Tara and Leann at Williamsburg Taproom

About us

(pronounced tah-lay-uh)

Both avid homebrewers with MBAs, LeAnn and Tara met after leaving their corporate jobs in tech and media to join the beer industry. Working together on a daily basis, their passions quickly aligned and they realized a shared vision: to create a totally different beer company that would expand the craft beer market.

After years of browsing beer aisles and visiting breweries, they found that despite the booming craft beer market, no breweries were actively trying to speak to customers like them. From confusing packaging and bearded bros with attitudes to dark, industrial taprooms, the male-dominated industry was lacking an approachable, inclusive perspective and voice.

Tara and LeAnn knew there was an opportunity to speak to a broader audience and launched TALEA, creating "easy-drinking beers, perhaps to replace that glass of rosé" (Florence Fabricant, The New York Times). TALEA's beers are at the intersection of high quality and low-bitterness with fruit-forward flavors; beers that you can comfortably share with your hard-seltzer and wine-drinking friends, or open with the most discerning beer connoisseur.

TALEA's flagship brewery and taproom opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in March 2021! Opening every day at 10am, the space is the perfect environment to enjoy coffee and "work from TALEA" or have a flight of beers with friends.

LeAnn

Co-founder, Co-CEO

While serving in the Navy, LeAnn’s interest in craft beer sparked in San Diego, living just three blocks from Coronado Brewing Company’s taproom. She loved the neighbourhood vibe, the feeling of a "third place" where she could relax with friends after a long day, and was intrigued by the limitless possibilities of the brewing process. After the Navy, she pursued a career in corporate finance but never stopped dreaming about having a brewery of her own. She began homebrewing and left her corporate job to join a beer e-commerce start-up that ultimately brought her to NYC, where she serendipitously met Tara. Within three months of knowing each other, they had formed the LLC that is now TALEA Beer Co.

First Memorable Craft Beer:
Gordon Biersch Marzen

TALEA Favorite:
Sun Up Hazy IPA

Other Beer of Choice:
Bell’s Two Hearted

Tara

Co-founder, Co-CEO

Growing up with parents who worked in wine importing and restaurant management, Tara developed a deep appreciation for beverage and hospitality. While earning her MBA, she took wine classes and worked at Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Her desire to bring the hospitality side of wineries to the beer world inspired her to start homebrewing while working in management consulting at PwC and marketing at The New York Times. She met LeAnn at Hopsy, a beer e-commerce start-up, where she led the customer experience team. Tara earned a BSBA from Bucknell University and an MBA from NYU Stern.

First Memorable Craft Beer:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

TALEA Favorite:
Raspberry Crush Gose

Other Beer of Choice:
Suarez Family Crispy Little

Join our team

Warehouse and Logistics Lead

The Role 

We are looking for someone passionate about TALEA’s mission to diversify the people brewing and drinking craft beer. This is a critical role that ensures the right beer is packed and ready to go out the door at the right time. It requires immense attention to detail, foresight, and proactive communication across all departments at TALEA. 

As a member of the nimble TALEA team, you’ll be joining a growing company in its early stages and will report to the Head of Production. We value autonomy, ambition, grit, and an insatiable desire to exceed expectations while delivering phenomenal beer.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the brewing and packaging teams on a daily basis to keep operations running smoothly
  • Prepare and coordinate the movement of finished product and other materials across 4 distributors, 4 taprooms, and 3 warehouses
  • Manage the inventory of all packaging material and finished beer across three warehouses
  • Ensure finished beer is packaged and palletized correctly for pickup by multiple distributors
  • Work closely with the Demand Planner to validate packaging splits on a weekly basis
  • Assist with loading, unloading, counting, inspecting, storing, picking, and palletizing shipments.
  • Post receipts and invoices in Ekos; send BOLs when required
  • Develop new strategies to streamline processes and reduce cost
  • Partner and communicate with distributors and suppliers
  • Fulfill all ecommerce and UPS orders
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and safe warehouse

Requirements

  • Comfortable working for an early-stage company in a rapidly changing environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail & strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined, you take initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other heavy machinery (training and certification can be provided as needed)
  • Familiarity with Ekos is a plus
  • Available to work 8-10 hour shifts Monday-Friday most weeks, with the ability to come in during weekends and holidays when required. 
  • Available to work 30-40 hours per week
  • Own a valid Driver’s License and be comfortable driving a transit van
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Compensation

  • This role pays $28-$33/hr depending on experience

Benefits

  • 50% healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision) for full-time employees and dependents
  • 401k program with matching
  • PTO and Parental Leave

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Cellarperson & Packaging Line Operator

The Role 

We are looking for someone passionate about TALEA’s mission to diversify the people brewing and drinking craft beer. The quality, consistency, and creativity of our beers are of paramount importance. We are looking for a cellar/packaging person to join our production team as we rapidly scale in the coming years.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the brewing team to assist in ingredient and equipment prep on a daily basis
  • Complete CIP of tanks, transfer lines, the packaging line, and other brewing equipment
  • Efficiently transfer beers in accordance with the production schedule
  • Complete and record daily fermentation and pH readings
  • Ensure that the beer is at the correct temperature and carbonation level during fermentation and prior to packaging
  • Operate & maintain the canning line, labeler, and date code printer to ensure efficient performance and highest quality of packaged beer
  • Operate & maintain dissolved oxygen & carbonation meters
  • Clean and maintain all cooperage on a regular basis
  • Rack beer into kegs
  • Assist with packing out, palletizing, and wrapping pallets of beer for distro/taprooms
  • Inform the brewing team of any equipment or mechanical issues that are observed
  • Assist in cleaning the brewery, equipment, floors, and tools 

Requirements

  • Strong communication skills & attention to detail
  • Good understanding of mechanical systems and ability to track processes from start to finish
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined, you take initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other heavy machinery (training and certification can be provided as needed)
  • 2-4  years of packaging or cellaring is considered a plus
  • Familiarity with Wild Goose canning lines is considered a plus
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds
  • Available to work 8-10 hour shifts Monday-Friday most weeks, with the ability to come in during weekends and holidays when required. 
  • Available to work 30-40 hours per week
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Compensation

  • This role pays $25-30 / hour based on experience

Benefits

  • 50% healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision) for full-time employees and dependents
  • 401k program with matching
  • PTO and Parental Leave

Click Here to Apply