Astro Lab Brewing is looking for a Brewer to join the team.




Astro Lab Brewing operates a 15-barrel brewhouse and taproom in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, a diverse and dynamic city just minutes from Washington, DC. The Lab is known for its unique and hop-forward beers and strives to push the envelope on flavor, style, and technique. The Brewer is in charge of the beer from raw ingredients to finished, packaged product. This full-time hire will join the co-founder and Head Brewer in his mission  to create exceptional, experimental beer. The Brewer must meticulously follow all established SOPs and be able to see the big picture. We are looking for a critical thinker who is both creative and disciplined. This position works closely with the Head Brewer and Astro Lab team to ensure daily tasks and long-term projects are completed.



Brewing, racking, packaging (kegging, canning, and bottling), CIP, cellar work, basic lab functions, washing kegs, cleaning, scrubbing, record taking, carrying and lifting heavy objects.



The ability to:

  1. Brew beer from collaborative recipe development to wort production to finished product

  2. Work independently and as part of a team

  3. Communicate effectively

  4. Complete tasks in a timely manner and prioritize critical assignments

  5. Multitask while maintaining attention to detail

  6. Think critically and creatively

  7. Share knowledge of craft beer, including knowledge of styles, hops, water chemistry, and yeast

  8. Work safely and efficiently with heavy equipment, hot liquids, hazardous chemicals in an environment with moderate to loud noise.

  9. Work 8-10 hour shifts, with weekend and early morning availability, and occasional overtime per production needs

  10. Obtain a valid state-issued driver’s license



A Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant work experience (or equivalent).  Master’s in Brewing or related-discipline is a plus but not required. Experience working on a canning line is also a plus but not required. Genuine appreciation of meat pies and rugby, also a plus but not required.



Other certifications through programs such as Siebel or Cicerone are a plus.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be required to stand for long periods of time, walk, use their hands to handle materials, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee will frequently be required to talk or hear, and will occasionally be required to taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or push or pull up 50L kegs (weighing 140 pounds each), though adequate tools and assistance will be provided, when possible, to ease this process. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust optical focus.



The successful applicant must be respectful at all times and able to thrive in our diverse community and work environment. Contact information for two references (at least one relevant professional reference) is required. 


Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Please send your resume and cover letter to

8216 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 .   Tel: (301) 273-9684  .

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