QC Brewer

QC Brewer


INTERNSHIP (1 YEAR MINIMUM CONTRACT) Leading to Full Time Employment for the right person


The Brewery:
Trestle Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located on the waterfront in beautiful Parry Sound on Georgian Bay’s coastline of 30,000 Islands - the largest freshwater archipelago in the world. We opened in June 2018, with a 20 HL brewhouse, 40 HL cellar tanks, and a semi-automatic canning line. We brew beer that we love to drink with pride - and we can’t make enough of it! We have two permanent year-round LCBO listings and are adding seasonal listings starting September 2020. Our brewery has one of the best locations in Ontario with an incredible riverside Patio, Biergarten, Taproom and Retail Store onsite. Trestle is a destination for visitors to the area as well as a hub for the local community and events. We are a 2 hour drive from Toronto. Our gastropub style menu focuses on using fresh, local ingredients & includes our beer as much as possible. In 2019, we served over 95000 guests onsite.  

We are family owned and operated with a belief that the whole team here is part of our family. Our Brewmaster Matt Lyons graduated in the third class of the Niagara College, then brewed in BC for four years before joining us in the spring of 2017. He’s easy going, incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and committed to brewing beer of the highest calibre. Our company is committed to ongoing learning, growing and improving everything that we do. We are looking for good people with similar beliefs.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer that knows that diversity in our organization benefits our employees, our customers, our products and our community.

The Parry Sound Area:
An outdoors paradise, Parry Sound is located on the shores of Georgian Bay, just two hours north of the GTA, an hour west of Huntsville, and 2 hours south of Sudbury. Our area is one of the main “Cottage Country” regions in Ontario. It is a small town that is growing quickly, with about 20,000 year round residents in the surrounding area that swells each summer with seasonal residents and visitors to well over 100, 000. It’s a great community to settle into with a lower cost of living, housing and very little traffic. It’s not the city, but you can go for a swim on your lunch break in the summer and snowmobile to work in the winter. If you hate swimming and snowmobiling - there are a ton of other activities you can engage in… biking, beekeeping, kayaking, kiteboarding, fishing, sailing, hiking etc.

The Job:
The QC Brewer will work with the Head Brewer and Assistant Brewer on Quality Control, general brewing operations and share in the success of the project while becoming part of our team and community. Although this is an internship, we are looking for someone to join the team on a long-term basis and become an integral part of our brewing team. Your role day-to-day will be in the brewery producing beer and ensuring that our customers receive products of the highest quality. We brew a wide variety of styles throughout the year and our consistency batch to batch is excellent.


Your day to day responsibilities will include:

⦁ Operate brewing equipment efficiently, accurately, and safely to produce quality beer according to recipe and SOPs.

⦁ Cellar management, yeast management and re-pitching goals

⦁ Quality control and routine sensory analysis

⦁ Packaging including kegging and canning

⦁ Equipment maintenance and repairs

⦁ Inventory management through the use of EKOS (ICT – Brewery Management Software)

⦁ Recipe development and refinement

⦁ Assist in the creation of standard operating procedures

⦁ Ability to work flexible shifts

⦁ A commitment to ongoing reduction of wastewater-to-beer ratio by adherence to sustainable best practices

⦁ Organize and maintain a clean and efficient workspace in a small multipurpose space

⦁ Receive and maintain malt, hop, and yeast ingredients in best conditions

⦁ Represent the brand and brewing team at taproom and outside events occasionally

⦁ Deliveries to licensees on occasion

⦁ Other tasks as required as a team member of a small and very busy brewery


SKILLS/ QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates possess the following skills:

⦁ Previous professional brewing experience and/or a formal brewing education an asset

⦁ Other post-secondary education is an asset

⦁ SmartServe Certification 

⦁ Valid driver's license

⦁ Strong time self-management and prioritization skills

⦁ Strong sense of professionalism, diplomacy and fairness

⦁ Strong work ethic and positive team attitude

⦁ Ability to routinely lift and carry heavy objects


INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA – Successful candidates must:

  • Be unemployed or underemployed youth (persons aged 30 and under)
  • Have graduated within the last three years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have not previously participated in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six months or more;

SALARY: $35000-$50000 commensurate with experience, optional benefits

This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI)

Trestle Brewing Company Ltd.
9 Great North Road
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X8

Send application to hr@trestlecraftbeer.ca

We would like to thank applicants for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

This Project is Proudly Supported by Fednor and the Government of Canada

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