Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

Join our hard working, beer loving, community minded team!

Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

Join our hard working, beer loving, community minded team!

Take a look at our open positions and  if the role seems like a good fit, apply away! We are looking forward to meeting our next potential teammates.  

Each job listing includes info on how to apply. Please read them carefully. 

Smog City Brewing Co. Open Positions

Shift Brewer (full time, Torrance, CA)

The shift brewer’s role is to produce wort to trained SOP’s while living and breathing the Smog City core values of Quality, Community and Respect. A shift brewer is organized, responsible and communicates effectively when faced with problems in the brewing process and with the brewhouse and brewery equipment.

Primary responsibilities:
- Runs the brewhouse to trained SOPs
- Wort Production
- Milling, Mashing, Boiling, Heat Exchange, Pitching Yeast, Brewhouse CIP
- Yeast Handling
- Cell counting with cellometer, calculating accurate pitch rates, pitching cone to cone, from brink, evaluating yeast health on a daily basis
- Data recording
- Making all pertinent measurements to process incl. temp, pH, gravity, DO, CO2
- Using paper logs, spreadsheets, and production software to record data
- Receives raw materials and maintains accurate inventory as it pertains to your position incl. malt, hops, adjuncts, chemicals, finings, nutrients, etc.
- CIPs fermentors, bright tanks, transfer hoses, recirculation loops, and any other cleaning required to execute the above

General requirements:
- Stay organized and communicate effectively
- Understands and adheres to recipes and formulas.
- What is on the brew log goes in the tank, what goes in the tank is recorded on the paper log and in the brewery software.
- Maintains a safe, clean and positive work environment.
- Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment and facilities at all times.
- Learns and adheres to standard operating and safety procedures in wort production, vessel cleaning and sanitation, yeast handling, fermentation and maturation, sample collecting and - filtration operations.
- Maintains the operational efficiency and safety of the equipment you use. 
- Catch it before it breaks, fix it if you can, bring it to someone’s attention if you can’t.
- Keeps accurate logs and governmental compliance paperwork.
- Assists in safety compliance and QA/QC.
- Works hard and efficiently on a daily basis to make the best beer possible.
- Participates in beer festivals and events. You make the beer, tell the world about it!
- All staff help out wherever they are needed. The above are guidelines but additional responsibilities may, and most likely will, be required.
- Must be able to work nights and weekends

Minimum Physical Abilities:Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in confined spaces.
- Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and/or crouch for extended periods of time.
- Must be able & willing to work early morning, daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts.
- Must be able to lift 55 lbs. (malt bag!) to shoulder level repeatedly and maneuver at least 165 lb. (full keg!) containers safely.

Necessary Skills:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and use your time efficiently.
- Insane knowledge of the brewing process and how everything you do affects the quality of the beer.
- Excellent beer knowledge, a good sense of smell and taste with the ability to communicate what you are sensing.
- Must be able to follow directions.
- Subject line of the email must read: Seven sicilian sailors sailing the seven seas.
- Communicate clearly and concisely with respect to all personnel at all levels, in addition to customers.
- Forklift experience is a plus.
- A minimum of six months of professional experience at a commercial brewery or 3 years of home brewing experience.
- Bachelor’s degree and/or formal brewing education preferred.
To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you. Please provide a resume that includes all relevant work history. It should also contain your education and any formal/informal brewery training. You must provide 3 references, one character reference, one professional reference and a third of either character or professional nature. At least one reference should be from your current/most recent place of work.
References WILL be checked.

Sales Rep (South Orange County/San Diego, full time)

Smog City Brewing is looking to expand their sales team. Smog City Brewing Co. is a family-owned and operated craft brewery in Torrance, CA devoted to producing a wide variety of creatively inspired and exceptionally balanced beers. Smog City Brewing Co. prides itself on making beer everyone will love and love to share. With four taprooms to choose from around Los Angeles County and distribution throughout central and southern California, fresh Smog City beer is never too far away. In addition to making world-class beer for their community, Smog City Brewing Co. is also a proud 1% for the Planet member.  

The South Orange County/San Diego Sales Rep will be accountable for ensuring that sales goals are met by strategically increasing sales volume through sustainable growth. They will utilize strategic selling skills and customer buying habits to target new accounts and maintain long-term relationships.


  • Responsible for increasing distribution and volume of Smog City products across both the key on & off premise accounts 
  • Manage an account list of on premise & broad market accounts in both South Orange County, Temecula & San Diego 
  • Conduct sales calls (core sales via distributor as well as direct self-distro products)
  • Self-distro deliveries, including loading kegs and cases of beer, dropping them off at an account, and collecting payment. 
  • Use time efficiently to balance sales, deliveries, events and relationship management
  • Complete weekly recaps/breakdowns of what was accomplished each week (Monday recaps sent to the wholesaler)
  • Prioritize growth of placements as well as volume including but not limited to events
  • Conduct an average of 2 events per month in the on premise. Events are to be held at retail accounts with the purpose of educating customers about Smog City beers 
  • Work with the wholesaler to manage brand growth in the market 
  • Add value to all key accounts by offering creative, impactful support and by keeping the accounts informed about all upcoming releases within the company
  • Improve velocity in accounts by building displays, driving distribution, resetting coolers, displaying POS items, educating retail employees, hand selling, sampling, securing features, and developing promotional programs
  • Communicate with all departments as necessary
  • Participate in beer festivals and company events as needed 
  • Embody the Smog City Brewing Co. culture in everything you do 
  • Maintains responsible expense planning to achieve maximum return on investment


  • 1-3 years of sales-related experience – beverage industry preferred 
  • Communication: This position requires excellent communication skills across voice, email, and use of slack/messaging app. 
  • Candidates who lives south of Newport Beach and/or in North County San Diego preferred
  • Highly motivated self-starter willing to get results and grow volume and loyalty for the Smog City brand
  • Ability to multitask & prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule. The job will require working morning, afternoon, nights, and/or weekends as needed 
  • Be a team player 
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Industry Knowledge and existing relationships are a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at accounts, wholesalers & brewery 
  • General craft beer & draft system knowledge is preferred 
  • Clean driving record 
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Candidate must be able to drive for extended periods of time and have the ability to work ‘on the road’ 
  • Ability to follow and adhere to all COVID-19 procedures and guidelines when out in the field or at the brewery
  • Per the LA County Health Department must be fully vaccinated 


  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces. 
  • Must be able to sit in a car for long periods of time
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, and crouch for extended periods of time. 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lb kegs. 

To Apply:


Send a cover letter and resume to


The cover letter should describe why you are interested in the position and why Smog City Brewing Company should hire you.


To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to and be sure to include the job title & location in the subject line.

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