Castle Danger Brewery is a family-owned brewery that is team-oriented, has a learning/adaptive approach to brewing, and is willing to make consumer-centric decisions when it comes to overall beer quality. We are a rapidly growing organization that works hard and has fun. The success of our business has come from our people who have passion, commitment, creativity, initiative, and a collaborative team spirit. When we have open positions, they will be posted on this site.

We offer a competitive total compensation package including shift differential pay for second and third. Benefits for full-time positions include: health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance, 401(k) with company match + profit sharing, PTO, paid holidays, merch, and beer.

Castle Danger Brewery provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants and complies with all applicable federal and state laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

NOW HIRING

We are currently accepting applications for these positions at the brewery in Two Harbors and around the state of MN:

THIRD SHIFT BREWER – FULL-TIME

Purpose
The Brewer performs a variety of production tasks to ensure consistently high-quality Castle Danger beers are produced. This is a third shift position, Monday – Thursday, four 10-hour shifts.

Duties

  • Complete a variety of brewing calculation
  • Follow established SOPs and develop as necessary
  • Wort production with a focus on quality, consistency, and yield
  • Yeast handling including pitching, and cropping yeast
  • Fermentation management and monitoring
  • Operate a GEA Decanter Centrifuge and properly dispose of beer waste
  • Record keeping and documentation of practices
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Raw materials receiving, handling, and inventory
  • Extensive cleaning of equipment and facility
  • Recipe design and wort production on the pilot system
  • Perform QA/QC duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum of two years production brewery experience
  • Must be passionate about craft beer
  • Strong knowledge of CIP and sanitizing principles
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work weekends/overnights
  • Positive attitude, initiative, creativity, and adaptability as CDB grows
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Ability to operate a forklift (will train)

Physical Requirements

  • Stand/walk during entire shift
  • Lift /carry supplies in excess of 85 lbs and team lift up to 170 lbs
  • Position requires frequent crouching, moving heavy hoses, work in hot, cold, and humid environments

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Education, coursework in brewing strongly preferred
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THIRD SHIFT CELLAR PERSON – FULL-TIME

Purpose
Castle Danger is looking for an experienced cellar person to join our production team. Cellar Persons are responsible for maintaining beer throughout fermentations and the transfer and clarification of beer in preparation for packaging. This is a third shift position, Monday – Thursday, four 10-hour shifts.

Duties

  • Perform daily fermentation pH/gravity checks
  • Manage fermentations and yeast health
  • CIP and sanitize fermenters and brite tanks
  • Cellar work including yeast pitching/harvesting, dry-hopping, transferring, centrifuging, and carbonating beer
  • Extensive brewery cleaning and sanitation
  • Beer and chemical waste management
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Aid in receiving and storage of raw materials and supplies
  • Operate forklift (will train)
  • Perform QA/QC duties as assigned
  • Adhere to correct PPEs and all SOPs
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must be passionate about craft beer
  • Strong communication skills; ability to speak and interact effectively with coworkers
  • Professional presence; must conduct self in professional manner at all times as an ambassador for CDB
  • Flexibility to work variety of hours, including weekends/overnights
  • Positive attitude, initiative, creativity and adaptability as CDB grows
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Previous experience in a brewery required

Physical Requirements

  • Lift /carry supplies in excess of 85 lbs and team lift up to 170 lbs
  • Position requires frequent crouching, moving heavy hoses, work in hot, cold, and humid environments

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
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CONTROLLER – FULL-TIME

Purpose
The Controller provides oversight of accounting, human resources, administrative and IT operations to ensure standards are met. Provides timely reporting on financial statements, budgeting, and forecasting. Works with the Leadership Team to achieve company goals. Processes payroll, month end, and license renewals on time. Administers company benefits and compliance to Employee Handbook.

Management Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day management and supervision of accounting and administrative staff
  • Recruit and hire accounting and administrative staff
  • Conduct performance reviews and provide feedback for staff
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy
  • Oversee schedules and assignments for the department
  • Coordinate training for new staff and identify training needs for current staff
  • Participate on the Leadership Team

Duties

Accounting & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all accounting operational functions
  • Maintain company general ledger and statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Monitor, manage, forecast, and report on cash flow
  • Process bi-weekly payroll, payroll taxes, and quarterly payroll returns
  • Lead annual budget process; monitor budget and provide reporting to Leadership Team
  • Supervise and process all regulatory reporting on time with TTB and state
  • Publish financial reports, analyze financial data, monitor revenues and expenses, forecasting, and provide ad-hoc reporting for Leadership Team and owners
  • Maintain and process beer label and business license renewals
  • Complete month end accounting on time
  • Manage relationships with vendors for banking, insurance, legal, financing, tax, licensing, and IT
  • Complete and update all insurance annually and comply with audit requests
  • Prepare records and work with tax accountant for annual tax planning and tax returns
  • Maintain and assess current accounting operations and internal control systems
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Provide education and training to Leadership Team to better understand company financials
  • Provide support to management, particularly in commercial and financial matters regarding ROI and risk analysis

HR Responsibilities

  • Manage and secure all employee records
  • Oversee administrative responsibilities for hiring, onboarding, and termination processes
  • Lead annual performance review process
  • Support Dir of Ops in administration of workplace injury/near-miss, workers compensation, and OSHA related incidents
  • Review Employee Handbook and update as necessary
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
  • Manage relationships with vendors for benefits administration, including insurance, retirement savings plan, and workers compensation
  • Lead annual benefits open enrollment process
  • Manage unemployment eligibility and claims
  • Respond to external requests regarding employment verification, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in accounting/bookkeeping
  • Previous experience managing people
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and financial reporting standards
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and have a passion for accuracy, organization, and continuous process improvement
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage an ever-changing workload and work type, as well as ability to expand responsibilities with the growth of a small business
  • Capable of handling sensitive and confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to lead meetings
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with systems implementations or conversions
  • Experience with QuickBooks Desktop preferred
  • Positive attitude, initiative, creativity, and adaptability

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit at a desk for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA or CMA preferred
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STREET TEAM / BRAND AMBASSADOR – PART TIME

We have assembled a Street Team (commonly called Brand Ambassadors in the industry) of individuals who have a passion for craft beer and want to spread the word about Castle Danger beers in the marketplace. Brand Ambassadors are part-time employees who work liquor store samplings, beer festivals, and other beer events. We are looking to add to our Street Team in these areas we serve: St. Cloud, Detroit Lakes, Alexandria, West Iron Range (Hibbing, Grand Rapids), Duluth, and Northwest Wisconsin (Superior, Ashland). The minimum commitment we are seeking is 1 event per month. Benefits include hourly wage, discounted merchandise, and beer.
Duties include: Attending events and pouring samples, sharing information about Castle Danger Brewery and the beer and providing friendly service to represent the brand in a positive manner at all times.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, 21 years of age or older, passion for craft beer, strong communication and customer service skills, reliable transportation to get to events at 4pm during the week and various times during the weekend, ability to stand and remain stationary for long periods of time, ability to lift 55+ pounds and the ability to work independently.
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TO APPLY FOR ALL POSITIONS:

Please complete this form:
Application for Employment

If you are having troubles with the online form and would like to print off and complete our application, please download the below application and email to: jobs@castledangerbrewery.com
Castle Danger Brewery Application for Employment

If you are unable to email the application, mail to:
Castle Danger Brewery
17 – 7th St.
Two Harbors, MN 55616