Job Overview

Mystic Brewery is a five year old brewery located in Chelsea, MA focusing on using traditional methods to make regionally inspired beers through the mastery and deep understanding of local and traditional methods from around the world. The brewery has helped lead the movement towards indigenous brewing winning the first gold medal at GABF for a beer made with native American yeast. Our traditional wild ale program has recently been blossoming with our house-developed pure and mixed fermentation cultures as well as our nascent spontaneous program. We are seeking a Lab and Cellar Manager to assist in the preparation of microbiological cultures, management of the barrel program as well as assistance in routine cleaning and day to day production chores.  

At Mystic we are stubborn detail-oriented brewers. We brew with a strong resolve to capture our singular vision of the art and science of brewing. In doing so, we set a very high standard for ourselves, and expect the same of all our staff. A spirit of fortitude and passion has to continue through all aspects of representing our brewery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain flawless cultures with accurate record keeping.

  • Manage large, complicated data sets on quality, process, and cellar records.

  • Scale and propagate pitchable quantities of microbial cultures (mixed and pure).

  • Perform standard QC analysis on samples throughout the brewing process.

  • CIP tanks, clean fittings and equipment, clean kegs, clean, do some more cleaning.

  • Troubleshoot with quickness and accuracy.

  • Represent the brewery at festivals and events.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: Must have at least  one year experience in a professional brewery.

  • Education: Must have a Bachelor of Science. Certificate from well recognized school of brewing a plus.

  • Must have experience in bottle re-fermentation.

  • Must have experience in barrel aging.

  • Must have extensive experience in brewing wild ales.

  • Must have a strong ability to be organized, thorough, and have a passion for improving and mastering methods.

  • Must work well in a team environment

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

  • Must have valid drivers license.

  • Must be reliable, communicate well and manage time well.


Work Environment

Often wet. Sometimes slippery. Loud at times. Cool in the winter, hot in the summer. Exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals which require proper safety equipment to handle. Some tasks highly repetitive.



Compensation will be commensurate with experience, ability and accomplishments.



  • Allocations of all merchandise made by the brewery (clothes, glassware, etc)

  • Samples of every beer and monthly allocation of beer.

  • Weekly gratis Friday lunches.

  • Employee discount at our acclaimed food provider, Ciao Pizza and Pasta.

  • Pre-tax allocations towards health insurance.

  • Flexible PTO policy


Please send a cover letter and resume to for consideration.

Applications will be evaluated in the order received. Due to our small size vs. the typical number of applicants, responses will be restricted to the best qualified applicants. Thank for understanding we; do appreciate the interest in joining us.