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Brewers oversee the production of many different styles of beer. They develop recipes that consist of various types and blends of the four basic ingredients: barley malt, hops, yeast, and water (and occasionally fruits, wheat, rice, and corn). Brewers add these ingredients into brewing vessels in accordance with the style of beer they are brewing and their own recipe. Brewers also tend to the brewing equipment. They monitor gauges and meters, as well as turn valves, open hatches, and occasionally stir. According to Brewers Association, as of March 2015, craft brewers provided an estimated 122,000 jobs (including serving jobs in brewpubs) in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Microbrewery Owner


General Brewer


Homebrewer or Apprentice Brewer

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