Monday, March 4, 2019

Brewmaster--Tire Shack Brewing Co.-- Moncton, New Brunswick

Great opportunity to become brewmaster of a 15 BBL start-up brewery in Moncton, New Brunswick. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating and producing fantastic beer. You will have the incredible opportunity to start on the ground floor of our company with us and grow a brand from scratch.
We are looking for someone who likes to brew with creativity and who is comfortable having a large amount of control over recipe design. We aim to create a variety of innovative brews with a lot of rotational products and a focus on heavily dry-hopped beers, IPA’s, sours, mixed-fermentation and barrel aged beers. We have a fantastic location! We are currently renovating a 4800 square foot auto garage in downtown Moncton.


  • Completion of a recognized brewing program. Combination of education and/or comparable brewing experience will also be considered.


  • Prepared to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends if necessary.
  • Appear at and/or participate in promotional/industry events.
  • Prepared to follow continuous training and keep up with industry innovations.
  • Focus on supporting, building and promoting the brand.
  • Follow all safety procedures and coordinate with company OHS to ensure safe working environment.
  • Brewhouse operations: milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, whirlpool, knockout, grainout, and brewhouse CIP.
  • Cellaring: to include fermenter/conditioning tank CIP and sanitation, gravity monitoring, fermentation monitoring(including glycol control), crashing, dry-hopping procedures, yeast management, record keeping, carbonation.
  • Packaging: kegging, bottling, canning.
  • Quality assurance: process sampling, yeast viability, yeast management, yeast harvesting, tasting etc...
  • Recipe formulation.
  • Create and manage a brew schedule.
  • Detailed record keeping(inventory, brew logs etc...)
  • Communicate and plan with management and staff.
  • Mentor and train junior brew floor co-workers.
  • Must be willing to pitch in on tasks that are outside core responsibilities.
  • Maintain equipment and troubleshoot any problems.
  • Handle procurement of all raw materials, packaging, chemicals.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Experience in yeast handling.
  • Impeccable cleaning and sanitizing abilities.
  • Science/Lab background.
  • Mechanical ability. Ability to lift 55lbs with regularity. Comfortable standing for long periods of time.
  • Barrel/Wild/Mixed fermentation experience a huge asset along with a competency using fruit, spices, barrels, brettanomyces, lactobacillus and other adjuncts to create desired flavour profiles.
  • Familiarity with bottling equipment and canning lines.
  • Comfortable locating to Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bad Apple Brewhouse Releases Allie’s Fearless IPA

(Somerset, NS) - A little over a year ago, Jeff Saunders from Bad Apple Brewhouse started chatting with Dale Jollota about creating a beer to honour her daughter’s memory.  Olivia Jollota passed away in 2012 at the age of 15, her mom Dale has created The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust and has continued to honour her daughter by creating a high school scholarship at Prince Andrew High as well as many community donations for those in need, be it people or animals.  
With all of Olivia’s friend now in fourth year at university or four years in their new career, it seemed appropriate at this time to create a beer that was similar to her personality to share with her friends and public.  
This IPA has been brewed in dedication to Olivia (A.K.A. Allie).  It represents her fun loving, fearless, adventurous, spirited and larger than life personality.  This American style IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style.  Wet hops from GroupofSe7en give this IPA a big juicy, herbal, citric and fruity character.  Light bodied with a mild bitter finish. Jeff Saunders stated that the nose of the beer “was just like Five Alive” which is fitting as it was one of Olivia’s favorites.  
This is a limited release with only 400 custom screened bottles to be filled. These will be sold for $7.50 per bottle.  There may be a few kegs as well at select bars including Stillwell and Jamieson’s Irish Pub, with Jamieson’s donating $1.00 for each glass poured to The Olivia Jollota Memorial Trust. 

Breton Brewing Introduces Signature Series

(Sydney, NS) - Breton Brewing introduces Signature Series and the first beer Wild Bretton. Breton Brewing along with Brathair Brewing have teamed up once again to create something special. The winner of the 2018 Stillwell Open and the first in their barrel aged Signature Series, Wild Bretton is a Belgian Witbier co-fermented with Amalgamation Brett and aged in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine barrels.
This beer conveys a light body and a tart lemony finish while offering complex yet refreshing characteristics. Brewed with coriander and orange peel, Wild Bretton will be sure to capture your attention and comes in at 5.0% ABV  and 14 IBU.
The beer will also be available as part of the Breton Brewing Christmas Gift Bags. There are only about 500 bottles of each available, so quantities are limited.