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A brewmaster (USA) or head brewer (UK) is a brewer responsible for the production of beer at a brewery.


Braumeister, statue in Wittingen (Germany) by Georg Arfmann (de)

Brewmasters may have had a formal education in the subject from institutions such as the Siebel Institute of Technology, VLB Berlin, American Brewers Guild,[1] University of California at Davis, University of Wisconsin,[1] Olds College[2] or Niagara College.[3] They may hold membership in professional organisations such as the Brewers Association, Master Brewers Association, American Society of Brewing Chemists, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling,[4] and the Society of Independent Brewers.

Depending on a brewery's size, a brewer may need anywhere from five to fifteen years of professional experience before becoming a brewmaster;[1]


According to the Bureau of Labor, the average salary of a brewmaster in 2011 was US$38,910,[5] but brewmasters at large national breweries can earn more than $100,000.

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  1. ^ a b c "How to Become a Brewmaster - Professional Brewer". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Brewmaster & Brewery Operations Management". 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Canada". Brewers' Guardian. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Brewmaster". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  5. ^ "51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders". Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011. Bureau of Labor.