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How our Brewery team craft delicious beers

Sara  Mills our consultant managing the role

Did you know that we brew around 130 million pints a year? That’s enough to fill 29 Olympic swimming pools! Greene King pubs and restaurants have become a staple for people to get their favourite pints. 

We didn’t become the nation’s go-to spot for their favourite beers overnight. Our Brewery teams bring our award-winning beers to life every single day. 

Join our Brewery team in pouring happiness into people’s lives. We’ve got a range of exciting roles from Production to Driving waiting for you. 

Learn how our breweries make beer and the hard work that goes into getting craft beers from barley to your local pub in this blog. 

How your favourite Greene King beers go from barley to your local pub

The finest ingredients 

Our craft beers are made up of four natural ingredients - water (liquor), malting barley, hops, and yeast. Each of these ingredients plays a special part in making the UK’s finest handcrafted beer. 

Did you know that we sell our excess yeast to Marmite? Love it or hate it, we don’t like to see anything go to waste! 

Brewing and blending 

We can’t give away all of our secrets, but you might be wondering how our breweries make mouth-watering beer: 

  1. We extract the water (liquor) from our chalk wells 200ft beneath our brewery. It’s amazing to think that we use the same liquor supply as the monks in Bury St. Edmund’s Great Abbey did 1,000 years ago! 
  2. Then, we screen the malt and crush it to produce grist. 
  3. The grist is mixed with hot water and then the hops are added in. 
  4. The two are brought to a boil and then cooled down. 
  5. This is then transferred to a fermentation vessel so some oxygen can get in there. 
  6. We then add in the yeast, which converts sugars to alcohol. 
  7. After it ferments, we pass the beer on to our amazing production team! 

Bring your brewing and blending skills to Greene King and master your craft. We are always looking to find new and exciting ways to make great beer so if you are someone who has a passion for beers, Greene King is the place for your Brewery career


We’ve all heard someone say “It just tastes better that way…” 

Our production team bottle up happiness for people all over the world. From filling to labelling, you’ll be key to crafting our iconic brews. 

Properly packaging our drinks to ensure maximum deliciousness takes a dedicated team, whether it's in the heart of our draught beer production or the bustling bottling plant, our teams are responsible for every step of the process. 

Warehouse and Logistics 

Behind every well-earned sip of an ice-cold drink is a network of analytical minds with exceptional planning skills to direct the efforts of our hard-working teams which keep every pallet moving from the warehouse to the pub. 

Warehouse and Logistics keep our 2,700 busy pubs, bars, and restaurants in constant smooth operation. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and stock the nation? 


Help us to deliver barrels and boxes of joy to thousands of Greene King sites across the UK and abroad as one of our drivers. 

If you enjoy the thrill of the open road and are eager to keep things moving, deliver our precious cargo as one of our responsible drivers

Take our Greene King beers for a spin 

Whatever your drink of choice happens to be, our breweries in Bury St Edmunds and Belhaven have been delighting customers for over 200 years! 

Whether your favourite is the Ice Breaker Pale Ale, Old Specked Hen, Black Scottish Scout, or Old Golden Hen - we’ve got you covered. 

Want to be part of the brewing process? Support local breweries and follow your passion by joining our talented brewing team today.

Sara  Mills our consultant managing the role


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