Working for a beer company has its perks.

Beer being one of them.

If you like beer so much, why not make it your job?

No, seriously.

As you can probably tell, we like to have fun around here in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our pride and joy is spreading joy to all of our customers. We’re a family of beer brewers and pourers, food makers and servers, packagers and shippers, and other job functions. We think we’re a pretty good place to develop your talents and build your career, as well as just have fun with a hard-working family.

So if that’s appealing to you, then feel free to go ahead and apply to any of our positions below.

Career Opportunities

Brewery Sales Representative - Winchester, VA

The Winchester, VA DBBC Sales Representative position is responsible for maintaining an adequate and strategic presence in their respective territory.  This position works with wholesaler equivalents and the Area Manager to ensure maximum saturation of company products in the relevant territory.  Primarily focused on on-premise activations (as opposed to off-premise), this position must also possess the ability to develop sound relationships with accounts, and to discern the most effective ways to support said accounts.  This position troubleshoots with clients to guarantee products are delivered and present when needed.  This position crafts and works towards goals and targets in line with company strategy and under the overall direction of the Sales Director.  This position is mainly responsible for acquiring and maintaining sound and product-focused relationships with on-premise and off-premise vendors.  This position works largely autonomously, and is one of the more public positions within the company.

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Senior Controller

The Senior Controller at Devils Backbone focuses on maximizing return on finances by establishing policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.  The Sr. Controller also manages the budget, makes recommendations on financial matters, works with banking agencies and oversees staff to protect the company’s financial well-being. In addition, this position is accountable for managing the monthly close as well as all financial reporting. This is a crucial position for brewery success and collaborates with each department closely.

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Sous Chef- Basecamp

The Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows Sous Chef maintains the direct oversight of the functional kitchen and is vital for the kitchen to operate at the desired level

This role maintains the kitchen schedule, acts as the primary people manager in the BOH, manages employee training and onboarding, and assists the Chef with various other duties when necessary, essentially planning and directing food preparation in the kitchen.

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Packaging Hall Supervisor

The Packaging Supervisor oversees the daily operation of the packaging line.

The Packaging Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a strong teamwork environment emphasizing communication, innovation, and efficiency. While certain aspects of the position are technical in nature, the more critical functions are the leadership, training, and performance management. The Packaging Supervisor works with the Brewing – typically the on-shift Lead Brewer – team to ensure the highest quality and efficient packaging of beer. The Packaging Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day management of the packaging line and employees, as well as, the long-term growth of packaging line employees. The Packaging Supervisor also contributes to packaging line operations when necessary. The Packaging Supervisor position is a leadership position, requiring broad thinking, innovative effort and an imagination when it comes to problem solving. This position is integral to the mission of Devils Backbone.

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Assistant Distiller

The Assistant Distiller assists in the operation of distillation system including milling, mashing, cooling, fermentation management, mash transfers, distillation, dilution, packaging, basic analytical methods, and other related distillery functions.  In addition, the Assistant Distiller is responsible for pre- and post cleaning and sanitation of the production facility, transfer lines, vessels and, related equipment. The assistant distiller works 10-hour shifts, 4 days a week.  The Assistant Distiller is expected to be punctual, and self-motivated.  The Assistant Distiller is expected to work, and contribute, within a teamwork environment.  The Assistant Distiller largely works under close supervision, and is considered an entry-level position.  The Assistant Distiller is expected to achieve the ability to serve as a distiller within 6-months.

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Basecamp Busser

The Busser maintains cleanliness in the Front of House to ensure efficient and quality experiences for visitors.  The Busser works alongside servers and hosting staff to determine the order in which they operate and provide attention.  This position’s duties are conducted autonomously, although there’s prioritizing direction provided from other employees on the Front of House team.  This position’s scope is not broad in nature, but reliability is critical.  This position is vital for the Front of House operation to run smoothly, and helps to maintain the pacing for any given shift.

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Basecamp Host

The Host is an energetic, customer-centered position that will cross-train between bussing and hosting. The Host will greet customers in person and on the phone as well as manage bookings using computerized and manual systems. In addition to these duties, the Host will seat customers, clear dishes and glasses throughout customer experience and efficiently turn over tables for new customers.

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Prep Cook

The Prep Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking food, preparing it indirectly for service.  The Prep Cook is an experienced position in the kitchen with the ability to use all equipment necessary (Flat Top, Grill, Sauté, Deep Fryer, Slicer, Smoker, and Small Equipment), and possess the training and skills to perform all tasks to achieve the highest quality at the Chef’s discretion.  This position also possesses an element of quality control, maintaining informal oversight of the finished product prior to service including: label, Storage ensuring temperature for storage is correct, portions, etc.  This position works primarily autonomously, although the day-to-day responsibilities will be derived from the Sous Chef or Chef.  The Prep Cook is a fast paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.

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Seasonal Packaging Line Operator

The Seasonal Packaging Line Operator will  safely and efficiently package finished beer in appropriate vessel, keep work areas clean and tidy ensure proper labeling of container with appropriate brand and SKU, ensure beer and package quality, maintain an appropriate level of cleanliness in the brewery at all times.  The position is a seasonal (3-6 months) opportunity.

 

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Brewer

The brewer operates both our 30-barrel and 120-barrel automated brewing systems.  Aspects of this system includes milling, mashing, lautering, boiling, hop additions, whirlpool, and wort cooling. In addition, the brewer is responsible for pre- and post cleaning and sanitation of all transfer lines and vessels. The brewer also is responsible for cellar tasks including, but not limited to, yeast pitching, filtration, beer transfers, tank CIPs, various fermentation additions, maintenance of parts and hoses, and the filling of casks and firkins. The brewer works 12-hour shifts, and work may include 24/7 hours.  The brewer is expected to be punctual, self-motivated, and contribute within a teamwork environment.  Once eligible for growth, this position may evolve into a Senior Brewer status, rewarding proficiency.

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Basecamp Bartender

  • Operate in a fast-paced brewpub bar serving beer, wine, and liquor.
  • Efficiently and consistently divide excellent service among a rapid and steady stream of customers.
  • Explain beer on tap and their unique process/ properties to customers.
  • Fill table orders while maintaining bar.
  • Monitor customer behavior and ensure they are not being overserved.
  • Handle problem situations strategically in order maintain positive customer experience.
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Lead Line Cook

The Lead Cook is responsible for supervising the kitchen efforts, including all food preparation and personnel management in the absence – or on behalf of – the Sous Chef or Executive Chef.  This position, while working the line, also completes the tasks of Line Cook.  This position does not oversee the performance of any staff, but does assist the Sous Chef in performance management.  The Lead Cook is an experienced position in the kitchen with the ability to use all equipment necessary (Flat Top, Grill, Saute, Deep Fryer, Salads, Smoker, and Pantry), and possess the training and skills to perform all tasks to achieve the highest quality at the Chef’s discretion.  This position is responsible for product consistency in the absence of the Sous Chef or Executive Chef.  This position also serves as the expediter when the pace of business warrants.

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Basecamp Kitchen Tech

The Kitchen Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the kitchen including cleanliness of the environment, dishware, glassware, etc.  The Kitchen “Tech” assumes the autonomous role of keeping cookware and dishware clean and organized to ensure an efficiently run back of house of operation.  Other duties include stocking kitchen items, and providing overall operational support as needed.  The Kitchen Technician is a fast paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.

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Line Cook

The Line Cook is responsible for preparing a variety of food at the Chef’s discretion. The line cook can be seen as somewhat entry-level or simply limited in the scope of responsibility when compared to the kitchen operation as a whole. The line cook may operate one or a select few pieces of kitchen cooking equipment (Flat Top, Grill, Saute, Smoker, Salads, and Pantry), but not have a grasp for all facets, and largely focuses on prepping items to be cooked. This position works somewhat autonomously, although the day-to-day responsibilities will be derived from the Sous Chef or Chef. The Line Cook is a fast-paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.

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Packaging Operator

The Packaging Line Operator (PLO) completes various tasks necessary to the distribution packaging function. This position is entry-level. This position can be a physically demanding position, requiring the individual to be technologically astute, easily adaptable, and flexible. The PLO is responsible for at least one of the following: can-filling machinery, bottle-filling machinery, boxing machinery, keg-filling machinery, and other general packaging tasks and operations. The PLO works as a valuable team member, and the position’s focus is on maintaining consistency and timeliness within the distribution packaging function – all while maintaining the high quality that Devils Backbone is known for. This position routinely requires overtime, and may require 24/7 hours of operation. The PLO will typically work under close supervision.

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Lexington Outpost Line Cook

The Line Cook is responsible for preparing a variety of food at the Chef’s discretion.  The line cook can be seen as somewhat entry-level or simply limited in scope of responsibility when compared to the kitchen operation as a whole.  The line cook may operate one or a select few pieces of kitchen cooking equipment (Flat Top, Grill, Saute, Smoker, Salads, and Pantry), but not have a grasp for all facets, and largely focuses on prepping items to be cooked.  This position works somewhat autonomously, although the day-to-day responsibilities will be derived from the Sous Chef or Chef.  The Line Cook is a fast paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.

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Craft Adventure Guide

The Craft Adventure Guide (CAG) is an energetic, customer-centered position that works directly with patrons and visitors in our Tap Room.
The CAG works a variety of hours/shifts, and focuses on ensuring a great experience for all visitors through serving great beer and food, selling merchandise, and providing tours of the Brewery.
The CAG has great energy and the ability to develop a thorough knowledge of the brewing process, the equipment that DBBC possesses to make its beer, our brands of beer, and the beer industry as a whole.
The CAG is vital to DBBC’s ability to provide every visitor the opportunity to craft their own adventure.  Once trained, this position works somewhat autonomously, and is expected to identify needs as they arise throughout the shift.
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Lexington Kitchen Tech

The Kitchen Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the kitchen including the cleanliness of the environment, dishware, glassware, etc. The Kitchen “Tech” assumes the autonomous role of keeping cookware and dishware clean and organized to ensure an efficiently run back of house of operation. Other duties include stocking kitchen items, and providing overall operational support as needed. The Kitchen Technician is a fast-paced position that’s essential for the kitchen to operate at the desired level.

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