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We are looking to add a Brewery Quality Assurance Technician to join our Rye River Brewing Co. team here in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

The Quality Assurance Technician’s full-time position will be responsible for the Rye River Brewing Co. Quality Assurance Program. The primary responsibilities of the Brewery QA Tech will be to execute daily laboratory tasks and related work while working closely with other supported departments to service ongoing product quality and production goals and reporting to the Head Brewer.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sample collection, preparation, analysis, and reporting in supported brewing processes
  • Preparation, monitoring, and analysis of various microbiological testing media(s)
  • Data collection and entry, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and trending of QA/QC data
  • Maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot and coordinate field service for laboratory instrumentation
  • Assist with sensory analysis of beer in multiple stages of production
  • Assist all departments with monitoring of product and packaged product
  • Assist development & lead execution of required QA and QC housekeeping functions
  • Clear, professional communication with supported departments and stakeholders

Competencies

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary, to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Computer SkillsFamiliar with MS Windows operating systems and MS Office applications.
  • Language SkillsAbility to read and effectively interpret documents. Ability to effectively communicate with customers or employees.
  • Mathematical SkillsAbility to generate graphs and trends from collected data. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
  • Reasoning AbilityAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Required Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or a related field with equivalent experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications & Other Duties

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have 1+ year laboratory in QA experience in a food and beverage production environment strongly preferred.
  • Have knowledge of the aseptic technique, cleaning and sanitation, preventative maintenance, record keeping, and laboratory information systems experience strongly preferred.
  • Have experience with laboratory instrumentation and techniques (digital balances, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, microscope/optics, pipetting, dilutions, etc.).
  • Have previous brewing knowledge and/or experience, passion for craft beer and brewing.
  • Be highly self-motivated, have good time-management and prioritization skills.

Location: Rye River Brewing Co., Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Salary: Depending on experience.

The closing date for applications for this role is Monday 11 July 2022. Please email your CV and cover letter to info@ryeriverbrewingco.com.

O Canada! Our Brewer’s Choice Variety Packs have landed! You can now find them in select locations of The Beer Store in Ontario.

What’s inside the box?

Our Brewer’s Choice Variety Packs feature 4 brews from our core range:

Who are Rye River Brewing Company?

You can learn more about us right here, or check out these videos to watch us in action:

Awesome! Where can I find it?

Right now you can find our popular Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack at select TBS locations in Ontario. Check it out online at The Beer Store for more information on locations near you. You can also use our handy locator on the main page of our website – just pop your address in and see which TBS locations are close to you!

Or check out this super convenient list of stores right here:

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So now you know where to find our craft beers brewed right here in Ireland, it’s time to go out and try them! Be sure to follow us over on Instagram @RyeRiverBrewingCo and all our other social channels to keep up to date with what’s happening in the brewery, and make sure to tag us in your pictures… We love to see them! Sláinte.

Choose the gifts that your employees will absolutely love this Christmas season! In this gift guide, we have five amazing gift ideas for you direct from our brewery that are an excellent way to show your colleagues your appreciation.

Rye River Brewer’s Choice Variety Tote Pack

This season we launched a special version of our Brewer’s Choice Variety Pack that includes 5 x 330ml cans of our award-winning Rye River beers with a bangin’ tote bag to carry your big bangin’ bag of cans inside! This tote pack includes 2 of our ever-popular Big Bangin’ IPA, and  1 each of Lil’ Twist Grapefruit IPA, Hop Drops Citra Extra Pale, and our new brew to the Rye River line up, Coastal IPA. A great gift for anyone this Christmas season!

 

Rye River Seasonal Pack

For an extra special treat for your staff this holiday season, check out our exclusive Rye River Seasonal Pack! Featuring this year’s bottle release, Embers, our Wheat Wine that was aged for 6 months in añejo barrels, and 2 x 440ml cans of Lupulos Borealis Hoppy Pils, this seasonal pack is an exceptional way to say thank you to your colleagues for all of their hard work this year.

 

McGargles Sampler Pack

From our McGargles range, we have put together a fantastic sampler pack that features a range of popular McGargles beers. Including 12 x 330ml bottles from the McGargles family, this sampler pack is a great gift for those who like to try different styles to find out which one is their favourite or to share with a friend! You can learn more about this sampler pack right here.

 

Rye River Brewing Co. Sampler Pack

We’ve put together a case of our core range of beers from Rye River. Each 12 x 330ml can pack features a mix of our award-winning beers including Big Bangin’ IPA, Lil’ Twist Grapefruit IPA, and Hop Drops Citra Extra Pale, along with our new popular brew, Coastal IPA. This Rye River mixed case contains 3 x 330ml cans of each beer.

 

Rye River Seasonal Sampler Pack

A selection of our Rye River Seasonals also made it into a mixed case this Christmas season!  Each 12 x 440ml can pack includes a mix of Brunch Baltic Porter, Lupulos Borealis Hoppy Pils, and our latest seasonal release, Revelation Brown Ale, a collab brew with Crisp Malt using our bespoke Crisp x Rye River Seasonal Coffee brown malt. You can learn more about Revelation here! This mixed case contains 4 cans each of our seasonal brews.

 

Interested In Our Corporate Christmas Gifts?

If you are interested in any of these great Rye River brewery Christmas gifts for your team, please get in touch with us for more information and pricing. You can email us at info@ryeriverbrewingco.com or call us directly at +353 (01) 628 7255. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

The countdown to Monday June 7th and the reopening of pubs and restaurants across Ireland for outdoor dining is well and truly underway. You may notice a slight change in draught offerings in your locals.

Here at Rye River Brewing Company, our brewing heritage is rooted in producing the highest quality Irish craft-brewed beer and we never have and never will lose our focus on that. As the demand grows for our range of craft beers brewed right here in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, we believe that a greater focus on Rye River Brewing Company as a brand will help the brewery in our next phase of development.

Therefore, we are so excited to share with you our brewery-led, Rye River Brewing Company brand launching on draught in pubs and restaurants across Ireland this June, replacing McGargles on tap.

We are pleased to say that our beers are not changing…

It’s the same great beer, with a great new look!

 

It’s an exciting time for us here at the brewery and we are so thrilled to finally share these great developments with you.

So when you’re enjoying your Rye River pints in beer gardens and outdoor areas this summer, definitely share your photos and tag us on social media for us to see and share with everyone! We love to see it! Make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

And if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing us at info@ryeriverbrewingco.com.

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