DC Brewing is accepting job applications

Dodge City Brewing is nearing the end of the construction process, which means its time to find employees to fill their brewery for the upcoming grand opening. The brewery is accepting employment applications today from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Dodge City depot for anyone interested in joining the brewing family.

“Our building is not complete and has not passed inspection, so we are going to take applications at the Amtrak depot at East Wyatt Earp Blvd & Central Ave,” read a DC Brewing Facebook post. “The doors are on the north side of the building toward the west end. We will have a sign to indicate the entrance.”

According to co-owner Larry Cook, they are searching for bartenders, kitchen help, bussers and dishwashers.

“Ideally we would like to have employees that have an interest in craft beer,” he said.

Those who are interested in working for the brewery must apply in person. You must be 21 years or older to be a bartender and 18 years or older to work in the kitchen.

“I think we’re going to be fairly busy,” said Cook. “There seems to be quite a bit of excitement about it.”

According to Cook, the building is currently in the process of installing air conditioning and heating, which are the last steps until it is completely finished.

“It slides around a little bit because the building isn’t complete, and it takes us 3 to 4 weeks to have beer ready to go,” said Cook about the brewery’s opening date. “The best I can say right now is early July.”

Though the building isn’t officially open, that hasn’t stopped Cook and his workers from brewing their first batch of beer.

“It's very exciting to finally be brewing,” a DC Brewing Facebook post read. “So far the first batch has hit every expected number. DC Brewing really appreciates Nathan and Ian of Central Standard Brewing in Wichita for their help and moral support with brewing.”

Cook and the rest of the DC Brewing crew are looking forward to serving their signature craft beer for the rest of the summer.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing craft beer to southwest Kansas,” said Cook. “It’s been a little bit nerve-wracking right now with everything going on, but we’ll get there.”

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