I am the brewery sales rep. and operations manager for a micro brewpub in Radford, VA called The River Company Restaurant and Brewery. I have been with the company since its opening in 2008, and have grown to love the place and the owners as family. We have been through our ups and downs as a company (mostly ups) and most recently, we lost our brewmaster. Although he is like family, he took it upon himself to move back to his hometown to be closer his immediate family. He took a job with a production brewery there, but still does consulting for us, answering any questions we have, and helps us to build recipes.
Currently, the owner and myself have taken up the brewing operations, and have been successful and consistent with brewing our main line of recipes. Unfortunately, the work is quickly becoming overwhelming as we also have a very nice restaurant to run.
We haven’t had many brewer applicants, and I truly do not know why considering the boom the craft beer industry is experiencing in our part of the country and in southwestern VA. IF YOU KNOW ANY EXPERIENCED BREWERS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR A JOB, please let us know.
I constantly use the Northern Brewer forums for information with my homebrew endeavors, and I’m hoping you all will come through and help us out with this one. We want to keep this good thing we have going, and keep contributing to the palates of beers lovers everywhere! Thanks!