If you like beer so much, why not make it your job?
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.
The Bartender is an energetic, customer-centered position that operates in a fast-paced brewpub bar serving beer, wine, and liquor. The Bartender efficiently and consistently divides excellent service among rapid and steady stream of customers. Explains beer on tap and their unique process/properties to customers. The Bartender will fill table orders while maintaining bar and monitoring customer behavior and ensure they are not being over-served as well as handle problem situations strategically in order to maintain a positive customer experience.Apply
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.Apply
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
The Safety Manager (ES Manager) is responsible for directing and implementing all Company environment health and safety programs, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, standards and requirements. Will be relied upon to establish a proactive safety environment and culture. This position is both analytical and tactical, requiring administrative skill and people skills.Apply
Kitchen Tech (Dishwasher)
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.Apply
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.Apply
Part-Time Catering Supervisor
The Hospitality Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a customer-friendly environment in the relevant location in which they serve. The sole individual responsible for operational success while providing oversight. This may mean filling in for the relevant manager or assistant manager on duty. This position has a broad perspective of their assigned function and its importance to the Devils Backbone Company brand. This position will be responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of all day-to-day operations as it relates to their area of responsibility.Apply
The Server I position works as a team to collectively ensure a positive dining experience for all visitors. The Server I, in most cases, is the primary face of the Brewpub and provides the guest with an in-depth perspective of the company. This position provides excellent customer service and focuses on developing an immediate rapport with visitors, and maintains a sound experience until the guest leaves. 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.Apply
The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for the inventory levels for all packaged/kegged beer, packaging supplies and forecasting the need of production-related dry goods. This position works in coordination with the Warehouse Supervisor to monitor accurate count levels and the operational process of orders/shipments. The Logistics Coordinator is the primary contact for internal sales/marketing staff and wholesaler representatives as it relates to availability/order accuracy. This position monitors several internal and external databases, to include BudNet, OBeer, and other AB software platforms to ensure data and order accuracy. This position plays a vital role in the supply/demand environment and is a collaborator with multiple internal stakeholders to ensure DBBC remains a preferred supplierApply
Area Sales Manager
The Area Manager (AM) position at Devils Backbone is responsible for serving as the primary liaison for our wholesaler partners. This position plays a vital role in providing our wholesaler partners a clear understanding of all products and programs to ensure that our strategies are executed on our behalf. This position is also charged with the responsibility for service troubleshooting to maintain DB as a premier supplier. The AM monitors inventory, and assists the wholesaler in product ordering. The AM must manage the day, as well as foresee upcoming administrative needs to plan for the future. Importantly, the AM is also responsible for maintaining sound communication internally guaranteeing our wholesalers are receiving accurate information as efficiently as possible. While receiving direction in terms of planning and broad strategy, this position interfaces with wholesalers in an autonomous manner and must possess an entrepreneurial spirit to meet needs and problem solve with innovation.Apply
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.Apply