Fort George Brewery – Head R&D Brewer – Craft Beer Job Listing –


Locally owned and operated, Fort George Brewery in historic Astoria Oregon crafts original beers distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is now hiring a Head R&D Brewer.  Having recently brought our new waterfront production facility into operation, this high-level position will have the opportunity to oversee the small and mid-size brew systems and a team of creative brewers in our original downtown location to craft fun creative and artisan one-offs, draft onlys or small-batch runs, barrel and wild ferment projects, and more. This position will work closely with our marketing, graphic design, and sales teams to coordinate production planning and label design, as well as planning special releases with our members-only bottle club, the Lovell Auto Co. This position will also get to take the lead on beer collaborations and key relationship building, working to find partners within our industry and abroad and participating in events, competitions, and beer festivals.

This position will ensure that these projects run successfully, safely, and efficiently. The Head R&D Brewer oversees or delegates all operational aspects such as scheduling & staff management, creative recipe and technique development, daily task work, production planning & brewing, transfers, packaging, & shipment. Schedule typically M-F but may occasionally include weekends, evenings, holidays and extended hours as needed.

This position will provide opportunity for professional development and career advancement in our steadily growing company and values/education-driven culture. 

Fort George Brewery is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks to create an inclusive workplace regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.                                                                            


  • 21 years of age or older

  • Ideally 3-5 years of leadership experience, and 3-5 years experience in a production brewing operations environment; extensive knowledge of the basic principles of production brewery operations, and a love of people management

  • Ability to communicate in a high-noise environment

  • General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work

  • Ability to safely operate brewery equipment, become Forklift certified within 15 days of hire

  • Valid OLCC Server’s Permit required upon hire; Cicerone Certified Beer Server Certification or greater preferred

  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes in workload and adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate 


Competitive benchmarked salary comm. w/ experience

Health benefits, paid sick time, paid holidays, and PTO 

401(k) retirement plan with 4% match

Food/Beer/Merch perks and annual keg

Free counseling, legal, & financial services through Employee Assistance Program


Positive force for our community, a safe opportunity-rich workplace, and an excellent beer experience

A respectful workplace which sees diversity, equal opportunity, and sustainability at every level of our organization and efforts

A high-communication service model of teamwork, empathy, collaboration, passion for craft, and ownership of our organization’s mission


Interested applicants, please complete and submit an application at or in person at our pub at 1483 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103. Feel free to attach any additional materials that will demonstrate why you would be a strong candidate for this position (e.g. resume, cover letter, letter(s) of recc, certifications, etc.). For more information including a full job description, please respond to this listing or email