work at fonta flora

 Fonta Flora Brewery integrates the soul of agriculture with the artisanship of zymurgy to create a menagerie of rustic and savory libations. With an emphasis on seasonal flora, Fonta Flora brings English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Fonta Flora utilizes local artists to help conceptualize the notion that fermentation is yet another medium for creating art. This uniquely artisan approach to beer yields a sustainable product filled with culture from our very own community.

Our company does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognize our responsibility to embrace and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) throughout all aspects of our company culture.


Fonta Flora is ever growing and expanding. We are always accepting resumés for bar staff, production staff, delivery drivers, and side work help. Please email [email protected] with your resumé and cover letter.


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sales representative

Job Title: Sales Representative – Charlotte Area

Location: Nebo, NC – North Carolina Territory
FLSA Classification/Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports To: Lead Sales Representative

Job Purpose

The Sales Representative reports to the Lead Sales Representative and is responsible for
completing all tasks related to account maintenance. These include (but are not limited to)
generating sales, checking product integrity, providing samples, proactive follow ups,
coordinating and attending events and delivering product. This position requires an individual to
have outstanding passion for our beer, with a work ethic to match.
With a goal of increasing our overall distribution in the Charlotte market, we are seeking a highly
motivated, capable and goal oriented individual to help us reach these targets. Candidates must
share Fonta Flora’s commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, continuous innovation,
local agriculture and our own unique culture.

Fonta Flora Brewery is a small but thriving craft brewery where no job is too large or too small
for anyone. All employees are expected to pitch in where needed and to be flexible with
changing day-to-day job duties. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and be
comfortable navigating through Charlotte (and other markets) in an efficient manner. The ideal
candidate will possess a sense of urgency and punctuality, while also being approachable and
friendly with clients or customers of Fonta Flora.

ERRDAY Job Tasks

– Work autonomously in the Charlotte market (and beyond), growing sales and brand
– Increase number of tap handles and shelf skus at current accounts
– Develop new accounts and build out those new relationships
– Actively engage with current accounts and foster those relationships
– Proactively contact accounts daily to follow up and schedule account visits/samplings etc.
– Extensive knowledge of Fonta Flora SKUS, remaining Fonta Flora inventory and the history of
Fonts Flora Brewery
– In tandem with Lead Sales Rep to identify and develop key on – and off – premise accounts
– Merchandise off premise accounts as needed
– Conduct beer sampling at accounts as needed
– Attend events, festivals, tap takeovers, etc at accounts (Minimum 4 per month)
– Host accounts, partners & prospects at our Optimist Hall Tap room (2 per month)
– Supporting delivery of a product as needed to accounts with last-minute requests
– Keeping customers informed by answering questions regarding products and service 
– Maintaining neat and clean personal appearance to uphold company's public image
– Be a team player with ability to interact with all levels within the organization 
– Assist with promotional events (ie specialty beer events)
– Participate in regular departmental meetings to review issues and propose solutions
– Understand and comply with all federal, state, and local laws
– Other tasks as assigned

– High School Degree, or Bachelor’s degree preferred
– Two years’ experience in brewery sales, beer wholesaler sales, and/or business-to-business
– Strong Planning and Organizational Skills
– Self Motivated
– Ability to manage time and priorities in an effective and efficient manner
– Natural ability to build and maintain strong relationships with partners, accounts, and other
– Ability to navigate difficult situations with partners, accounts, and other employees
– Strong computer skills (MS-Word, MS-Excel, email, google doc)
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Ability to track and monitor progress in all identified accounts
– Cicerone Certified Beer Server preferred
– Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
– Have reliable transportation
– Ability to lift 75 lb.
– Ability to occasionally manipulate 165 lb. kegs with & without dolly
– Ability to occasionally transport 165 lbs. on a dolly
– Ability to travel
– Flexible hours
– Must, must, must love beer – tasting beer, talking about beer, sharing beer and surrounding
yourself with others who do as well

– Willing to travel to markets outside of Charlotte

– Occasional overnight travel will be expected

– Fun and social work environment
– Health benefits reimbursement
– Simple IRA with company matching
– Paid vacation and holidays
– Employee discount programs

– Commensurate with experience
– Mileage reimbursement or company vehicle

– If you think this job was meant for you and you would love to be a part of our growing yet
intimate team, please send your resume and cover letter with a subject of ‘Sales
Representative’ to [email protected]

Brewery Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager

Location: Nebo, NC

FLSA Classification/Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Reports To: Head of Brewing Operations

Job Purpose

The Brewery Production Manager (BPM) will be responsible for daily management of the Production team and processes. The position will have oversight for the hands-on operation of the production lines, as well as training/cross training of new and current staff. The BPM will act as support to the Head of Brewing Operations and will fill in, as needed. The BPM should be a capable Team Leader who creates cohesion and process improvements while promoting a positive environment amongst the Production team. The time expectation for the position will be Monday-Friday day shifts.

The successful candidate for this role will be heavily focused on Production Processes and Team Leadership. The individual should possess brewing knowledge and have the ability to learn, speak, and train the Fonta Flora story and the beers we produce. In addition, the BPM must possess attention to detail to complete tasks and hold staff accountable for proper procedures. Experience with scheduling, training, and leading shifts will be crucial to success.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Brewery Production Manager must be a proud representative of the Fonta Flora brand and culture we strive to curate.

ERRDAY Job Tasks

  • Responsible for all operations in the brewery. Responsible for all things production from milling grain to canning and bottling and everything in between. This includes brewing beer, beer transfers, barrel work, all aspects of packaging, and all tank and line cleaning and sanitation
  • Production management to ensure all scheduled actions are being performed with the finest attention to detail.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and clutter free work environment
  • Operate and maintain all brewery equipment; including mill, all brewhouse equipment (vessels, valves, burners, flow meters, controllers and probes), fermentation tanks, hoses and parts, packaging equipment (all aspects of wild goose canning line, meheen bottler, and GW Kent gravity filler and rinser), and cellar (keg washer, brite tanks, glycol controllers)
  • Working alongside Head of Brewing Operations and directly with outside company service departments to find solutions to ongoing issues on equipment
  • Communicating and ordering from vendors
  • Working with Packaging Lead to ensure all inventory is accounted for as needed including cans, bottles, pak teks, labels, etc.
  • Manage and train new and part time staff
  • Record and keep impeccable production records through existing spreadsheets and data logs
  • Ability to create and adhere to preventative maintenance schedule
  • Working with Head of Brewing Operations to ensure all scheduled items are adhered to and adjusted if needed.
  • Finding ways to maintain and increase brewhouse, fermentation and packaging efficiencies.
  • Starting and ending each day with short meetings amongst production crew on goals and targets for the day and week.
  • Maintain high team morale along with positive culture
  • Checking and maintaining well water and gas supply
  • Manage preventive maintenance and equipment service processes
  • Maintain open and continuous communication with Production staff and serve as a point of contact for their inquiries, suggestions, or concerns
  • Ensure a safe working environment, while identifying and recommending corrective actions for safety issues.
  • Ensure a positive work environment for the Production team, while responding to and resolving all issues in partnership with Head of Brewing Operations and HR
  • Manage individual administrative duties and paperwork professionally
  • Understand and comply with all federal, state, and local laws
  • Proudly represent the Fonta Flora brand both on and off site
  • Other tasks as assigned

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Brewing environment with 1 year of direct Brewing Production experience
  • Some experience in all aspects of Production: Brewing, Cellar, Barrel work, Packaging.
  • Demonstrated team leadership in a brewery environment
  • Background or knowledge in maintenance and troubleshooting equipment
  • Experience with brewing software
  • Mechanical aptitude and technical abilities are required
  • Must possess an exceptional work-ethic and character, as well as great communication and leadership qualities. Must be a team player.
  • Must be committed long-term to this role and the success of Fonta Flora Brewery

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a hot and cold environment
  • Ability To lift 55lb grain bags
  • Ability to lift or move (with assistance) kegs or cases of beer, up to 165 lbs assisted.
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Able to work four 10 hours shifts a week
  • Comfortable using multiple chemicals while using proper PPE
  • Must be at least 21 years old


  • Competitive salary and benefits (healthcare reimbursement, SIMPLE IRA matching, PTO)

Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal

– If you think this job was meant for you and you would love to be a part of our growing yet
intimate team, please send your resume and cover letter with a subject of ‘Production Manager’ to [email protected]


Part time bartender

Job Title: Taproom Bartender

Location: Charlotte, NC (Optimist Hall)

FLSA Classification/Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To: Taproom Manager


Job Purpose

Our tasting rooms are a key part of our success as we’re able to showcase our beer, our history, culture, and our brand with patrons and turn them into loyal fans. Our bartenders act as our brand ambassadors when they are working in the taproom and should be knowledgeable about craft beer and our brewery, attentive and focused on providing the best possible experience for our guests in a fast-paced environment.

To be a successful bartender at Fonta Flora, one must work with other bar teammates to ensure that our guests receive prompt and seamless service. Our bartenders practice proper beer pouring, take part in cleaning, setting up and breaking down the bar, maintaining and stocking clean glassware, stocking packaged beer, changing kegs, and taking on other duties as assigned to support the Taproom Manager and ensure that the taproom operates smoothly. 

Prior craft beer (bartending) experience is a plus, but not a requirement. What is a requirement is a passion for learning about craft beer, enjoying working as part of a team, being efficient, reliable, trustworthy, and perceptive with excellent communication and time-management skills.

ERRDAY Job Tasks

  • Opening and closing duties, such restocking the to-go cooler, setting up/breaking down taps, and ensuring the bar has clean towels, glassware, etc.
  • Cash handling
  • POS operations
  • Problem solving
  • Staying on top of glassware: cleaning, collecting, restocking
  • Changing kegs 
  • Checking taps and gas regulators to confirm that they are working properly, changing out kegs when needed
  • Keeping the bar clean by wiping down surfaces, sweeping and mopping spills, picking up trash as you go
  • Learning about our beers and our brand, knowing flavor profiles of our beers
  • Greet and socialize with patrons
  • Educate patrons on brewing and our beers
  • Proper beer pouring
  • Occasional Tap/Beer Line trouble-shooting
  • Work closely with the Taproom Room Manager/ Assistant Taproom Manager
  • Frequently stay involved with Basecamp, our project management/internal communication tool
  • Maintain an orderly and safe work environment within department as well as entire facility
  • Participate in regular departmental meetings to review issues and propose solutions,
  • Be a team player with ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Understand and comply with all federal, state, and local laws
  • Proudly represent the Fonta Flora brand both on and off site
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Passion for Fonta Flora Brewery and the craft beer industry
  • Prior experience as a bartender preferred, but not required
  • General knowledge of craft beer and the brewing process
  • Outgoing and friendly demeanor and enjoys a high level of public interaction
  • Positive attitude and strong verbal communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate integrity and mature judgment in handling all matters
  • Ability to problem-solve and work independently in a changing and multi-tasking environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Willing to work weekdays, weekends, and special events


  • Requires moderate physical efforts; carrying, bending, stretching, stooping, pulling and pushing
  • Able to move around full kegs 
  • Able to use a hand truck and load cases of beer
  • Able to stand for long periods of time


– Fun and social work environment

– Health benefits reimbursement

– Simple IRA with company matching

– Paid vacation and holidays

– Employee discount programs 


– Hourly, commensurate with experience


– If you think this job was meant for you and you would love to be a part of our growing yet intimate team, please send your resume and cover letter with a subject of Bartender to [email protected] .


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