FAQ

Are dogs allowed in the Brewery?

We cannot allow non-service animals inside the brewery due to health code. However, we love dogs and allow them on our outside patio. There is a bar during the warmer months and is a great place hang out with your pup and enjoy a beer. In the winter, the patio is technically open, although it can be very cold and there’s no bar service outside.

Where can I buy your cans?

We are very small and do not sell cans or bottles anywhere aside from our two brewery locations - Burlington and Hinesburg. We have no plans to change this any time soon.

Do you distribute your beer?

We distribute draft beer in a handful of bars and restaurants around Vermont. We do not regularly distribute anywhere outside of VT. On rare occasions, we participate in special events outside of VT (e.g. festivals, tap takeovers, etc). If you have further questions about distribution, such as inquiries about getting our beer at your bar or restaurant, please email distribution@foambrewers.com.

Do you host private events or take reservations?

Yes, but rarely. This depends on date/time/nature of the event. Please email your request to info@foambrewers.com with as much information as possible. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that from May to October, we do not host private events or take reservations on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Do participate in beer festivals?

Yes, occasionally we do. If you are looking to invite us to a festival (thank you!) please email info@foambrewers.com and copy distribution@foambrewers.com. Please keep in mind that we are at capacity and it is unlikely we can add additional events to our schedule.

Do you offer tours or tastings?

While we do not hold formal tours or tastings at the brewery, our brewhouse and cellar are intentionally visible from the bar. We encourage you to visit our space, enjoy some beers, and ask questions. Please keep in mind that we get quite busy on the weekends. So, if you want to learn about our brewery and how it all works, we encourage you to visit on a weekday when we have more time to chat. You might even witness a brew.

Do you ship beers to customers?

No. Laws are complicated and we will leave it at that.

Questions about merchandise?

Check our website (shop.foambrewers.com) for availability of items. If you have a question about an item, we can answer via info@foambrewers.com.

Looking for a job?

We are always accepting resumes, even if we’re not hiring at the time. We are happy to forward your resume to the hiring manager and keep it on file for the future.

Are dogs allowed in the Brewery?

We cannot allow non-service animals inside the brewery due to health code. However, we love dogs and allow them on our outside patio. There is a bar during the warmer months and is a great place hang out with your pup and enjoy a beer. In the winter, the patio is technically open, although it can be very cold and there’s no bar service outside.

Where can I buy your cans?

We are very small and do not sell cans or bottles anywhere aside from our two brewery locations - Burlington and Hinesburg. We have no plans to change this any time soon.

Do you distribute your beer?

We distribute draft beer in a handful of bars and restaurants around Vermont. We do not regularly distribute anywhere outside of VT. On rare occasions, we participate in special events outside of VT (e.g. festivals, tap takeovers, etc). If you have further questions about distribution, such as inquiries about getting our beer at your bar or restaurant, please email distribution@foambrewers.com.

Do you host private events or take reservations?

Yes, but rarely. This depends on date/time/nature of the event. Please email your request to info@foambrewers.com with as much information as possible. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that from May to October, we do not host private events or take reservations on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Do participate in beer festivals?

Yes, occasionally we do. If you are looking to invite us to a festival (thank you!) please email info@foambrewers.com and copy distribution@foambrewers.com. Please keep in mind that we are at capacity and it is unlikely we can add additional events to our schedule.

Do you offer tours or tastings?

While we do not hold formal tours or tastings at the brewery, our brewhouse and cellar are intentionally visible from the bar. We encourage you to visit our space, enjoy some beers, and ask questions. Please keep in mind that we get quite busy on the weekends. So, if you want to learn about our brewery and how it all works, we encourage you to visit on a weekday when we have more time to chat. You might even witness a brew.

Do you ship beers to customers?

No. Laws are complicated and we will leave it at that.

Questions about merchandise?

Check our website (shop.foambrewers.com) for availability of items. If you have a question about an item, we can answer via info@foambrewers.com.

Looking for a job?

We are always accepting resumes, even if we’re not hiring at the time. We are happy to forward your resume to the hiring manager and keep it on file for the future.

Are dogs allowed in the Brewery?

We cannot allow non-service animals inside the brewery due to health code. However, we love dogs and allow them on our outside patio. There is a bar during the warmer months and is a great place hang out with your pup and enjoy a beer. In the winter, the patio is technically open, although it can be very cold and there’s no bar service outside.

Where can I buy your cans?

We are very small and do not sell cans or bottles anywhere aside from our two brewery locations - Burlington and Hinesburg. We have no plans to change this any time soon.

Do you distribute your beer?

We distribute draft beer in a handful of bars and restaurants around Vermont. We do not regularly distribute anywhere outside of VT. On rare occasions, we participate in special events outside of VT (e.g. festivals, tap takeovers, etc). If you have further questions about distribution, such as inquiries about getting our beer at your bar or restaurant, please email distribution@foambrewers.com.

Do you host private events or take reservations?

Yes, but rarely. This depends on date/time/nature of the event. Please email your request to info@foambrewers.com with as much information as possible. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that from May to October, we do not host private events or take reservations on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Do participate in beer festivals?

Yes, occasionally we do. If you are looking to invite us to a festival (thank you!) please email info@foambrewers.com and copy distribution@foambrewers.com. Please keep in mind that we are at capacity and it is unlikely we can add additional events to our schedule.

Do you offer tours or tastings?

While we do not hold formal tours or tastings at the brewery, our brewhouse and cellar are intentionally visible from the bar. We encourage you to visit our space, enjoy some beers, and ask questions. Please keep in mind that we get quite busy on the weekends. So, if you want to learn about our brewery and how it all works, we encourage you to visit on a weekday when we have more time to chat. You might even witness a brew.

Do you ship beers to customers?

No. Laws are complicated and we will leave it at that.

Questions about merchandise?

Check our website (shop.foambrewers.com) for availability of items. If you have a question about an item, we can answer via info@foambrewers.com.

Looking for a job?

We are always accepting resumes, even if we’re not hiring at the time. We are happy to forward your resume to the hiring manager and keep it on file for the future.

General Manager Position at Foam Brewers

Who we are: 

Foam Brewers is a craft brewery located on the breathtaking Lake Champlain waterfront in Burlington, Vermont. We offer a variety of beer and food on-site, as well as beer to-go. We showcase live music several days a week (when not in the midst of a pandemic), feature rotating art installations, and much more.

Foam was founded in 2016 by five industry professionals with a passion for beer, art, music, culture and community. We've been brewing imaginative beers for enlightened palates for five years, and our team has grown along with the brewery. In addition to our original location on Lake Street, we now have a production brewing facility in Hinesburg, as well as a barrel-aged beer program known as House of Fermentology at Nordic Farms in Charlotte, VT. Most recently, we opened our sister restaurant, Deep City in the same building as our brewery in Burlington. 

The position we are offering:

Foam Brewers – Front of House General Manager 

Position Summary:

Assist partners with the supervision of all front of house staff and functions included but not limited to; providing an excellent customer experience, keeping an organized, clean, and inviting space, assistance with; strategic planning and sales growth goals, recruitment and training, event planning and execution, scheduling and payroll, tracking sales and inventory. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·     Ensure the team is providing a great customer experience to everyone who walks through the door from start to finish!
·     Manage all FOH staff through the following activities:
      - Lead the supervision of employees engaged in all FOH related functions, including proper handling and serving of food and drink, standard opening and closing processes, cleaning, restocking, inventory taking, and other duties as assigned
            - Ensure all daily/weekly tasks are completed and signed off on in the guide to the galaxy
            - Lead by example in the execution of all procedures, policies, and customer experience.
            - Act as the floor manager on busy days, Fridays and/or Saturdays and during big events.
·     Create and manage weekly staff schedules for all FOH staff
·     Prepare and approve bi-weekly timesheets for payroll and prepare tip allocation for all FOH staff.
·     Complete weekly/monthly sales and inventory scorecards
·     Ensure communication between staff and customers is on brand and accurate.
·     Lead the recruitment and on boarding of new staff members
·     Lead the training and development of all FOH staff:
      - Provide real time feedback to staff and execute annual reviews
      - Provide critical feedback to employees who are not meeting expectations and following through with disciplinary action when necessary including termination
·     Maintain, update, and communicate the Guide to the Galaxy (staff handbook and SOPs)
·     Develop and evolve of our FOH service strategy
      - Recognize areas for improvement, execute plans for improvements.
·     Work as a communication liaison between the partners, brewers, chef and all FOH staff, communicating menu changes, upcoming can releases and beers, special menu items, events, company goals, and the like.
·     Work with the marketing team to ensure menus and our POS systems are updated on a daily basis.
·     Create the agenda and lead monthly team meetings and bi-weekly manager/keyholder meetings
·     Support marketing team with assistance in the planning, promotion, and execution of in-house special events and private facility rentals.
·     Responsible for retail ordering, inventory, and merchandising.  Work with marketing team on development of all new merchandise.
·     Assist and oversee assistant managers in the ordering of day-to-day essentials and alerting when inventory is low.
·     Manage petty cash

Qualifications:

·     A bachelor’s degree, ideally in business management with 1-2 years of management experience OR 3-5 years management experience, preferably in beverage/serviceindustry.
·     Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.  
·     General knowledge, expertise, and interest in beer and brewing industry a plus. 

Certifications:

·     Complete DLC certification every two years or as required by Vermont state liquor laws
·     Cicerone certifications or completion of similar craft beer educational programs are a plus

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to danicasey@foambrewers.com