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I started back to work this new year by organizing some old files, which has been long overdue. Going through 10 years of computer files can be a daunting task, particularly for a digital packrat like myself. In the process, I stumbled across a bunch of our old homebrew labels, pictured below.

One of my personal favorites is the Bog Monster Cranberry Ale, mostly because it was so, so terrible. It would have been terrible even if it had fermented correctly, but it became an exploding yeast bomb in the bottles. We didn’t end up brewing that one again. You’re welcome.

2017 is going to be a big year for us, particularly when the construction of our 2nd brewery gets underway this spring. We’ve already been busy working on the plans (and beers) for the new space, so it was fun to take a look at some of the things from our past that have shaped where we are now as a brewery. Even if they weren’t all that glamorous.

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a public relations intern to join our incredibly good-looking team. This is an unpaid internship, however class credit is offered where applicable and stipend is available for full-time interns.

Qualifications:

  • Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be 21+
  • Must be a self starter with excellent task management skills
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Solid understanding of the different social-media platforms
  • Efficiency at MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • College senior or recent graduate with a background in public relations, marketing or communications

Responsibilities:

  • Creating engaging content for our social media content calendars, blog articles and e-newsletters
  • Monitoring and responding on our social media platforms
  • Drafting and distributing press releases and conducting media follow-up
  • Creating and distributing care packages to media
  • Building and maintaining media lists and databases
  • Assisting in planning events
  • Assisting in administrative duties

Optional, but not required:

  • Strong interpretive dancing skills

Monday Night Brewing is a craft beer company founded in 2011 based in Atlanta, GA. Our purpose embodies all that we do:

Monday Night Brewing exists to deepen human relationships over some of the best beer in the country.

We brew balanced, flavorful beers for weeknight consumption and believe in making the best out of each day. Even weekdays. Read more about us on this website (duh). Please email resume with cover letter and portfolio sample to careers [at] mondaynightbrewing [dot] com. Cover letter should include why you would like to join our team, why weekends are overrated, and why you are the ideal candidate. Seriously, we read cover letters. And we’re really good at spelling.

You’re going to stop seeing bottled Sampler Packs around town soon, unless you have a time machine. We just sent out the last batch from the brewery. We’ll be replacing it with a canned Case of the Mondays, featuring 12 cans, 4 of each:

We’re pretty excited about this new package, namely because it contains both Slap Fight and Blind Pirate, two of our top selling beers, which are currently only available in cans. Look for it soon!

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is seeking a full-time Packaging Manager to run kegging, bottling and canning operations. Start date is immediate. This person will be responsible for directly managing the packaging team (shift managers and part-time help) as well as ensuring maximum uptime and quality for the millions of kegs, cans, and bottles that are produced at the brewery.

Qualifications:

  • Must have strong interpersonal management skills and experience managing a team
  • Must be an initiative taker with a constant desire for improving process
  • Safety-mindedness is of the utmost importance (lifting, chemicals, hot liquids and hardware, inhalation hazards, noise)
  • Willingness and ability to step in wherever needed
  • Forklift experience (or desire to learn)
  • Good mechanical skills (understanding of motors, fluid dynamics, pressures and general machinery)

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day management of the packaging department personnel and operations including:
    • Keg washing and filling
    • Can filling
    • Bottle filling and labeling
  • Ongoing attention to key production metrics (both from a quality and efficiency standpoint) and communication of those metrics to both management and team members.
  • Regular troubleshooting and maintenance of kegging, canning and bottling lines
  • Daily forklift work keeping inventory and finished goods organized and in correct place
  • Cleaning the brewery, equipment, and beer lines religiously
  • Precise record-keeping for all raw materials, packaging materials, government records, production records, shipping/receiving documents
  • Managing the safety of the brewery and production area: Safety-mindedness is of the utmost importance (lifting, chemicals, hot liquids and hardware, inhalation hazards, noise)

Optional, but not required:

  • Brewery experience
  • Owns bedazzled clothing
  • Packaging experience

Physical demands

  • This position is extremely physical and demanding in nature and involves working with potentially dangerous equipment, machinery, exposure to high noise levels, and handling of hazardous materials
  • Stands and/or traverses brewery for long periods of time
  • Frequently climbs stairs/staircase
  • Frequently bends, moves, transports, or lifts 60 pounds and move 165 pounds safely.
  • Use repetitive motions
  • Can work in both hot and cold temperatures

Compensation

  • Competitive based on experience
  • Benefits include health insurance and paid time off (PTO)

Monday Night Brewing is a craft beer company founded in 2011 based in Atlanta, GA. Our slogan, “weekends are overrated,” embodies all that we do. We brew balanced, flavorful beers for weeknight consumption and believe in making the best out of each day. Even weekdays.

Employment subject to passing testing, including background check. Cover letter should include why you would like to join our team, why weekends are overrated, and why you are the ideal candidate. Warning: we do read cover letters.

Apply here.

 

Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is seeking an Events Specialist to join our incredibly good-looking team. This is a part-time, hourly pay position with opportunity for commission, based in Birmingham, AL.

Qualifications:

  • Must love craft beer
  • Must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, primarily weekends and evenings
  • Must have reliable transportation and clean driving record
  • Must have a willingness and ability to step in wherever needed
  • Must be physically able to move kegs
  • Must be 21+ and a responsible drinker
  • Must be a self starter with excellent task management skills

Responsibilities:

  • Representing the brand and brewery at beer festivals, pint nights, etc. during night/weekend events
  • Setting up and breaking down events
  • Engaging Monday Night Brewing customers by sharing the Monday Night Brewing story and product details
  • Training and overseeing beer festival volunteers
  • Interacting with retail and distributor customers

Optional, but not required:

  • Dope hat collection
  • Love of monster movies

Compensation

  • $10/hr + commission on merchandise sold at events

Monday Night Brewing is a craft beer company founded in 2011 based in Atlanta, GA. Our slogan, “weekends are overrated,” embodies all that we do. We brew balanced, flavorful beers for weeknight consumption and believe in making the best out of each day. Even weekdays. Read more about us on this website (duh). Please email resume with cover letter and salary history to careers [at] mondaynightbrewing [dot] com. Seriously, we read cover letters. And we’re really good at spelling.

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We have big news. We are building a 2nd brewery focusing on barrel-aged and sour beers. We are building this brewery along one of the largest urban renewal projectsin the country: the BeltLine. We are planting an urban orchard to aid in wild fermentation. We are opening a 2nd tasting room as part of this new development. We hope to be open Summer 2017.

Okay, let’s start at the beginning. The past few years our barrel-aged beers have won numerous awards, ranging from Gold at the Great American Beer Festival for Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, to Silver at the World Beer Cup for Laissez-Faire Cabernet Barrel Wheat Wine. Our barrel program has quickly become an integral part of who we are as a brewery, and it’s also something we’re pretty good at. Unfortunately, we simply don’t have the room at our Westside location to do all the things we want to be able to do.

We started thinking about additional space for barrel-aging, but before we got too far down the road, we realized we needed to approach this potentially large business decision via our stated purpose:

Monday Night Brewing exists to deepen human relationships over some of the best beer in the country.

We can never forget that inviting friends and strangers into the garage to brew on Monday nights is how we got started. The ability to help build and shape community is why we wanted to open a brewery in the first place. With deepening human relationships as the end goal, we realized we needed to add a couple things to our search criteria:

  • Space for barrel-aging and souring
  • Physical location in an underserved part of Atlanta
  • Tasting room as key component of buildout

We ended up finding an amazing spot along the BeltLine’s Southwest corridor, currently under construction and slated to open next summer. We thought long and hard about building in the City again. Frankly, we were courted seriously by other cities in Georgia and other states as well. Ultimately, we love this city and want to help build something great here. We are part of the Lee + White Development (at the corner of Lee St. and White St.), which will be home to other local food producers including Southern Aged Cheese, Doux South Pickles, and Honeysuckle Gelato. As if that wasn’t tantalizing enough, here are some things we have planned for the 22,000 sq ft space (for reference, our current facility is 20,000 sq ft):

  • Multiple barrel-aging and souring rooms
  • Wild/open fermentation capabilities
  • Tasting room with patio along BeltLine
  • Orchard (fruits will be used in beer production and will also aid with wild fermentation)
  • Dog- and bicycle-friendly outdoor space
  • Paintings of dinosaurs

As we now begin the process of planning and buildout, we have started reaching out to the various neighborhoods and organizations operating around us. We obviously want to make sure this new space is economically viable, but we also want to make sure we are building something that enhances and reflects the community that surrounds it. Southwest Atlanta isn’t as developed as the Westside, but it is already home to vibrant communities such as West End and Adair Park. We hope to be a meeting place for these neighbors, to employ these neighbors, and to invest back into the community when possible.

As our plans unfold, we’ll continue to update you on the yet-to-be-named new space. Which leads us to the obvious question – any ideas on what we should call it?

It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for five years now. It’s even harder to believe we managed to throw an amazing 1,200 person birthday party for ourselves without anyone getting injured, arrested, or thrown up on. Well, except for Jonathan, who almost threw up on himself. But that’s a story for another day.

You’re probably familiar with our origin story–Friday morning Bible study turned Monday evening homebrewing hobby turned crazy successful (and super modest) craft brewery. We’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come, and every year we like to celebrate that progress with Tie One On, our anniversary party.

This year’s event was SO MUCH FUN. We had more than 30 different beers on tap, including 10 casks designed by our employees, a two-year vertical of Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, a Maple Bourbon Barrel Wee Heavy, and our Tie 5 On Wild IPA brewed specially for our anniversary. And to help soak up some of that boozy goodness, we had Doggy Dogg slinging wieners, Meating Street BBQ serving up pulled pork and brisket, and Bhojanic stuffing tacos with chicken vindaloo perfection.

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TieOneOn-57We’re so honored to be your hometown brewery, and the fact that we can throw a party that so many people actually want to come to is still totally surreal to us. We couldn’t do it without you, so thanks. And if you didn’t make it to Tie One On 2016, you’ve got 11 months to build up your tolerance for next year.

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All photos courtesy of Sheena Wang Photography.