Job Openings

Date: 1/9/2023
Position: Bartender ("Tapster")
Compensation: $16.99/hr plus tips, averages between $35-$50/hr pre-tax
Hours: Variable. Nights and Weekend Availability Required
Black Hammer Brewing Company is hiring bartenders ("tapsters") to join the team at our craft brewery in SoMa, SF. We are an established, unique award-winning microbrewery, and have been brewing beer in SF since 2015. This is a great opportunity to join a funky, fun and local brewery and to bring your expertise into the world of craft beer while learning everything you can possibly want to about craft beer.
Our ideal candidate will play an integral role in ensuring our guests have exceptional experiences at our brewery. You should be passionate about craft beer and helping customers, and thoroughly enjoy creating excellent experiences for our guests. The ideal candidate will have a friendly, outgoing disposition, and previous experience working as a Tapster/bartender in the beer industry.
Required Qualifications & Abilities
  • A love for craft beer is mandatory for this position, and you should have a working knowledge about beer styles, ingredients, and flavors.
  • Minimum 1 year serving/bartending experience preferred
  • Minimum 21 years of age
Essential Job Duties And Responsibilities
  • Assist customers in their beer selections by effectively communicating information about our beer styles and brewing ingredients (hops, malts, yeast)
  • Anticipate guests' service needs, including asking questions of guests to better understand their needs and watching/listening to guest preferences and acting on them whenever possible
  • Bar Service
  • Memorize our food and beverage menus and make recommendations to our guests.
  • Serve pours in accordance with our quality standards.
  • Operate and troubleshoot draft equipment and move and change kegs as necessary
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of bar area and parklet.
  • Open and close the tasting room per our operating procedures.
  • Assist during private events and special releases as necessary
Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A deep passion for craft beer is a must and knowledge about the brewing process is a bonus.
  • Fun, good vibes - part of this job is running the party that is every day in our taproom.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and holidays.
  • Follow appropriate procedures for serving alcohol
  • Ability to work in a high energy, fast-paced environment.
  • Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps.
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance and objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Position pays $16.99/hr plus tips, estimated resulting total gross pay averages between $35-$50 hourly
  • Free and discounted Black Hammer Merchandise
  • Free Shift Beer for every shift
  • 50% off all beer, food and merch at the brewery and at our restaurant, Willkommen.
Black Hammer Brewing strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
Please send your resume, introduction and availability to jobs at, and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Cheers and Beers,
Jim Furman, CEO
Date: 8/24/2022

Position: Cellar Person (Entry Level or Experienced)

Reports to: Head Brewer

Employment Type: Full-Time or Part-Time

Compensation: TBD based on experience, but expect somewhere between $18-24/hr plus PTO and benefits

Hours: Full time or Part Time

Benefits: Black Hammer benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays and free beer!

The candidate should expect to work roughly 40 hours per week for Full Time, with slightly more or less as required. This position is paid hourly and is supervised by the Head Brewer. Part Time hours are negotiable.

We’re looking for a bright, self-starting hard-working cellar person. This can be either an entry-level position or experienced role - if you want to get your foot in the door of the brewing industry or to hone your skills, this job is for you. A cheerful disposition is an absolute requirement, we are a fun, spirited and close-knit brewery, and we truly love what we do so you should, too.

This position offers the opportunity to grow your knowledge of and experience in the wholesale arena of the craft beer industry, while you also gain production experience on the brewery floor, especially with our new canning robot set to arrive in September (Twin Monkeys 3-head).

We are actively expanding our wholesale business and working on our brewery expansion, so the right candidate will be someone who wants to grow with our company.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Fulfill orders from our ERP system for our customers and distributor.
  • Assist with operation of our new canning line
  • Availability to fill in for occasional bartending shifts is a huge plus
  • Deliver kegs and case beer to our restaurant and clientele and move beer to and from off-site cold storage
  • Clean, sanitize and pressurize kegs to prepare for filling
  • Fill kegs with fresh beer
  • Clean lines at our brewery, restaurant, and wholesale accounts
  • Load and unload delivery van with packaged beer assigned to accounts
  • Collect empty kegs and properly record and apply credits
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Keep delivery van clean inside and out
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment which allows us to work efficiently and produce great beer in an environment with minimal stress
  • Assist in the cleaning of the cellar areas and the washing of equipment, floors and tools to comply with company and government sanitation standards
  • Attention to detail and meticulous attention to record keeping are required
  • General brewery cleaning and maintenance tasks

Physical Requirements:
  • Consistently lift and carry 10 pounds and occasionally lift and carry 70 pounds to chest height
  • Ability to handle product generally weighing up to 140 pounds (We use 50L kegs, so they're about 30# lighter than half barrels).
  • Frequent bending, stooping, pushing, lifting, kneeling and reaching
  • Must be able to stand for the entire shift, up to ten hours
  • Consistently able to use repetitive hand and wrist motion
  • Work with hot, cold and hazardous equipment and materials
  • Valid California Drivers License with clean driving record required

Our Ideal Candidate:
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Eager to learn
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Ability to work unsupervised while maintaining safety and quality standards
  • Good time management skills
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company.
  • Has a passion and fundamental understanding of craft beer and its culture
  • Positive professional attitude
  • Team player with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and detail oriented
  • Professional, polite, and reliable
  • Must have problem solving abilities & be able to think quickly on your feet
  • Ability to work a schedule of (5) full 8-hour workdays per week with the flexibility to work overtime, evenings and weekends and some holidays as dictated by the workload and staffing.

Black Hammer Brewing strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Please send your resume and introductory email to, and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Cheers and Beers,

Jim Furman, CEO