meet the Driftwood Spars Brewery mission aspirations
  • To act as first aider and advisor on safety in the workplace

Company Description

Driftwood Spars Brewery was established in 2000 and is situated in the stunning Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall. The brewery is part of the Driftwood Spars pub and B&B and probably has the best sea views any brewery has.

We are a multi award winning micro brewery and are proud to have achieved the Champion Winter Beer of Great Britain 2012, awarded by CAMRA for Alfie’s Revenge.

Pete the Brewer and Louise the pub landlady met at the St Austell Brewery Beer Festival. Pete, a brewer without a brewery and Louise owning a brewery without a brewer made the perfect match for each other and the brewery has gone from strength to strength since.

Pete the brewer, who is also a well-known local wood carver, prides himself on using only the very best British ingredients and creating traditional fine hand crafted British Ales that are elegant and sophisticated, giving wine a run for its money.

The Driftwood Spars is a leader in the food and craft beer revolution. Pete works closely with  Lewis the Driftwood Spars chef to create beers that not only are great to enjoy with a meal, but also as a cooking ingredient. Together they have developed a range of tasty condiments including Apple and Ale Chutney, Picc-ale-lilli and Marm-ale-ade. Subtle, yes we know!

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