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Brewing Manager

The Brewing Manager oversees brewery operations, leads a team across shifts, sets goals, ensures quality and safety standards, and fosters continuous improvement.

In 2011, Cape May Brewing Co. helped put New Jersey on the map for craft beer and has offered refreshing brews as one of the largest and most acclaimed craft breweries in the region ever since. From our humble beginnings hand-delivering the first keg of Cape May IPA to a local beach bar to the hundreds of accounts offering cans and drafts of our brews throughout New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, Cape May Brewing Co. is where the brews are.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Cape May Brewing Co., we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may just be the right candidate for this role or other roles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Embody the Core Values of Cape May Brewing Co. by exemplifying them in your actions and ensuring your team does likewise.
  • Cultivate a culture of inclusivity and empowerment, making every employee feel valued and capable.
  • Inspire and mentor a dedicated team of brewers across multiple shifts, fostering a passion for excellence in brewing.
  • Steer the goal-setting process for the brewing team, guaranteeing goals are clear, embraced, and pursued by all team members.
  • Host systematic reviews of team objectives and provide consistent, constructive performance feedback in one-on-one sessions.
  • Identify and address training requirements, developing comprehensive plans to enhance team competencies.
  • Oversee the brewing and cellaring timetable, confirming the timely production of quality brews, while optimizing resource use and maintaining safety.
  • Uphold safety measures, quality controls, and regulatory standards, promptly reporting any discrepancies to relevant parties.
  • Serve as the brewing technical authority, generously imparting expertise to the brewing staff.
  • Monitor and verify brewing process data to ensure product quality, rectifying any deviations swiftly.
  • Maintain a pulse on key performance indicators (KPIs), reporting operational metrics monthly to drive informed decision-making.
  • Ensure all brewing machinery is operational and ready, facilitating uninterrupted production.
  • Engage in new product development, offering technical insights and representing the company at co-packer facilities as needed.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, encouraging the team to innovate and enhance brewing processes.
  • Provide backup brewing support as needed, covering shifts during absences or unexpected events.

Qualifications & Attributes:


  • Age: 21+
  • Education: Bachelor’s in Brewing, Food Science, or related; or Brewing Certification (Siebel, ABG, IBD).
  • Experience: 5+ years of brewing manager at a brewery with 10,000+ barrels/year.
  • Knowledge: GMPs, FDA, OSHA, HACCP/Food Safety (preferred), Lean Manufacturing (e.g., Six Sigma).
  • Skills: Proficient in MRP systems (Ekos, Orchestrated Beer), Microsoft Office; excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Physical: Ability to stand, move, lift up to 160 lbs, operate heavy machinery; forklift certification (a plus).
  • Technical: Competent with computers, smartphones, and tablets.
  • Work Conditions: Open to rotating shifts, including nights/weekends; adaptable to varying temperatures, noise levels, and work environments.


  • Passion: A fervent advocate for craft beer and quality beverage production.
  • Flexibility: Willing to perform various physical tasks and adapt to dynamic work schedules.
  • Commitment: Dedicated to meeting goals and deliverables through effective communication and teamwork.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Base Salary: $60,000 - $80,000
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6%
  • 2 free shift beers on a day worked
  • 1 free shift beer on a day off
  • 30% merchandise discount
  • Beer discounts
  • Tons of fun!

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Our core values

1. Be a Pro

Reliable and dependable • Take action and see it through • Lead by example • Think before you react


Brigitta Faragasso

Brigitta embodies professionalism and consistently raises the bar in every aspect of her work, continuously elevating our collective efforts. Her unwavering commitments to excellence, reliability, and dependability perfectly encapsulate our first Core Value.

2. Be Direct, Honest & Respectful

Be objective, not personal • Listen first • Value other people’s time

Richie Rallo

Richie Rallo

As our most tenured employee, Richie has been a cornerstone in shaping not just our culture, but in cultivating our Core Values. His influence extends far beyond his tenure, setting an exemplary standard for all. His hallmark lies in consistently offering insightful, constructive, and timely feedback with respect and tact.

3. Foster Creativity

Give your intuition a chance • Try something new • Share ideas and communicate openly • Embrace change

Brad Young

Brad Young

Brad’s talent extends far beyond crafting innovative and delectable recipes - though, we might admit our bias on that front. His knack for sparking creativity and fostering seamless collaboration is unmatched. His exceptional ability to inspire creativity and bring teams together stands as a testament to his unparalleled skill in nurturing collaboration and creativity.

4. Be a Good Neighbor

Give back and create positive change • Help others • Turn caring into doing • Be empathetic, reliable, and accessible

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Tasting Room Team

The Tasting Room team consistently goes above and beyond to be Good Neighbors whether it’s with one another internally or with external folks. Our Tasting Room team excels at creating programming in the name of supporting our community whether it’s in the form of a monthly Pint Night to raise money for local organizations or organizing our yearly food drive to support the local food banks, this crew knows how to show up and show out.

5. Work Safe, Work Smart

See something, say something • No shortcuts • No one is above safety

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Rob Page & Rich Piorkowski

As the backbone of our maintenance operations, Rich and Rob form an unstoppable duo, tirelessly managing the lion’s share of our preventative maintenance and repairs across multiple buildings and facilities. Whether they’re fine-tuning complex machinery, upgrading equipment, or simply ensuring proper lighting, their dedication ensures that our teams can function in safe environments without worry.

6. Make it Better

Be curious • Constant improvement big and small • Accept and give feedback; we can all get better

Sean Mc Guirl

Sean McGuirl

Sean bravely took on the demanding responsibility of meticulously crafting, revising, updating, and developing an extensive collection of Standard Operating Procedures for the Production team - a task that often goes unrecognized. These meticulously crafted SOPs stand as a cornerstone of our operational success, providing essential guidelines and protocols that are indispensable in ensuring the excellence of our operations.

7. Have Fun

Celebrate the wins • Take what you do seriously, but not yourself • Make friends

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The Brew Crew

Every Friday, the Brew Crew congregates in the Tasting Room for one of our most cherished traditions, a special Brew Crew Hoppy Hour! From animated conversations about the latest brews to friendly competitions or impromptu games, you can always catch members of the Brew Crew having fun together. This time together is not just a gathering – its a vibrant celebration of the week’s accomplishments.