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Friends on the Farm Dinner 9.12

Posted on: August 9th, 2015 by Becca Scott

Our second annual Friends on the Farm dinner will be Saturday 9/12 at 5 pm on the family farm at Hood Hops Ranch. This is an all you can eat and drink affair with dinner prepared by Oliver Ridgeway of the Grange paired with rare Track 7 brews. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to dine with the chef and brewers and experience farm to fork & glass. Two of the beers will be fresh hopped with hops from the field, and dinner will include pork fed with Track 7 spent grain as well as other local fare. Local wine and music will also be included. Tickets are for sale at both taprooms for $85. We will be releasing more info about the menu as we get closer to the date but here’s the amazing list of beers that will be served.

- Bruxy Lady Belgian-Style Blonde aged in Chardonnay barrels with Brett
– Panic IPA – 3rd Anniversary Edition
– Fresh Hopped Hoppy Palm Pale Ale
– Fresh Hopped Delta King Saison
– Howling Kludde Flander’s Red brewed with rye and brown sugar
– Bourbon Barrel Aged Unrelenting

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Cellar Assistant Position

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Becca Scott

Are you interested in working with the production team at Track 7? Do you have cellaring experience? We are looking for an experienced cellar assistant to join the Track 7 team. A few of the duties would include cleaning tanks and kegs as well as  packaging beer in bottles, cans and kegs, maintaining equipment used in the beer manufacturing and packaging processes. If you are interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Geoff Scott at gscott@track7brewing.com. Below are more details about the position.

Job Title: Cellar Assistant

Department: Cellar

Reports To: Cellarmaster

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Assists with cellar tasks and production tasks by cleaning tanks, kegs and brewhouse, packaging beer in bottles, cans and kegs, providing production preparation assistance by milling grain and organizing malt room, maintaining equipment used in the beer manufacturing and packaging processes and performing additional physical labor, as necessary, to complete assigned tasks in a proper, efficient, and safe manner by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Follows all written and verbal instructions.*

2. Performs various cleaning and maintenance activities including but not limited to running brewery CIP systems, yeast management, sweeping and mopping all production and malt room floors, cleaning kegs, and general tap room cleaning.*

3. Assists in packaging products in a variety of formats, including kegs, bottles and cans.

4. Helps brewing staff with milling grain, dry-hopping beer, clearing mash tun, and pitching yeast.

5. Completes assigned responsibilities such as operating equipment, cleaning, moving, organizing, and other general tasks assigned.*

6. Operates production machines and cellar equipment in accordance with established standards and guidelines.*

7. Lifts and carries materials and equipment throughout work areas.*

8. Adheres to all company policies and procedures paying special attention to health and/or safety procedures.*

9. Detects and reports machine and equipment malfunctions promptly to management.*

10. Maintains neat and orderly work areas at all times.*

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to convert between English and Metric units of measure. Ability to operate a scale.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Formal brewing education may substitute for one year of experience.

Equipment:

 Grain mill

 Keg washer

 Pallet jack

 Forklift

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

 Units of weight and measure

 Time management

 Oral communication skills

 Ability to prioritize assigned tasks

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 175 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. *Essential Function

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and extreme cold (non-weather). The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather).

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Monday Blues & Brews 3/23

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Becca Scott

Ever get the Monday blues? Track 7 has a cure. BLUES & BREWS MONDAY next Monday 3/23 at the Curtis Park taproom. We will be open from 3-9 with a special Blueberry Bee Line Blonde Firkin, and live blues music from 5-7. Chando’s Tacos will be out from 4-8. Something to look forward to when the weekend ends.
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Natomas Taproom Closed Wed 3/11

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Becca Scott

Our Natomas taproom will be closed next Wednesday (3/11) for a private event.

Sacramento Beer Week Schedules for Natomas and Curtis Park Taprooms

Posted on: March 1st, 2015 by Becca Scott

Sacramento Beer Week is started Thursday 2/26, and Track 7 is having an event every night of the week at both taprooms from February 26-March 8. We are even open on Monday during Beer Week. Firkins will be tapped and several special beers will be released. Girl Scout cookies will be paired with beer, and our barrels will be tapped and tasted. We are getting crazy this year. Check out the schedule below.

THURS 2/26 – Carmelized Blood Orange IPA Firkin
FRI 2/27 – Venus Venom Imperial Chocolate Cherry Stout Release – A group of girls thought up and helped brew this beer. We will have a special girl night on the release to celebrate. $1 off beers for all the ladies.
SAT 2/28 – Bullwhip Inida Pale Lager Release – A collaboration with Device Brewing Co.
SUN 3/1 – Girl Scout Cookie Flights & Beer Pairing – For $15, come taste beer as you have never tasted it before…with cookies – 4 Girl Scout cookies paired with 4 Track 7 beers.
MON 3/2 – Super Size Your Beer Night – Whatever beer you order will be super sized so you will get the next size larger.
TUES 3/3 – Equinox Double IPA Release & Brewer’s Night at Natomas Location – Equinox Double IPA will be released at both Curtis Park and Natomas taprooms but the brewer’s will be offering special tours at the Natomas location.
WED 3/4 – Brewer’s Night & Barrel Tasting at Curtis Park – Come try what’s been aging in the barrels at the Curtis Park taproom. The brewers are tapping the barrels and letting you taste. Several of our barrel-aged beers will also be back on tap for the night.
THURS 3/5 – Venus Venom Firkin with Rum & Vanilla
FRI 3/6 – Friendly Fire English Style Barley Wine Re-Release – Collaboration with Device Brewing Co.
SAT 3/7 – Food Truck & Beer Pairings – Chuy’s Tacos at Curtis Park and The Pizza Company at Natomas will offer pairings with Track 7 beers
SUN 3/8 – Tapping Out – Come out to finish all the special beers that are still on tap from Beer Week

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Now Hiring Director of Sales & Distribution

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Ryan

Job Title: Director of Sales & Distribution

Department: Sales & Distribution

Reports To: Brewmaster

FLSA Status: Exempt

Background: Track 7 Brewing Company is young, energetic, motivated and looking to take over Northern California and beyond. With the paint barely dry at our new Natomas facility, we are looking for a Director of Sales & Distribution that believes in craft beer, about representing and managing an exciting brand and is motivated by the challenge of creating a sales and distribution department from the ground up. If you have ever thought, “I could do this better myself,” than this job may be for you.  If you believe you are the right person, with the right attitude for the job, please submit a cover letter/email and resume to rgraham@track7brewing.com by 5:00pm on March 13, 2015.

 

Benefits: Employer Paid Medical, Dental and Vision; Life Insurance; Paid Time Off

Summary: Creates, implements, and manages all aspects of Track 7’s Sales and Distribution Department by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Manages, hires, terminates, and annually reviews all sales and distribution staff.*
  1. Sets annual departmental goals and objectives.*
  1. Creates annual sales and distribution plan; disseminates plan to sales and distribution partners.*
  1. Develops goals, incentive, and performance bonuses for sales and distribution staff.*
  1. Manages Track 7’s network of distribution companies, distribution company staff, and product placement within distribution territories.*
  1. Develops and cultivates new Track 7 distribution territories, including contract negotiation and product rollout.*
  1. Manages various local beer week product rollouts and event schedules.*
  1. Manages all outside events, including coordination of event staff, product and event items such as jockey box, tents, and swag; maintains necessary legal paperwork for donations.*
  1. Manages the preparation of invoices and receipt of signed invoices returning from trade for areas of self-distribution.*
  1. Educates sales and distribution staff about current Track 7 products and new product roll out.*
  1. Performs distribution contract review and compliance testing with respect to product handling and code dates.*
  1. Develops annual departmental budget.*
  1. Assists other departments as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises one or more employee in the Sales and Distribution Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Quicken/QuickBooks, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university; and more than 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:

Certified Cicerone within six months of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

Ability to work with people and develop business relationships

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 165 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, and extreme cold (non-weather). The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party – Sat, Feb 14

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by Becca Scott

Single, taken or somewhere in between? It’s still Saturday – time for a beer. Avoid the crowds and overpriced meals on this so called special day. Every day is special when you have craft beer. Come have a pint and celebrate that it’s just another Saturday. A special Tainted Love firkin will be served – a hopped up blonde aged on pomegranate seeds – the perfect valentine. Drewski’s will be out from 2-7, and we will have live music from 6-7 by Lauren Wakefield and from 7-8 by Doug Cash. You can check out their music at www.laurenwakefieldmusic.com and www.Dougcashmusic.com. Beer My Valentine!

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Natomas Grand Opening – Sat, Feb 21

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by Becca Scott

Natomas Track 7 GRAND OPENING will be Saturday, February 21. Come out to celebrate the official opening with us. All the tanks will be in place and the taproom will be finished. Time to party! Krush Burger will be out from 12-3, and The Pizza Company will be out from 3-7. Until the opening we will continue to be open Thurs-Sat 3-9. After the opening we will be open the same hours as the Curtis Park location: Tues-Fri 3-9, Sat & Sun 12-9. It is located at 826 Professor Ln, Ste. 100. From Del Paso Road, turn on Professor Lane when you see the big Java City building. Once you turn, Track 7 is in the group of buildings on your left. We will have food trucks every day we are open as well.
Come visit us in Natomas and spread the word!

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NEW YEAR’S EVE UPDATE

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Becca Scott

The sneak preview at the Natomas location has been cancelled but join us for our big 3rd anniversary celebration at our Curtis Park location from 3-9.

We worked as hard as we could to get the new Track 7 location at Natomas ready for New Year’s Eve, but the 2 1/2 weeks of solid rain pushed back work and inspections. We were excited about our 3rd anniversary at the Curtis Park location coinciding with the opening in Natomas and we made our very best effort to make it happen, but sometimes nature trumps all. We will not be able to have the Natomas location open on New Year’s Eve, but our soft opening will be just a few weeks away in mid-January.

On New Year’s Eve, come celebrate our 3rd year in business at the Curtis Park location. We will be open 3-9 with lots of special beer releases, live music from 5-7, 2015 growler club announcement and Freeport sweet treat beer release at 7. Check out the flyer for the list of all the Track 7 rare beers that will be on tap. Hope to see you Wednesday!

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3rd Anniversary Party – New Year’s Eve

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Becca Scott

Track 7’s 3rd Anniversary Bash is New Year’s Eve, Wed, Dec 31, and we have some exciting news. We have been working hard to get the new location ready to view, and we are going to make it happen. We will have a “sneak preview” of the new Natomas location during the day, and then a celebration in the afternoon at the Curtis Park location. We hope you can join us for the celebration! Here’s the schedule for the day:
12-4pm: SNEAK PREVIEW of Track 7 @ Natomas from 12-4. (826 Professor Lane, Suite 100, Sacramento 95834). Slightly Skewed will be out at the preview. Be one of the very first to step foot into the new taproom & production facility, have a pint and see the construction underway.
3-9pm: Track 7 @ Curtis Park will be open. We will be releasing our 3rd Anniversary Ale – Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Porter along with several Track 7 favorite rare beers. Krush Burger will be out during open hours.
5-7pm: Live music at Track 7 @ Curtis Park. At 7pm, we will be recognizing our 2015 growler club and serving a sweet treat from Freeport Bakery made with our anniversary ale.

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