True Respite Brewing Company – FT Assistant Brewer / Cellarperson – Craft Beer Job Listing

A real respite brasserie in Rockville, MD, (DC metro area) is looking for a Assistant Brewer / Cellarist to join our growing team.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a self-motivated, goal-oriented individual who is passionate about quality and excited to take on an important role within the company. This person should thrive in an individual contributor role where learning and continuous improvement are regular expectations. This role is on the front lines of everything from safety to quality and requires a hard work attitude and safe work habits. We will select someone with some work experience, delivering top quality results, who enjoys working with others and whose approach to problem solving is to find the best solution, regardless of who suggested it. .

We have worked hard to create a highly team-oriented environment between all the different parts of the business and the community culture at this brewery is strong. Cultural fit is key and working well with others is a must. We are proud to be a tight-knit group of teammates and look forward to welcoming a new crew member.

On a day-to-day basis, this role will be heavily focused on cleaning, transfers, cellar work, packaging, brewhouse learning and any other direct work required to meet production targets.

Brewery Operations Responsibilities

  • Follow existing safe work procedures and SOPs to keep you and your teammates safe
  • Cellaring, packaging, and QAQC tasks (including but not limited to: cleaning, transfers, gravity-feeding, dry-hopping, canning, kegging, and learning about wort production)
  • Perform preventative maintenance on key equipment
  • Communicate constantly and clearly with the head brewer
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of production records (Ekos Brewmaster)
  • Understand how this role affects our multiple lines of business including: accounting, sales, distribution, dining and special events

True Respite Brewing Company is seeking an experienced candidate with the following skills and attributes:

  • Required: 6 months+ of professional brewing experience
  • Quality oriented and detail oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organized and punctual
  • Devoted and kind
  • Interested in learning and continuous improvement
  • Strong troubleshooting and logical problem solving skills
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to drive a forklift safely
  • Ability to lift and maneuver sixtels and half drums (up to 165 lbs)
  • Able to stand for long periods (up to 8-10 hours per day)

Who we are:

True Respite Brewing Company is a production microbrewery and taproom in the heart of the Washington DC metro area. In fact, we’re right between the Rockville and Shady Grove stops on the DC Metro Red Line. We opened 3.5 years ago as a small draft only operation on a 3.5 BBL brewery and have grown to become a 2,200 BBL/yr packaging and distribution brewery brewing on a 3V production brewery, 15 BBL. We are also proud to own and operate our very own Alpha 4 head canning line.

We brew, package and distribute five basic SKUs. However, we have made a name for ourselves by brewing, packaging and distributing a wide assortment of specialty single batches. Our constant innovation and desire to brew both trendy and classic styles (including a series of killer lagers) is a difficult pattern to replicate with consistent quality. This is one of our greatest competitive advantages.

We distribute throughout Maryland and DC with regular shipping to a national consumer audience through Tavour and occasional direct retailer shipping to Arizona (with more states opening soon.) of our distribution footprint. We also plan to begin distribution in Virginia at short notice with the possibility of new brewery locations also on the horizon.

Our ownership team also includes the three co-founders of, a craft beer sales and home delivery website trusted by more than 200 breweries and craft beverage producers in 36 states across the country. It was developed and offered free of charge to our craft beverage-making peers at the start of the pandemic with the sole purpose of saving as many fellow crafters as possible in times of crisis. We always do our best to be good neighbors and are looking for someone with a similar community ethos.

Our equipment:

  • 3V 15BBL American Beer Equipment Production Brewery (Steam)
  • Blichmann ProSeries 2V 3.5BBL Pilot Brewery (Electric)
  • 258 BBL of fermentation capacity
  • 79 BBL of Space Brite
  • Alpha Beer Cannon Strike Package Canning Line (~40 CPM)
  • Ska Half Pint Depalletizer
  • Semi-automatic drum washer


  • Full-time (hourly, not exempt) based on experience
  • Fair leave and family leave policies
  • Help with formal brewing education
  • Paid membership in professional guilds/groups
  • Discounts on products / goods


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