Brew For Bad Shepherd


Brew For Bad Shepherd

Posted June 17, 2024

Bad Shepherd are a neighbourhood brewpub that are focused on their community, good beer and delicious food. 

If you'd like to join the indie outfit's brewing team, they're hiring. 

Job Description: Brewer

We are Bad Shepherd Brewing Co, a multi award winning independent microbrewery and BBQ smokehouse located in the Bayside suburb of Cheltenham, Victoria. We’re here to make beer that is tasty, interesting and fulfilling. That’s the way beer should be.

To that end, we are seeking a passionate and creative brewer to join our team. 

About the role:

This role is fast paced and physically demanding but if brewing and craft beer is your passion, you will find this an extremely rewarding opportunity.

You will be expected to be able to function autonomously as a brewer leading brewing, cleaning, packaging and regular brewery maintenance. You will have the opportunity to grow into Operations Management with training in forecasting, brewery scheduling, recipe development, quality control/labwork, beer festivals, etc.  This is a full time role (5 days per week). In order to meet our production demands, you will be required to be flexible in your schedule across weekdays with occasional weekend requirements (festivals, etc) and possible assistance with warehouse activities and deliveries from time to time.

About you:

In order to be successful in this role, we expect that you would possess the following attributes:

  • A comprehensive knowledge of and passion for craft beer
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced production environment whilst maintaining safety, accuracy, attention to detail and best practice at all times
  • Understand the importance and application of sanitation practices in the brewing and manufacturing process
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude & problem solving skills
  • Strong focus on safety and safe work practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

Most importantly, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, who is interested in working collaboratively with us, not just for us.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 1 year of commercial brewing experience working independently across brewing, cleaning, packaging and maintenance roles.
  • Hold a current drivers (manual highly regarded) and forklift licence.
  • Hold a current RSA valid in Victoria.
  • Whilst formal qualifications are not a strict requirement, a degree/certificate in Brewing, Brewing Science, Chemistry, Micro Biology or Engineering would be a distinct advantage.

What we offer:

  • the opportunity to be a part of an exciting new business
  • a fun loving, down to earth and supportive management team
  • the opportunity to progress your own skills and acumen, working directly with the Head Brewer and Senior Brewer to grow and innovate our portfolio

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a part of our team and help to develop and grow this exciting business.

Please send your application to

Applications close June 28th, 2024. To be considered you must have the right to live and work in Australia.