Job Role – GM at our Taproom

Job Opportunity – General Manager

Want to run the best brewery taproom in London?  Then look no further.

Brick are looking to hire an experienced general manager to add to the ever-growing team.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer and customer service and wants to be part of a dedicated team in a fast growing market sector. This is a hands on role and requires someone who can lead by example in developing the Taproom in a rapidly changing area.

The General manager will be responsible for promoting and running the taproom and assist in driving the brewery brand forward.  The role will require a confident individual capable of discussing Brick beers and the trends in craft brewing in general.  The individual will have a strong background in cellar management, personnel management and customer service.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Taproom
  • Cellar Management to include responsibility of beer lines, beer styles, stock rotation, cleanliness of work area and sourcing complimentary guest beers.
  • Create, run and oversee taproom events including tap takeovers, meet the brewers, seasonal events (Oktoberfest, Cinco de Mayo etc.)
  • Staff management including employment, training, scheduling, supervising on shift. Delegating tasks to Duty Manager and bar staff colleagues.
  • Manage ePOS system and prepare weekly reports for the Directors.
  • Managing GP % and Staff costs, achieving targets set.
  • Cash handling including banking, weekly P&L
  • Stock ordering, handling and rotation. Entering products into our till database.
  • Opening and closing the bar, overseeing that the bar is functional, presentable and clean.
  • Monitoring health and safety for both customers and staff, keeping records of risk assessments, refusals, accidents and incidents.
  • Working closely with local communities.

What you need to have:

  • 2 years experience in a management role
  • Personal License
  • Passion and enthusiasm and knowledge of all things beer
  • Impeccable customer service
  • Strong cellar management skills, confident dealing with different types of kegs, changing regulators, increasing and reducing gas pressures, line cleaning.
  • Strong communication skills, line of contact between bar team and the brewery and vice versa.
  • Experience and confidence in multi-tasking and be someone who can manage multiple projects and events work from conception to completion
  • Confidence with the Brick Brewery brand and promotion.
  • Staff management experience
  • Ability to work well independently but also as part of a broader team
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Google programs (Sheets, Docs, Calendar), Outlook.
  • Permission to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Knowledge of local licensing policies
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Knowledge of EposNow
  • Network of contacts with other breweries and suppliers

Salary and Benefits:

  • £28-30k per annum depending on experience (48 hour working week)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Extra day holiday for charity/community work
  • Free beer!
  • Merch allowance

This job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other duties as requested

If this sounds like you, please send your CV alongside a brief cover letter saying why you are right for this role to:

info@brickbrewery.co.uk

 

Closing date is Monday 12thAugust 2019

Brick is a London Living Wage Employer.

 

Amateur Brewers Competition

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s event, we are hosting our second Peckham Amateur Beer Festival at the Taproom with London Amateur Brewers. Brewers will be able to choose one out of eleven categories, following the acronym PECKHAM LIFE, some broad and encompassing, some limited and restrictive, but hopefully covering most major styles. This is to give visitors a wide range of options, and showcase the innovation and diversity of the homebrew scene. Although principally organised by LAB, this competition will be open to all London homebrewers and, indeed, anyone else who can get themselves and their beer to Peckham at the right time! We hope it will be a good opportunity for homebrewers to socialise, share some beer and have a good time…. with a big slice of competitiveness to make it interesting! All open spots have been taken for the entries but there is a waiting list in case of any drop outs.

Visitors will be able to taste each beer and decide which is their favourite for an overall winner. Brick Brewery brewers will also be around throughout the day to share their stories of home brewing and brewing knowledge!

We’ll be announcing more information about the day nearer the time, keep an eye out on our channels for more on this!

Find out more about the festival here

Cinco de Mayo!

A celebration of Mexican heritage, we are hosting a Cinco de Mayo day on 5th May. Loads of activities and entertainment throughout the day for all the family:

// POURING OUR BRAND NEW MEXICAN-INSPIRED LIME & HABANERO PALE ALE 🌶🍋 //

// MEXICAN CRAFT BEER SHOWCASE 🍻 //

// PIÑATAS WITH TAPROOM VOUCHERS AND OTHER PRIZES INSIDE 🎉🎊//

// SALSA (SAUCE) COMPETITION AND TASTING JUDGED BY SLOW RICHIE’S … WIN A £50 TAPROOM VOUCHER! 🍅🌶🔥//

Our Salsa Sauce Competition:

Think you make the best salsa? We’re having a salsa-off to find the best salsa maker in South East London! Bring along a bowl of your home-made salsa to the Taproom to be tasted and judged by customers throughout the day and, finally, judged by sauce kings; Slow Richie’s to be in the chance of winning a £50 Taproom voucher!

Email nadia@brickbrewery.co.uk to register your salsa entry or fill out a form when you’re next in the Taproom!

Cinco de Mayo & Salsa (sauce) Competition

Sunday 5th May, 12pm-8pm

Brick Brewery Taproom

Taproom Print Fair

To celebrate the launch of our new Taproom wall exhibition with Peckham studio, Intoart, we are hosting a Print Fair for you to come and purchase screenprints, digital prints, greeting cards and t-shirts from some amazing local artists.

Prints from:

INTOART // MATHILDA DELLA TORRE // POLLY WILLIAMS // MICHELLE DWYER // HANNAH TOEHILL // WILL CLARKE // YUKIKO IKEHARA // EMMA LOU // LINDA SCOTT // RITA PENEDA // DALE CARNEY

FREE ENTRY! Enjoy browsing the stalls over a few pints and a Slow Richie’s…

Find out more about Intoart and their amazing studio here: intoart.org.uk

Brick Brewery x Intoart Print Fair

Saturday 13th April, 1pm-5pm

Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham, SE15 4QL

 

GM Vacancy

Job Opportunity – General Manager

Brick Brewery started in Peckham, London in December 2013 producing beers inspired from around the world.  Having expanded three times already, in 2017, the brewery secured an additional production facility in Deptford.  As such the existing brewery and taproom space underwent an expansion and subsequent refurbishment resulting in a significant increase in potential footfall. The refurbishment has increased the offering to customers on site and created a craft beer destination in Peckham.

Brick are looking to hire an experienced general manager to add to the ever-growing team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer and customer service and wants to be part of a dedicated team in a fast growing market sector. This is a hands-on role and requires someone who can lead by example in developing the Taproom in a rapidly changing area.

The General manager will be responsible for promoting and running the taproom and assist in driving the brewery brand forward.  The role will require a confident individual capable of discussing Brick beers and the trends in craft brewing in general.  The individual will have a strong background in cellar management, personnel management and customer service.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Taproom
  • Cellar Management to include responsibility of beer lines, beer styles, stock rotation, cleanliness of work area and sourcing complimentary guest beers.
  • Create, run and oversee taproom events including tap takeovers, meet the brewers, seasonal events (Oktoberfest, Cinco de Mayo etc.)
  • Staff management including employment, training, scheduling, supervising on shift. Delegating tasks to Duty Manager and bar staff colleagues.
  • Manage ePOS system and prepare weekly reports for the Directors.
  • Managing GP % and Staff costs, achieving targets set.
  • Cash handling including banking, weekly P&L
  • Stock ordering, handling and rotation. Entering products into our till database.
  • Opening and closing the bar, overseeing that the bar is functional, presentable and clean.
  • Monitoring health and safety for both customers and staff, keeping records of risk assessments, refusals, accidents and incidents.
  • Working closely with local communities.

What you need to have:

  • 2 years experience in a management role
  • Personal License
  • Passion and enthusiasm and knowledge of all things beer
  • Impeccable customer service
  • Strong cellar management skills, confident dealing with different types of kegs, changing regulators, increasing and reducing gas pressures, line cleaning.
  • Strong communication skills, line of contact between bar team and the brewery and vice versa.
  • Experience and confidence in multi-tasking and be someone who can manage multiple projects and events work from conception to completion
  • Confidence with the Brick Brewery brand and promotion.
  • Staff management experience
  • Ability to work well independently but also as part of a broader team
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Google programs (Sheets, Docs, Calendar), Outlook.
  • Permission to work in the UK

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local licensing policies
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Knowledge of EposNow
  • Network of contacts with other breweries and suppliers

What you get:

  • £30k per year plus bonus
  • The opportunity to work in an exciting and vibrant location with a great team of people

If this sounds like you, please send your CV alongside a brief cover letter saying why you are right for this role to:

info@brickbrewery.co.uk

Closing date is 18th March 2019

Brick is a London Living Wage Employer.

This job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other duties as requested

 

 

 

 

Celebrating IWD

We are celebrating International Women’s Day at the Taproom with a weekend long showcase of beer, art and literature events championing feminism, empowerment and equality. Everyone welcome!

 

// MOTHERSHIP BREWERY SHOWCASE //

All weekend from Friday 8th March

Mothership is an all-female brewery that champions women in craft beer. Through dedicated craft, hard graft and a love of big flavour, we create innovative (and award-winning) seasonal beer collections with a social conscience. We’ll be pouring their Brut Pale, Hypergalactic IPA and Cardamom & Rose Summer Stout.

 

// FREE BADGE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH MAKE + CHANGE //

Saturday 9th March 2pm – 4pm

The aim of the Make+Change workshops is to generate discussion around feminist issues. The workshops are run for anyone and everyone with hopes to appeal to a diverse group of people. Everyone is invited to sit down and make a badge that promotes equality and challenges the ideas of femininity.  No need to book, drop in and FREE open sessions.

 

// FREE COLLAGE WORKSHOP WITH JULIA FRAILE //

Saturday 9th March 2pm – 4pm

Our current Taproom Exhibition artist, Julia Fraile, is running a collage workshop alongside the badge making workshop. Using materials from The Feminist Library, we’ll explore and generate discussion of feminist issues through the materials to create an A3 collage. Everyone is welcome to bring your own photographs, posters or cut-outs to add a personal touch to your collage. No need to book, drop in and FREE open sessions.

 

// BOOK SHOP BY THE FEMINIST LIBRARY //

Sunday 10th March 2pm – 4pm

The Feminist Library will be setting up a temporary bookshop in the Taproom, selling books focussed on female authors, histories and literature.

Find out more and register your interest on our Facebook event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/953110078225725/

International Women’s Day Weekender

Friday 8th– Sunday 10th March (various dates and times for each event)

Brick Brewery Taproom, Peckham, SE15 4QL

Introducing ROLLVNDO

 

This week sees the launch of another exhibition on our Taproom wall. We’re thrilled for Julia Fraile, a local paper collage artist, to exhibit her latest collection Voyage: Le Temps Des Fleurs. Originally from France, Julia is also a fashion designer by trade and uses the collages as another outlet of creativity, inspired by the contemporary culture we live in. We’re excited to have another medium make the most of our exhibition space for another talented local creative.

Julia’s collection will be on show from 7thFebruary until 24thMarch, take time to admire the exhibition when you’re next down in the Taproom. We sat down with Julia to find out a bit more about her and her work.

 

Tell us a bit about yourself…

 I’m Julia, 27 years old, I’ve lived in London for three years now and love the diversity and energy of city… as cliche as it sounds! I’ve always loved all forms of visual art, love surfing when I get the chance (obviously hard in London!), music and of course enjoy travelling and discovering new cultures. I started to work in collaging a few years ago as an escape to reality and an outlet for expressing my creativity.

 

What is your background and where did you grow up? 

I grew up in France. In Britanny in a small seaside town call Lorient. I moved to Nantes when I was 18 to Study Fashion Design in the Atelier Chardon Savard and then moved in Paris for my final year. Following this I moved to Biarritz to start a design job for a well-known surf company. A year after I moved onto Galicia in Spain to design for a Fast Fashion company and it’s at this time when that I really start to work on collage to challenge myself.

 

What does a typical day look like for you…

Wake up, drink a black coffee, cycle to East where I work as a designer for Billionaires Boys Club which is great as it gives me a chance to merge multiple interests, my design background and my collage work. Then it’s cycle back home and go to the gym or do collages to release any extra energy I have!!

 

How do you like to work?

I love to work from my flat where I have all my books, magazines and also good records to listen too! It’s not a big space but it’s for me the place I feel brings my best ideas and vibe to create.

 

What/who inspires you and your work?

 People, song lyrics, quotes in a book, objects, a bit of everything really. A mix of popular and contemporary culture.

 

Where or what is your favourite spot in South East London?

 

There’s an amazing old Irish pub next to my flat in Elephant that’s pretty untouched, the vibe of the locals are amazing. Theo’s is always a staple for the best pizza and during summer a cycle along the river to Wapping and then Greenwich is the perfect way to spend the day.

 

Check out more of Julia’s work here :

www.instagram.com/rollvndo/

cargocollective.com/JFraile

https://rollvndo.com/

 

Xmas Tap Room Opening Hours

This Christmas we have reduced our Tap Room hours as we know lots of you will be at home with family and friends and our Tap Room team also need some time to enjoy the festive season and so please make note of the dates and times above so that you aren’t left disappointed.

Don’t forget you can always buy beer to take away as well as gift boxes for that gift for a special someone.

Open as normal from Thursday 3rd January onwards!

Stout Festival

As the days get colder and shorter we’re all finding ourselves reaching for the darker beers. To celebrate, we’re holding a weekend-long Stout Festival to launch our latest beer; Jerk Stout (in collaboration with 12:51 restaurant) and showcase some amazing stouts from our favourite breweries – including our own Blackhorse Milk Stout and Fennel and Orange Imperial Stout.  Guest beers as below:

Wiper & True (Bristol, UK) – Milk Shake – A milk stout using sugar made
from cows milk to give the beer a sweet, creamy tone. Bristol breweries
were once famous for brewing the best milk stouts around.
Almasty (Newcastle, UK) – Chocolate & Caramel Stout – A bittersweet
pudding-in-a-glass beer with added caramel.
Northern Alchemy Dark Chocolate & Mint Milk Stout 5.1% – “A malt base of
Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and a handful of Oats. Gently
hopped on Bramling Cross and Pacific Jade. Lactose and 90% Cocoa Dark
Chocolate are added to the late boil. This Milk Stout is then
conditioned on a whole load of torn mint leaves.”
CASK Wylam Macchiato 6.5% – Hazelnut Praline Coffee Porter… a complex
grain bill for extra body and mouth feel, lactose providing that
smoothness for a cold brew hazelnut coffee to shine through in this
winter warming porter.
*NEW RELEASE* Two Tribes x Wild Weather Ales (Kings Cross/Reading, UK) –
Pasila chillies give the beer a chocolatey, smokey and liquorice like
flavour. Earthy, full-bodied with a slight spice of cinnamon quills,
cassia bark and black cardamom.
*SPECIAL* Mikkeller (Copenhagen, DK) – Oatmeal Oregon Fruit Series Flat
White Cherry Stout – Fruity, Rich and Roasted.  This Flat White Stout
with Cherry was made in collaboration with Oregon Fruit and Coffee
Collective where they paired sweet cherries with Ethiopian coffee and
lactose to create a delicious and creamy stout!
*EXTRA SPECIAL* To Ol (Copenhagen, DK) – Goliat Maple Beacon –  Smokey
Imperial Coffee Stout matured with Bourbon soaked oak chips.
*EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL* Gueuzerie Tilquin x La Rulles (BE) – Stout
Rullquin – 1 release per year, brewed since 2014. 7/8 of La Rulles Brune
and 1/8 of lambic, refermented in oak barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin for 8
months. An exceptional beer that gently marries roasted flavors,
fruitiness and well-balanced acidity.

Stout Festival

Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December
Brick Brewery Taproom

Our 5th Birthday Party!

We are rounding off our week-long birthday tour with a massive party at the taproom on Saturday 8th December. Come and join us as we celebrate turning 5 years old!

12pm – midnight // Free entry // Family friendly // Dog friendly

DJ from 6pm – bring your dancing shoes!

Launching our latest sour to celebrate our birthday – Winter Berry Sour – a 7.2% Flanders red-inspired beer with additions of elderberries, sour cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants. PLUS a special Barrel Aged version which has been sitting in Côtes du Rhône barrels for a good few months (there is only 2 kegs of this reserved for the party and is sure to all go so don’t miss out!)

FREE tasting sessions at 2pm & 5pm of our Winter Berry Sour – led by the boss man, Ian!

Slow Richie’s will be flipping their usual amazing burgers with the special addition of a Birthday Burger for ONE DAY only! Using berries from our Winter Berry Sour for a special spicy chutney and anyone who was lucky enough to taste their macaroni cheese special last year may be in for a treat…

We’ll be running games and competitions ALL DAY (including some kid-friendly activities) and be in the chance of winning various prizes.

We’ve been digging through the photo archives to display a special photography exhibition showcasing Brick Brewery’s journey over the past 5 years.

PHEW! That about it? We think so… for now!

Lock in Saturday 8th December and come join us for a proper shin dig. The whole Brick Brewery team will be in in attendance… WE CAN’T WAIT!

You can book your space on the FREE Tasting sessions here

Saturday 8th December

Brick Brewery Taproom