Career opportunities at Põhjala Brewery:

Head Brewer Lead Brewer

We are looking for a Head Brewer to lead Põhjala's legendary production team. Position is based in Tallinn, Estonia.

Previous experience in commercial brewing is a must, leading production expansion projects preferably in a similar size or bigger brewery is an added plus.

The suitable candidate is highly organized, with a high standard of cleanliness and a reliable and ambitious team leader.

Good command of English is required (speaking Estonian is not a must but a plus).

The Head Brewer will maintain an overall view of the bigger picture of production — ensuring that the brand evolves meaningfully and in the direction agreed with board.

  • Work with sales & production team to create yearly release calendars
  • Host regular meetings with sales to discuss feedback on new releases and discuss improvements or feedback on core range beers
  • Organize and lead collaborative projects between other breweries, venues, and brands
  • Plan, assist in ordering, installing, and commissioning on new production equipment to grow the business
  • Run regular production meetings and addressing issues brought up by production team
  • Design recipes and work with sales and creative team to develop recipes
  • Work with sales to create descriptive texts for beer releases
  • Work with production manager in ordering and sourcing of raw materials
  • Constantly test and researching new ingredients and processes to improve existing beers or create new ones
  • Work with lab team and production manager to diagnose issues of quality, and agree on a path forward
  • Ensure adequate training of brewing and cellar teams on equipment, general good practices, and new procedures
  • Work with production manager and lead brewer to ensure optimal day to day running of production
  • Manage an effective production team, keeping morale and engagement high and performing regular employee reviews
  • Create and maintaining meaningful relationships with key suppliers and partners and representing the brand on a professional level
  • Negotiate with suppliers to conclude long term hop contracts appropriate to production
  • Attend international and national events (festivals, tap takeovers, etc) and representing the brand
  • Keep an eye on overall production data and ensure that we remain on track in KPIs
  • Oversee and manage output yields and overall efficiency with production and company management to ensure results, work with production team and lead brewer to implement measures to increase these where possible
  • Make hiring decisions for the production team, including writing job descriptions, interviewing prospective applicants, and onboarding them

To suitable candidate we will offer a competitive compensation package. Apply by end of October 2022, start of employment is December. If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to chris@pohjalabeer.com. Successful applicants will be contacted personally.


We are looking for a Lead Brewer to oversee Põhjala's production processes and the operation of the legendary production team. Position is based in Tallinn, Estonia.

Previous experience in commercial brewing is a must.

The suitable candidate is highly organized, with a high standard of cleanliness and a reliable and ambitious team player.

Good command of English is required (speaking Estonian is not a must but a plus).

Lead brewer will, among other things

  • Check anomalous reports of production - eg issues with brewing or cellaring
  • Ensure brewing and cellar logs are being accurately filled and updating these to ensure a constantly usable format
  • Oversee development, implementation, training, and updating of brewing and cellar SOPs
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve product quality, increase output yields, or optimise production flow
  • Manage production staff scheduling and production scheduling (rota, daily plans)
  • Implement ideas or solving issues brought up by Production team or production management
  • Work with production manager in managing brewing and cellar team to achieve daily, weekly, and monthly objectives and targets
  • Work with head brewer to adapt recipes where needed to hit brand targets
  • Ensure brewing and cellar software is kept up to date and fit for recipe/process purposes
  • Perform production roles as required - potentially taking up 50% of the role

To suitable candidate we will offer a competitive compensation package. Apply by end of October 2022, start of employment is December. If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to chris@pohjalabeer.com. Successful applicants will be contacted personally.

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