“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”

It can sometimes be difficult to find the right personnel to keep a craft brewery running smoothly. At First Key, we understand the unique staffing needs that craft breweries have and we work with them to attract and retain qualified and engaged staff.

Training & Human Resources

Drawing on decades of management and human resources experience, we help craft breweries find the best team members for their brewery and work closely with them to develop a productive and collaborative organizational culture. Our approach covers all aspects of staffing, including recruiting, training, organizational structure and creating brewery-specific human resource manuals that ensure clarity and transparency in decision-making. We focus on helping our clients achieve best-in-class manufacturing, and do so by ensuring staff are proficient in their roles.

Interim Staffing

In times of transition or when a brewery requires a specific skill-set to get them on the right path, they look to First Key for interim staffing support. We provide this support in the following areas:

  • Brewmaster
  • Marketing Manager
  • Packaging Manager
  • Plant Manager